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Displaying 101 news articles, stories and information about Asia .

Can Anything Stop the Dollar's Stellar Rally?

The dollar has enjoyed a meteoric rise since the middle of 2014, reaching highs against major currencies not seen since before the global downturn....

Tuesday 02 Jun 2015

UK: Flipping Battersea

In the never-ending saga that continues with Battersea Power Station, several purchasers are selling their flats that not only remain un-lived in but have not even been built.......

Wednesday 04 Mar 2015

Revealed: Investment Trends in Real Estate Markets 2015

2014 was an exciting year for international property investors and we’ve seen the market open wider than ever before as we get closer to.....

Friday 20 Feb 2015

Singapore Largest Foreign Investor in Asia in 2014

Property speculators from Singapore have poured money into overseas real estate markets this year, amidst a cooling domestic market.....

Wednesday 03 Dec 2014

Pilbara MP's Open Invitation to Foreigners

Brendan Grylls, MP for the Pilbara, Western Australia has a vision of expanding the local population with 25,000 international migrants....

Monday 10 Nov 2014

First IPIN Global Exhibition in Singapore Hailed a Success

Singapore's leading real estate portal, Propertyguru.com organise some of the Asian property market's most important events and so we were delighted when we were invited to not only exhibit, but also host seminars at the two day UK/AUS Property Show which took place in April...

Wednesday 30 Apr 2014

The Global Contrast Between Serviced Apartment and Aparthotel Markets

The serviced apartment sector, although present throughout the global accommodation markets, has very different degrees of expansion and development...

Thursday 27 Mar 2014

Property Investment: The Rising Power of the Asian Investor

Asian investors are slowly becoming one of the superpowers of the world property market. As the rest of the world suffered as a result of the financial crisis...

Wednesday 26 Mar 2014

Ultra-Prime Property Purchases to Rise in Safe Havens

London's safe-haven status will ensure ultra-prime property purchases in the city continue to rise. Research by Candy & Candy, Savills and Deutsche Bank showed the value of residential property transactions over GBP 10 million in financial hubs like the capital will grow by 27 per cent over the next five years...

Wednesday 08 May 2013

Chinese Real Estate: The Jewel of Asian Investment Losing its Sheen?

During the financial crisis the reports were near constant of soaring Chinese home prices. Then the reports began to focus on the potential for a bubble and whether the government would intervene...

Friday 19 Apr 2013

Top 10 Cities for the Well-Heeled

When you've got money in your pocket the world is your oyster, but just where should you set your pin on the globe if you want to ensure you are seen in the hottest location?

Tuesday 16 Apr 2013

Big Indices Show Strong 2012 for Global Real Estate

Twenty twelve wasn't a bad year for international real estate, not as bad as we have seen in recent years anyway, and especially for equities. The MSCI World Index posted a local currency return of 15% and real estate securities came in at 20% across most major markets and indices...

Tuesday 16 Apr 2013

Top Five UK Cities for Apart-hotel Investment

As business has become more globalised, apart-hotels have emerged as one of the world's hottest property investment classes. Although the trend hasn't taken off in the UK as significantly as in the US and Asia...

Thursday 28 Mar 2013

Top 10 Locations for Luxury Hotel Investment

The world's highly mobile and rich population guarantees that luxury hotels will always be a lucrative property investment. However, hoteliers can't expect to demand top dollar if they don't have the perfect property in the right location...

Tuesday 19 Mar 2013

IHG Announces 13 New Hotels in India

International hotel chain InterContinental is to build 13 new hotels in India. The news has come of the current UK trade mission, in which IHG's Asia chief Jan Smits joined David Cameron to boost trade ties between the UK and India...

Wednesday 20 Feb 2013

Commercial Investment in Asia Pacific to Grow

Commercial property investment across the Asia Pacific is set to grow this year, attracting buyers from around the globe. According to Jones Lang LaSalle, capital markets in the region will increase between ten and 15 per cent in 2013...

Monday 04 Feb 2013

Down and Dirty with the Recovery: The World in 2013

It is now going on 7 years since America started to crumble, 6 years since the UK caught the disease, and between that and 5 years since most the rest of the world followed suit, and still we aren't back out the other side in any real way...

Monday 21 Jan 2013

JLLS Predicts Strong Year for Hotel Investment

Real estate big hitter Jones Lang LaSalle has predicted that global hotel investment will total $32 billion this year. The firm believes that more transparency will make it easier for cross-border investors in the sector...

Wednesday 16 Jan 2013

London Enjoys Record Property Sales

London has enjoyed a record year for property sales, bucking the European trend for falling house prices and market stagnation. According to new data a surge in demand has caused real estate transactions in the capital to hit the highest level since the start of the financial crisis...

Thursday 03 Jan 2013

Asian Property Markets Outperforming Despite Cooling Measures

The Asian property markets have been making the headlines for the wrong reasons more often than right lately, but even in the face of government cooling measures and continued economic uncertainty, we are still seeing rising prices...

Wednesday 07 Nov 2012

Strong Investment in Asia Pacific's Commercial Property Market in H2

The strong direct commercial property investment market in the second quarter (Q2) of this year was reflected by a 26% year-on-year rise in volumes to around £16.3 billion...

Wednesday 17 Oct 2012

Emerging Markets Prominent in Resurgent Hotel Investment Sector

Hotel investment is once again beginning to take centre stage in international real estate investment, as global tourism continues to recover well...

Thursday 11 Oct 2012

Rise in Cross-Regional Real Estate Investment Activity

There has been an increase in the number of non-European buyers making an investment in the continent's property markets. According to the latest data published by CBRE...

Wednesday 05 Sep 2012

Commercial Development ''Will Be Constrained for 5 Years''

The most recent construction output index published by Glenigan revealed non-residential building work in the UK was down by three per cent in July, compared to the same month a year earlier...

Friday 31 Aug 2012

Breakdown of the Global Real Estate Market

It might have been almost 5 years since the world fell into a state of economic inebriation but it is still like a drunken sailor taking two steps backward for every one forward...

Tuesday 21 Aug 2012

European Office Rents Hit by Eurozone Crisis

The office sector in Europe is being negatively impacted by the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the eurozone crisis. New research published by Knight Frank revealed average prime office rents in the continent fell by 0.5 per cent...

Thursday 12 Jul 2012

International Property: Battle of the Capitals - Asia

If the Asian property boom were a man, it would be one of those guys you see on the televised body building competitions, ripped, rippled and pumped but just a little bit grrr at the same time. If it were a novel...

Thursday 10 May 2012

Down and Dirty with the Property Recovery - Indonesia

When the US financial crisis started to show its true global teeth, all the talk of markets being immune to it quickly died...

Wednesday 04 Apr 2012

Improving Performance Predicted in Commercial Real Estate Investment

In the latest release of its Market View report Cushman and Wakefield have predicted that the performance of commercial real estate in 2012 will be a reverse mirror image of 2011...

Friday 16 Mar 2012

Property Markets ''Will Strengthen in H2''

The second half of 2012 will be much better for global real estate markets than the first six months of this year, demonstrating a reversal of the trends witnessed in this sector over the course of 2011...

Thursday 15 Mar 2012

Down and Dirty with the Property Recovery - China

It has been said that a government has limited control over what it can do to influence things like property price growth, but this isn't so in China, it has near-total control. After easing us in gently from April 2010...

Wednesday 15 Feb 2012

India Gears Up for Another Property-Focussed Year

Research released this month revealed a significant jump in the amount of investment from private equity (PE) firms being ploughed into India's real estate markets...

Thursday 26 Jan 2012

UK House Prices in 2012 - The Humbug Report

Last year's Housing Humbug Report covered a number of points, many of which will make an appearance again this year of course – but first, was I right?

Friday 23 Dec 2011

Thai Hotels Set to Hike Prices

There is the possibility that hoteliers in Thailand will increase their room rates next year, it has been reported. The Bangkok Post recently highlighted predictions made by US firm Starwood Hotels and Resorts, which anticipates the cost of staying in a Thai hotel to rise by up to 20 per cent in 2012....

Friday 16 Dec 2011

Indian Property Investor Numbers Are on the Rise

As the Indian property market more wriggles and squirms than crashes and burns, more and more Indian investors are pouring their investments into London property...

Tuesday 08 Nov 2011

London 'Most Popular European City' For Real Estate Investors

Global real estate investors are targeting London over any other European city, new research from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed...

Thursday 06 Oct 2011

Global Real Estate Investment Volumes To Fall

DTZ has revised its estimations on the amount of capital that will be available to invest in global real estate markets in 2012...

Monday 03 Oct 2011

Global Housing Market 'Stalls'

The global market for residential real estate has reached its weakest point since 2009, new research published by Knight Frank has revealed...

Monday 19 Sep 2011

Global Residential Property Prices 'Stagnant'

The latest figures published in the Knight Frank Global House Price Index for the second quarter of the year indicate that growth in capital values has stalled...

Monday 05 Sep 2011

Retail Investors 'Focus On Germany'

Investment activity in the retail property sector in Europe has been concentrated on Germany, Poland, Russia and countries in the Nordic region...

Friday 12 Aug 2011

Asia-Pacific Office Markets Attracting Investors

Investors are still being drawn into Asia-Pacific commercial property markets, with a new report showing that during the second quarter of the year...

Monday 08 Aug 2011

Manhattan Apartment Sales Up in Q2 over Q1

Sales volumes of Manhattan apartments rose in the second quarter of the year compared to the first three months of 2011, new figures show...

Tuesday 05 Jul 2011

Hong Kong Office Market 'Rebounds Quickly'

The office market in Hong Kong recovered more quickly from the economic downturn than its counterparts in New York and London...

Friday 01 Jul 2011

India and China "a Good Bet" for Investors

Infrastructure, particularly in India and China, could prove to be a good investment, director at The Motley Fool (fool.co.uk) David Kuo has claimed...

Thursday 30 Jun 2011

Property Investors Eye US, Brazil and Asia

The markets in Asia, Brazil and the US are attracting the most attention from those seeking property investments, it has been revealed. During the Reuters Global Real Estate Summit, a number of experts offered their opinions on which nations offer the best prospects....

Friday 24 Jun 2011

Asian Commercial Property Returns Stand at 6.4%

Investment returns for Asian commercial property were 6.4 per cent in 2010, new figures collated by IPD have revealed...

Tuesday 21 Jun 2011

European Property Investors 'Will Look to Asia'

Property investors in Europe are becoming increasingly interested in Asian markets, a senior executive at Savills has claimed. Speaking at the Reuters Global Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit..

Tuesday 21 Jun 2011

More Cooling Measures Introduced in Asian Property Markets

Cooling measures continued to be introduced by various governments across Asia over the first three months of the year in order to rein in surging property prices in the region, it has been suggested...

Wednesday 08 Jun 2011

Property's Continental Divide Narrows, Knight Frank Claims

While price growth for property in Asia continues to dominate the headlines, Knight Frank's recent Prime Global Cites Index has indicated that investors can enjoy capital growth a little closer to home....

Tuesday 07 Jun 2011

All Go for Commercial Property Investment

Commercial property investment, in its various forms is a better bet now than it has been for years, and especially than it was during the boom...

Friday 03 Jun 2011

Asian Buyers Snapping Up London Property

The London property market is booming. Recent indices have suggested that as the rest of the UK's real estate sector stagnates and splutters toward recovery, the English capital is racing ahead in terms of sales, stability and capital growth...

Friday 27 May 2011

Asia Pacific Commercial Property Markets See Rents Increase

More corporate hiring and a more optimistic view of the business environment in Asia Pacific has underpinned the office leasing market over the first three months of 2011...

Monday 23 May 2011

London Market Buoyed by Overseas Investors

Demand from international investors is helping to keep the London property market buoyant, with asking prices in the capital six per cent higher in the first three months of 2011 compared with the 2010 quarterly average....

Friday 20 May 2011

Commercial Property Investments Continue to Bring Improving Returns

The recovery is severely fragmented, with some countries seeing capital growth, some seeing incomes increase, and almost all seeing rents either stagnant or falling. One thing that is nearly constant however is a strong growth in investment returns...

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Emerging Property Markets Offer Investors Opportunities

The exponential growth of the middle classes in a number of emerging markets around the world makes them the ideal place for foreign property investment, it has been claimed...

Thursday 12 May 2011

Most Global Commercial Property Markets to see Growth

While the traditionally strong property markets of Latin America and Asia are performing well, emerging markets are continuing to post further improvements....

Wednesday 11 May 2011

International Buyers set to Boost UK Property Market

A growth in the number of international buyers active in the UK property market is expected to bolster the region's real estate market, it has been suggested. Despite being hit hard by the recent financial crisis, the sector is expected to recover strongly...

Thursday 28 Apr 2011

Melbourne Dominates Australian Commercial Market

Commercial real estate investors looking for property in Australia are increasingly looking at what Melbourne has to offer. The city, which is located in the state of Victoria, is now one of the best-performing markets in the Asia Pacific region....

Friday 15 Apr 2011

Asian Property Popular with Wealthy Investors

A number of property investors with cash to spend are looking to increase their wealth by purchasing real estate in the Asian property markets....

Monday 11 Apr 2011

Foreign Investors Remain Active in China

Foreign investors are remaining active in the Chinese property market, despite the country's government introducing a raft of tightening measures designed to cool to sector....

Thursday 31 Mar 2011

Asian Property Ends 2010 Strongly

A rapid resurgence in capital values among prime properties, improving business sentiment and growing investor confidence ensured that Asian real estate continued to grow in stature at the end of 2010....

Tuesday 22 Mar 2011

Are the World's Great Cities Becoming Separate from the Rest?

The world has been forever changed by the first and worst international financial crisis since World War II and World War I before it. One of the main differences is that in the wake of the crisis, emerging markets are becoming dominant in the global economy.

Tuesday 22 Mar 2011

Asia Pacific Property Set for Tough Year

Investor interest in Asia Pacific property was up last year, with upmarket property group Savills reporting a near doubling of profits. The firm's Asia Pacific arm delivered an "outstanding performance" with revenues up 33 per cent to a record GBP 280 million...

Monday 21 Mar 2011

Japan Land Values Fall 3% in 2010

Land price values in Japan fell by three per cent last year, following a period of sustained growth the previous year, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said in a report.....

Friday 18 Mar 2011

Global Recovery Set to be Occupier Led

Recovery across the worlds' property markets in 2011 is set to continue, with improving performance driven primarily by occupier markets, according to a new report by Cushman and Wakefield. Unveiled at MIPIM in Cannes, the forecast notes that an increasing focus on the occupier will be a core characteristic within the sector...

Friday 11 Mar 2011

Luxury Asian Property Values Rising

Government restrictions on the property market in Hong Kong have played an important role in helping the region to avoid an asset bubble forming. According to the latest report by Jones Lang LaSalle, which noted that despite the limits placed on the sector, the city's luxury residential properties continued to lead capital value growth across Asia Pacific through 2010....

Monday 07 Mar 2011

South American Office Markets Show Strong Growth

Office markets around the world are increasingly reporting an upturn in demand, with investors hoping to take advantage of improving economic situations and rising rental and occupancy rates....

Friday 25 Feb 2011

Commercial Property Outlook Improves in Russia

Better employment prospects, growing business confidence and an expectation for solid economic growth over the course of 2011 have helped to bolster the commercial real estate market in Russia during the fourth quarter of 2010....

Tuesday 22 Feb 2011

Investor Sentiment Improving for Commercial Property

Globally, investor feeling towards commercial real estate purchases is picking up, with Latin American and Asian markets leading the way in terms of opportunities. ...

Thursday 17 Feb 2011

European Commercial Investment set for Growth

Commercial real estate investments across Europe reached EUR 95.9 billion last year, representing a 53 per cent increase on 2009 volumes, the latest research from DTZ has found. According to the firm's Investment Market Update report, the coming year is set to see further improvements made, sparked by an increase in buyer confidence. ...

Friday 21 Jan 2011

Foreign Buyers Expected to Revive Florida

Investors from Asia and Europe are expected to bolster housing sales in Central Florida in 2011, with many looking to take advantage of the "undervalued" property that is on the market. Florida house prices are bottoming out and international property buyers look like reviving the Florida housing market this year, Stirling Sotheby's International Realty has claimed....

Thursday 20 Jan 2011

Investment Expected to Climb in Asia-Pacific in 2011

Commercial investment volumes in the Asia-Pacific region are expected to climb once again this year, overtaking the record USD 145 billion that was transacted in 2010. This figure was almost double the USD 73 billion in 2009 and exceeded the previous peak of USD 101 billion in 2007....

Thursday 20 Jan 2011

Asia Dominates Investors' Thoughts

Worldwide investors continue to look to Asia and emerging markets for the best returns, a new survey has found....

Monday 17 Jan 2011

Asia to Lead Office Recovery

Asia is expected to lead the world when it comes to office completions in 2011, as international economies emerge from the economic downturn. This is according to the latest study by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) Global Research and Consulting....

Thursday 13 Jan 2011

Savvy Buyers Look to Capitalise on Economic Expansion

Kuala Lumpur, London and New York have been revealed as the three destinations in which the savviest property investors from Hong Kong are looking to acquire real estate....

Tuesday 11 Jan 2011

MENA Growth to Outpace the Global Average

Growth in property within the MENA region is forecast to outpace the global average in 2011 highlighting the area's potential for investment, DAMAC Properties has forecast.....

Thursday 06 Jan 2011

Singapore attracting global property investors

Overseas buyers are increasingly looking to invest in en bloc property in Singapore, it has been claimed. According to figures from the Urban Redevelopment Authority....

Thursday 23 Dec 2010

Property Market Possibilities for 2011

As we approach the end of 2010 the industry experts start forecasting their market predictions for the year ahead. We have taken a closer look at five of the property industry reports....

Monday 20 Dec 2010

Asia Leading Office Construction Activity

A recent report from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has claimed that Asia will be the world leader in terms of office construction as we head into 2011. As firms gradually shift away from taking up new space in Europe and North America, activity in Asia is expected rise significantly....

Friday 17 Dec 2010

Asia Property Investment Volumes Climb in Q3

The level of real estate transactions picked up during the third quarter in Asia, new figures show. Direct investment excluding land transactions in the region grew by 53 per cent compared to the previous quarter suggesting that confidence is returning to buyers....

Thursday 16 Dec 2010

Investors Still Drawn to Asia Despite Cooling Measures

Despite a growing number of governments in Asian countries imposing cooling measures on their respective property markets, investors still have an appetite for real estate in the region....

Monday 13 Dec 2010

Property Offers Safe Income, Expert Claims

Investors are increasingly looking to expand their exposure to real estate markets around the world, it has been claimed. According to Anne Breen, head of real estate research and strategy at Standard Life Investments, many speculators are seeking new sources of income in low interest rate environments....

Wednesday 08 Dec 2010

Asian Economies Well Placed for Real Estate Growth

Economies in Asia are better placed for the real estate recovery process than their western counterparts, it has been suggested. As such, investor demand in the region is expected to increase over the coming years....

Monday 29 Nov 2010

Global Prime Rents Have Stabilised

Rents for prime property across the globe have stabilised suggesting that consumer confidence in real estate worldwide is beginning to grow, the latest figures suggest. CB Richard Ellis'(CBRE) Global Retail Market View report highlights the increasing demand for prime retail space in most markets, with some cities seeing substantial annual growth at the end of the third quarter of 2010....

Monday 22 Nov 2010

Global Industrial Revival Underway

Industrial real estate markets around the world have now entered recovery mode, the latest research suggests. However, the revival is patchy and is being led by Asian markets, with rental costs beginning to rise once again....

Tuesday 16 Nov 2010

Asia 'On an Upward Trend'

The real estate in Asia is forecast to continue on an upwards trend, with analysts remaining optimistic about its chances. According to the CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) Asia Investment MarketView report for the third quarter of 2010, there has been a significant upturn in activity....

Friday 12 Nov 2010

Cross-Border Investment Rises in Asia During Q3

Coinciding with a significant rise in the level of activity within property markets in Asia, cross-border investment in the region soared during the third quarter of 2010. It accounted for USD3.1 billion of the total transaction volumes, signalling an 80 per cent rise quarter on quarter....

Friday 12 Nov 2010

Rise in Investment Activity in Asia

There was a significant rise in activity in Asia's real estate investment market during the third quarter of 2010, with confidence returning among buyers. During the three-month period, most of the region's major real estate markets regained momentum after a brief period of uncertainty....

Thursday 11 Nov 2010

Investors Drawn to Hong Kong and Singapore

Investors looking to maximise their returns in Asia are increasingly turning to the markets in Hong Kong and Singapore, it has been reported. The latest Colliers International Global Investor Sentiment Survey for the third quarter of 2010 has highlighted the growing popularity of the two destinations....

Wednesday 10 Nov 2010

Global Commercial Property Recovery is Uneven

There are a growing number of commercial real estate transactions taking place around the world, it has been claimed. However, research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA) added that not all regions have enjoyed similar improvements....

Wednesday 03 Nov 2010

International Investors See Opportunities in UK Property

A growing number of foreign buyers are entering the UK property market, with many predicting that 2011 will present them with a number of opportunities. Indeed, over the course of the past 12 months, Aberdeen Asset Management has completed approximately one billion pounds worth of transactions....

Wednesday 03 Nov 2010

European Real Estate Recovery Gathering Pace

The recovery of European real estate is gathering pace, with average house price decline in the region slowing. Real estate values fell by just 0.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2010, compared to a fall of 4....

Tuesday 02 Nov 2010

Asia Continues to Lead Global Recovery

The global real estate market recovery continues to be led by countries located in Asia. On averages, house prices in the region climbed by 14 per cent over the course of the past year. According to the Knight Frank Global House Price Index, the cost of real estate rose in 69 per cent of worldwide destinations in the past 12 months....

Friday 29 Oct 2010

Waxing Lyrical About Global Property Investment: POLL

Last month we asked in an open poll on the site "If you had 100,000 GBP (or the equivalent) to invest in property right now, which continent would you invest in?"...

Friday 29 Oct 2010

Asia Still Leading Global Recovery

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that Asia will continue to lead the global economic recovery in the forthcoming months. In particular this resurgence will be driven by the performance of China and India....

Monday 18 Oct 2010

IMF Warns of Overheating in Asian Markets

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that many key real estate markets in Asia could be at risk of overheating unless action is taken. According to the body, increasing levels of speculative activity, rising vacancy rates in commercial units, mortgage credit growth and massive capital inflow points towards a worrying future for the sector....

Monday 18 Oct 2010

Asia Pacific ‘Most Attractive’ Real Estate Market

Strong recovery in countries from within the Asia Pacific region has led Aviva Investors to highlight the region as being one of the most attractive international real estate markets for long-term investors....

Monday 18 Oct 2010

Cooling Measures Not Impacting Market

Recent measures designed to cool the burgeoning real estate market in Asia are not making a significant impact, it has been claimed. According to a number of industry experts, the state of the global economy is likely to play a larger role on setting prices....

Tuesday 05 Oct 2010

Asian Property Surges in Q3

The property market in Asia has been touted as the best performing in the world at present and the latest data from DTZ shows that this trend is continuing. Indeed, the property consultant has revealed that Singapore's real estate market surged during the third quarter of the year....

Monday 04 Oct 2010

Austerity Measures to Hit Property Markets

The property sector is set to face a tough second half of the year as government austerity measures hit investment returns, it has been claimed. ING REIM chief executive Kevin Aitchinson has warned that the asset class could face a setback after a positive first six months, Professional Pensions has reported....

Friday 01 Oct 2010

Asian Markets Attracting Investment

An increasing number of property investors are looking to Asia for favourable returns on real estate. Indeed, recent Global Property Guide data suggests that the region has been one of the best performing over the course of the year....

Wednesday 29 Sep 2010