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  1. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Late bloomers

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... foreign direct investment (FDI), even if they did have much ground to make up compared to their more-developed neighbours. It's also happening faster. According to the Japan Research ... five years". Further, foreign invested development of infrastructure is "all the more feasible" now in Indochina, where local wages remain significantly lower than even in China, ...

  2. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Roll out welcome mat

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson New Zealand has no plans to chase away foreign buyers, writes Peta Tomlinson Roll out welcome mat Foreign investors can be a soft target. Real estate in relatively sound or "safe" locations has appeal for just about anyone with money, and when property markets overheat, the finger tends to be pointed at wealth from abroad. Wherever foreign investment is prevalent ...

  3. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    How the end of Canada's millionaire visa will hit the property sector

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 07:34am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Vancouver ranks second-priciest behind Hong Kong, according to Demographia- but that has not put off Chinese investors, who number among the most prolific foreign buyers. What may rattle them, though, is the sudden scrapping of an investor visa scheme via new legislation, which effectively stops top-end foreign property investment in its tracks. The Immigrant Investor Programme, known ...

  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Foreigners flock to Turkey

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:49am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson peta.tomlinson@scmp.com Youthful population and expanding workforce raise expectations, writes Peta Tomlinson Foreigners flock to Turkey House prices around the world rose ... business John Forbes Consulting- sees Turkey as a consistent performer. "Over the last decade, Turkey has featured consistently at or near the top of the lists for both investment ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Passport to investment

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... for permanent resident status for themselves and their dependent family. Foreigners can also buy in Mauritius under the Invest Hotel Scheme (IHS) introduced in 2009, where the buyer has the right to use ... Peta Tomlinson peta.tomlinson@scmp.com Indian Ocean island slow to register on China's radar, writes Peta Tomlinson Passport to investment Mauritius, a 1,865-square-kilometre coral ...

  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Singapore property taxes aim to deter foreign speculators

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... prices have led their respective governments to impose a series of market cooling measures. In both cases, speculative foreign investment is the primary target. In the latest round, Financial ... Amous Lee, executive director of international property investment at IP Global, agrees that the confidence of foreign investors may be impacted in the short-term, but adds that Singapore ...

  7. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Sydney sees home prices rise by more than 14 per cent as growth exceeds expectations

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 05:03am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... in Sydney," Smoli says. "Foreign investors will target true CBD high-rise, high-density apartment projects for their investment, opening them up to significant concentration risk, not only when ... by Crown and Viva by Crown, says foreign demand accounted for 20 per cent of its sales last year. Group CEO Iwan Sunito says Sydney has benefited from market cooling measures in Asia. "[Flat] ...

  8. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Opportunities in paradise

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:29am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... to be the financial hub of the African region and an ideal platform for investment and doing business in Africa." There are three ways for foreigners to buy property in Mauritius. The first ... more to investment decisions than an appealing natural environment, and as one property portal asked of the diminutive African nation last year: would you buy there? Increasing numbers ...

  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Cooling trend in Malaysia

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... is to encourage foreigners towards long-term investment in higher-value property, rather than speculation. Nicholas Holt, Knight Frank's Asia-Pacific head of research, agrees that the RPGT "will ... cent last year, with 5 to 5.5 per cent growth forecast for this year. Like Hong Kong, the city's business environment is well-developed, drawing thousands of foreign companies from around ...

  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Big bargains draw buyers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... investment advice, hopefuls hang on every word. Stocks are usually the asset of choice for the American billionaire, dubbed the "world's greatest moneymaker" in a BBC documentary. ... deal". Property bought at distressed prices on a 30-year mortgage is "a leveraged way of owning a very cheap asset, and probably as attractive an investment as you can make," Buffett ...




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