Here’s an interesting comparison of the most frequently used words in the major Western media headlines covering China in 2017 vs 2018, based on around 30,000 headlines we have monitored. The words highlighted in red in the wordcloud on the left were in the top 20 in 2017 but not in the top 20 in[…]
We were at the Singapore Fintech Festival Nov 12-14, 2018. Turned out to be probably the largest fintech event in the world. Exhibitors mainly in payments and banking, compliance and security, blockchain but data and analytics ventures also quite well represented.
Here are the highlights from the 4th Annual ‘China Districts’ Report By Real Estate Foresight: — Jintang County in Chengdu, Xinzhou County in Wuhan, and Huangpu District in Guangzhou are the top picks — Analysis based on price and volume performance metrics across 170 districts in 20 major cities in China — In hindsight: predictions made a year ago have[…]
Robo-analysts in action on real estate research: China City Reports by Real Estate Foresight now cover 25+ major cities in China, with analytical views and charts on prices, volumes, inventory, land and a range of metrics from granular data. All powered by a mix of human and AI, with production fully automated. The automation systems[…]
How’s the sentiment on China in major Western media? Real Estate Foresight’s sentiment index (see the chart) shows clearly a deteriorating trend. Interestingly, the patterns of index movements in blue line below relate quite closely to the changes in the Shanghai Stock Exchange stock index – the red line. The index is based on the[…]
China housing is not one market, but it is not 600 different markets either. There are some clear patterns in how some cities behave similarly in their direction of the house price growth, and some exhibit very unique behaviour. A finer understanding of these patterns can help investors better assess the risk in city selection strategies[…]
An interesting piece in NYT on China and the AI race. Another major development was the 3-year Action Plan released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China in mid-December, to develop the AI industries in China over the period 2018-2020 ài (愛): “to love; to be fond of; to like; affection; to[…]
Real Estate Foresight has published a series of notes to clients under the theme “In Pursuit of Patterns”, revealing some interesting patterns (or lack thereof) found among the key indicators for the China’s housing markets (house prices, sales volumes, land sales) and their relationship to the overall stock market and Chinese developers stocks. Available to[…]