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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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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.......
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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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Property speculators from Singapore have poured money into overseas real estate markets this year, amidst a cooling domestic market.....
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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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The serviced apartment sector, although present throughout the global accommodation markets, has very different degrees of expansion and development...
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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...
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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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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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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?
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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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...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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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....
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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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Global real estate investors are targeting London over any other European city, new research from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed...
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DTZ has revised its estimations on the amount of capital that will be available to invest in global real estate markets in 2012...
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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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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...
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Investment activity in the retail property sector in Europe has been concentrated on Germany, Poland, Russia and countries in the Nordic region...
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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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Sales volumes of Manhattan apartments rose in the second quarter of the year compared to the first three months of 2011, new figures show...
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The office market in Hong Kong recovered more quickly from the economic downturn than its counterparts in New York and London...
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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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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....
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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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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..
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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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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....
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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...
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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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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...
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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....
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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...
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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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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...
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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....
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A number of property investors with cash to spend are looking to increase their wealth by purchasing real estate in the Asian property markets....
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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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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.
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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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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.....
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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...
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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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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....
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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....
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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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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. ...
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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....
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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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Worldwide investors continue to look to Asia and emerging markets for the best returns, a new survey has found....
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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....
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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....
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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.....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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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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?"...
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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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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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