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  • FENGHUA, China, April 3- To understand why many of China's small property developers are struggling, look no further than Zhejiang Xingrun Real Estate. The once little-known regional developer is now on the brink of becoming one of China's biggest real estate bankruptcies in recent memory. Some markets saw outright price declines, in particular Ningbo.

  • SHANGHAI, April 2- Mainland property stocks soared on Wednesday after state media reported that several cities may relax house ownership restrictions. The CSI300 property sub index was up 4.1 percent in morning trading, led by Hua Yuan Property Co Ltd and Beijing Capital Development Co Ltd which both reached their daily 10 percent trading limits.

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- Emily Hanson would like to buy a house, but she worries that she and her husband may have to move across the country to achieve their goal. In December, Emily, a 30- year-old student, and Nels Hanson, a 33- year-old software developer, began searching in Boston, where a shortage of homes for sale has driven up prices.

  • Chinese stocks fall on property sector concerns Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    HONG KONG, March 19- China shares fell on Wednesday, pulled down by the property sector as the country's central bank denied it had been involved in talks to assist a small developer at risk of bankruptcy. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings slipped 0.8 percent.

  • China shares end mixed as property stocks weak Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    HONG KONG, March 18- Early modest gains for China shares were largely erased on Tuesday afternoon on declines by property stocks following home-price data and concern that a local developer could default. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings shed 0.2 percent.

  • HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, March 18- China shares rose on Tuesday, in spite of home-price data that hurt property stocks and a mainland media report that a local developer could default on a large loan. Hong Kong shares posted their first gains after four straight days of losses, but investors remained cautious on concerns over Chinese economic growth prospects.

  • RIYADH, March 13- Saudi Arabia's government has launched a new scheme to provide housing aid to its citizens, in the hope of ending a shortage of homes which has depressed living standards and is politically sensitive for the government.

  • MACAU, March 12- Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd look best placed to benefit from the next phase of Macau's development as the world's gambling capital adds eight more mega-casinos by 2017..

  • *China internet deals: Citic Bank, ChinaVision soar. HONG KONG, March 12- China shares fell less than others in Asia on Wednesday, limiting Hong Kong losses, as property developers rose on hopes the country's annual parliamentary meetings will end without announcing additional curbs on the sector.

  • MACAU, March 12- Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd look best placed to benefit from the next phase of Macau's development as the world's gambling capital adds eight more mega-casinos by 2017..

  • *China likely to exceed 2015 hydropower targets by 5-10 GW. China, already the biggest hydropower producer, is on course to exceed a target to raise its hydro capacity by 70 gigawatts over 2011-2015, but a slowdown in project approvals means it is behind on its longer-term goals.

  • *Posts 2013 net profit of 15.12 billion yuan vs 12.55 billion yuan yr ago. HONG KONG, March 6- China Vanke Co Ltd, the mainland's largest listed developer, said on Thursday that property prices are overheating in some Chinese cities, the latest company to sound the alarm over real estate in the world's second-largest economy.

  • HONG KONG, March 6- Hong Kong shares rebounded on Thursday, helped by a reversal of losses in the Chinese property sector as investors rushed to cover short positions after mainland-listed developers outperformed a listless market. The Hang Seng Index, which slipped 0.3 percent on Wednesday, finished up 0.6 percent at 22,703 points.

  • Bubble watch: Blackstone exec on housing health Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Jonathan D. Gray

    Blackstone, which has made big bets on hotels, rental homes and other real estate in recent years, continues to be bullish on the sector.

  • Selling NYC real estate in the bars of Moscow Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Many Russians who own property around the world ask the help of multilingual real estate consultants when looking at New York real estate. NYT reports.

  • How Canadian Housing Bubble May Hit Its Big Banks Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 7:01 AM ET
    The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto.

    Morningstar reports that Canada's banks and its housing finance agency may take serious losses if Canada's home prices decline.

  • Is the Canadian Housing Market Falling Apart? Monday, 13 May 2013 | 7:02 AM ET
    Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada

    It seemed as if Canada had avoided the excesses of the housing bubble that hit so many nations. But now it may be catching up.

  • Canada's Housing Market: The Next Big Short? Friday, 10 May 2013 | 1:38 AM ET
    Condo's under construction in Toronto, Ontario as Canada's housing market begins to slow.

    Steve Eisman, the hedge fund manager who famously bet against mortgages in the United States, has recommended investors now bet against Canada's mortgage lenders and banks.

  • China's Dream of US-Style Shale Gas Boom in Trouble Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    China's plans to unlock what could be the world's biggest shale gas reserves risk running further off track after 16 firms recently awarded exploration rights lacked one core skill - not one has drilled a gas well before.

  • China's Top Property Developer Vanke Posts Profit Rise Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 7:03 PM ET

    China Vanke, the country's biggest real estate developer, said it's looking to extend its foreign investment drive beyond the high-end U.S. market, as Beijing weighs new measures to cool mainland property prices.