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SG/HK Property: Justifiably Expensive

Both Singapore and Hong Kong have enacted the harshest set of real estate cooling measures to date in an effort to keep a lid on skyrocketing property prices. While the measures will likely result in...

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Our Take On The Latest Property Curbs

BMI View: Chinese property stocks have been battered by the government's new housing market tightening proposals. While we believe that the shadow banking system is a more important driver of the...

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China Unlikely To Abandon North Korea

BMI View: Although North Korea's provocative behaviour is an embarrassment for China, Beijing is unlikely to abandon Pyongyang, for fear that the consequences would be worse than the status quo.

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ASEAN Integration: What To Expect

BMI View: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)'s target of creating a single market and production base by 2015 looks ambitious given the lack of consensus on key issues, the absence of...

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