July 2015 | Asia Property

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Stock market chaos scuppers IPOs as property shares fall

Chinese market plunge causes 28 planned IPOs to be suspended, as Manulife pulls Singapore REIT flotation Stock market turmoil has hit the real estate market, hurting share prices and...

Company Profiles

CAMICISSIMA

The Italian fashion brand has been growing rapidly in china since signing an agreement with a local partner last year and also has a small but growing presence in other...

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COMPANIES & PEOPLE

CBRE’s Smith takes the helm at Colliers in Hong Kong Colliers international has appointed Nigel Smith as managing director of the company’s hong kong business. he joins from CBRE, where his predecessor in...

Company Profiles

CARREFOUR

In common with other Western retailers, french hypermarket operator carrefour suffered a recent fall in sales in both asia and china, and is diversifying into other retail formats to continue...

Company Profiles

GUCCI

The luxury retailer’s sales fell 8% and it has cut its prices – and the pace of store openings – in china. But new product lines and a strong online...

Comment

Property still a safe haven in uncertain times

The weight of capital allocated to real estate continues to grow, with a record $429bn targeting the sector globally, says DTZ. Such is the weight of capital in a sector...

Company Profiles

MANGO

Unlike other western rivals, the Spanish fast-fashion retailer has used the franchise model to build a presence in china, where it is now opening bigger stores, in line with its...

Research

Asia retail rents lag behind steady sales

Shoppers in Asia Pacific remain the world’s most positive, but rental growth in Q1 2015 was muted in several markets, according to CBRE’s latest Global Retail Market View. The report...

News

CLSA’s Fudo III nets $1bn on final closing

Manager exceeds equity raised for previous vehicles in series, topping $850m target for third fund by $150m CLSA Capital Partners’ Fudo Capital III fund has raised $1bn in equity at...

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Warburg Pincus consortium ups Vincom Retail stake in giant Vietnam deal

A consortium led by Warburg Pincus has raised its investment in Vietnamese developer Vincom Retail by $100m. The consortium has now invested $300m in the retail subsidiary of Vietnam’s largest...

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Singapore’s Monetary Authority floats raft of measures to strengthen S-REITs’ governance

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has made a range of changes to the real estate investment trust code in a move to strengthen corporate governance. The measures give REIT unit holders...

Research

AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

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Singapore’s Suntec sells mall and buys into redevelopment

Suntec REIT has sold one of its older shopping centres for S$412m ($304.2m) and teamed up with the buyer to redevelop the asset. The Singapore REIT sold Park Mall to a...

Survey

Supply threat may make tower sale not such a big deal

Tower 1 of Blackrock’s Asia Square could soon fetch up to S$4bn, but with oversupply looming, the Singapore office market may be muted in coming years, in common with retail...

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IREIT Global scores f irst post-IPO buy in Berlin

Singapore REIT IREIT Global, which invests in German offices, has made its first acquisition since floating last year. It bought a Berlin office building for €144.2m ($159.6m), boosting its total...

Survey

Weak euro is a strong Continental plus for Asian capital

While the UK still attracts more than two-thirds of Asian investment into Europe, a weak euro is making Continental assets far cheaper than a year ago, and investors are turning...

World News

Indian investor backs London scheme by China’s ABP

Chinese developer ABP has secured an investment of “tens of millions of pounds” from Strawberry Star Group, a UK- based company backed by Indian capital, for its £1.7bn ($2.6bn) business...