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Global investor Barry Sternlicht told CNBC on Wednesday he continues to hold a cautious view on investing in China. “We’re not investors directly in China,” the chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group said in an interview on “Squawk Box.” “It’s not a China thing, so much as countries where we think the deck is stacked or we can’t
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A pedestrian crosses a road in front of residential buildings in Beijing, China. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Morgan Stanley has upgraded China’s property sector to “attractive,” even as worried investors are watching closely to see if debt-saddled Evergrande might default, and whether there will be contagion. The U.S. investment bank said it
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A sharp jump in mortgage interest rates over the past few weeks is taking its toll on mortgage demand. Total application volume fell nearly 7% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index.  The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($548,250
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Even in the current low interest rate environment, mortgage payments are becoming increasingly unaffordable for the median American family, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. A median-income household would need to spend 32.6% of its yearly income on a median-priced home, the Atlanta Fed reported. And the median existing home
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In this article JSWSTEEL-IN JINDALSTEL-IN SAIL-IN TATASTEEL-IN Indian metal companies are unlikely to be seriously affected by the crisis unfolding at Chinese property developer Evergrande, according to financial services firm Motilal Oswal. China plays an important role in determining global commodity prices, including that of metals. The country’s real estate sector is a major consumer
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