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Published on January 6th, 2014

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…

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Reforms intended to kick-start investment

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

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NPS seeks new investment head

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Hong Kong’s luxury sector has lost its shine and rents have peaked. Reasonably priced malls, not eye- wateringly expensive street-level shops, are now the place to be for retailers and...

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