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April 2014 News In Brief

Published on April 12th, 2014

Galaxy plans to make Hengqin resort a star Chinese attraction Casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group plans to invest RMB10bn ($1.61bn) in a luxury resort project in Hengqin, an island in…

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Market Talk

APRIL 2014 MARKET TALK

“We are approaching a period of rental growth all over the regIon” Jeremy Sheldon, JLL’s head of Asia pacific markets, gets excited about the region’s occupier market at a hong...

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

Verwer fills top spot at APREA Peter Verwer has been appointed chief executive of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) and will take up the post at the start...

Comment

A collapse or two is no cause for concern

You don’t get to be China’s largest listed residential developer by being stupid, so it is worth paying attention to recent pronouncements by the leadership of China Vanke. The received...

Analysis

Mega funds make giant steps into Asia as capital for property reaches highest level since 2008

China is the favourite destination for the $10.4bn of capital raised for investment in Asia last year, with a few large funds, such as Blackstone’s latest, $4bn vehicle, dominating the...

News

Maeda quits PREI in Japan for role with Deutsche

Koichiro Maeda has left Prudential Real Estate Investors and is understood to be joining Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. Maeda was managing director and portfolio manager for PREI (Japan), based...

Diary

APRIL 2014 DIARY

APREA’s new head Peter is likely to be a forceful property apostle The incumbent and incoming chief executives of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association are both Australian and both...

Survey

Cheap money but conservative terms for Asian property

While low-cost debt is widely available for real estate across the region, banks’ preference for relatively low loan-to-value levels and safe assets has left a gap for non-bank lenders to...

News

Hong Kong’s Franshion to list hotels spin-off

Hong Kong-listed China developer Franshion Properties plans to raise new equity via a separate listing of its hotels arm. The hotels business generates RMB2.1bn ($338.8m), around 10% of the group’s...

News

Barclays tips revival for China developers

Analysts predict sales revival for China developers, as fall in share discounts to net asset value triggers buying Barclays is predicting a rally in China developer stocks after a slump...

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