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Winter isn’t coming

The absence of a speedy resolution to the trade war between the United States and China has caused equity market jitters around the world.


China is on the REIT path

The Chinese have deliberated REITs for over a decade now, having experimented with a number of real estate securitisation products.

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Hong Kong can’t ignore the Greater Bay Area

There was a somewhat muted response in Hong Kong to the publication of the outline development plan for the Greater Bay Area, but people – especially in real estate – should be alert to the opportunities this initiative brings.


India set to cruise ahead

For the past five years, India has been led by a government with a huge majority, thus the policy paralysis of the previous decade has turned into a policy overdrive, with a raft of new and revived initiatives.


Bring online and offline together

Many retail landlords are focused on the threat of online shopping and how it will disturb their bricks and mortar business. However online shopping should not be regarded as an alien threat, but as an integral part of a retail operation.


The value of neighbourhood retail

Luxury retail in high street shops and in high-end malls gets a lot of attention, but neighbourhood shopping centres offer advantages investors should not ignore.


Asia's divided demographics

The subject of demographics is always a hot topic in this part of the world, and so it should be; 14 Asia-Pacific countries account for 65% of the world's population, dominated of course by China (1.4bn) and India (1.3bn).