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  • Oct 21, 2014
  • Updated: 1:47am

Builders started work on more homes in September and American consumers this month were the most optimistic in seven years, signalling the US economy will ride out a global slowdown.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:39am

Canadian concerns about a housing bubble are overblown in a country where credit growth is modest and the job market is stable, says Bank of Nova Scotia chief executive Brian Porter.

15 Oct 2014 - 5:09am

John Purnell, 75, and his wife Patricia, 72, moved into a factory-built house in a converted trailer park west of Sydney this year, eschewing traditional retirement communities and other homes in...

15 Oct 2014 - 5:09am

The Greek fund charged with selling state assets will attempt to raise €400 million (HK$3.89 billion) by securitising real estate in a move designed to attract investment to the debt-stricken...

15 Oct 2014 - 5:09am

London house prices dropped for the first time in almost four years and the outlook for the city's property market is fading, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

15 Oct 2014 - 5:09am

The Silk Road is probably the oldest expression relating to the opening up of business channels between Asia and the West. The expression and the concept have certainly evolved through the...

15 Oct 2014 - 11:48am

Beijing's latest move to simplify approval procedures for outbound investments will put mainland investors in a more competitive position in the global market and speed up the pace of investment...

13 Oct 2014 - 4:02am


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Twenty-one cranes loom over the south bank of the River Thames. Here, in the biggest concentration of residential projects in London, developers are steaming ahead just as prices are starting to...

8 Oct 2014 - 7:16am

South Korean President Park Geun-hye's success in reviving the property market is prompting the country's sole issuer of bonds backed by home loans to plan record sales of the notes.

8 Oct 2014 - 7:16am

Recent years have seen a renaissance in what Knight Frank calls the global cities.

8 Oct 2014 - 12:08pm

Ben Bernanke says he cannot refinance his house. With his book advance and speaking fees, why does the former Federal Reserve chairman even want a mortgage?

8 Oct 2014 - 7:16am

Mortgage credit remains tight for most US borrowers, but one group is having little trouble getting loans: landlords.

8 Oct 2014 - 7:16am

The United States Supreme Court agreed to decide whether people suing for housing discrimination must prove they were victims of intentional bias, in a case that may give long-sought protection to...

8 Oct 2014 - 7:16am

Australians are less inclined towards the big backyard these days, preferring the convenience and lower maintenance of inner-city apartment living.

8 Oct 2014 - 7:16am

Norway's US$855 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, will focus its future real estate acquisitions on booming global cities, its deputy chief said.

8 Oct 2014 - 7:16am

Australian construction activity expanded at the fastest pace in nine years last month, led by a boom in housing and a recovery in commercial building.

7 Oct 2014 - 2:07pm

Australia's central bank said regulators were considering new steps to rein in lending for housing investment and an initial announcement was likely by the end of the year.

3 Oct 2014 - 2:46am

Singapore's home prices declined for a fourth consecutive quarter, the longest losing streak in five years, as tighter mortgage measures cooled demand in Asia's second-most expensive housing...

2 Oct 2014 - 5:12am

British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to build 100,000 new homes and offer them to younger first-time buyers at a 20 per cent discount if his party wins a national election in May.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:23am

When the British interior designer and architect David Collins died after a short illness last year, many feared his eponymous studio would disband.

1 Oct 2014 - 5:04am

Croesus Group, an Asian real estate manager, is evaluating another fund with logistics properties after listing its first trust holding Japanese shopping centres in Singapore last year.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:23am

Lee Sang-kun does not need to read the real estate section to know South Korea's financial hub is emptying.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:23am

Australian policymakers have two housing markets to worry about, and it is a toss-up which carries the most risk.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:18am

More and more Hongkongers will be looking for exit strategies to invest offshore if politi-cal instability in the city continues, say agents selling overseas properties.

1 Oct 2014 - 3:48am

Canada will not make any sudden changes to the country's system of housing finance, even as the government looks at ways to reduce its role in the market, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said.

24 Sep 2014 - 6:07am

Housing starts slumped in August from the highest level in almost seven years in the United States, reflecting a setback in multifamily projects that are at the forefront of the rebound in real...

24 Sep 2014 - 6:07am

Keppel Reit, the second-biggest office property trust in Asia excluding Japan, will buy a stake in a Singapore office tower from Keppel Land valued at S$1.25 billion (HK$7.64 billion).

24 Sep 2014 - 6:07am


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