Asia-Pacific – Page 9

  • Coming of age
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    Coming of age

    October 2008 (Magazine)

    Good news abounds in South America where widespread reform has borne results, with four of the continent’s major markets now investment grade. However, political and economic risks are significant, as Stephanie Schwartz-Driver reports

  • Lure of the Orient
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    Lure of the Orient

    October 2008 (Magazine)

    Developing Asia is complex, diverse and inefficient but it is likely to remain ahead of its rivals for a while. Kristen Paech reports

  • Awash with optimism
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    Awash with optimism

    September 2008 (Magazine)

    The oil price surge that has burdened many countries has enabled the Gulf nations to continue a development wave of truly epic proportions. Improved transparency will further boost the region’s prospects, as Ian Cundell reports

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    Forcing the pace

    September 2008 (Magazine)

    The sheer speed of development in the UAE means that investors must be prepared to sacrifice the level of due diligence that they are accustomed to, as Tim Watkins reports

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    Into Africa

    September 2008 (Magazine)

    Where to invest in the Maghreb? Hospitality leads the way but opacity and government restrictions limit scope.

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    Loss of power in Africa’s engine room

    September 2008 (Magazine)

    The 2010 football World Cup will generate new infrastructure and boost sentiment in South Africa. But rising inflation and interest rates as well as political uncertainties continue to worry investors.

  • African sunrise
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    African sunrise

    September 2008 (Magazine)

    Sub-Saharan Africa is showing some encouraging signs such as huge improvements in governance. Transparency is still a major concern, however, so investors will need high-quality local advice, as Ian Cundell reports

  • States of health
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    States of health

    September 2008 (Magazine)

    Lessons were learned by the Japanese property market after the banking crisis of the 1990s, but can they be applied to the UK property market as it feels the impact of the credit crunch?

  • Golden opportunity – for those who can wait
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    Golden opportunity – for those who can wait

    September 2008 (Magazine)

    While quality properties in Tokyo’s office and retail sectors are appealing and the city has major value-add opportunities, the liquidity drought in Asia is curbing market activity. Meanwhile economic concerns have boosted transparency, as Paul Benjamin reports

  • Asia’s cautious lenders tighten the screw
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    Asia’s cautious lenders tighten the screw

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Most of Asia’s banks are still in the picture having avoided securitised debt during the boom. However, the global bust is making them much more cautious

  • Closing the knowledge gap
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    Closing the knowledge gap

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Education in real estate matters in Asia – notably in India and China – has not kept pace with demand for experienced personnel. APREA has launched a new project to address the issue.

  • Exploit the legacy
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    Exploit the legacy

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    Beijing’s location and capital city status have stood it in good stead in the past but in order to remain competitive it will have to build on its other key asset – infrastructure. John Su reports

  • Sizzling Asia feels the heat
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    Sizzling Asia feels the heat

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    The statistics are still impressive and prospects are good. But the effects of the credit crunch are being felt in Asia with the added sting of inflation, as delegates to REIW Asia, among them Richard Lowe, found out

  • Reaching out
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    Reaching out

    July 2008 (Magazine)

    Launched in 2006, the Asian Real Estate Association (AREA) is growing rapidly and is forging alliances worldwide as Asia moves up investors’ agenda. Co-chair Nick Loup talks to Martin Hurst about AREA’s objectives and some of the key issues for investors in the region

  • Bubble trouble
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    Bubble trouble

    July 2008 (Magazine)

    REITs are a worry fo India and China because of concerns about a flood of capital. Elsewhere, progress is patchy, as Asia Public Real Estate Association CEO Peter Mitchell explains.

  • Year of consolidation?
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    Year of consolidation?

    July 2008 (Magazine)

    Fundamentals remain strong but the squeeze on liquidity is a major concern, as IPAsia managing editor Richard Newell reports

  • Into the mainstream
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    Into the mainstream

    July 2008 (Magazine)

    Investors are moving Asia to their long-term strategic allocations but are they being rewarded adequately for the risk? Richard Lowe reports

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    Spoilt for choice

    July 2008 (Magazine)

    Diversification and opportunity are the two key reasons why the Dutch giant ABP is increasing its exposure in Asia, with the rapidly expanding non-listed markets looking increasingly investable. Richard Lowe reports

  • Ticking the right boxes
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    Ticking the right boxes

    July 2008 (Magazine)

    As western pension funds move into the Asia Pacific markets, there are significant challenges to be met in choosing the right region, the right sector and the right manager with the right track record. Richard Lowe reports