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  • Oct 26, 2014
  • Updated: 12:34am

For a country trying to avoid the menace of deflation, South Korea is receiving timely help from unusual quarters - landlords and their tenants.

22 Oct 2014 - 7:22pm

The announcement that froze the marrow of every devotee of mid-20th century modern architecture - that Hotel Okura Tokyo, the epitome of 1960s chic, is to be partly obliterated from September next...

22 Oct 2014 - 5:16am

It was, by his own account, a chance encounter that turned former soldier Kushal Pal Singh into the man who built a city from nothing and made billions.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:16am

London home sellers raised asking prices by the most in more than a year this month as a seasonal surge in demand led a rebound in the capital's property market.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:16am

The new administrative measures for outbound investment issued by the Ministry of Commerce came into effect on October 6.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:58am

Almost a third of the home loans written last month by a mortgage provider in Australia part-owned by Macquarie Group were to Chinese investors, the chairman of the firm said.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:28am

The drop in mortgage rates below 4 per cent has cut into Debra Shultz's sleep. The New York City banker is busier than she has been in months, working with three dozen homeowners eager to lower...

22 Oct 2014 - 5:16am


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Mainland investors have acquired seven Australian hotels worth more than A$197.8 million (HK$1.3 billion) this year, accounting for 28 per cent of transactions by value.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:04am

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

Singapore's listed developers and real estate investment trusts face their heaviest burden of near-term maturities on record just as home prices drop.

13 Oct 2014 - 4:52am

It was once the headquarters of the Cadbury confectionery company in England, the place where the famous Milk Tray brand of chocolates, among others, was said to have been invented.

11 Oct 2014 - 3:18am

In Asia's real estate market, deal making just hit a record. More is coming. Property deals in Asia reached a record US$34 billion last quarter, a turnaround from the global financial crisis.

10 Oct 2014 - 6:07am

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


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