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October 2014












































Singapore Real Estate

·         Just two bids for Sembawang Road EC site, but top bid bullish

·         Hiap Hoe to sell 39 shop units

·         CityDev in tie-up to acquire Tokyo site for 30.5b yen

·         Concerns over oversupply of strata-titled retail shops

·         Two-time win for Paragon mall in retailers awards

·         BTO exercise: No surge in demand after scheme launch

·         Total bank loans up 1.2% in August

Real Estate Companies' Brief

·         Sime Darby's exit from PNG palm oil deal allows FGV to enter fray

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         World needs to manage urbanisation: Shanmugam

·         China Eases Property Restrictions Amid Growth Concern

·         News Corp. to Buy Owner of for $950 Million

·         NYC’s Queens to Get 2,404 Apartments in Durst Project

·         Home Prices in U.S. Rise at Slowest Pace in Almost Two Years

       ·         RBS’s Ulster Leads Releasing Reserves as Prices Rise 


Singapore Real Estate

·         Property prices declined in Q3, according to HDB and URA flash estimates

·         Private property prices down for fourth straight quarter: URA

·         Home price fall eases but no rebound in sight

·         Two hotels to be built at site of former Joo Chiat Police Station

·         Plotting the 'high life' at low cost

Real Estate Companies' Brief

·         Singapore property development and investment

·         Area of concern in marketing commercial properties

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         GIC buys 30% of Spanish property group

·         Seoul office vacancies rise to 25% on job loss

·         Newscorp buys operator of real estate websites

·         Home-price surge spurs RBA loan-policy rethink

·         San Jose and Dallas see biggest rise in US office rents in Q3

·         NYC Commercial-Property Sales Top Transactions Last Year

·         Manhattan Homebuyers Pay Up as Sales Top Listing Price

·         Merkel’s Cabinet Backs Rent Control as Home Costs Rise

·         Ireland Said to Plan Home Loans Limits to Prevent Bubble

·         Malls Offer Discount That’s Not for Customers: Real M&A

·         Lone Star to Invest $1 Billion in Higher-Risk Home Loans

·         Park’s 53% Housing-Permit Jump Spurs Record Bond Plans

       ·         Blackstone Scores $1.1 Billion Gain in Vivint Solar Debut 


Singapore Real Estate

·         Relocations, tenants' surplus space to add over 1m sq ft to office supply: DTZ

·         Kuehne + Nagel building 46,000 sq m warehouse

·         Marina One's developer to take cautious path in launching units

·         Free activity lessons for Lake Life residents

·         Shophouse among three sites recognised for quality restoration

·         Singapore Sports Hub wins award at World Architecture Festival


Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Unlock value of property to fund retirement: Aviva chief

·         Huge rent increase in HDB-run industrial building

·         Worrying signs on property front


Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         KepLand starts work on office levels of Saigon devt

·         GIC to buy 30% stake in Spanish property firm

·         Little danger of a property-sector crash hurting China: ADB economist

·         Marriott eyes 'super growth' in three African countries

·         Aussie regulators set to tighten home lending to pre-empt bubble

·         Emaar Properties mulls listing hotels unit

·         Canadian Pacific Taps C$1 Billion of Property in New Plan

·         BOE Signs Off Housing Stimulus as FPC Requests More Powers

·         Nursing Homes for Sale as N.Y. Counties Cut Costs

·         Manulife Hires McNamara to Run Real Estate Investment

·         ECB Keeps Rates on Hold as Focus Shifts to Asset Buying

       ·         Indians join wave of foreign buyers in US housing 


Singapore Economy

               ·         PM: No further sharp curbs on foreign workers


Singapore Real Estate

               ·         City, non-city condo price gap narrows

·         Up to 100 years of rent-free land lures 7 S'pore food firms to Korea

·         15-month waiting time for EC launches stays

·         No fat profit margins? It's OK, says developer

·         Developers hold back on bidding for new EC sites

·         The new 'new Tiong Bahru'

·         Injecting new life into Havelock area

Real Estate Companies' Brief

               ·         United Engineers to sell UE E&C stake for around S$230m

·         Tuan Sing soars to five-year high

·         The sky's the limit for Huationg's cranes

·         The father of information architecture

Views, Reviews & Forum

               ·         Unlock value of property to fund retirement: Aviva chief

·         Huge rent increase in HDB-run industrial building

·         Worrying signs on property front

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

               ·         Sichuan Sanjia in talks to sell its Iskandar site

·         Malaysian housing project stresses jobs, food to tackle slums

       ·         GIC among buyers of 3 UK airports: report 


Global Economy & Global Real Estate

               ·         Li Ka Shing bullish on 'disruptive' tech start-ups

        ·         Plans for Sydney housing without carparks 


Singapore Real Estate

              ·         Price of condo land in acquisition case comes under debate

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

           ·         Hilton to Sell NYC’s Waldorf Astoria to Chinese Insurer for $1.95 Billion

·         Manulife to Build Montreal Tower Amid Standard Life Deal

·         Battersea Owners Seek $790,000 for Studio Apartments

       ·         ‘Champagne Fizz’ Goes Flat for London Homes: Real Estate 


 Singapore Economy

               ·         Inflation stable, but strong Sing$ policy likely to stay

·         Riding on robots to rev up productivity


Singapore Real Estate

               ·         Resale volumes of private condos plunge

·         Gradual home price slide a plus for banks: Moody's

·         Early-bird discounts lift Marina One sales

·         E-applications for Lake Life EC project cross 1,200

Real Estate Companies' Brief

               ·         Has a brain drain started at CapitaLand?

·         Keppel Land, Philips team up to save energy

·         51 firms so far in Sias's excellence initiative

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

               ·         GIC takes full ownership of Italian mall

·         World Bank issues alert on debt servicing, property prices

·         Japan condo builder taps bond market after 20 years

·         Online firms lead Asian office space leasing

·         London home prices start cooling amid construction boom

·         London Luxury-Home Developers Outpacing Capacity to Build


Singapore Economy

·         Productivity drive a marathon without finish line, says PM


Singapore Real Estate

·         Shophouse, terraced house to be auctioned in estate sale

·         HDB trying out two new solutions for lift upgrading

·         1,312 households granted more than 2 HDB loans between Jan 2013 and Jun 2014

·         CEO Conversations

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Home Protection Scheme: Start coverage once payment is made

·         Help those affected by old resale levy

·         Lower property tax as prices fall

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         China's Anbang Insurance Group buys Waldorf-Astoria for US$1.95b

·         Builder shortage seen for London luxury homes

·         Allied World to Take Blue Vista Stake in Real Estate Bet

·         Buffett Says ‘No-Brainer’ to Get Mortgage to Short Rates

·         Chow Channels De Blasio in Plans for Toronto Housing

       ·         Deutsche Bank Said to Explore Selling U.S. Real Estate 


 Singapore Economy

·         Reverse mortgages still being studied: Khaw

·         HDB neighbourhood enhancement programmes 'significant': Khaw


Singapore Real Estate

·         S'pore fails to place in property ranking

·         Prime Thomson site draws 18 bids

·         Abysmal sales deal body blow to agencies

·         Heartland restaurant space in Jurong for sale

·         Samsung Hub's 19th floor sold at S$3,175 psf

·         Cost-cutting, fatigue hurt workplace safety: NGO

·         1 dead, 2 injured in construction site accident on Pioneer Turn

·         Guide to help local firms, landlords negotiate tenancies

·         Game changers

·         A productive gathering

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Estate agents, developers must provide accurate info

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Global Yellow Pages inks first property deal

·         US mortgage applications rise on more refinancing

·         China's US property trophy hunt begins

·         SouFun shares rise on investment in broker

·         TPG Capital unit invests US$120m in self-storage firm

·         Irish central bank to cap loans to home buyers

·         Deutsche Bank explores sale of property loans

·         Calpers boosting real estate investment

·         Homebuilders add on freebies as once-booming US markets cool

·         London House Prices Fall as Property-Market Outlook Deteriorates

·         Asian Property Deal Boom Urgers Buyers to Malls

·         Helmsley Building Put Up for Sale, May Fetch $1.1 Billion

·         Disney $1.3 Billion Rescue Shows Paris Parks Too Big to Fail

·         Africa’s Biggest Lender Woos Swiss Investors to Property


 Singapore Real Estate

·         MAS moves to strengthen Singapore's Reit sector

·         Debate over Reit governance not over yet

·         Singapore Condo Builders Brace as $19 Billion Due: Asean Credit

·         SRX: HDB Sept resale prices down again

·         Hub for surface engineering firms opens

·         Steady demand lifts Q3 rents for business parks

·         Industrial property likely to stay mixed in Q4

·         Da Vinci building in Upper Bukit Timah sold for S$58m

·         Over 200 Marina One units sold, mostly to bulk buyers

·         BuildTech Asia to focus on latest technologies, innovations


Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Why bid to register as real estate salesman was rejected

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         S’pore trusts eyed as Asian property deals hit record

·         Not expensive to invest in Japanese real estate

·         GIC sells London property to Norway sovereign fund for $1.2b

·         Asian deal boom points to more buys

·         Easing of mortgage rules in China lifts demand for homes

·         U.S. Mortgage Rates Fall to Lowest in a Month

·         U.K. House-Price Growth Slows to 10-Month Low on Rate Prospects

·         Norway Fund to Buy BofA’s London Offices for $944 Million

·         Retirees Drive Australian Trailer-Park Boom: Real Estate

·         Brooklyn Home Prices Reach Record in Third Quarter

·         Asian Property Deal Boom Urges Buyers to Malls


Singapore Real Estate

·         Debt crunch for property industry

·         Proposed Reit rule changes timely but can be better

·         September new home sales tipped to pick up

·         Marina One Residences launch sees lukewarm response

·         Kallang-Lavender area sees greater commercial interest

·         'Smart nation' sensors here, there and everywhere

·         News on foreign worker quotas welcome

Real Estate Companies' Brief

·         Mapletree Inv a top bidder for Aussie asset

·         Mapletree Logistics Trust

·         Chip Eng Seng's S$150m notes issue well received

·         Hotel Royal buys The Baba House in Malacca

·         Kian Ho to buy two Sophia Rd properties

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Tharman stresses urgency of structural economic reforms

       ·         Greece Seeks $508 Million by Securitizing Real Estate 


Global Economy & Global Real Estate

       ·         Reclaiming the right to decide Bali's future development 


Singapore Real Estate

·         Record high e-applications for Lake Life EC

·         'Growing demand' for hotel stays as S'pore becomes exciting place

Real Estate Companies' Brief

·         Changing the mindset

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         HDB industrial rent moves in tandem with market conditions

·         Why 30-month wait to purchase a second EC?

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Najib's Budget aid brings little joy to house hunters

·         Property weakness ‘will lower China’s GDP growth’

·         Aussie retirees in search of affordable homes turning to trailer parks

·         Agile's HK$2.8b rights offer cancelled

       ·         Bargains for Rich as Costliest London Homes Get Cheaper 


 Singapore Economy

·         Singapore's economy grew 2.4 per cent in Q3


Singapore Real Estate

·         Premium grade office rents surge 6.1% in Q3: Colliers

·         HDB bags award for service innovation


Real Estate Companies' Brief

·         SPH Reit's Q4 DPU beats IPO forecast by 6.1%

·         Lian Beng Q1 net profit surges 59% to S$11.97m

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         US$40 billion of property funds expiring in next two years

·         KepLand's SM-KL project in Manila enters Phase 2

·         Solid sales at new residential launch in Iskandar's Danga Bay

·         Construction to gain from 2015 rise in development spending

·         Agile Property in talks with banks to extend loan

·         Bargains for the rich as London's priciest homes lose value

·         $20 Billion Property Trusts in India Delayed by Tax Rules

·         Bargains for Rich as Costliest London Homes Get Cheaper


Singapore Economy 

·         S'pore pays price of restructuring on inflation and growth fronts

·         Q3 GDP performance uneven across sectors

Singapore Real Estate

·         SRX flash estimate shows uptick in condo resale in Sept

·         Seven in 10 new private condos sold in H1 at under S$1.25 m

·         Productivity and capability fund gets S$55m boost

·         Make room, stack up, get productive

·         Median size of new sales continues to shrink in H1

·         CDL leads the pack in large-scale use of prefab tech

Real Estate Companies' Brief

·         Planned Reit changes seen positive overall

·         The case for managing Reits internally

·         More buys than sells in Reits

·         SPH Reit

·         Lian Beng Q1 net profit surges 59% to S$11.97m

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Temasek-Penang project seeks global names as tenants

·         NYC Developer Embraces Religion in Search for Condo Sites

·         NYU Wins Appeal on $6 Billion Greenwich Village Expansion

·         Foreigners Own Almost 25% of U.K. Commercial Properties

·         HK’s New World Wins Tender to Build Homes on Station Site

·         $20 Billion Property Trusts in India Delayed by Tax Rules

·         DLF Plunges as Billionaire Founder Barred From Raising Funds

       ·         Nordstrom Seeking Space for Second Manhattan Store 


 Singapore Economy

·         International visitors to Singapore slide 6% on-year in Q2: STB

·         September retail sales down more than forecast

Singapore Real Estate

·         Developer sales in Q3 lowest since worst phase of global crisis

·         Private home sales rebound, but shadow of cooling measures remains

·         ERA Realty beefs up strength in GCB dealmaking

·         The Crest relaunched with prices 5% to 10% lower

·         Analysis shows median prices of units decline in some projects

·         Ascott opens 3 new serviced residences

·         Hiap Hoe snaps up unsold condo units

·         Reits accounted for more than half of Q3 buying activity

Real Estate Companies' Brief

·         Sabana Reit's DPU falls 23.9% to 1.81 Singapore cents in Q3

·         Hotel Prop in JV to buy former Royal Mail centre in London

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Home Protection Scheme: Why cover starts upon collection of keys

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Foreigners own 24% of commercial property in UK

·         Nordstrom seeking space for 2nd store in Manhattan: CBRE

·         Gingko Tree Investment in talks to buy Munich office park: sources

·         Premium Point invests in home-rental industry

·         Realtors fighting tax on rich absentee owners

·         NYU wins appeal over US$6b expansion in Manhattan

·         India needs to change tax rules to make Reits attractive

·         Mortgage refinancing driving US banks' growth

·         Tycoon Li Ka-shing calls for calm

·         China Easing Home Loans No Panacea for Sliding Market

·         Real-Estate Pros Fight NYC Tax on Wealthy Absentee Owners

·         HK’s New World Wins Tender to Build Homes on Station Site

·         Foreigners Own Almost 25% of U.K. Commercial Properties


Singapore Real Estate

·         Ascott Residence Trust acquires hotel in Tokyo

·         InterContinental plans to more than triple its properties in India

Real Estate Companies' Brief

·         Singapore Reits can be made more attractive to global investors

·         Keppel Reit Q3 distribution dips 6.1% to 1.85 cents a unit

·         New award launched to honour best efforts in CSR

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Take more steps to conserve energy, reduce noise, HDB

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         GLP leases space in Brazil to PepsiCo

·         HK home prices seen firm as volume drops amid protests

·         Rights issue shrinks to HK$1.65b; executive director missing

·         Prologis steps up Europe development as e-commerce boosts demand

·         Hyundai's cash deal for land raises dividend concerns

·         Apps for American tenants to keep negligent landlords on their toes

·         Blackstone Third-Quarter Profit Rises on LBOs, Property

·         Blackstone Boosts Europe Real Estate Fund to $8.4 Billion

       ·         Easing home loans not likely to revive China market 


 Singapore Real Estate

·         Investors eye rich pickings in shophouses

·         Location 'elevates Mount Sophia's cachet'

Real Estate Companies' Brief

·         First Reit posts record Q3 DPU of 2.02 S'pore cents

·         GuocoLand

·         Ascott Residence Trust plans to raise S$150m from perpetual securities

·         Distribution rate of 5% a year for Ascott Reit securities

·         CapitaMall Trust reports 6.2% rise in Q3 DPU

·         Wong Heang Fine quits CapitaLand

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Property sales: Plug 'obvious' loophole 

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Singapore, Penang step up investment links with new property project

·         Homebuilders Buck Turmoil With Best Gain in Nine Months

·         Gain in Home Building Points to Sustained U.S. Growth

·         Honeywell Profit Tops Estimates on Energy, Housing Gains

·         JPMorgan in Talks for New $6 Billion NYC Headquarters

·         Monaco Murders Reveal Six Hidden Real Estate Billionaires


Global Ecomony & Global Real Estate

·         The $2 Trillion Megacity Dividend China’s Leaders Oppose: Cities

              ·         Blackstone Adds Luxury-Jet Finance in $280 Billion Market 


Singapore Economy

·         Gearing up for tomorrow's super cities


Singapore Real Estate

·         CPG inks 83,000 sq ft lease at Westgate Tower

·         Lawrence Wong to helm Jurong Lake District committee

·         Keppel to redevelop IFC Jakarta Tower 1 at a cost of S$266.4m

Real Estate Companies' Brief

·         How Abenomics gave Parkway Life Reit a boost

·         Will Reit change benefit investors in the long run? 

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         DLF appeals trading ban

·         A view at the top of the NY real estate market

       ·         London Home Asking Prices Rise Most in Year 


Singapore Economy

·         Manpower policies 'should not be relaxed'

·         Inflation expectations up on domestic price pressures

·         Carats to perk up a lacklustre market?

·         Lower supply of public, private homes next year

·         Location 'elevates Mount Sophia's cachet'

·         Property agent fined S$27,000 for breaching DNC Registry rules

·         Singapore Sustainability Awards 2014

Companies' Brief

·         Singapore real estate firms name their new heads

·         Keppel Land Q3 profit slides 10.6% on lower sales

·         MapletreeLog expects tougher year ahead

·         CapitaMall Trust

·         Strong rents, occupancies lift FCOT Q4 DPU by 6%

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         GIC sinks US$1.7b into Tokyo space

·         Rising Barcelona rents eroding historic districts

·         Expand megacities to spur economy

·         Govt to relax sales tax on homes: report

·         Sears Will Lease Retail Space in Northeast to U.K.’s Primark

·         London homes' asking prices rise most in year

·         Balls Says Mansion-Tax Threshold to Rise With Home Values

       ·         Pennsylvania REIT Urged to Weigh Sale by Land & Buildings 






Singapore Economy

              ·         Services inflation set to persist despite overall moderation: Economists


Singapore Real Estate

              ·         S'pore developer sentiment up slightly

·         Private home prices at a new equilibrium

·         Industrial property prices, rents down in Q3

·         Occupiers of S'pore, HK prime logistics space face cost challenge

·         More real estate agencies, agents taken to task

·         Ascott taking bigger slice of Aussie pie

Companies' Brief

               ·         CMA deputy CEO joins C-suite exodus

·         CMMT's leadership change no cause for concern

·         A-Reit posts 1.7% rise in Q2 DPU

·         Cache Logistics Trust produces steady set of results for Q3

·         Cambridge Industrial Trust's Q3 DPU dips

·         FCT's fourth-quarter DPU falls 6.5%

·         Frasers Commercial Trust 

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

              ·         Scottish property market seen cooling ahead of new tax

·         A place to hang your hat, and bridles

·         Judge blocks San Francisco law on huge compensation to tenants

·         Higher home prices boost PulteGroup's Q3 revenue

·         London home price surge hits first-time buyers

·         Foxtons warns earnings hurt by property slowdown

·         Houston, Austin top US markets for property investors

·         Amtrak Considers Selling Real Estate for Development

·         Hamptons Home Prices Jump as Wall Street Gains Fuel Sales

·         NYC Builders Spend Billions More on Homes in Luxury Boom

·         Hines Seeks $380 Million to Revamp Storied Venice Hotels

·         Simon Property Bonus Reversal Still Triggers Investor Suit

       ·         Societe Generale Agrees to Lease London Offices at Canary Wharf 


Singapore Real Estate

·         Record wave of new homes could swamp prices and rents

·         Office segment the star performer but what'll happen when the party ends?

·         Office tenants feel draw of West-side story

·         d’Leedon condominium marks its completion

·         S'pore preview of Aspial unit's Melbourne tower

Companies' Brief

·         S'pore Reits ride out swings in stock market

·         CCT Q3 DPU up 2.9% to 2.10 Singapore cents

·         Mapletree Commercial Trust Q2 DPU up 9.4%

·         CapitaRetail China Trust's Q3 DPU up 10.3%

·         MGCCT's Q2 DPU up 10.4% on rental boost

·         Ascott Residence

·         FCT's fourth-quarter DPU falls 6.5%

·         Frasers Commercial Trust

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Park with 'S'pore DNA' a model for urbanisation push

·         Other key joint projects

·         Replicating the SIP model in China

·         Gain in U.S. Home Sales More Modest Post Revisions: Economy

·         Lenders Facing Soaring Costs Shutting Out U.S. Homebuyers

·         UK agent alert points at housing momentum reversal

·         China home prices fall 1.3% in September

·         Google buys 6 Silicon Valley office buildings for US$585m

·         UBS Said to Consider Leaving Connecticut Office Complex

·         Mansion Tax Cutting London Luxury Prices Before It Exists

       ·         Skadden to Move Headquarters to Manhattan’s Far West Side 




Top Stories

·         Hard-headed policies necessary to tackle challenges: Chuan-Jin

·         All eyes on Fed meeting this week


Singapore Economy

·         Doubts over S'pore's restructuring push

Singapore Real Estate

·         Adjustment pains for construction sector

·         Local players target regional construction wave

·         Breaking new ground

·         Global experts discuss productivity issues

·         HDB seeking to channel sunlight into basements

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

       ·         Singapore, China mark 20 years of ties in Suzhou 


Top Stories

            ·         Feasibility study for Singapore-China project to be concluded by 2015: DPM Teo

·         HDB Lease Buyback Scheme needs better awareness: Halimah Yacob

Singapore Real Estate

              ·         21st level of Samsung Hub sold at S$3,280 psf

·         Estate agents move from selling houses to...

Companies' Brief

              ·         Week-long pow-wow takes off on strong footing

·         Perennial Real Estate to make offer for remaining PCRT units

·         Ascott Residence Trust

·         OKP's profit falls 2.4% to S$281,000 in Q3 even as revenue rises 0.8%

·         Absence of fair value gain hits Second Chance's Q4 earnings

·         JLL revamps Singapore capital markets team

Views, Reviews & Forum

               ·         The case against easing Reit borrowing limits

·         Striking a precious housing balance

·         Design HDB flats such that households can save energy

·         Cost, resident feedback have priority in home upgrading schemes

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

           ·         Pending sales of US existing homes rise less than forecast

·         KLW to acquire stake in Mega Sun for 85m yuan

·         Home builders lead returns in China bond markets

·         Chinese developer gets extension to repay loan

·         London property market hit by uncertainty

·         Mansion Tax Cutting London Luxury Prices Before It Exists

·         Tallest Twin Towers Part of Emaar Megaproject on Dubai Lagoon

·         Israel Advances Plans for 1,000 Jewish Homes in Jerusalem

·         Pending Home Sales in U.S. Increase Less Than Forecast

       ·         Iraq Gets a White House as Kurdish Tycoon Builds Replica 


Top Stories

·         Productivity must rise in long term: PM

·         Tharman: Home prices correction not there yet


Singapore Economy

·         MAS's sobering take on S'pore economy


Singapore Real Estate

·         URA release of Paya Lebar Central site, with conditions, draws mixed views

·         Private home prices down 0.7% in Q3

·         Dip in resale prices of private homes

·         2 confirmed list sites, 1 reserve list site open for tender

·         62 Lim Chu Kang farms affected by change in land use

·         Surbana signs MOU to work on Dalian projects

Companies' Brief

·         CDL Hospitality's DPU down slightly in Q3

·         FCL to seek shareholders' approval at Nov 12 EGM

·         Wing Tai Q1 profit dips 1% to S$24.2m

·         CapitaRetail China Trust

·         CDL Hospitality Trusts

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Striking a precious housing balance

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         11-country tour to market London's Battersea begins

·         Surbana signs MOU to work on Dalian projects

·         Home Prices in U.S. Show Slower Year-to-Year Increase in August

·         U.S. Homeownership Rate Falls to Lowest Since Early 1995

·         InnVest, KingSett Buy Stake in Toronto’s Royal York Hotel

·         Lloyds CEO Says Leverage Rules Will Boost Mortgage Costs

       ·         Madison Square Garden Explores Plan to Split Into Two 


Singapore Economy

·         Singapore still best place to do business: World Bank

Singapore Real Estate

·         2 mega private residential projects get URA's provisional nod in Q3

·         Singapore-led consortium bags US$1.4b Myanmar airport project

·         CDL tenants can track electricity use with online system 

·         Renovation contractors hit by slow property market in Singapore

·         Construction firm, director fined for failing to declare GST on property sale

Companies' Brief

·         Property, fair-value gains boost Yoma Q2

·         CIT's S$100m 4-year bonds sold at 3.50%

·         CDL Hospitality 

·         Evergrande looking into refinancing dollar bonds due in 2015

·         Crane rental firm plans to raise $6.8m in Catalist listing 

·         Olivier Lim back as Australand chairman

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         S'pore-KL bullet train may miss 2020 deadline

·         St Pancras Place to open for sale in S'pore this weekend

·         India Eases Rules for Property Development by Foreigners

·         GLP expands Japan development venture

·         Prime residential property in KL up for en bloc sale

·         Mortgage securities stare down end of QE3 as rally persists

·         JPMorgan Chase drops plans to build HQ on West Side Manhattan

·         New Florida condos bank on wealthy US buyers now

        ·         U.K. Mortgage Approvals Fall More Than Forecast to 14-Month Low 


Singapore Economy

·         S'pore market reacts calmly to Fed move


Singapore Real Estate

·         New rules to boost construction skills

·         Pre-packed screed soon mandatory for HDB floor replacements

·         Spike in bad home loans swells Singapore banks' NPLs

·         Lake Life releases pricing, brings public viewing date forward

·         Park Hotel Group to venture into Thailand, Indonesia in 2015

·         The Hour Glass buys Sydney property

·         Court bid to quash HDB's seizure of couple's flat


Companies' Brief

·         Emerging-market IPOs set for good year

·         New rules to woo listings from developed markets

·         Tuan Sing trebles Q3 gain; looks to better full year

·         AA Reit Q2 DPU up on higher income, lower costs

·         Starhill Global Reit's Q3 DPU up 5%

·         Keppel T&T plan to list data centre Reit underway

·         Parkway Life Reit's DPU up 8.9%

·         Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust 

·         M&C Hotels posts 6.6% rise in Q3 profit

·         GIC takes 20% stake in Turkish property firm

·         GIC to invest S$403m in Turkish real estate firm


Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Cycling vision possible - with better infrastructure design

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         QE is officially dead, but its ghost could linger

·         India eases rules on foreign investment

·         China govt supports housing market again in U-turn

·         UAE developers prefer bank loans to bonds

·         Spain's small shops fear end of rent regime

·         Google Data to Help Predict Homebuying Trends

·         Riskiest WTC Debt From $1.6 Billion Muni Offer Gains After Sale

·         China Backs Growth in Housing Again as Slowdown Prompts U-Turn

·         U.K. Housing Loses Momentum With Price Growth at 9-Month Low

·         Deutsche Annington Profit Gains on Higher Rental Income

·         Fibra Uno Planning $1.5 Billion Acquisition in Mexico

       ·         Expecting U.S. Growth to Slow? REIT Pair Trade Pays 1.6% 

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