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Quick, buy something!

Property Report 30.10.2012
Quick, buy something!

It was just a matter of time; Singapore introduced the latest round of cooling measures in the beginning of October and last Friday Hong Kong then followed suit, imposing a 15 percent tax on foreign buyers. In both instances, the measures are intended to curb the rise in property prices, which have continued to rise despite several rounds of government interventions over the past couple of years.

Value of prime property in world’s key cities depreciating

The Knight Frank Cities Index recorded its first quarterly fall since 2009, with the average value of prime property in the world’s key cities depreciating by 0.4 per cent in Q1 2012. This is the property index’s first quarterly fall since the depths of the global recession.

Green office building boom in Asia?

Property Report 25.03.2011
Asian luxury property prices rise slowly in first quarter

Values of luxury residential properties across Asia continued to slowly rise in the first quarter of 2011. As with the last quarter of 2010, values rose 1.8 per cent, according to Residential Index data from Jones Lang LaSalle.

Green office building boom in Asia?

Asia may go through a boom in construction of green commercial buildings as demand for ecologically friendly office space grows, a global commercial real estate association has predicted.

Luxury expert: Beyond speculation in luxury real estate

It is quite common, particularly in the domestic media, for property investors to be labelled as “speculators”. This makes me every uncomfortable, as in essence, anyone who puts money into something is, of course, looking to make a profit.

Luxury residential property prices in Asia continue to rise

Prices of luxury residential real estate across Asia rose an average of 1.8 per cent during the fourth quarter.

Asia to lead global office development in 2011

Kanchana Paha Property Report 11.01.2011

Asia to lead the world in office construction

Byron Perry Property Report 17.12.2010
Asia to lead global office development in 2011

The focus of global office development activity has shifted to Asia as the world economy emerges from the severe financial downturn, according to the latest research from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) Global Research and Consulting.

Asia to lead the world in office construction

Asia will lead the world in constructing new office space, according to a recently released report by CB Richard Ellis. As firms shift away from Europe and North America, Asia will be the only region in the world to develop “significant” new office space in 2010 and 2011 before slowing in 2012.

Domestic bliss

PRSEA Property Report 26.11.2010
Asia set for drip-feed of property regulation

Asia's property markets are set for a continuous drip feed of tighter regulations in coming months as authorities try to take the froth out of surging home prices without triggering a crash.

Domestic bliss

After contracting nearly five per cent in 2009, foreign arrivals around the world are rebounding. According to a recent report released by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), International arrivals are estimated to have grown by seven per cent globally through the first six months of 2010. The Asia Pacific region in particular is leading the recovery, with international arrivals increasing 14 per cent year-over-year through June. Only the Middle East outperformed the Asia Pacific region, recording a 20 per cent increase in foreign arrivals.

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