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Market roundup: APAC retail market grows amid competition

Market roundup: APAC retail market grows amid competition

According to CBRE’s ‘The New Age of the Asia Pacific Retail Market’ report, strong economic growth and increasing purchasing power of the middle class have fuelled the retail real estate sector in the region.

The price of fame

The price of fame

Global celebrities are lending their star power to luxury residences around the world.

Mass media giant News Corp expands into India’s online realty sector

Mass media giant News Corp expands into India’s online realty sector

News Corp recently announced that it had acquired a 25 percent stake in India’s PropTiger.com, one of the country’s top real estate marketing portals, for USD30 million.

Market roundup: Outbound investments stimulate regional markets

Market roundup: Outbound investments stimulate regional markets

More and more international investors from Asia are targeting regional markets.

Prince of the Palm

Prince of the Palm

Complete with its own private beach and sweeping vistas of the Gulf, this flamboyantly renovated villa in one of Dubai’s most exclusive enclaves is home to a fashion industry powerhouse.

UK luxury property market continues to attract global interest

UK luxury property market continues to attract global interest

Overseas investors and property buyers are still being lured by the luxury properties in the United Kingdom, which is closely approaching the May 2015 election period.

Market roundup: Luxury property price growth slows down in Q3

Market roundup: Luxury property price growth slows down in Q3

Prices in the luxury segment in key 33 cities around the world only increased by 0.2 percent in the last quarter, which is traditionally considered a slow sales period, according to Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index report.

Easing of India’s property foreign investment rules applauded

Easing of India’s property foreign investment rules applauded

The Indian government last week relaxed the rules on foreign investment in construction, which will likely aid in the revival of the country’s property sector.

Higher property prices swell ranks of Asia Pacific HNWIs

Higher property prices swell ranks of Asia Pacific HNWIs

Asia Pacific will soon have more high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) than North America with their investment in real estate being a key factor increasing their wealth, according to data expert Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management.

Thai and Indian urban designers meet to ensure greener life

Thai and Indian urban designers meet to ensure greener life

It was a meeting of minds when Thai and Indian landscape architects held a panel discussion in Bangkok last Friday with all agreeing that enforcement of current and future regulations would ensure greener environment in both countries.

Hong Kong voted as the ‘toughest’ city for Millennials

Hong Kong voted as the ‘toughest’ city for Millennials

Young adults residing in key Asia Pacific cities are struggling to stay afloat as they move up to assume key positions across the world and eventually drive the global economic engine, according to analysts.

Modi magic and festival of lights spur Mumbai market

Modi magic and festival of lights spur Mumbai market

Mumbai’s real estate market is likely to shake off the blues over the next few weeks helped by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sharp moves to repeat his economic success in his home state Gujarat across the nation, and an upcoming festival.

Tokyo named Asia’s largest commercial property investment market

Tokyo named Asia’s largest commercial property investment market

With a reported 30.4 percent increase in real estate investments last year, the Japanese city was recently named the biggest commercial property market in Asia.

Trump Tower Mumbai developer unveils London plan

Trump Tower Mumbai developer unveils London plan

One of India’s largest developers, Lodha Group, recently announced that it would be investing an estimated GBP3 billion (USD4.86 billion) to cement its presence in prime central London.

Billionaires spend USD94 million each on real estate, says census

Billionaires spend USD94 million each on real estate, says census

A typical billionaire spends an average of USD94 million, or 3 percent of their total net worth, on real estate, according to the latest Billionaire Census from Wealth-X.

Asian investors splash out on international property acquisitions

Asian investors splash out on international property acquisitions

As some Asian markets experience temporary slump in their domestic property sectors, several offshore investors from the region continue to splurge on real estate purchases around the globe.

Indian companies team up with Southeast Asian firms for new projects

Indian companies team up with Southeast Asian firms for new projects

Two India-based companies recently announced their partnership with Southeast Asian firms to collaborate on real estate and infrastructure projects around the region.

Lifestyle developer unveils next phase of The Peak in Iskandar Malaysia

Lifestyle developer unveils next phase of The Peak in Iskandar Malaysia

Malaysian niche developer Gabungan AQRS Bhd has announced the second phase of its The Peak luxury condominium development after receiving approval from Iskandar’s local council.

APAC luxury markets witnessed somber activity in Q2 2014

APAC luxury markets witnessed somber activity in Q2 2014

Several luxury residential markets in the Asia-Pacific region experienced a sales slump in the second quarter, causing price growth to stall in certain cities, according to property consultancy firm JLL.

Foreign investors set sights on India’s property market

Foreign investors set sights on India’s property market

International property investors are capitalising on India’s new regime’s policies to pursue various real estate ventures in the country.