HK must kick its property addiction

HK must kick its property addiction
Andy Xie warns that Hong Kong’s dependence on the housing sector to drive economic growth is feeding another asset bubble. When it bursts, he says, the government should resolve to kick the addiction

Apr 23, 2012

Hong Kong did not learn from the property crash and economic collapse of 1998. Instead, it has tried hard to reinflate the bubble. After squeezing supply for over a decade and with the help of the US Federal Reserve’s zero interest rate, the bubble is back. But it is a Pyrrhic victory.
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