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Capital Markets

Calling the top for real estate?

Banks and non-banks are battling for market share in a property market that finally seems to be slowing down in the face of multiple headwinds.

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Fred Ho Yeow Hui



There have been many academic studies on the predictability of real estate cycles, concluding that they happen broadly every 18 years. The accuracy of professor Fred Foldvary’s 1997 prediction in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology that the next real estate crash would take place in 2008 must have taken even him by surprise.




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