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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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Big Apple’s brokers may be on course to crack Chinese market How important are Chinese buyers? In New York, they are so important that the New York University School of Continuing...

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

Shares in Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust soared in early trading after its initial public offering was 30 times oversubscribed. The Singapore REIT, which owns Festival Walk shopping centre in...

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Taiwanese insurers adopt new foreign investment policy following ban on buying assets at home

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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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Chinese land sales took lion’s share as Asian deals accounted for half of 2012 transactions

Asia accounted for half of the world’s commercial real estate deals last year, according to Real Capital Analytics, but Chinese land deals skewed the region’s figures. For all of 2012,...

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Manila tie-up builds Savills’ Asian arm Savills has expanded its presence in South East Asia by forming a new association in the Philippines with KMC MAG Group. Based in Manila,...

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GSL raises fund for Chinese senior living

New venture seeks up to $100m for fund to develop high-end properties in China’s growing senior living sector  A new business has been launched to develop high-end senior care facilities...

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