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Prudent regulation helps Asia-Pac economies head off asset bubble

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Potential buyers looking at a model of a suburban condo project during its launch in Singapore. From Singapore to Sydney to Seoul, regulators have implemented prudential rules that target house-price inflation at the same time as they deliver stimulus to their economies through monetary policy.

Sydney

YEARS after the biggest global financial meltdown since the Great Depression spurred debate over how policymakers can head off asset bubbles, tentative evidence is emerging from Asia-Pacific economies that prudent regulation can prove effective. 

From Singapore to Sydney to