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  1. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Japan's property market is making a comeback

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... time." Most of the foreign inquiries that Ward is fielding are coming from people in Hong Kong and Singapore. "Their home markets are overheating and, comparatively, some properties in Tokyo ...

  2. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Foreign demand fuels London surge

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by SUSIE WATKINS POLAKOVA

    ... of London property from Singapore in the early part of this year, up 10 to 15 per cent. "Singaporeans deem the UK to be a safe place for property investment and being familiar with the place ... that a correction is going to happen in the near term." Singapore showed a big surge of interest in the British property market immediately in the aftermath of the government backed scheme "Help ...

  3. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Singapore property taxes aim to deter foreign speculators

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

    ... The Lion City's property taxes, like HK's, target overseas investors, writes Peta Tomlinson Singapore and Hong Kong are neck-and-neck competitors on so many levels, including ... the trough of 2008, "and the momentum is continuing". Singapore countered just days later with additional taxes on luxury homes and investment properties, effectively adding anywhere from ...

  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Late bloomers

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

    ... waterfront condominium development on the Ca Cam River in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City. The project is being developed jointly by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore's Keppel Land, ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Roll out welcome mat

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

    ... in property markets, we've seen the reaction of late. Singapore, Canada, Malaysia- and soon Britain, reportedly- have jumped on the overseas buyer disincentive bandwagon. But not, it seems, New ... buyers. "These clients are predominantly in Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and the properties are managed by City Sales," he says. "Chinese immigrants are in addition ...

  6. 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

    ... prices in the CBD [central business district] are 30 to 50 per cent less [than] an equivalent location in Hong Kong or Singapore." The government's spending of A$60 billion ...

  7. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Cooling trend in Malaysia

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

    ... saw the introduction of the latest round of cooling measures. Even though these are not as severe as in Hong Kong or Singapore, their weight "largely surprised" analysts, who were ...

  8. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    All roads lead to Tokyo

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... and Singapore. This is attracting Asian bargain-hunters, says Akihiko Mizuno, international director and head of capital markets at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). JLL has held sales events in Singapore ... in a central part of Tokyo costs 30 to 40 per cent less than an equivalent property in Singapore- and the quality is better, Mizuno says. "So you are buying a better product, cheaper, ...

  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Chilling effect in the region

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... is not as straightforward as it once was. Foreign money may be the lifeblood of any economy, but when it fuels runaway property markets, something needs to be done to stem the flow. Hong Kong and Singapore have ... increasingly attractive. Cooling measures in Hong Kong and Singapore, where house prices rose 28 per cent and 23.8 per cent, respectively, in the year to the first quarter of this year, (and by 19.1 ...

  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Swiss property is a safe bet for investors

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... with previews in Hong Kong and Singapore. With prices starting at US$2 million for a one-bedroom apartment, Croonenberghs concedes that The Chedi is not for everyone. But those who can afford it may buy ... Selling agent Julian Sedgwick, director of international residential sales at Savills Singapore, expects to field further inquiries. "Interest has been strong," he says. ...




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