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Why China’s Residential Developers Are Back On Solid Ground

China’s residential real estate developers are on less shaky terrain this year. That’s a key finding from a new sector report issued by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services titled “China’s Residential Developers Are Back On Solid Ground; Outlook Revised To Stable”.  Property sales have strengthened and more developers are able to improve their liquidity at […]

For China’s Property Developers, Will Weaker Economic Conditions Obstruct Recovery Prospects?

Like many others, Chinese property developers are nervously waiting to see what’s in store for China’s weakening economy. And they probably have some cause to worry. A weak economic outlook typically dampens purchasing power and investment sentiment, potentially leading to easing property sales and weaker credit quality. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has highlighted the […]

For China’s 80,000+ Property Developers, 2012 Is Shaping Up As ‘Survival Of The Fittest’

Chinese property developers are in the doldrums: sales are slowing amid high inventory, borrowing costs and refinancing risks are rising, and intensifying competition may lead to a price war. These are just a few of the findings in Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services’ latest report on the sector, “The Credit Overhang: Chinese Developers With Large […]

Australian House Prices May Fall By More Than 5% If China Has A Soft Landing

A slowdown in China’s economic growth could have serious implications for the housing market in Australia. Standard & Poor’s expects China to experience a soft landing in 2012, with forecast GDP growth of 8%. Based on this scenario, we expect the Australian economy to continue its moderate growth path and that the performance of the […]

Dark Clouds Remain For Asia Property Developers, Particularly In China

The outlook for Asian property developers, particularly in China, remains bleak. Standard & Poor’s latest report on the sector “Worst Is Yet To Come For Chinese Developers In Asia’s Shaky Property Sector” notes that Asian property markets remain under strain to varying degrees due to macroeconomic and industry-specific factors. Chinese developers face the harshest conditions, […]

Is The Worst Over For China’s Real Estate Developers?

In short, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services thinks the answer is no. Indeed, we believe the industry is bracing for slower sales and lower property prices, thanks largely to the ongoing rollout of government regulations and credit-tightening measures. Making matters worse, we expect credit conditions to become increasingly severe for property developers. That would increase […]

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