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The return of a housing bubble
08 May, 2018, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
While household balance sheets are not rid of the debt accumulated in the years preceding the 2008 crisis, there are signs that purchases financed with new debt are leading to a fresh bubble in property markets.
Housing Market Frenzy in China
13 October, 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
The urban housing market in China is experiencing a bubble that is driving property prices to unbelievable levels in some of the major cities. But the divergence in recent trends in house prices suggests that this bubble may soon burst.
The Continuing Debt Problem in Asia
08 December, 2015, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Private household debt is going to be a major concern for many Asian economies as excessive household debt and falling realty prices combine to create a potentially potent mix.
The Bursting of the Asian Housing Bubble
28 May, 2013, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Housing prices in many developing Asian countries soared after the Global Financial Crisis, but the recent trends suggest that they may be tapering off and even declining.
Where have all the footpaths gone?
03 February, 2009, Jayati Ghosh
The author puts forward a new definition of underdevelopment in terms of lack of amenities for pedestrians in towns and cities. Although the problems of urban slums have been discussed in the context of rapid urbanisation, the importance of having safe, continuous and usable walking spaces, which are almost lacking in many urban sprawls across the developing world, seems to be missed out.
Signs of Stagflation
26 September, 2008, C.P. Chandrasekhar
There is fear that India may have crossed a turning point, with growth in the future likely to be below the creditable 9 per cent per annum trajectory achieved over the last five years. Some features of growth performance during the first quarter, like the slowdown in agricultural and industrial growth and the continuing dependence on service led growth do give cause for such concern. The situation is more disconcerting since it occurs in the context of sharp inflation exceeding 12 per cent on an annualised basis.

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