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Global Housing Watch

The Global Housing Watch tracks developments in housing markets across the world on a quarterly basis. It provides current data on house prices as well as metrics used to assess valuation in housing markets, such as house price‑to‑rent and house-price‑to‑income ratios.

Global Housing Watch Quarterly Update
January 2016

The January 2016 issue of the Global Housing Watch Quarterly Update includes: An update of the five core charts; a summary of a recent conference that discussed China's housing market; and the IMF's assessment of Sweden's housing market. Read more...

Experts Confer on State of China's Housing Market

House prices in China have been on a long upward march over the past decade prompting much speculation about what the future holds. A conference last month in Shenzhen brought together some of the leading analysts of China's housing markets. Read more...

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues

Macroprudential Measures for Tackling Excessive Credit Growth: The Counter-Cyclical Buffer (CCB) and Beyond

This paper reviews current credit conditions and household indebtedness, and explores the need for tightening the macroprudential stance. It proposes a set of additional supervisory measures that would build on steps taken by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS). Read more on page 21 of the report...

Sweden: Selected Issues

Housing Supply Constraints in Sweden

The recent surge in house prices and the associated increases in household debt pose growing macro-financial risks for Sweden. Dealing with these challenges requires a holistic approach, including solving the supply bottlenecks. This chapter highlights the role of supply constraints in driving house prices. Read more on page 25 of the report...

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Last Updated: January 29, 2016

Global House Price Index

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House Prices Around the World

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Credit Growth Around the World

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House Price-to-Income Ratio

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House Price-to-Rent Ratio