Patrick Chovanec details the "unraveling" of Chinese real estate: April housing starts -14.4%...

|By:, SA News Editor

Patrick Chovanec details the "unraveling" of Chinese real estate: April housing starts -14.4% Y/Y, Office starts -21%, Retail starts -18.7%, Land sales -54.7%. Foreign funding of property development -80.8% Y/Y. The only thing holding up real estate investment is a flurry of completions by desperate developers. Once this ends, the hit to GDP may be enough to push the economy into a hard landing.