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Home sales fall in January

Home sales recorded a seasonal fall in January, according to local property bureau data in 42 Chinese cities.

30 January 2015

Chinese economic momentum remained weak in December

GDP growth stabilised in Q4, but there were few signs of recovery at year-end, amid a further deterioration in funding for investment projects.

20 January 2015

Chinese housing market shows signs of weakening

Sales data from the 42 cities monitored by China Confidential fell on both a MoM and YoY basis, raising concerns that home sales are starting to slow again. 

16 January 2015

Local property bureau data shows December sales rise

Local property bureau data from 42 cities showed a sharp rise in new home sales in December.

06 January 2015

Housing market continues to recover in December

Home sales in the 42 cities monitored by China Confidential rose further in December, but inventories also increased.

19 December 2014

Growth slows further in November

Economic activity slowed further in November, according to National Bureau of Statistics data, with signs that the sharp rise in new loans during the month had not yet fed through into the real economy.

12 December 2014

Weak official exports distorted by fake invoicing clampdown

Our most recent proprietary survey of exporters suggested that fake invoicing and round-tripping of Chinese exports diminished in November, a likely cause of the sharp slowdown in official export growth. 

08 December 2014

Housing market returns to growth in November

Home sales in November in the 42 cities monitored by China Confidential expanded on a YoY basis for the first time since October 2013.

05 December 2014

China cuts interest rates

China has announced an asymmetric interest rate cut, a move which reflects the increasingly supportive policy stance being taken by Beijing, but which is likely to have negative implications for banks.

21 November 2014

Chinese home sales strengthen further in November

Home sales in the first 18 days of November rose on a YoY basis for the first time since October 2013, while there are also signs that inventories are now beginning to be drawn down.

20 November 2014

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