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Paris Property Price Growth Breaks 20y Record

After Knight Frank found prices in Paris rising faster than any other leading city in its first Prime Global Cities index earlier this year growth in the city of romance did not stop
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Overseas Property Recovery Still Patchy

In the final quarter of 2008 any markets that had avoided recession thus far succumbed to the international crisis. Brazil, Thailand, Malaysia and a handful of other markets had avoided recession, and many (including me) believed that they might just avoid it
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Turkish Economy Continues Rapid Growth

The Turkish economy has continued its incredible growth into the second quarter, with 8.8% GDP growth year on year according to the latest data from Turkish statistical body Turkstat
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Greece Rushes Through Another Property Tax

After convening a special parliament the embattled and downtrodden Greek government has announced another new property tax, which seems to be aimed as much as convincing its financial saviours that it is doing enough to meet its targets on reducing the budget ...
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Brits Are the Top Purchasers of Turkish Property

According to data from the Land Registries Directorates Foreign Affairs Unit, the majority of foreign buyers in Turkey are British, Germans and the Greeks
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US Mortgage Rates at 40-50 Yr Lows Fail to Tempt Buyers

US mortgage rates fell to the lowest in 40 years as investors turned to government bonds on fears of the deepening European debt crisis, and stagnant job growth
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Hong Kong Governments Land Auction Fetches Less Than Expected

A Hong Kong land auction failed to raise as much as expected, for the third successive time. The residential plot in the Tseung Kwan O district was sold for HK$3.12 billion
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American Property Market Still Struggling, but Bailout Looks Unlikely

The American property market is still in the doldrums as the US economy struggles to recover. Many people are now asking for another federal housing bailout
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Business Growth in China Slows to near Standstill

A Chinese services index showed that business growth slowed to a record low during August, providing further proof that the economy is cooling, since the government raised interest rates and limited property purchases
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New Zealand Still Counting the Costs of the Quakes

The New Zealand government is government is forecasting a record budget deficit for this year due to the cost of rebuilding Christchurch following the deadliest earthquakes in 80 years
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