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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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PGI to buy property firms in Europe and Asia

Principal Global Investors (PGI), the asset management arm of US-based Principal Financial Group, plans to expand its portfolio by buying companies focusing on Asian and European real estate. CEO Jim...

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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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Gurgaon deal sees Blackstone poised to invest $800m in India

US private equity giant targets developments near New Delhi and in Bangalore Blackstone Group continues to be the most active foreign investor in India, where it is close to signing...

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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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