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A Little Inflation Is Like Being a Little Bit Pregnant

HAVING a little bit of inflation is like being a little bit pregnant. Is that old adage worth bearing in mind as consumer prices across the globe accelerate? Marquette Turner takes a look at what’s going on. According to an index produced by Goldman Sachs, global inflation was 4.8% in the year to November, two […]

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Property Price History in New York

New York City, one of America’s most unique places to visit, has captivated the hearts of millions of people on an annual basis, hardly surprising considering all that the city has to offer.  With all of its attractions and unique neighborhoods, living in New York is ideal for many people. With prices ranging from less than $100,000 […]

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UK House Price Adjustments Alleviate Bubble Fears

The news from Nationwide Building Society that annual property price growth in London slowed from 25.8% in Q2 2014 to 21% in Q3 2014, with the average price of a home in the capital hitting £401,072, was released at the same time the mortgage lender revealed the average price of a UK residential property fell […]

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Top 20 Most Expensive Cities in the World for Expats 2014

The most expensive cities in the world for expats are both in Africa in 2014. Luanda in Angola is the most expensive for the second year in a row, Hong Kong is the most expensive in Asia, Zurich the most expensive in Europe and New York in North America, with Sydney the most expensive in […]

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The Best Places in…Africa

The annual Ibrahim Index 2010, a Governance League Table from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation (Mr Ibrahim is a Sudanese-born British tycoon), which reviews the 53 states, is certainly one of the best places to start if looking to invest in the African continent.

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Property Prices Rising in More Than 50 Per Cent of World Markets

In the first quarter of 2010, property prices rose in 53% of the global real estate markets monitored by Knight Frank, as documented in their recent Global House Price Index. Asia-Pacific was the stand-out region, with on average 17.8% growth, and the top four countries in the list being from the region, whilst the bottom of the list features Ukraine and the three Baltic States with annual price falls in excess of 30%.

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“View from the Bridge” – Is China’s Property Market about to Crash?

Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”: There is an increasing fear that China is headed toward problems in the very near future. There are even people who expect the Chinese economy to crash sometime in the next 9 to 12 months. The Chinese property market is booming and China’s Central Bank is attempting to dampen speculation by lifting its reserve requirement ratio by another percentage point, so that most Chinese banks will now have to hold 17% of their deposits on reserve.

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Australian Interest Rates Raised 25 Points to 4.5% – May 2010

With inflation at the higher end of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s desired levels (currently at 2.9%), a surge in house prices in March, worldwide GDP growth revised upwards, and Australia’s terms of trade rising more than expected, the RBA in their monthly meeting on the first Thursday of the month have once again increased interest rates by 25 basis points. This means that the basic cash rate now stands at 4.5%.

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Australian Interest Rates Increase Again – April 2010

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has once again raised its official cash rate by a further 25 basis points to 4.25%, its fifth increase in its past six meetings (since October 2009). Governor Glen Stevens stated that the view of the RBA is that the global economy has continued to improve and domestic activity is recovering whilst the bank seeks to ensure that Australia’s economic expansion remains on track without an outbreak of inflation.

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Italy Real Estate Resources

We have Italy real estate resources listed in numerous categories below. Simply click on the link. Buying Guides Economics & Statistics Forums & Blogs Landlord & Tenant Laws Mortgages Taxes Yellow Pages & Directories General Country Links Country Description Investment Climate Newspapers, Magazines & Blogs Travel & Tourism Click on the image below to view […]

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