It looks set to be a week packed with big financial milestones. In the US, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates, putting the country on a path towards getting back to a normal price for money. In the Netherlands, a tense election may deal the fragile eurozone another blow. In this country, Theresa May could finally trigger Article 50, starting the process of taking the UK out of the European Union.
Iceland will lift all capital controls on its citizens, businesses and pension funds from Tuesday.
Capital controls, such as those to restrict money flowing in and out of the country, were imposed in 2008 after the country's biggest banks collapsed.
Canadian housing starts inched higher in February from the previous month, and building permits rose in January as the long housing boom continued to defy expectations of a slowdown, separate reports showed on Wednesday.
China's home price growth slowed in January for a fourth straight month, after curbs by authorities last year on the property sector, as a concentration of price surges in the wealthiest cities stoked fears of a nasty crash
An indicator of home building activity in Brazil eroded further in December as a prolonged recession worsened unemployment, wages and home pricing in Latin America's largest economy.
Irish property prices rose by 0.6 percent month-on-month in January to keep annual growth steady at 7.9 percent following the first monthly fall in almost a year at the end of 2016, the central statistics office said on Friday.
It suggested requiring citizens from countries outside the European Union plus Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway to get permission to buy main residences in Switzerland.
A majority of commercial real estate investors plan to be net buyers this year, the highest level since 2014, spurred by prospects of increased U.S. economic growth and less regulation, a survey of investor intentions showed on Tuesday.
Costa Rica’s housing market was booming for nearly a decade, but activity stalled after the 2008 global financial crisis. In the last couple of years, business has started picking up again, although “prices are still fairly affordable compared to what they were before 2008,” said Saul Rasminsky, the owner of Dominical Real Estate, in the town of Dominical.
Local residents in Zhuozhou will be limited to buying two homes and required to put down at least a 50 percent down payment on their second home
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