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A globalised future for property investment
BY Chris Prasad International real estate firm Knight Frank predicts that more than 30% of total worldwide real estate transactions will be cross-border by 2018. In its inaugural Active Capital report released last month, Knight Frank foresees that the globalisation of real estate will accelerate next year, suggesting that... Read more
Which Asian cities offer the best property bargains in 2017?
PwC RATES INDIAN CITIES AS TOP TWO CONTENDERS A report from international business news agency Bloomberg cites India as not only the fastest growing economy in the world, but also a market that will offer the best real estate investment deals in the year ahead. A global survey has ranked... Read more
Luxury sky homes ideal for art collectors
    BY Zoe Phoon Living with works of art and visiting them in an art museum are poles apart. The former refers to art collectors who choose to live with their treasures. Therefore, an architect or interior designer has to not only celebrate and guard the artwork but... Read more
REA Group: Malaysia’s ‘safe haven’ reputation intact
REA Group Ltd, a global online real estate advertising company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, believes that Malaysia can maintain its reputation as one of the key property safe havens in Asia. The group’s chief economist Nerida Conisbee recently told Bernama that real estate investors generally want three things when... Read more
Asia Pacific realty softens, China bucks trend
Commercial real estate investment in Asia Pacific has seen a general slowdown across the region but appetite for mainland Chinese real estate remains robust, South China Morning Post reported, quoting analysts. Completed sales of properties in the region, excluding development sites, totalled US$30.4 billion (RM129.27 billion) in the third... Read more
Global economic and banking crisis looming
BY Ernest Cheong We are living in very perilous times. Since the beginning of 2015, the economic situation in Malaysia has worsened in tandem with the worsening global economy particularly in Europe and the United States. Reuters reported in 2015 that falling oil prices have driven Malaysia’s current account... Read more
‘Strong man’ Philippines beckons international investors
With the Philippines no more the “sick man of Asia” and instead a “strong man” now, high-end resorts are mushrooming on its islands to meet the burgeoning demand of holidaymakers and international investors. These 7,000 islands provide a breathtaking paradise of sandy beaches, lush vegetation and azure waters teeming... Read more
Sustainability made affordable in Semenyih
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Most of today’s home buyers are on the lookout for sustainable developments to satisfy their yearning for green surroundings and lifestyle preferences while doing their bit for the environment. Once considered rare and expensive, sustainable developments are now becoming more commonplace on our landscape, and... Read more
High-rise living and greening
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar A high-rise development with a verdant landscape, thematic gardens and water cascades is the signature of every SP Setia Bhd development. Its latest freehold Setia Sky Ville condominium project in Penang is no different. Commanding breathtaking views of the hills and city skyline, it comprises... Read more
No freeze on malls in Johor
Despite speculation that there could be a freeze on retail centres in Johor due to oversupply concerns, the state government has stated that it is not considering such a move. Johor Housing and Local Government committee chairman Datuk Abdul Latiff Bandi explained that a freeze would send the wrong... Read more