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The dollar has enjoyed a meteoric rise since the middle of 2014, reaching highs against major currencies not seen since before the global downturn....
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Even before London’s property boom the city as well as other areas of Britain have been considered safe investments for overseas buyers and developers.....
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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.....
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The international hotel sector is set for exponential growth in 2015 as Chinese insurers continue their foray into prime property markets.....
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Industry professionals predict that Thailand’s residential property market could see up to 10% growth on the back of the country’s improving economic fundamentals....
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Property speculators from Singapore have poured money into overseas real estate markets this year, amidst a cooling domestic market.....
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As Chinese investment in overseas real estate remains at the highest levels ever seen, its domestic market has experienced declining house prices.....
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Brendan Grylls, MP for the Pilbara, Western Australia has a vision of expanding the local population with 25,000 international migrants....
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When it comes to investing overseas, Chinese property hunters often head for global neighbours Australia, where they have spent more than $24bn.....
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China is seeking financial sanctuary in Britain's energy, property and transport infrastructure....
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It's no secret that China has generated huge amount of wealth for its population over the last decade, with more millionaires and ultra-high net worth individuals....
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Western Australia's (WA) Pilbara region has been known as a hot spot for property investment for years, fuelled by the regional iron ore mining boom.....
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Over the past few years there has been an increasing amount of Chinese money pouring into overseas real estate markets. With more than 40,000 new millionaires created.....
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The UK has attracted the most inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s, creating the highest number of new jobs....
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An incredible €1.2bn has been spent by Chinese investors on overseas property projects in the first half of 2014, representing an increase of 84%....
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It's well recorded that London's prime property markets have experienced extreme inflation due to heightened interest from some of the world's richest investors....
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Speculation about the future of China’s property market has increased as real estate moguls Li Ka-shing and Wang jianlin have gradually withdrawn....
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After China's house prices rose dramatically through the first months of 2013, the government imposed stringent cooling measures which may have been too efficient...
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The establishment of a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS nations, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, proposed at the....
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Shanghai Securities News have revealed that when record-high payments become due for China's real estate investment trusts (REITs)...
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A survey published by researchers at China’s Southwestern University of Finance and Economics found 49 million sold but vacant.....
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According to a report published by China’s largest real estate portal Juwai.com, 27% of London’s new homes...
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Global management consultancy Bain & Company recently published a startling report indicating that the majority of China’s rising affluent classes are considering moving overseas....
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Singapore is set to see modest growth in 2014 as a tight labour market constrains some industries amidst improving global demand. Growth exceeded initial estimates last quarter with GDP increasing by 4.9% on the back of a surge in manufacturing output seen in March this year....
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The World Bank recently published a report that has sent a shockwave of speculation throughout the financial community.
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When the wealthiest industrialists and retailers start to sell off property at prices 30% less than those expected in 2013, you can be sure that there's trouble brewing in the real estate sector...
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The UK property market is the focus of considerable overseas investment, both residential and commercial. Indeed, it seems foreign buyers are shaping the future of Britain, especially in hubs like London...
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This is the fourth Housing Humbug report during my tenure as a writer for IPIN Global and looking the previous few years of predictions in preparation for this year's post I have noticed a few changes in the way the property market is viewed and reported as a whole...
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The future of London appears to lie in Singapore, if recent dealings in the investment sector are anything to go by. Indeed, it seems the UK's capital is a prime stomping ground for overseas buyers and Singapore is leading the pack both in the private and institutional sector...
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Europe is trailing behind other global commercial property investment markets, according to the latest Global Commercial Property Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It has emerged that Europe has seen falls in its commercial activity, whilst analysts have forecasted further declines in values and rents for the rest of the year.
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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...
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An unprecedented 32 million m² of shopping centre space is currently under construction across the world, representing a 15% increase year-on-year (28 million m² in 2012), according to the latest research from global property advisor CBRE...
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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...
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Like most forms of property investment in the current climate there are 2 schools of thought on which markets you should invest in. You have those who believe that the flight to primary cities not only can't be ignored but shouldn't be strayed from, and those who continue to believe in emerging market growth potential...
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Leading real estate firm Savills is tipping the US and UK to lead an international hotel investment surge in 2013. The firm predicts a significant increase in UK hotel investment on the £1.64 billion transacted last year...
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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...
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Demand for warehouse space in the US hit its second highest level since 1993 according to a report from commercial real estate company Cassidy Turner. According to the firm net demand for warehouse space was 40.8 million square feet in the last quarter of last year...
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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...
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The Dutch have long been the leading pioneers of land reclamation with great success – but what are the alternatives? Conventional property being what it is and price/space ratios continuing to rise, it begs the question "what and where can we build next?"...
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During the boom it didn't take much for a property market to be given the title of "hot emerging market". In fact for a time it looked like all it took was a few beach resorts with celebrity endorsed golf courses, although a Trump tower thrown in certainly helped...
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You should never put all of your eggs into one basket, or so the old saying goes. The Asian property market is no exception to this rule and while there is undoubtedly growth, several factors call for trepidation, if not outright concern...
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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...
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Global real estate investment volumes are back on the up, with preliminary data from Jones Lang La Salle suggesting total transaction volumes for 2012 somewhere in the region of $436 billion, up from $435 billion...
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The Eurozone. As predicted last year – it's still alive, it's still bogged down by indecision and the UK is still doing the hokey-cokey on the side-lines...
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Over recent years, the London property market has experienced increased activity from south-east Asia. Wealthy buyers are now seeking real estate investment opportunities in the UK capital...
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Manchester has been ranked as one of the world's top 20 real estate investment spots by Jones Lang LaSalle. The accolade was awarded based on the relative size of the city's economy...
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Student accommodation has now emerged as a mainstream global investment category, according to new research from Jones Lang LaSalle. The market now presents a significant investment opportunity for developers and private operators alike...
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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...
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There are many reasons why buying an investment property in the UK is appealing to investors from overseas, particularly those within the eurozone...
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German property sales and prices are soaring and again, as happens so often to outperforming markets in the post-crash era, some supposed experts are voicing their concerns that the German housing market may be bubbling in places...
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According to the latest data from Jones Lang La Salle, global investment volumes have remained robust despite registering a slight year over year decline in Q3 2012...
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Hotel investment is once again beginning to take centre stage in international real estate investment, as global tourism continues to recover well...
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As a further testament to the recovery in Dubai, we are seeing more and more big developments being launched in the emirates once again. Emaar Properties (DFM: EMAAR) has just announced plans for a five-star-rated project...
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The volume of capital ploughed into the world's retail markets is expected to reach between USD 160 and 180 billion (GBP 98.8 and 111.1 billion) by 2020. This will represent a 30 to 50 per cent increase over the figures recorded in 2011..
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China will not allow property price rises to continue in the second half of the year according to a senior government official...
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After several months of sporadic reports indicating that Chinese property prices may be going back up, and intense debate over how the government would react...
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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...
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Although a few countries - most notably Canada, Thailand and China - had a strong second quarter of the year, there was a general weakening in sentiment across the majority of the commercial real estate markets...
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The Chinese government will not be happy at the latest round of data to be released by the country's largest real estate website SouFun...
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The amount of money invested in real estate markets worldwide increased quarter-on-quarter during the three months from April to June...
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Emerging markets are witnessing unprecedented boom in shopping mall development as growing middle class populations' fuel major expansion in emerging market retail according to CBRE...
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In the reports that prices had risen in May, sources including Soufun the largest real estate website in China, and leading business paper the China Business Herald put the growth down to fine tuning of the property market restrictions at local authority level...
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Chinese house sales and prices rose sharply in May according to a whole host of reports. Any one of several reports will confirm the growth, but some reports differ on predictions for the future...
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The Euro was originally formed to make trading easier between several countries and unify day to day business. It has failed. How about something gets done to actually achieve that?
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According to a new report from China's largest real estate website Soufun Holdings Ltd, homes sales in the country turned positive again in May, with month on month growth recorded across the country...
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Prime global cities in the 'old world' have outperformed their 'new world' counterparts in the latest Savills World Cities Review. Looking back at the final six months of 2011, the firm revealed property prices in destinations it classes as old world - London, New York, Paris, Sydney and Tokyo...
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Chinese house prices have been falling for several months now and registered their first annual decline in April according to official data. But according to the latest data the commercial sector is rallying...
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Global funds have been quick to seize on the new increase in opportunities to invest in commercial property deals in China, as cash-strapped developers sell-off assets to survive the current slowdown...
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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...
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Last week 400 homeowners stormed the office of Baoyi Real Assets in Ningboo a town in the Zhenai district and smashed the place up. The protesters then went off to block the nearby expressway...
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Chinese buyers are flooding into the American property market as it continues to show signs that it has bottomed. According to the latest data Chinese nationals are now the second biggest foreign buyers in America after Canadians...
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When the US financial crisis started to show its true global teeth, all the talk of markets being immune to it quickly died...
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Proof that one of the top men in banking in the UK has no idea on how the housing market works. A man that is responsible for advising the government on mortgage lending policies and yet has repeatedly made outlandish statements to the press, the government, and is still employed at the Bank of England...
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Turkey suffered like practically everyone else as the international financial crisis first rolled in. In fact the Turkish economy contracted by almost 5% in 2009...
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The Chinese housing market and wider economy will descend into a soft landing according to a senior official with the International Monetary Fund with in-depth knowledge of the Chinese economy...
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As tensions rise between local Chinese authorities and central government over the property curbs, Premier Wen Jiabao has reiterated that China will continue with the curbs until housing is brought down to a reasonable price...
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China, China, China, oh crystal china ball please give us a sign; will the Chinese government's measures stifle foreign investment in Chinese real estate?
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According to a report on the Shanghai Statistics Bureau website, Shanghai property developers borrowed a total of 74.1 billion Yuan last year. This represents a fall of 9.6% compared to 2010, which conversely saw lending increase by 28.6% on 2009...
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Chinese property prices continue to fall, but the government remains stalwart in its determination to maintain the stranglehold it has on the once-runaway market...
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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...
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Over the course of 2011, prime office markets around the world put in a strong performance, recording six per cent rental growth in the final quarter of the year, compared to the same three-month period in 2010....
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The volume of investment flooding into London's residential new-build property market from overseas investors has far outpaced that from domestic buyers...
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Rental and capital value growth prospects for commercial real estate in Europe are lagging behind other world regions...
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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...
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An increasing number of overseas investors are entering the London property market, with Savills recently reporting that 55 per cent of all transactions for central London real estate in 2011 were concluded by international buyers....
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The latest troubles brewing on the horizon of international economic happiness is of course the continuing EU debt crisis, but this is quickly being overtaken by the situation in China...
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The latest Hotel Investment Outlook report from Jones Lang LaSalle has predicted that, despite the continued uncertainty in the global economy, investment volumes in hotels will "hold steady"...
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Reading the latest round of reports, predictions and surveys on property in China and Hong Kong does not leave one feeling very hopeful about investment prospects in what were, until recently top dogs of the Asian and global property world.
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House prices in China fell for the fourth month in a row in December 2011, new figures have revealed. Statistics compiled by China Real Estate Index System and SouFun Holdings show average values...
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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?
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Concerns surrounding a looming crisis in China's property sector and the subsequent negative impact this could have on the rest of the economy, has been the subject of conjecture in the International press for the past few months...
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There are signs that growth in the Chinese hotel market may be slowing down, largely as a result of reduced demand. Research published last month by STR Global showed that, during October, occupancy levels at Chinese establishments dropped by 2....
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Research released earlier this year highlighted the influx of international investment into London's financial district, indicating that more overseas investors are targeting this part of the capital's real estate industry...
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Earlier this year, Chinese firm HNA Group announced it will acquire a stake in the European hotel chain NH Hoteles, giving it access to the mid-range hotel market in the continent...
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Foreign buyers have become a dominant force in the London property market, pushing up demand and pushing up prices. Over the last 12 months Chinese buyers have become known...
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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...
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Right now, Chinese homeowners are protesting in Shanghai because of falling property prices, in a sign that the government's cooling measures are finally having the desired effect...
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There has been an influx in foreign investors trying to get into the London real estate market recently, according to one estate agency based in the capital...
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A new report released by Christies International Real Estate has revealed that London is among the top locations being targeted by wealthy buyers who are in the market for luxury properties...
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The global market for residential real estate has reached its weakest point since 2009, new research published by Knight Frank has revealed...
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Australia's economic fundamentals are strong enough to warrant a forecast of strong growth for the country's property market in the long-term...
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Demand for distressed property rose significantly around the world during the second quarter of the year, the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows...
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Investors are still being drawn into Asia-Pacific commercial property markets, with a new report showing that during the second quarter of the year...
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The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Commercial Property Survey has described the majority of markets around the world as "robust"...
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The value of homes in China's major cities edged up in June over May, Reuters reported. The news provider cited figures published by the Chinese Real Estate Index System (CREIS)...
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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...
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Economically prosperous areas of the UK have experienced significant house price rises over the past decade, new figures have shown, which could be good news for anyone with property investments in locations such as London, Liverpool, Belfast and Edinburgh....
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Investment returns for Asian commercial property were 6.4 per cent in 2010, new figures collated by IPD have revealed...
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According to official statistics, real estate investment growth in China sped up in the first five months of the year. Growth of 34.6 per cent was recorded, from a rise of 34.3 per cent in the first four months....
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As the London property market continues to comfortably outperform the rest of the UK, a growing number of wealthy overseas investors are purchasing real estate in the capital, the Evening Standard reports....
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The London property market will continue to attract overseas investors for the foreseeable future, it has been claimed....
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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...
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UK buyers are the target for the Malaysian My Second Home (MM2H) programme, it has been revealed. The Malaysian tourism minister, Dr Ng Yen Yen, has claimed that as globalisation makes the world more accessible, more Brits are expected to travel further to expand their property portfolios....
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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...
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The latest Global Commercial Property Survey by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (UK) is positive on the prospects for growth in many global markets...
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A new report has highlighted the popularity of the US as a property investment destination for foreign buyers. International purchases shot up USD 16 billion this year...
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Home sales transaction value among homes in China fell by 21 per cent over the course of April according to the latest statistics from the government, which suggested that the measures to tackle risks of asset bubbles have taken effect...
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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...
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While the traditionally strong property markets of Latin America and Asia are performing well, emerging markets are continuing to post further improvements....
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As the Chinese government introduces further measures designed to cool the country's buoyant residential market, a growing number of investors are looking at the opportunities available to them in the commercial sector....
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Globally, commercial markets are beginning to attract investment once again. Rics Global Commercial Property Survey for the first quarter has revealed that many investors appear increasingly bullish towards market prospects....
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Following a period of decline in the wake of the global financial crisis, Dubai is making a comeback as a real estate investment destination...
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Confidence in real estate both in the UK and abroad remains high, with 56 per cent of individuals questioned by the Worldwide Property Group believing that now is a good time to buy overseas...
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Residential property buyers from mainland China are helping to push real estate values in Singapore to new market highs, according to the latest figures...
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Real estate analysts have forecast that the Chinese government will introduce further measures to cool its property market. Property price growth in the country slowed in March, but values were still up from a year earlier...
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A tough operating environment for property developers as a result of new government legislation, rising interest rates, reduced bank lending and a growth in supply has led Moody's Investor Services to downgrade its outlook for the Chinese property sector....
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Interest from Indian investors in the Dubai property market is rising, with the opportunity to take advantage of heavily discounted prices. DAMAC Properties reported that real estate values in the emirate are up to 60 per cent cheaper than in Mumbai....
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Demand from overseas buyers is helping to drive the cost of private apartments in Singapore to record highs. The average value of a property now stands at USD 1,935 per square foot for prime areas....
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As the property market in China remains overheated, a growing number of native buyers are looking for opportunities that present themselves in Singapore, research from DTZ has suggested....
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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....
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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....
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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...
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Overseas investment in China climbed by 32.2 per cent in February compared to the same period a year previously, official data has shown. However, despite the year-on-year rise, it still remained below the level of activity recorded during January, the commerce ministry said....
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Investment in Chinese real estate climbed by 35.2 per cent in the first two months of 2011 compared to the same period a year ago, new figures have shown. This is despite a raft of new cooling measures being introduced by the government in late January which were designed to rein-in the red-hot market and ensure that housing inflation stayed in check....
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The Chinese government has no further plans to tighten the property calming measures that are currently in place, it has been claimed. However, it is believed that banks will be required to follow strict lending procedures when agreeing rates with potential homebuyers....
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UK residential property has soared in value by almost 200 per cent over the past decade, new research has indicated. The asset class has been the second best-performing over the past ten years, with an increase in value of 198 per cent, according to Lloyds TSB....
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Office property continues to make up the largest proportion of inter-regional investment around the world, with 58 per cent of all transactions for that asset class....
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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....
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Demand for gold in China has surged as investors turn to the precious metal amid rising concerns surrounding inflation in the country. Gold's bull market stumbled in January, with the price sliding more than seven per cent from its all-time high...
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New York, Kuala Lumpur and London are three destinations that real estate speculators are becoming increasingly confident about, international property investment firm IP Global has claimed....
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Globally, investor feeling towards commercial real estate purchases is picking up, with Latin American and Asian markets leading the way in terms of opportunities. ...
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Residential property prices in China climbed by 0.95 per cent in January compared to the previous month, according to private data provider China Real Estate Index System (CREIS). The price increase comes despite a rash of steps to contain property inflation since late 2009, including a trial of a long debated property tax in Shanghai and Chongqing....
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Global commercial real estate sales climbed by 43 per cent last year as a growing number of purchases of development sites buoyed the world's markets, the latest research from Real Capital Analytics (RCA) has shown....
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Globally investor confidence is swinging towards emerging markets, with many prospective buyers unsure about the future prospects of more developed nations. In Gallup International's Global Barometer of Hope and Despair, Brazil, China and India emerged as having the most upbeat populations....
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Quite why certain areas of the banking fraternity are hyping the concept that China will crash seems a little unclear, not just when you consider the facts of how the Chinese view investment, but also how large some of the caveats these so-called banking experts have added to their "investment ideas".
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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....
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Direct investment from foreign buyers in China soared to its highest level ever last year, new figures have officially revealed. The news highlights the growing confidence and sentiment held in the country's economy, despite the government implementing a number of cooling measures last year....
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The potential to gather substantial returns and a perception of lower risk abroad has led to an increasing amount of interest being shown in overseas property investment by Taiwanese buyers....
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Property consultant Colliers International has claimed that 2011 will be a good year to invest in real estate in Hong Kong. The company dismissed fears that a residential property bubble is forming in the city, stating that government cooling measures appear to be working....
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The Chinese government has announced that it is planning on introducing further legislation and regulatory measure to help cool the overheated real estate sector....
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Asian investors are increasingly looking to increase their exposure to the Australian real estate market, with many hoping to benefit from "untapped growth" in the country, Property Report has claimed....
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Foreign buyers and investment funds have begun to return to the Australian office market, with the sector contributing 25 per cent of the total transactions for the year....
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Australia, Singapore and China are leading the commercial property market in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of direct investment, new figures show. According to figures from Jones Lang LaSalle, there is likely to be a further increase of buyers to the end of the year....
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Global capital investment is rising rapidly as the economy recovers from the recession, with emerging markets focussing on real estate in particular....
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Property prices in urban areas in China have soared on the back of sustained investment from overseas, it has been claimed. The Institute of Finance and Trade Economics under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), constructed a property bubble index designed to measure market prices compared to the actual value of a property....
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The global real estate market recovery, which began in 2009, is beginning to run out of steam, it has been claimed. According to Liam Bailey, head of residential research at Knight Frank, there is a growing body of evidence highlighting the setback....
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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....
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An increasing number of real estate investors will be looking to take advantage of the distressed property market during the fourth quarter of this year as banks start to take a tougher line on failing loans....
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Restrictions imposed on property buyers in the booming Chinese market are forcing investors to look at opportunities present in Hong Kong. According to figures from the Centaline Property Agency, Chinese buyers accounted for a third of new luxury home purchases in Hong Kong in the first half of 2010....
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The Chinese government has announced that it is introducing new limits on the ability of foreigners to buy residential or commercial property in the country. The move is the latest effort to reduce to amount of speculative money entering into its economy....
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Emerging markets around the world are expected to benefit from an increase in international investment, it has been reported. National Real Estate Investor explains that large, rapidly developing countries such as Mexico, China and India are poised to exit the recession with a degree of economic confidence....
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Commercial real estate located in emerging countries has been found to be outperforming its more established counterparts. And, according to the latest global survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), this trend is likely to continue....
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Developing market across the globe are set to outperform their more established counterparts in terms of property investment in the coming months. Auction Alliance chief executive Rael Levitt has pointed to the health of many European markets, which he said were in "great distress"....
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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....
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Commercial real estate investment in the Asia Pacific region rose by eight per cent during the third quarter of this year, new research has shown. DTZ has reported that the total investment volume for the three month period hit USD 29....
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An ever-increasing number of Chinese property investors are looking to broaden their portfolios with property outside of their home country. The news comes as the Chinese government begins to implement yet more tightening measures on the sector, which are restricting domestic opportunities....
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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....
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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....
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Investor sentiment from buyers in the Middle East continues to favour the Asia Pacific, it has been found. Almost half of the individuals questioned in the Jones Lang LaSalle Investor Sentiment Survey believe that the region's real estate market will post the strongest performance in the coming months....
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Government cooling measures in China, designed to curtail the red hot real estate market in the country, could prompt investors to look elsewhere for buying opportunities....
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Over the past year, an increasing number of Asian property investors have been snapping up real estate in the burgeoning London market. Estate agent Knight Frank claims that in total buyers from Asia have poured GBP 761 million into the market, a figure which is up from the GBP 250 million invested in 2009....
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As we reported on June 3rd, Global Property Guide's most recent survey of international house values pointed to a recovery in the worldwide real estate market, with European countries performing well....
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With Forbes having released its Worlds Billionaires List, we thought we would take a peek and see who, if anyone, had made it into the top 50 using property investment as their main source of wealth, given the global downturn in the property markets.
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