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Published on March 1st, 2013

MGPA fund swoops for new j-Tower Shanghai office block MGPA has bought j-Tower, a recently completed grade A office building in the Jiading district of Shanghai, for RMB263.5m ($42.3m). The…

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Mapletree rakes in $1.3bn from oversubscribed China Commercial Trust flotation in Singapore

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Rating agencies back China Vanke’s $800m bond issue

China Vanke has raised $800m from a US dollar bond issue. China’s biggest residential property developer sold a five- year bond with a coupon of 2.625%. The company is rated BBB+...

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