01.03.2013 - Standard and Poor's warns against NZ property market over-heating
New Zealand's banking system is at risk from property prices overheating if the country's exports stop being worth so much or the kiwi dollar falls out of bed, says the international credit rating agency, Standard & Poor's. S&P issued a report on the New Zealand banking sector saying "significant risk remains of a sharp correction in property prices." The rating agency, which assesses country and business credit-worthiness, noted the recent jump in Auckland and Christchurch property prices and suggested New Zealand is still vulnerable because of the run-ups in value seen in the mid-2000's, before the global financial crisis, let alone the latest appreciations...............................................Full Article: Source
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