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Published on January 6th, 2014

Knight Frank records first dip in three years for Asian office rents Knight Frank’s Asia Pacific Prime Office Index fell 0.1% over Q2 2013, its first drop in 14 quarters….

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Sliding Rupee turns Farallon’s deals into a load of Indiabulls

Farallon Capital invested INR8.47bn ($127.8m) in seven Indiabulls ventures between 2006 and 2008 and the US investment manager recently sold the stakes to Indiabulls for INR11.72bn – making a profit of...

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Colliers’ gain may be no loss for C&W after team switches sides

Last month, Colliers International announced with a great fanfare that it had recruited a 14-strong team from Cushman & Wakefield. Surely C&W would be gutted by this? It appears not....

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Reforms intended to kick-start investment

“It is a year since  announced reforms intended to kick-start investment, including the lIberalisation of foreign investment in a range of sectors. We warned that the changes would be slow...

Research

Top and Bottom Five Asian Stocks, August 2013

Singapore stocks filled the bottom five as the city state’s listed property index fell 5.8% 

News

CPPIB strikes f irst Korean deal

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has acquired a 50% interest in an office tower in Gangnam, Seoul for KRW126bn ($115.2m), in its first deal in Korea. The fund invested via Samsung...

World News

Chinese insurers amass $14bn war chest for foreign property buys

Chinese insurance funds have more than $14bn available for overseas real estate investment, CBRE claims. Highly transparent markets, including the UK, US, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia, are expected...

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Tesco needs Resources to bid for HK retailer

Tesco could join China Resources Enterprises in a bid for Hong Kong supermarket chain Park’n’Shop. The move follows the UK supermarket operator’s decision to move its mainland Chinese business, with...

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Asia set to benefit as Florida fund plans $200m push into property The Florida state retirement system is considering investing in foreign property funds and is expected to target Asia in...

Research

Asia Property Performance v Equities and Bonds

EPRA Asia’s slight recovery last month contrasted with a fall for FTSE Asia 

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