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  • Data shows slowing M'sia property market

    [KUALA LUMPUR] The National Property Information Centre (Napic), in its first-quarter numbers for this year, has confirmed reports that the market is consolidating with transactions slowing down...

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  • China's Wanda to launch foray into Australia

    [CANBERRA] The company of China's real estate tycoon, Wang Jianlin, will launch into Australia's property development market, creating a billion-dollar local arm to invest in new projects, including...

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  • Overhaul ahead for Zell's Equity Commonwealth

    [CHICAGO] Since taking over Equity Commonwealth in an investor-led revolt almost three months ago, Sam Zell and his team have found buyers for more than US$200 million of properties, sold shares in...

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  • Dubai hotels sink to 18-year low - more than half empty

    [DUBAI] Dubai's hotels had the lowest occupancy in at least 18 years in July, standing more than half empty, as more rooms were created and demand declined, according to research firm STR Global...

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  • Some China developers likely to default

    [SHANGHAI] China's slumping property market is fuelling speculation the industry is set for a shakeout as small developers face difficulty raising funds to pay off debt.

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  • Rise in London home prices seen slowing to 3%

    [LONDON] London house-price growth will slow to about 3 per cent next year as the prospect of higher borrowing costs forces sellers to lower their expectations, Hamptons International said in a...

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  • Ukraine war takes heavy toll on its businesses

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  • Sunset Boulevard getting 21st century makeover

    [LOS ANGELES] It was rocked by the Doors in the 1960s, Van Halen in the '70s and Guns N' Roses in the '80s. Now California's Sunset Strip is getting a new sound: the booms of buildings being...

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  • An ambitious but subtle facelift for a French beauty

    [NEW YORK] The red awnings and scarlet geraniums have returned to the newly buffed art nouveau balconies of the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, whose facade on chic Avenue Montaigne in Paris had for months...

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  • Leng Beng's elder son buys Jervois Rd GCB for S$18.8m

    [SINGAPORE] Sherman Kwek, chief investment officer of City Developments, has picked up a Good Class Bungalow for S$18.8 million. This works out to about S$1,247 per square foot on freehold land area...

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  • Dhaka's fight for green spaces

    [DHAKA] When a private sports club in an upmarket Dhaka neighbourhood "grabbed" a children's park for development this year, it sparked a wave of enraged protests rarely seen in impoverished...

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  • Pritzker plans US$104m hotel project in Seattle

    [SEATTLE] Seattle's rapidly growing downtown is luring billionaire John Pritzker's Commune Hotels & Resorts for a US$104 million lodging and residential project, adding to a surge in development as...

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  • Packer makes another try in Las Vegas

    [SYDNEY] Crown Resorts Ltd, the gambling company controlled by billionaire James Packer, plans to open a casino on the Las Vegas Strip after paying US$280 million for a site formerly occupied by the...

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  • Skill and luck playing out in ARA's private funds

    [SINGAPORE] The interplay of skill and luck often plays out in private equity investing - and this could well be seen in some of the most notable investments by ARA Private Funds.

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  • Frasers Centrepoint unveils huge, new mall

    AS early as September last year when Frasers Centrepoint made a stunning S$1.4 billion bid for a prime Yishun plot - and won by a 47 per cent margin - market watchers had speculated that the...

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  • Londoners cashing out, selling houses in city

    [LONDON] For equity-derivatives broker Andrew Adamson, it was a trade too good to pass up.

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  • Mayoral mansion dresses down for new occupant

    [NEW YORK] Mayor Bill de Blasio never looked comfortable amid the formal interiors and ornate staterooms of Gracie Mansion, the museum-like residence where he and his family moved this week...

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  • Chinese investors on global real estate buying spree

    [HONG KONG] China's institutional investment in property overseas rose 17 per cent in the first six months of this year, with residential investment surging 84 per cent, real estate services firm...

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  • Foreign buyers fuel concern in Miami luxury condo boom

    [MIAMI] As construction cranes crowd the coastline and developers strive to lure wealthy international buyers with brand-name towers and lavish amenities, there are signs that Miami's latest condo...

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  • Not easy to follow HK, S'pore property moves

    [HONG KONG] Take a look at the world's dizzying surges in the price of housing for 12 months at the end of June: London, up 20 per cent. Manhattan, 18 per cent. Sydney, 15.4 per cent.

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