China is the leader in initial public offering fundraising this year, Jeff Bezos’s superyacht ignites a debate about who cities are for, and New Zealand’s housing market could hold some clues for what to expect in countries starting to raise their interest rates.

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China IPO fundraising doubles US total to top global ranks

Jeff Bezos vs the bridge: Rotterdam’s dilemma over billionaire’s superyacht

New Zealand’s housing price boom cools as rate rises bite

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