The Business Times
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  • Why billionaire is building own house in Tokyo

    [TOKYO] Billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani, Japan's fourth- richest man, is building a house in central Tokyo that is estimated to cost at least 2.3 billion yen (S$26.8 million), underscoring a shortage...

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  • Vivian: Innovation offers strategic opportunities for property sector

    HOW a slump in property prices coincided with changes in Japan's demographics offers sobering lessons for countries such as Singapore. But at the same time, mega-trends such as urbanisation and...

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  • Guthrie sells half of the 100 units released at Havelock II

    [SINGAPORE] Some 70 per cent of the 50 units at Havelock II that Guthrie GTS has sold since the project was soft launched in mid-July were picked up by buyers for their own use.

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  • RB Capital appoints InterContinental for its revamped hotel

    [SINGAPORE] The Gallery Hotel in Robertson Quay will make way for a luxury property under the InterContinental brand. RB Capital, which owns the Gallery Hotel, has appointed InterContinental Hotels...

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  • Waterfront@Faber to be relaunched

    [SINGAPORE] With sales at Waterfront@Faber tapering off since its launch in May, the developer World Class Land is drumming up interest again through a relaunch to mark its release of prime-facing...

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  • Brits get Disney fix as US banks lend to foreigners

    [WASHINGTON] Adele and Mark Lee, who live in England with their three children, said they got approved for a US mortgage without setting foot on American soil. The vacation home they're buying near...

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  • Downpayment for new flats halved for some rightsizers

    THE Housing & Development Board (HDB) on Wednesday launched 4,630 new build-to-order (BTO) flats in September's exercise.

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  • Grade A office rents 'to hit six-year high'

    [SINGAPORE] Singapore Grade A office rents are expected to rise to their highest levels since 2008 by year's end, commercial real-estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield predicted on Wednesday.

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  • Investment sales of property up in Q3

    [SINGAPORE] Investment sales of property - big-ticket transactions of at least S$10 million - have risen this quarter, on the back of a more than tripling in the value of hospitality assets sold...

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  • Retail malls in Singapore may evolve to be primarily occupied by stronger, larger brands

    According to international property consultant, Colliers International’s latest report, rents of prime retail space in Singapore were kept in check in Q3 2014, despite healthy leasing activities...

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  • London pips HK as priciest city to rent homes, offices

    [SINGAPORE] London has become the world's most expensive city for companies to locate employees, overtaking Hong Kong, which had previously topped the list for an unbroken five-year period...

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  • London apartments reach £5,000 psf

    [LONDON] British Land Co sold an undisclosed number of luxury apartments in London's Mayfair for more than £5,000 (S$10,355) per square foot (psf), the most paid for a new home in the district.

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  • Nakheel may follow Emaar unit's IPO lead

    [DUBAI] The chief executive of Dubai's palm island developer Nakheel said the success of a share sale by the malls unit of rival Emaar Properties could encourage it to list its own shares on the...

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  • Five new ECs break 9-month dry spell


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  • HK builders slash debt, raise cash to buy more land

    [HONG KONG] Billionaires including Li Ka-shing and Robert Ng have cut debt at their Hong Kong developers to near-record lows in preparation to buy land as prices fall, a signal the city's real...

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  • Independence may hurt Scottish housing market

    [LONDON] A vote in favour of Scottish independence on Friday threatens to weigh down a booming housing market should thousands of homeowners become debtors of foreign lenders.

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  • Troubled California hotel in US$185m luxury makeover

    [LOS ANGELES] Rick Caruso, a Los Angeles shopping-mall developer, plans to spend about US$185 million to rebuild a Southern California seaside hotel with a troubled past into a luxury getaway.

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  • Big Hotel back on market - now with leaseback deal

    [SINGAPORE] Big Hotel along Middle Road is back on the market - this time on a sale-and-leaseback arrangement.

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  • Property boost likely in London if Scots quit UK

    [LONDON] London's property market could benefit if Scotland votes for independence and some financial institutions decide to relocate to the UK, according to Rightmove Plc.

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  • Tech turns Chicago skid row into top office hub

    [CHICAGO] Chicago's River North, a district once notorious for its prostitutes and dilapidated warehouses, has become one of the hottest office markets in the United States.

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