December 2014 | Asia Property

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Rong Ren arrested as China Resources graft probe deepens

Former head of state company’s property investment manager joins list of business figures being questioned Chinese real estate player Rong Ren has been arrested as part of the investigation...

Comment

Winner is not so clear in Sino-Japanese contest

Which of the two following markets would you rather invest in? The first has terrible demographics, its people are getting older and fewer, and GDP growth is minimal. The second...

Company Profiles

IREIT GLOBAL

Floated this summer, the first S-reit to target european property has focused on the german office sector initially, but aims to expand into austria, Holland, Switzerland and eventually the UK...

News

CapitaLand plans wave of China projects

Half of Singaporean company’s dozen-strong programme of mixed-use developments will be built in China CapitaLand is to launch a dozen large, mixed-use developments, half of them in China, over the...

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INDIA

Fast economic growth and a new business-friendly government are reviving foreign investors’ interest in Indian property, but they still have to contend with lack of transparency and poor infrastructure A...

Research

Key data: Listed sector

• The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index fell 1.6% during November, while listed real estate markets rose 3.7% in Europe and 2.3% in North America. • Singapore was Asia’s best-...

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Australia urged to enforce curbs on overseas residential buyers

Australia must properly apply restrictions on foreign investment in housing, a parliamentary committee has said. Liberal Party politician Kelly O’Dwyer said: “The framework strikes the right balance in terms of...

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Key Data: Non-listed sector

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LUXURY RETAIL

While China is the biggest luxury retail market not just in Asia but globally, an economic slowdown and changing consumer tastes mean not all Chinese developments in the sector will...

Analysis

Foreign capital keeps stoking heated Japanese investment market despite Abenomics losing steam

Economic growth may have faltered following a rise in consumption tax, but international players remain bullish about Japanese property markets, especially Tokyo offices, due to sound fundamentals Foreign investors’ enthusiasm...

World News

Blackstone offloads US industrial specialist IndCor to GIC

Blackstone has confirmed that it will sell US industrial real estate company IndCor Properties to GIC Real Estate for $8.1bn. Chicago-based IndCor owns about 10.9m m2 of warehouses in 29...

News

More cuts to come as China boosts property market with surprise interest rates reduction

China’s surprise cut in interest rates will be positive for the property market, analysts say, and more cuts are likely to follow next year. The People’s Bank of China unexpectedly...

Analysis

Big overseas property claims will see Taiwan’s insurers break with institutional traditions

London deals for Cathay Life and Fubon Life signal a new wave of overseas ideals by Taiwan’s insurers, but the way they are run and regulated means they will not...