Over the past five years, Bangkok has welcomed 1.25 million square meters of new retail space, an increase of nearly 25 per cent, bringing the Thai capital much closer towards its goal of being a shoppers’ paradise.
The news about the growth of the Philippine economy is also positively affecting the Philippine property market. Heightened confidence is expected to fuel the growth of property-related demand in the short- to medium-term.
The dispute over the South China Sea is no longer limited to regional claimants and could threaten the stability of the entire Southeast Asia region, if diplomatic efforts between China, the Philippines and the US fail.
Islamic institutions around the world should move past sukuk and build a unified platform that promotes the essence of Islamic finance – trading, said the head of Kuwait Finance House (KFH) in Malaysia.
Currency movements can make a significant effect on real estate returns, especially with the Euro area continuing to cause uncertainty in global markets. Property experts take a look at ten Asia Pacific office markets.
Indonesia’s lagging 2012 stock performance looks nothing like its stellar 2011 track record yet - but is the country truly on the way down or is it time to take advantage of low valuations? Citigroup sees 15 per cent upside potential for the rest of the year.