Real News‎ > ‎2014‎ > ‎

November 2014



















































 Singapore Real Estate

                ·         Rents set to fall with flood of new condos

                ·         No stress in DBS' S'pore home loans: CEO

                ·         Bank loans down by $100m in Sept

              ·         Construction firms 'already upgrading workers'

                ·         Sleepy Seletar to get a boost from new mall

            ·         More flats for parenthood as couples await housing

                ·         Farmers in limbo as land leases run out

Companies' Brief

                ·         Yoma Strategic Holdings

Views, Reviews & Forum

                ·         URA chief planner cycles for work and fun

                ·         Omega Healthcare to Buy Aviv REIT in $1.65 Billion Deal

               ·         Hilton Looks at Luxury Deals Following $1.95 Billion Sale

Additional Articles Of Interests - Local & Overseas Real Estate

                ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article


Top Stories

               ·         Recycling, energy-saving to figure in green plan

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

             ·         Rail land dispute: Singapore accepts decision, says Shanmugam

          ·         London projects lure local investors 


Top Stories

            ·         MOM hiring external PR experts to convey policies

Singapore Real Estate

            ·         Aspial unit sells 69% of Australia 108 units launched

                ·         Two new blocks for the whiz kids

Companies' Brief

           ·         Keppel T&T banking on growth from data centres

Views, Reviews & Forum

           ·         Green architecture is good but silver architecture also needed

            ·         One World Trade Center's opening caps Lower Manhattan's revival

                ·         Bangkok's Super Tower to dwarf all others in S-E Asia

        ·         China's housing heads down 


 Top Stories

·         HDB resale flats a third more expensive than new BTO flats in suburbs: Khaw

·         No shorter leases for first-time flat buyers

Singapore Economy

·         Restructuring not just about productivity: MAS

·         More tools to measure productivity growth soon

·         Changes in senior civil service roles

Singapore Real Estate

·         GIC makes first real estate move into NZ

·         Blackstone said to be in due diligence for bulk residential purchases

·         Nov 28 opening for The Seletar Mall

Companies' Brief

·         OUE H-Trust's Q3 DPS higher than forecast

·         Chip Eng Seng wins S$233m contract

·         S$30m fund to help Singaporeans master skills

·         SPH buys 60% stake in property data group

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Asian investors eye property beyond region for next year

·         Home prices in Johor slide in second quarter

·         Australia's tale of 3 cities highlights RBA loan curbs dilemma

·         Chinese dominate auction of Portugal govt properties

·         Norway investor urges Hyundai to improve corporate governance

·         American Realty Falls After RCS Drops Cole Purchase

·         Vornado to Sell Manhattan Office Tower for $605 Million

·         London Luxury-Home Values Stall for First Time Since 2010

·         Dallas Police Pension Ditches Bubble-Era Properties: Muni Credit

Additional Articles of Interests - Local & Overseas Real Estate

·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article


Top Stories

·         MND releases home price comparison in OCR

·         Tighter rules ahead for large worker dorms


Singapore Economy

·         Yi Shyan: What it takes to be a world-class outfit

·         Singapore still the most SME-friendly economy: survey

·         Thomson-East Coast Line most accessible


Singapore Real Estate

·         GIC said to be in US$8b deal to buy Blackstone's property unit

·         GIC may be selling Sunway stake worth more than RM400m

·         Dormitory, portal among productivity moves for Jurong Island

·         UK chain Premier Inn to open in Singapore

·         Property Data

Companies' Brief

·         OUE H-Trust's Q3 DPS higher than forecast

·         PCRT paying one-off Q3 DPU of 0.95 cent

·         OUE Q3 net profit up 23% as expenses fall

·         Global Logistic Q2 profit falls 38% on forex losses 

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Thakral invests S$42m in Osaka office buildings

·         UK construction sector grows at weakest pace in 5 months in Oct

·         Australia's tale of 3 cities highlights RBA loan curbs dilemma

·         Baghdad mansions are hot property for Iraqi elite

·         HomeAway says San Francisco law favours Airbnb

·         Uptick in bubble index points to rising risks in Switzerland property

·         London Shard Developer Wins Approval for Tower Nearby

·         Paris Second Homes Face Tax That May Hit Foreign Owners

·         Gulf Region Investment in U.S. Real Estate Surges 51%

·         U.K. Homebuilding Falls to 12-Month Low as ‘Chill Winds’ Bite

·         Japan REIT Rally Seen Short-Lived After Pension, BOJ Boost

·         Yield Hunters Sought for Mexico Mortgage Investment IPO

·         China Home Buyers Rushing Online to Finance Downpayments

·         Blackstone Said Near $8 Billion Deal to Sell IndCor Unit

       ·         Switzerland’s Property Market Bubble Risk Intensifies, UBS Says 


Top Stories

·         Number of new BTO flats to drop in 2015, but supply will be ‘adequate’: MND

Singapore Economy

·         SkillsFuture Council lists ways to develop citizens

Singapore Real Estate

·         Reits band together to form new industry body

·         Oxley Hotel up for sale by auction

·         Billionaire Enclave Prices Plunge on Singapore Property Curbs

·         Push to get building owners to tap Accessibility Fund

·         Singapore Productivity Awards 2014

Companies' Brief

·         OUE

·         Roxy-Pacific Holdings

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         HDB flats designed to capitalise on wind flow

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Eurozone business growth remains weak despite steep price cuts

·         China homebuyers rush online to finance downpayments

·         Mumbai 'Times Square' proposal draws criticism

·         Gulf investors spending more on US property

·         Piramal plans to invest US$2b in Indian property

·         Colony Capital to merge with Colony Financial

·         London Shard developer wins approval for tower nearby

·         France proposes new tax for second homes in 30 cities

·         Pine River’s Two Harbors Now Targets Non-Prime Mortgages

·         Record Manila Land Sale Stokes Frothy Valuations: Southeast Asia

·         Candlebrook Adds Dormitories With $230 Million Purchase


Additional Articles of Interests - Local & Overseas Real Estate

       ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article 




 Singapore Economy

·         Singapore is China's second favourite investment destination

·         A sustainable future for Singapore


Singapore Real Estate

·         TRE Residences to be launched next weekend

Companies' Brief

·         Project completion boosts Wee Hur's earnings

·         Hock Lian Seng posts 41% fall in profit for first nine months of 2014

·         Far East Hospitality Trust Q3 DPU drops 6.4%

·         CapitaLand Q3 net profit inches up 1.3% to S$130m

·         CapitaLand posts 1.3% rise in Q3 net profit

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Blackstone gets US$1.5b in commitments for property fund

·         Sears Investors Get Long-Sought Real-Estate Plan After 10 Years

·         Sears Soars on Plan to Sell Stores to REIT, Lease Them Back

·         Pinnacle Falls for Second Day After Casino REIT Plan


Global Economy & Global Real Estate

       ·         Brookfield Venture Wins $8.5 Billion Contract Over SNC 


Singapore Real Estate          

·         Lake Life EC in Jurong nearly sold out

·         Bid to save 2 historical areas in Queenstown

·         Renting beats buying a home? It depends

·         Supply glut, tightening expat demand depressing rents

·         Reducing workplace risks with new safety framework

·         From 2Q13 to 2Q14

·         Keppel T&T proposes listing of Keppel DC Reit

·         Ascott wins 5 more management contracts in China, marks foray into 2 new cities

·         CapitaLand 'to continue China journey'

·         OSIM, Hyflux, OCBC dominate buybacks

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Raising productivity: BCA replies

·         Good governance can be a big sell for IPOs

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Lehman to sell Nylo New York hotel

·         Desperate search for yield keeps global bond prices high

·         Sweden's dilemma: massive household debt amid zero interest rates

·         China says inflation unchanged at 1.6% in October

·         Indonesia beckons, but caution still reigns

·         G20 global infrastructure hub set for Australia

               ·         Deutsche Bank Says Buy China Builder Debt on Loan Easing 


Singapore Real Estate

               ·         Ascott bags five new management contracts in China

                ·         Culture of high-rise gardens takes root

                ·         Mall developers bet on trends to draw traffic

               ·         UK chain targets first hotel here at economy travellers

Companies' Brief

               ·         Rolling over debt keeps S'pore Reits in shape

          ·         ARA expects boost from Straits Trading alliance; Q3 profit up

           ·         Keppel T&T pushes ahead with IPO of data centre Reit

·         Property development boosts Sim Lian's Q1 net earnings

·         Singhaiyi Q2 profit falls 75% to S$1.86m

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         HDB loan interest rate should be less than banks’

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         M'sia GDP forecast to grow amid debt concerns

·         Malaysia's top auditor wants tax collection system beefed up

·         Asia-Pacific Reits cautious as rate hike looms

·         London property firm's restaurant strategy pays off

·         NZ home loan limits set to go gradually

·         First Persian Gulf Macy’s to Anchor $1 Billion Mall

·         Barclays, BofA Said to Advise Billionaire Sawiris on Listing

·         Sears Florida Development Gives Preview of Strategy

·         NYC Riders Gawk as Fulton Street Hub Is Opened

Additional Articles of Interests - Local & Overseas Real Estate

       ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article 


 Singapore Real Estate

               ·         Condo resale prices flattish in October: SRX


Companies' Brief

               ·         Metro Q2 profit doubles with one-off boost

·         Fortune Reit's Q3 DPU up 24.4%

·         Koh Brothers' Q3 profit up 3% at S$7.1m

·         UOL rings in 10% rise in third-quarter profit

·         Fortune Reit lifted by mall income


Views, Reviews & Forum

               ·         Prefab construction not so productive

·         Why Singapore lags behind in productivity


Global Economy & Global Real Estate

           ·         Economic, strategic gains of free trade area 'worth pursuing': PM Lee 

·         McKinsey identifies 3 catalysts for further growth of Asean

·         Asean back on investors' radar; draws US$122b FDI in 2013

·         Prices in 'hot' areas holding up even in soft market

·         Sydney house sellers' asking price tops A$1m

·         D.R. Horton Reports Bigger Profit as Home Orders Jump

·         Extell One57 Executive Leaves for Chinese Property Firm

·         BlackRock Hires Yegenaga From Moody’s for European CMBS Research

·         Legoland Developer Dubai Parks Plans $690 Million IPO

·         Sydney House-Sellers Demand Record A$1 Million Median Price

·         ‘Haunted Apartments’ Go for Cheap in Hong Kong

·         Sinking Jakarta Starts Building Giant Wall as Sea Rises: Cities


Additional Articles of Interests - Local & Overseas Real Estate

               ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article


Singapore Economy

·         S'pore 'must get creative' on housing, income inequality 


Singapore Real Estate

·         Rents squeezed by new demand-supply scenarios

·         CDL warns of fire sales in high-end market

·         International design competition for Jurong Lake Gardens likely in 2015

·         Crane operator killed in site accident

Companies' Brief

·         Croesus Retail Trust Q1 DPU beats forecast

·         Taking construction to a new level

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Public feedback, design contest to shape Jurong Lake Gardens

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         'Haunted' flats a tough sell in Asia's priciest real estate market

·         Merger with rival may boost IHG share price: Marcato

·         NZ central bank says it won't relax loan curbs

·         Management software maker RealPage in play for buyout firms

·         New York's second tier office buildings going green

·         Cubicles emerging in unlikely world of publishing

·         Salesforce to Buy San Francisco Tower for $640 Million

·         American Realty Capital Sues RCS Over $700 Million Deal

·         Bank of America Won’t Loosen Mortgage Standards, CEO Says

·         Apartment Boom Puts RealPage in Play for PE: Real M&A

·         Banker Enclave Rises as Poor Kicked Out of Sydney Harbor Homes

·         Damac Quarterly Profit More Than Doubles on Dubai Home Sales

Additional Articles of Interests - Local & Overseas Real Estate

        ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article 


Top Stories

·         Bosses back idea on use of worker levies

·         MND takes issue with town council's claim

Singapore Real Estate

·         Property cooling moves pose challenge: 3 firms

·         CapitaLand targets new integrated projects in Asia

·         A Raffles City China Reit in the making for CapitaLand

Companies' Brief

·         Frasers Centrepoint hit by one-off items

·         Ho Bee's recurring income strategy pays off

·         City Developments

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Policy inconsistency hitting a group of HDB owners

·         Set lower priority, not 30-month wait, for 2nd EC buy

·         Why isn’t ABSD refund applicable to single parents?

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Asean-US economic engagement should go beyond just talk: PM Lee

·         Asean tipped to keep medium-term growth: Report

·         Stable outlook for emerging Asian economies: OECD

·         Slide in China property sales eases to -1.6% in October

·         Bank of America, Citigroup selling US$3b of soured mortgages

·         Salesforce to buy San Francisco office tower for US$640m

·         Ace Hotel creates new 'ecosystems' to beat rivals

·         London House-Price Index Drops as Capital Leads Slowdown

·         ARC Hospitality Changes Terms of Equity Inns Hotel Deal

·         DP World to Buy Dubai’s Economic Zones for $2.6 Billion

·         Shanghai Peace Hotel Owner Buys Louvre Group in Expansion

·         Blackstone’s Gray Expects Moderate Growth in Real Estate

Additional Articles of Interest - Local & Overseas Real Estate

       ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article 


Singapore Real Estate

·         BCA Academy to be expanded to boost building and construction sector

·         No one home as ECs wait for occupants

·         In lean times, malls face the problem of plenty

·         Scotts Square units leased out at $5,200 a month

Companies' Brief

·         Higher revenue and gross margin boost United Engineers' Q3 bottom line

·         Oxley Q1 profit down 96% on revenue plunge

·         Wheelock Properties' Q3 revenue, earnings fall

·         Yongnam Q3 loss deepens to S$8.4m

·         Dormitory demand drives Centurion's Q3 net profit up 47%

·         Frasers Centrepoint achieves record revenue, but profit falls

·         Sale of unit, forex gains lift Tat Hong's Q2 profit

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Housing price caps? Idea has limits: Experts

·         Drawbacks of changing HDB's role

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Tianjin Eco-city to be national testbed for green development in China

·         China property investment slows further, but slump in sales eases

·         Norway oil fund to enter Asian real estate market

·         State-backed developers moving into Guangzhou

·         Malaysia's economy grows 5.6% in Q3

·         U.K. October House Prices Rise 0.7% as Sales Hit Seven-Year High

·         LSL Property Considers Cutting 60 Jobs at E.Surv Unit

Additional Articles of Interest - Local & Overseas Real Estate

        ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article 


Singapore Economy

        ·         Infrastructure and trade boost needed for growth: PM Lee 


Singapore Economy 

·         S'pore set to benefit from boost to global economy: PM Lee

·         Business sentiment sours in Q3: poll

·         Manufacturing outperforms other sectors: survey

Singapore Real Estate

·         20% of 250 units sold at TRE Residences' launch

·         New HDB flats more affordable now

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         A house is not a credit card

·         Rethink house price policies

·         Can't buy bigger flat as wife is a work permit holder

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Trump's Taj Mahal may close by mid-December

·         One World Trade Center fills gap in Manhattan skyline

·         Plan to allow US mortages with 3% down payment seen as reckless

·         A room, a bath, a toilet with a view

·         Saudi Arabia’s Alhokair Follows Emaar With Mall Unit IPO

·         London House Prices Increase 0.8% as U.K. Declines Amid Slowdown

·         Distressed-Loan Buyers Watch Indebted Chinese Developers

       ·         Billionaire Kwok Says Protests Weigh on Hong Kong Hotel Bookings 


Singapore Real Estate

·         Singapore private home sales up 18% in October

·         Marina One saves developers' sales from hitting year's trough in October

·         Reit association ropes in 42 members

·         CapitaLand in JV to develop Jakarta integrated project

·         Warehouse retailer Big Box opens in 2 months

·         Freeze on temporary dorms in 12 estates

·         HDB wins international award for Punggol Master Plan

·         Two buildings in Singapore recognised in global awards

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         As old buildings age, re-think rules on en bloc sales

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Wyndham to launch timeshare business in SEA

·         Soaring home prices in London push buyers to the sidelines

·         Buyers of distressed loans eye China developers as debt rises

·         Niche developer Matrix Concepts posts 24.5% rise in Q3 earnings

·         Macerich Buys Rest of Five U.S. Malls for $1.89 Billion

·         Google Takes Times Square Crown With Half-Acre Billboard

·         Essent Offering of Shares Poised to Raise $285 Million

·         Greenland Turns to Queensland as China Home Sales Slow

·         Lennar, Macerich Plan $1 Billion San Francisco Project

·         Diller, Von Furstenberg to Build $130 Million New York Park

·         TD Bank to Anchor SL Green’s Grand Central Tower Project

·         FHA Loan Insurance Fund Is Back in the Black, Report Shows

·         Paris Rejects $650 Million Tower Project; Mayor Objects

·         Saudi Arabia’s Alhokair Follows Emaar With Mall Unit IPO

Additional Articles of Interest - Local & Overseas Real Estate

       ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article 


 Singapore Economy

·         Singapore 2nd top Asia destination for China real estate investors

·         Russians are coming

Singapore Real Estate

·         Orchard Rd retail rents 7th most expensive in Asia-Pacific: report

·         Two govt sites up for tender to yield 700 residential units

·         Grade A office rents could moderate ahead of supply spike

·         6 months to sell a condo, 3 to offload a flat

·         Bosses get ready to move workers staying in flats

Companies' Brief

·         CitySpring and Keppel trusts merging to form S$2b entity

·         Centurion Corp

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Housing price caps not the way forward

·         Let retirees right-size but keep private property for rental income

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Surbana inks deals for projects in Guangdong

·         China's property downturn continues into second month

·         Sino Construction turning itself into a global coal resource player

·         China's Greenland in talks to buy Australia's agricultural firms

·         Paramount Raises $2.3 Billion in Record U.S. REIT IPO

·         Blackstone in $2.25 Billion Deal to Sell Tower to Ivanhoe

·         Homebuilder Confidence Rebounds as U.S. Buyers More Enthusiastic

·         Forest City Ratner Buys Out Atlantic Yards Tower Partner

·         Catalonia’s Independence Push Puts Real Estate Revival at Risk

·         British Land Profit Rises as Demand for London Offices Grows

·         Home Depot Profit Tops Estimates on Customer Traffic Gain

Additional Articles of Interest - Local & Overseas Real Estate

·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article


Singapore Economy

·         Singapore's ultra-rich make money quicker than global and Asian peers

Singapore Real Estate

·         New property zone in the making

·         50 workers crammed into two condo units

·         Can revamped Shaw Centre bring buzz back to Scotts Road?

·         SME One Asia Awards 2014

Companies' Brief

·         CitySpring, Keppel Infra merger sends trusts up

·         Oxley Holdings

·         Wife of Lafe chairman seeks to buy Emerald units

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         S'pore leads Asia-Pac's prime office rental growth

·         Portal for firms with interests in Iskandar

·         HK home property prices continue to defy gravity

·         Paris may get first skyscraper in 40 years

·         Irish politicians, bankers against tighter credit limits

·         Paramount Group raises US$2.3b in IPO

·         AIG wants US$450m for Korean hotel

·         Hilton said to be seeking to sell Sydney hotel

·         US freshman lawmakers draw lots for office space

·         Mexican first lady to sell mansion

·         Housing starts in surprise October drop

·         Simon Property Discloses Stake in Mall Owner Macerich

·         Colony Financial Agrees $1.6 Billion Cobalt Capital Purchase

·         Fannie-Freddie Overseer Urged to Seek Conservatorships Exit

·         Lowe’s Gains After Closing Sales Growth Gap on Home Depot

·         Single-Family Housing Starts in U.S. Rise Along With Permits

·         New York Overtakes Hong Kong for Most Expensive Retail

·         Lawsky Leaving After $3 Billion in Fines Makes a Mark

Additional Articles of Interests - Local and Overseas Real Estate

       ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article 


Singapore Economy

·         Singapore retains top spot in EIU Business Environment Rankings

·         Global economy stumbles, but Singapore uptick still seen

·         Singapore out of top 10 again in IMD world talent ranking

·         S'pore wholesale trade falls 5.7% in Q3


Singapore Real Estate

·         Funding for town councils based on flat types, number of units: MND

·         Policy tweaks to ensure a softer landing

·         More homes go under the hammer in weak market

·         SLP International, IP Global join hands in property marketing efforts

·         Ascott to launch first property in Busan

·         Workers' housing issues need immediate attention

Companies' Brief

·         Perennial's offer for PCRT 'fair and reasonable', says adviser

·         Global Logistic's co-founder Jeffrey Schwartz dies

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Benefits of adopting prefabrication

·         Backbone of building process

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         M'sia home prices at 5.5 times of median income

·         CLSA Capital eyes local consumers for HK retail property

·         Blackstone to Acquire Japan Apartments for $1.61 Billion

·         Amazon Leases Offices on Manhattan’s 34th Street

·         Brookfield Property Drops Plan to Buy New Jersey’s Revel

·         Caisse de Depot Looking for Infrastructure, Real Estate Assets

·         Euro Area’s Third Housing Bust Abates as Dutch Prices Stabilize

·         Marcato Urges Dillard’s to Spin Off Real Estate Into REIT

Additional Articles of Interest - Local & Overseas Real Estate

        ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article 










Singapore Economy

·         Labour costs up again, productivity dips further


Singapore Real Estate

·         S'pore firms 'can take pole position on urban solutions'

·         Fewer foreign bidders for Govt Land Sales tenders

·         CapitaLand, KepLand likely to benefit from Beijing's rate cut

·         7,500 HDB flats launched, including the first ones in Tampines North

·         GIC and Indonesia's Rajawali Group to form property JV

·         JTC releases 3 industrial sites in Tuas, Tampines for Business-2 development

·         Town councils: Finding a balance

Companies' Brief

·         Sabana Reit granted S$243m murabaha facilities

·         Suntec Reit lifts market volume to S$1.8b

·         Surprise late surge in Suntec Reit trading volumes

·         Keppel Reit

·         Drop in resale flat values worries soon-to-be retiree

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Govt's role to avert chaos in property market

·         Market conditions will ensure new equilibrium for property prices

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Blackstone plans factory homes for Aussie retirees

·         UK mortgage approvals down in Oct

·         Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Increase at a Slower Pace

·         Property Companies Plan Johannesburg Listings as Index Climbs

·         Vietnam Expands Foreign Property Ownership to Boost Economy

·         Steinhoff to Buy Africa Retailer Pepkor in $5.7 Billion Deal

·         Caesars Swaps Jump as Lenders Said to Agree on REIT Plan

·         Spending by Households, Companies Propels U.S.: Economy

·         Refinancing Boom Exposing Risks in U.S. Property Bonds

Additional Articles of Interest - Local & Overseas Real Estate

       ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article 


Singapore Real Estate

·         To Redas, on its 55th anniversary

·         Property sector 'needs Govt support'

·         Vacancy rate of private homes ‘may hit 10%’

·         No small strata office, retail units allowed for Beach Road site

·         Owners' bid to recover legal fees dismissed

·         Continental opens S$29.7m R&D extension building

·         Metro's new Centrepoint store to bring new shopping experience

Companies' Brief

·         Suntec Reit up again as it joins SiMSCI

·         Suntec Reit

·         Keppel DC Reit closer to IPO as it lodges preliminary prospectus

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Govt's role to avert chaos in property market

·         Market conditions will ensure new equilibrium for property prices

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Asia-Pac family offices put up weaker showing: survey

·         Property developers sell bonds to fund projects, spurn shadow banking

·         PBOC interest rate cut seen halting home sales slide as sentiment turns

·         Vietnam relaxes foreign property ownership rule

·         Al-Futtaim to invest US$700m in Egypt

·         Rockefellers to give up office occupied since 1933

·         US luxury home sales slowing from Miami to Los Angeles

·         Newly built financial district a veritable Potemkin Wall Street

·         'Not the best time' to open Europe's biggest mall

·         UK mortgage lenders' profit growth faltering

·         Italy home sales rebound as prices continue to fall

·         Fewer New U.S. Homes Sold in October Than Economists Forecast

·         Markets Need Builders Not Traders for Stability: Sabia

·         Irish Home Prices Surge as Payrolls Rise to Highest Since 2009

·         Wolseley Posts Record Growth in U.S. as Housing Market Recovers

·         Starwood Waypoint Said to Prepare Its First Sale of Bonds

Additional Articles of Interest - Local & Overseas Real Estate

       ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article 


Singapore Economy

·         Financials are sound, but watch growing debt: MAS

Singapore Real Estate

·         Private property prices still elevated: MAS

·         Fewer buying overseas homes as rate hike looms

·         Top bid for GLS site with new building rules beats expectations

·         UOL Group considering bid for mixed-use site land parcel in Paya Lebar Central

·         Rental yield for shoebox units in suburbs comparable to those in the city: Analysts

·         ERA offices in industrial building to relocate

·         Enterprise 50

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Govt's role to avert chaos in property market

·         Market conditions will ensure new equilibrium for property prices

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         S'pore office market fundamentals top in Asia-Pac

·         UEM Sunrise hopes Aussie devt will take up slack

·         Australia MPs seek higher fines for illegal home-buying

·         Re/Max to tap retirees, housewives for growth

·         Mitsubishi Estate to accelerate Marunouchi development

·         Australia may tighten rules for foreign home-buyers

·         Carlos Slim to Be Biggest Investor in Spanish Builder FCC

·         Cheyne Capital Plans Fund to Invest in Homes for U.K.’s Poorest

·         Mitsubishi Estate to Accelerate Marunouchi Development in Tokyo

Additional Articles of Interest - Local & Overseas Real Estate

       ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article 


Singapore Real Estate

·         Shoebox units 'hit by weak leasing market'

·         Rise in private home resale prices 'not sign of recovery' 

·         Country Garden treading cautiously

·         Retail ready in Seletar

·         Tanjong Katong mall to add vibrancy

Views, Reviews, Forum

·         Analysis should discount HDB households

Companies' Brief

·         Ready for the Smart life?

·         SPH Reit has 'first right of refusal' on Seletar Mall

·         Sime Darby Q1 profit up 2.4% at RM500.7m

·         OUE H-Trust acquires Crowne Plaza Changi and extension for S$495m

·         Keppel Land

·         Lian Beng Group

·         Ascendas Hospitality Trust

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         What other smart cities are doing

·         Malaysia Properties

·         Wuhan - China's entertainment mecca

·         Sacyr to Sell Real Estate to Bad Bank for $509 Million

·         Australia in No Rush to Cool Housing Market Amid Mortgage Risks

·         Holiday Deal Search Draws Millions to Stores

·         Richest German Woman Buys Frankfurt Office Development

·         U.K. House-Price Growth Cools to Weakest in Almost a Year

Additional Articles of Interest - Local & Overseas Real Estate

        ·         Local & Overseas Real Estate - Full Article 


Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Creating a walkable city

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         London still hot as demand cools

·         U.S. Retailers Seek to Sustain Holiday Shopping Momentum

       ·         New York Hops on $15 Billion Israeli Corporate Bond Boom 

Subpages (25): View All