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Asian Property Market

Blackstone investors back move into Asia property

Blackstone Group, the world's biggest manager of alternative assets, has US$1.5 billion of capital commitments for its first Asian property fund, targeted at US$4 billion, according to a letter sent to investors.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 3:49am

Highs and lows across the region

So much has happened in the "post-Lehman" years. Among the good news for Asia-Pacific is that regional property markets have recorded the highest growth globally since 2008, with Hong Kong leading the pack with 82.6 per cent growth, followed by India with 61.7 per cent, Taiwan with 56.1 per cent, and the mainland (based on Beijing and Shanghai) with 49.2 per cent, according to Knight Frank.

1 May 2013 - 3:44am

Regional strength

With the rest of the world engulfed by economic uncertainty, industry analysts are again looking east for good news in the property sector next year. There are very few signs of an upswing elsewhere, especially in debt-troubled Europe, but traditional safe havens, such as Singapore and Australia, continue to lure overseas investors, especially Chinese.

14 Dec 2012 - 11:42am

Cooling period

The events of 2012 are expected to have a significant bearing on the future direction of Hong Kong's property market.

14 Dec 2012 - 10:18am

Royal celebration

The people of Thailand will have a chance to put aside recent worries today when they celebrate the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, who came to the throne in 1946.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Property hotshots head for HK

Leading figures and key voices in the property sector will come together under one roof at MIPIM Asia, regarded as the top exhibition and conference event for industry professionals in the region.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Should foreigners be banned from buying property in Hong Kong as a way to cool the market?

Ronald Ling Pak-ki, 20, University of Hong Kong

The local property market is really getting out of control these days. Limited land supply and a huge demand for luxury flats have led to a drastic increase in property prices.

22 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Asia's most wanted

Top-quality homes with views are in big demand and there is no shortage of buyers, especially from China, the Middle East and Russia

16 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Asian Aspirations

Thailand and Singapore are prime locations for wealthy home buyers

Wealthy investors are tapping the luxury Asian property market with Thailand and Singapore top of their agenda.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Build your investments with bricks and mortar

FUND MANAGERS SAY the Asia-Pacific property market's star is rising and now is a good time to get on board.

Polly Kwan, investment manager of the Fidelity Funds - Asia-Pacific Property Fund, believes the market is at the beginning of a long-term growth cycle, in which prices of physical property and property-related securities will trend up as regional markets mature.

27 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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