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The Great Property Bubble of China May Be Popping

BEIJING - After years of housing prices gone wild, China's property bubble is starting to deflate.

10 2011 | Viewed: 726 | Analytics | Read full
Chinese official warns on dollar assets

China is running a major risk in holding so many dollars because the US may deliberately devalue its currency, a senior Chinese official has warned.

10 2011 | Viewed: 672 | Analytics | Read full
Chinese Companies Embark on Shopping Spree in Europe

BRUSSELS - The chairman of China's biggest food company was blunt. "We need to buy a top-three European food company," - Wang Zong Nan told two consultants over Sunday brunch at a downtown Sheraton hotel here.

8 2011 | Viewed: 527 | Analytics | Read full
Is China bubble now an anti-China bubble?

Sino Forest is the latest company to exemplify what is fast becoming a truism: if a company has Sino or China in its name and was listed abroad via a reverse takeover, shorting it might be a very profitable play.

6 2011 | Viewed: 471 | Analytics | Read full
China economist predicts yuan may stop rising after 2-3 years

The Chinese yuan's steady appreciation could come to an end after two or three years, and the central bank is more likely to use quantitative measures rather than interest rates to check inflation, a former adviser to the central bank said in remarks published on Friday.

6 2011 | Viewed: 603 | Analytics | Read full
Moody's Puts Japan Debt on Review

TOKYO-Moody's Investors Service said Tuesday it was placing Japan's sovereign debt on review for a possible downgrade, as the government continues to struggle over fiscal consolidation and how to finance reconstruction from the March 11 disasters.

6 2011 | Viewed: 591 | Analytics | Read full
Libya sovereign fund suffers big losses

Libya lost billions of dollars on sophisticated financial products sold to Muammer Gaddafi's sovereign wealth fund by some of the world's leading financial institutions, according to a confidential Libyan government document.

27 2011 | Viewed: 529 | Analytics | Read full
Corporate finance: Rivers of riches

Feike Sijbesma has a dilemma.

25 2011 | Viewed: 571 | Analytics | Read full
Status in a bottle, whisky takes off in China

Darren Hosie knows all the best bars on Shanghai's historic Bund.

25 2011 | Viewed: 445 | Analytics | Read full
World Bank sees end to dollars hegemony

The World Bank expects the US dollar to lose its solitary dominance in the global economy by 2025, as the euro and the renminbi establish themselves on an equal footing in a new "multi-currency" monetary system.

23 2011 | Viewed: 557 | Analytics | Read full
Soros dumped most gold in Q1, Paulson stays put

Billionaire financier George Soros, who called gold "the ultimate bubble," dumped almost his entire $800 million stake in bullion in the first quarter, well before a commodities slump blamed partly on reports he was liquidating his holdings.

23 2011 | Viewed: 590 | Analytics | Read full
Staying in the Game

Asia's Best Analysts.

16 2011 | Viewed: 500 | Analytics | Read full
Facebook set for display ad lead

Facebook's large user base will make it the world's largest online display advertising company by revenue this year, overtaking the comparable businesses of Google and Yahoo, according to analysis published on Tuesday.

11 2011 | Viewed: 443 | Analytics | Read full
Europe is running a giant Ponzi scheme

One of the pillars upon which the euro was established was the principle of "no bail-out".

11 2011 | Viewed: 441 | Analytics | Read full
Credit card executives see sunny days ahead

For the first time in years, credit card executives are looking beyond the losses of the financial crisis -- and they're even losing less sleep over the prospect of tighter government oversight.

3 2011 | Viewed: 508 | Analytics | Read full
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