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

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...

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...

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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...

Companies & People

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...

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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...

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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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Property private equity funds raise $254bn warchest

Real estate private equity funds have a record $254bn of dry powder, following a strong past 18 months of capital raising, according to Preqin research. Research from ANREV shows $26.5bn...

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Ivanhoé Cambridge and APG buy into Shanghai developer

Dutch pensions group and Canadian property firm take big stake in Chongbang Ivanhoé Cambridge and APG Asset Management have invested a total of $920m in Shanghai developer Chongbang Group. The...

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China’s Dalian Wanda to pour $10bn into Indian projects

Dalian Wanda plans to invest $10bn in India over the next decade. Chairman Wang Jianlin met Indian prime minister Narenda Modi last month and said the firm would like to...

World News

Fosun gains European strength via fund manager Resolution

Chinese investor buys major stake in fund manager and will invest in new vehicles Fosun has bought a majority stake in fund manager Resolution Property, giving the Chinese conglomerate a...

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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...

Gaw and Logos pick partners for China logistics campaigns

Gaw fund joins with Vailog, while Logos forms CBRE GI and Ivanhoé Cambridge JV The China logistics real estate sector continues to boom, with a number of major new ventures...

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...

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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...

World News

Minsheng and Savills seal global investment tie-up

Savills Investment Management (SIM) has formed a global joint venture with China Minsheng Investment Capital. The partners will develop and promote investment funds around the world, starting with an investment...

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China Vanke plans ‘first China REIT’

China Vanke and Penghua Fund Management will float what they claim is China’s first real estate investment trust later this month. They will raise RMB3bn ($483.2m) for a listed vehicle...