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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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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...

Comment

A collapse or two is no cause for concern

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Companies & People

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Research

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News

...as Chinese government adopts ‘equitable’ housing policy

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World News

Asian consortium pays £528,000 per room to check into London hotel

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World News

Samsung Life picks LIM to run €200m French assets spree

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Analysis

Sydney surfs a wave of interest from Asian investors, even as tide goes out for office leasing market

The heat is on in big Australian cities, with keen pricing on office sales driven by high-net-worth individuals and sovereign wealth funds looking for security. Tenants, meanwhile, are only lukewarm ...

World News

UK and US still top choices for Asians targeting foreign property

The UK and US remain the prime focus for Asian investors, speakers at recent Colliers International conferences in Hong Kong and Singapore heard. At the two investor conferences, panels of...

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