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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

    ... 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 ... have more Chinese living in New Zealand or looking to move or invest through our open homes than we have local New Zealanders," he says. "Our websites are getting many inquiries from ...

  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

    ... 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 ... to the Canadian government for investment across the country, for a term of five years. What followed was a flood of wealthy Hongkongers and mainlanders who snapped up properties for more than a decade. ...

  4. 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

    ... 2014, Lawless says, if interest rates remain low. "Direct property investment is likely to be a popular choice," he says. But he predicts a shift in investor demand away from the low ... of McGrath Estate Agents, agrees. Sydney's "phenomenal" result augurs well for another good year ahead, he says, with capital gains "possibly opening the door for more investment ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Passport to investment

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Opportunities in paradise

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

    ... 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 ... last year, outlines massive public sector investment in airport, port and marine services projects, focusing on "greater connectivity with the rest of the world". The World Bank has ...

  7. 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 ... that while the outlook remains "challenging" for now, opportunities still hold for the longer term. "[Malaysia] remains as an attractive investment destination in the region due to its ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    'Golden state' bounces back

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:33am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... international demand for gateway US cities. New York, Miami and Los Angeles have led the path for international investments in US real estate," Pallante says. For wealthy Asian buyers- especially ... and 'Hollywood' are very attractive to international buyers looking to invest in established US markets. And compared to New York, London and Tokyo, Los Angeles is still a bargain." Umansky, who ...

  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Foreigners flock to Turkey

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

    ... 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 ... people would live in towns and cities than the countryside. "A young, urban middle class in developing Asia will be the dominant source of investment opportunity and capital. Rapid growth ...




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