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NEWSFLASH: Ringgit on the move?
US-CHINA TRADE TALKS, BUDGET 2020 SET TO SWAY RINGGIT BY Zoe Phoon For the week ahead, Malaysia’s Budget 2020 announcement will be the highlight of the domestic calendar, according to Han Tan, market analyst at regulated forex broker ForexTime (FXTM). The analyst said in an October 4 FXTM report... Read more
New ‘work, play, invest’ environs sprouting worldwide
HOW SMART CITIES AND LIVING LABS STACK UP BY Zoe Phoon (Note to reader: The following article is a follow up to an earlier story entitled Cyberjaya in for exciting times as smart-city model) The wave of creativity and innovation to transform urban areas and improve quality of life has... Read more
Asian Investors zero-in on US, UK, German commercial markets
In general, commercial property investors are allocating more capital to real estate worldwide, but Asian investors, in particular, now represent five out of the 10 biggest cross border spenders in 2017. According to a recent Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) report, Inter-regional investment reached US$19.5 billion (RM83.3 billion) in Q2... Read more
Portland harnesses the power of poop
  BY Zoe Phoon Yes, you read the headline right. Somewhere in the northwestern shore of the United States, someone is turning human waste into power. Why? Well, as one journalist in the US has put it, “that distinctive smell of sewage is starting to smell like money” to managers... Read more
Rise of ‘18-hour’ cities in US
A recent report on emerging real estate trends in the United States and Canada, by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, says “18-hour” cities are becoming magnets for investors. There is now the rise of such smaller cities or second-tier cities that have evolved into... Read more
Global property benefits from Middle East rebound
Having been relegated to the bottom of the global investment market in 2009, investments from the Middle East have since picked up at a tremendous rate and are now growing at a faster pace than any other cross-regional investments. World Property Journal reports that investors from the Middle East... Read more