Published on February 25th, 2015
Overview: Property gets a bad rap from macro-economists as an “unproductive” asset. This mistakes its true value in modern economies, argues Anatole Kaletsky.
United States: Despite recent soft housing data, the US housing market is ready to rip, say Will Denyer and Tan Kai Xian.
Europe: Francois Chauchat argues that Europe’s housing market may have entered a gently rising cycle for the first time since 2007.
China: Property sales have picked up, but construction activity is unlikely to follow suggests Rosealea Yao.
Asia: With the US primed to start raising interest rates, the hyper expensive Hong Kong property market could find itself in the eye of the storm says Tom Holland...