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Home sales fall in first-tier cities

Home sales in first-tier cities fell on both a MoM and YoY basis during the first 27 days of July, while a sharp rise in unsold housing in these areas points to mounting downward pressure on home prices. 

31 July 2014

False dawn for fixed-asset investment?

Closer analysis of the data suggests that the headline uptick in fixed-asset investment growth in June may prove short-lived.

31 July 2014

Home sales and prices fall further in July

Chinese housing markets deteriorated further in July, with both home sales and prices decreasing from June, amid sharp falls in first-tier cities.

30 July 2014

Chinese bank relaxes mortgage policy

Agricultural Bank of China will offer mortgages below benchmark lending rate to first-time buyers, the first sign that the sharp rise in financing costs for homebuyers - a key factor in the recent fall in home sales - may be being reversed.

25 July 2014

Chinese housing market remains weak in July

Despite a sequential uptick in home sales, volumes remain well below recent levels, while housing inventories continue to grow

24 July 2014

Freight activity shows slight pick-up in July

China’s freight activity showed signs of recovery during the first three weeks of July, according to China Confidential’s latest survey of 200 logistics firms nationwide. The pick up in activity was minor, however, while the outlook among logistics firms surveyed remains negative.

23 July 2014

Supportive policies to boost electric car sales

Investors and analysts have been debating the impact of new measures aimed at boosting sales of electric vehicles.

17 July 2014

Rise of the robots

With China now the world’s largest robot market, our latest survey of robotmakers and users in seven provinces highlights the reasons behind the recent surge in robot purchases, the future demand outlook and the likely impact on labour trends and the overall economy.

16 July 2014

Sales decline accelerates property market consolidation

Leading property developers recorded double-digit growth in home sales revenue despite a market-wide sales decline in 1H14, reflecting rapid consolidation occurring in China’s real estate sector

14 July 2014

Home sales record unseasonable fall in June

Home sales fell 14% MoM in the first 29 days of June, in what is normally a strong period for the housing market

03 July 2014

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