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Are central banks right to ignore worldwide property price rises?

by Mark Benson on August 11, 2013

Are central banks right to ignore worldwide property price rises?

Are central banks right to ignore worldwide property price rises?

It would not take much investigating to find a recent headline suggesting that property prices in various areas of the world are now approaching their record highs. This is becoming something of a daily phenomenon now even though the worldwide economy is still struggling and many governments around the world have enormous debt issues to address. Central banks across the world have been commenting upon the rise in property prices and recently the Bank of England and the Reserve Bank of Australia seemed to discount this growth in property prices.

It is debatable as to whether this dismissal by various central banks is as flippant as it seems because the property market does play a major role in the worldwide economy and, let’s face it, the vast majority of the worldwide populations personal wealth is tied up in the sector. [click to continue…]

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