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Dubai faces moment of truth over looming property bubble

"Keep calm. There's no bubble", proclaimed a giant poster on a 40-storey building overlooking a Dubai highway, advertising a property finding portal late last year. That may have been true at the time, but the risks are rising.

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Dubai faces moment of truth over looming property bubble

"Keep calm. There's no bubble", proclaimed a giant poster on a 40-storey building overlooking a Dubai highway, advertising a property finding portal late last year. That may have been true at the time, but the risks are rising.

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IMF warns on Dubai real estate bubble

The strengthening real estate cycle in the UAE, particularly in the Dubai residential market, could attract increased -- and potentially destabilising -- speculative demand, spurring the risk of unsustainable price dynamics and an eventual corre

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Property bubble? 'Not in Abu Dhabi'

Abu Dhabi remains far from entering a boom-and-bust cycle in its real estate market even though property prices in the wealthy emirate are rising sharply, executives said at a major industry fair. Selling prices for residential un

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As bubbles form, investors warned to take cover

Five years of rapid-fire money printing at the US Federal Reserve and easy money policies at other central banks have left trillions of dollars sloshing around the world financial system, and some of it is ending up in some rather odd places.

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UAE cbank sees no property bubble

The United Arab Emirates central bank governor said on Wednesday he was not worried about a new house price bubble similar to one which burst in 2008, halving property prices in the following two years and pushing Dubai close to default.

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Defying doomsayers, China to avoid Japan-style bubble

  China has defied doomsayers who have warned for years that Asia's biggest economy would soon suffer a Japan-style boom and bust. It will continue to defy them for years to come.   At first gla

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Gold 'a bubble that could deflate'

Record gold prices may be heading for a correction of about 8 per cent next month, but the safe-haven metal may also rally to $2,400 an ounce next year as investors seek refuge amid global economic turmoil, a global head at INTL FCStone on Saturda

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World Bank warns of E Asia bubble risk

The World Bank warned that rising capital flows to East Asia are fanning fears of asset bubbles and authorities need to be careful not to repeat the mistakes of the Asian financial crisis more than a decade ago. Asian currencies are apprec

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'Free money' funding commodities bubble: Bedlam

Ultra low interest rates are bringing a wave of speculation to commodities, inflating a bubble that will inevitably burst some markets, the head of a London-based fund management company said on Thursday. Jonathan Compton, managing directo

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