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China Evergrande Group started returning a small portion of the money owed to buyers of its investment products, weeks after people protested against missed payments at its Shenzhen headquarters, pictured here on Sept. 30, 2021. Gilles Sabrie | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — China Evergrande shares briefly dropped more than 10% in opening trade
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Billionaire Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder and chairman of Palantir Technologies, during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov. 18, 2019. Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images Peter Thiel’s proposed luxury lodge on New Zealand’s South Island has been criticized by a local environmental group who believe it is “inappropriate” for the natural landscape. The PayPal
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High-rise apartment buildings at China Evergrande Group’s under-construction Riverside Palace development in Taicang, Jiangsu province, China, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese developer Evergrande made little progress toward complying with Beijing’s crackdown on real estate debt — until it was too late for investors who poured
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A worker carries lumber as he builds a new home in Petaluma, California. Getty Images Rising interest rates will result in a sharp drop in refinance demand in 2022, meaning a lot less business for mortgage bankers, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s just-released annual forecast. It predicts total origination volume will drop 33% to
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In this article ETC.BF= BTC.BS=-USS Tony Andrews | Twenty20 U.S. homebuyers apparently aren’t all that interested in paying their mortgages in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. United Wholesale Mortgage, which made its public debut in January via a special purpose acquisition (SPAC) merger, began piloting crypto payments in August in a first for the industry. But CEO Mat Ishbia
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A foreclosure sign in front of a house in 2007. Getty Images Foreclosures are starting to surge as government and private sector programs designed to help homeowners deal with the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic have begun to expire. Mortgage lenders began the foreclosure process on 25,209 properties in the third quarter, a 32%
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Global investor Barry Sternlicht told CNBC on Wednesday he continues to hold a cautious view on investing in China. “We’re not investors directly in China,” the chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group said in an interview on “Squawk Box.” “It’s not a China thing, so much as countries where we think the deck is stacked or we can’t
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