from Breakingviews:

Saint-Gobain’s deal cunning could backfire

December 8, 2014

By Chris Hughes

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Breakingviews:

Builder’s shaky foundations dent UAE’s credibility

June 27, 2014

By Una Galani

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Blunt instrument is needed for global house bubble

June 16, 2014

By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Hugo Dixon:

Six solutions for the UK housing crisis

By Hugo Dixon
June 9, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Mud sticks for China’s warring heavy industries

October 29, 2013

By John Foley

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Photographers' Blog:

The women of China’s workforce

September 16, 2013

Shanghai, China

By Aly Song

Sometimes a good story comes naturally.

As a follow-up to China’s mighty urbanization policy, I gained access to a huge construction site within a new residential development zone some 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Shanghai’s city center. My original plan was to photograph the lives of Chinese migrant workers at night. I imagined that they would probably go to some colorful places and do some interesting things after nightfall. But I was completely wrong – every day they went straight back to their dormitories, where they would eat, chat, play some poker, probably watch an outdoor movie once a month, and that’s it!

from Breakingviews:

Feature: Nest-flyers are poised to supercharge U.S. economy

August 22, 2013

By Dan Indiviglio
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.
Flying the nest should pay big economic dividends in the United States. As jobs return, the expectation is that droves of 20-somethings will ditch their roommates or vacate Hotel Mom & Dad to get their own places. They may rent more than they buy, but the effects still look profound. Between home building and related activity like furniture sales, Breakingviews reckons new household formation could account for up to a whopping 30 percent of GDP growth through 2019.

from MacroScope:

U.S. housing outlook still promising despite rise in rates: Citigroup economist

July 20, 2013

U.S. housing sector fundamentals remain favorable despite the recent rise in interest rates and the sharp drop in housing starts in June, says Citigroup economist Peter D'Antonio.

from Global Investing:

Emerging markets’ export problem

April 8, 2013

Taiwan's forecast-beating export data today came as a pleasant surprise amid the general emerging markets economic gloom.  In a raft of developing countries, from South Korea to Brazil, from Malaysia to the Czech Republic, export data has disappointed. HSBC's monthly PMI index showed this month that recovery remains subdued.

from MacroScope:

U.S. housing recovery running out of steam? Not so fast, says Coldwell Banker CEO Huskey

By Reuters Staff
January 22, 2013

U.S.home resales unexpectedly fell in December, but the drop was not large enough to suggest the recovery in the housing sector is running out of steam.