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    Housing activity rises but prices set for further falls


    The latest RICS housing market survey paints a more optimistic picture of the housing market, with evidence that confidence and activity continue to improve. The ‘new buyer enquiries' series (the balance of surveyors reporting an increase rather than a decrease in buyer interest) has been rising since November and, at ...

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    Is everyone being too positive?


    Apparently, slowing negative is now the new positive. Contraction is passé. The only problem is, that the evidence doesn't appear to suggest that. Just two examples, of many recently, spring to mind. The latest Key Purchasing Managers Index for construction from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) ...