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Weekly Economic Briefing
15 April 2014
The recent pullback in residential investment shouldn’t be taken as a sign of a derailed housing market. Fundamentals are supportive and the Fed wants to continue to support the recovery.
UK housing market activity is accelerating alongside the economic recovery. Should we see signs of overheating, expect a reaction from the Financial Policy Committee
Most Euro-zone countries saw robust house price growth in the lead up to crisis. However, Ireland and Spain experienced outright bubbles which are likely to leave long-lasting scars on their economies.
The real estate market in Japan may have been displaying signs of life but the prospect of a full scale resurrection is exaggerated.
Long-term drivers of Chinese housing demand are beginning to wane at a time when property developers are ratcheting up investment, leading to a supply/demand mismatch.
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