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วันพุธที่ 24 พฤษภาคม พ.ศ. 2560

Ghost of 1997 Crisis Haunts Hong Kong

Ghost of 1997 Crisis Haunts Hong Kong
- As Hong Kong gets ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its handover to China, which happened just as Asia’s crisis began to unfold, that pain seems all but forgotten. Prices are at all-time highs. Mortgage borrowing is booming. Developers are bidding up the cost of land to records. People young and old are lining up to buy newly built apartments. In short, the kind of fervor that preceded the last bust is back, Bloomberg reported.
That’s got experts fretting about the potential fallout should the city of about 7.4 million people experience another crash. By several measures, Hong Kong looks more vulnerable this time around. On Friday, the de facto central bank announced new measures to contain risks—its second action in a week.