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Asia’s real estate investment market activity rose 53% in Q3

Ksenia Gulyakina Property Report 11.11.2010
Economist Stiglitz says U.S. stimulus could fuel Asian bubbles

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s plan to expand stimulus by buying an additional US$600 billion of Treasuries will fuel potential asset bubbles in emerging countries with strong growth that don’t have capital control measures, Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz said recently at the MIPIM Asia Conference in Hong Kong.

Asia’s real estate investment market activity rose 53% in Q3

Activity in Asia’s real estate investment markets rose significantly in the third quarter of 2010 amid noticeable improvement in investor sentiment. In the quarter, most of the region’s major real estate markets regained momentum after the brief period of uncertainty following the onset of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis. Direct real estate investment in the region, excluding land transactions, grew by 53 per cent quarter-on-quarter to an estimated US$18 billion, according to CB Richard Ellis’ Asia Investment MarketView report for the third quarter of 2010. Overall transaction volume in the first nine months of 2010 reached US$46 billion, a 102 per cent surge compared with the same period of 2009.

Luxury expert: Asia’s unstoppable real estate

PRSEA Property Report 22.10.2010
Luxury expert: Asia’s unstoppable real estate

So, what has changed since the Singapore government slapped the market with new cooling measures? In general, not much when it comes to the high end and luxury real estate sectors.

Beware of Property Bubbles Brewing Across Asia: Expert

Expect property bubbles of an "unprecedented magnitude" across Asia in 2011, if the region's central banks don't move to tighten monetary policy at an appropriate speed, warned Dominique Dwor-Frecaut, macro strategist at Royal Bank of Scotland.

Property cooling shows up in one hot number

Kalpana Pashiwala The Business Times 05.10.2010
Property cooling shows up in one hot number

IT wasn't easy to pin-point the effect of the property cooling measures in the government flash estimates released yesterday. But one early tell-tale sign stood out. The Housing & Development Board yesterday mentioned a big drop in resale deals in September. This follows the cooling measures announced on Aug 30. 'It is estimated that the monthly resale transaction volume in September declined by 25 per cent compared to August 2010,' said HDB.

House prices decline in Thailand, Singapore records quarterly growth

House prices in Thailand have shown an 18.4 per cent contraction in the first nine months of 2009, according to a report published today.

CapitaLand plans listing 'CapitaMalls Asia'

CapitaLand Limited announced that CapitaLand Retail Limited, its wholly-owned subsidiary, has obtained a letter of eligibility-to-list to list its shares on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST). CapitaLand Retail Limited will be renamed CapitaMalls Asia Limited (CapitaMalls Asia).

Asian property investment market regains momentum in Q2

SINGAPORE : The property investment market in Asia enjoyed a stronger second quarter following a subdued start to the year, with direct real estate investment volume rising 41 per cent from the first quarter.

The Next Bubble: Asia Real Estate?

Matt Phillips Bloomberg News 02.07.2009
The Next Bubble: Asia Real Estate?

Looking for fresh fodder to fuel the Great Inflation debate? Look no further this interesting note on the effects of stimulus policies in Asia. Morgan Stanley economist Chetan Ahya writes:

Savills eyes Asia property debt advisory business

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Savills Japan said on Wednesday it plans to broaden its business from real estate management and consulting to helping clients restructure their debt as part of a global push into providing financial advisory.


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