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April News In Brief

Published on April 12th, 2014

Blackrock set to offload Kuala Lumpur towers development Blackrock is selling Kuala Lumpur’s twin office tower Intermark development for around MYR2.2bn ($800m). The scheme, developed by MGPA Asia Fund II,…

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