China’s new home prices rose in all but two cities in April, with housing values accelerating in key centers including Beijing and Shanghai as buyers defied the government’s latest round of property measures.
China’s gold demand jumped to a record in the first quarter as sentiment regarding the country’s economy underpinned consumption during the Lunar New Year, according to a report today by the World Gold Council.
International investors are the most bullish they’ve been on the U.S. and Japanese markets in more than 3-1/2 years as both countries’ economies are seen as improving, according to the latest Bloomberg Global Poll.
Almost six years after the start of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, bond issuers are again exploiting credit ratings by seeking firms that will provide high grades on debt backed by assets from auto loans to office buildings considered inappropriate by rivals.
Parsvnath Developers Ltd., an Indian builder that counts JPMorgan Chase & Co. among project investors, says sales growth is rebounding after four quarters of declines, as rate cuts this year help revive the economy.