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GLOBAL: February 11, 2018

The outlook for the Tokyo Office market in 2018.

For just 18 bitcoin, a British-themed studio apartment can be all yours. And if you have 46 of these digital coins to spare, you can up it to a two-bedroom apartment. Some 150 homes at Aston Plaza & Residences in Dubai Science Park are available for purchase via the cryptocurrency, making it reportedly the world’s first major property development where virtual currency buys real estate. The project offers buyers a chance to “realise their bitcoin gains with a good-q...

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GLOBAL: February 11, 2018

The future of bitcoin: billions or bust?

For just 18 bitcoin, a British-themed studio apartment can be all yours. And if you have 46 of these digital coins to spare, you can up it to a two-bedroom apartment. Some 150 homes at Aston Plaza & Residences in Dubai Science Park are available for purchase via the cryptocurrency, making it reportedly the world’s first major property development where virtual currency buys real estate. The project offers buyers a chance to “realise their bitcoin gains with a good-q...

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GLOBAL: February 10, 2018

Tech can give UAE’s facilities management firms a strong hand

For those of us in the industry, the news that Union Properties would spin off its facilities management (FM) division could not have come at a more opportune time. An industry that has needed both transparency and consolidation for a long time finally gets the jolt that it has been looking for. This is a move that will likely spark a series of cascading events and spur an improvement in services. Read more on: ...

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GLOBAL: February 10, 2018

Lebanon forecasting debt to GDP to stabilise at 149% in 2018, finance official says

Lebanon, saddled with one of the world’s highest debt-to-GDP ratios, expects its 149 per cent debt level of last year to carry over into 2018 as sluggish growth and a lingering fiscal deficit continue to exacerbate the country’s public finances, a senior finance ministry official said. “Lebanon is an island nowadays from an economic point of view,” said Alain Bifani, the director general of the finance ministry. “We are not anymore connected to many countries ...

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GLOBAL: February 9, 2018

Real Estate Market Trends in Japan

Despite signs that Japan's real estate market is speaking, there is little sense of overheating. Given the underpinnings of the super low interest rates, the real estate market will most likely remain on a plateau for the time being. Read more on: www.mizuho-ri.co.jp ...

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GLOBAL: February 9, 2018

Foreign Investment in Guangdong: New Incentives Announced

Guangdong province, China’s manufacturing heartland, has announced new measures to attract foreign investment. On December 1, the Guangdong provincial government issued a report delineating 10 policies to expand the province’s openness to foreign investors and foreign capital. Read more on: frontera.net ...

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GLOBAL: February 8, 2018

Global economy to ‘heat up’ in 2018, says Standard Chartered

The global economy is expected to “heat up” in 2018 on the back of increasing economic activity, following a period of “Goldilocks” investment conditions (neither too hot nor too cold), according to Standard Chartered. “Growth accelerated in 2017, but inflation did not,” Steve Brice, chief investment strategist at Standard Chartered Bank said in a report. Read more on: ...

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GLOBAL: February 7, 2018

Raze, rebuild, repeat: why Japan knocks down its houses after 30 years

Unlike in other countries, Japanese homes become valueless over time – but as the population shrinks, can its cities finally learn to slow down and refurb? Daiwa House, one of the biggest prefabricated housing manufacturers in Japan, built this town in the 60s during a postwar housing boom. It’s not unlike the suburban subdivisions of the western world, with porches, balconies and rooflines that shift and repeat up and down blocks of gently curving roads. Most of th...

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GLOBAL: February 7, 2018

How 2018 will shape up for Egypt

Record numbers of tourists strolling in the shadows of Luxor’s towering monuments, a possible resumption of flights between Cairo and Moscow, and the opening of the Mediterranean’s largest gasfield: for Egypt, 2018 begins on a high note. The past seven years have been tumultuous for the North African country, with crowds standing their ground in Tahrir Square multiple times as regimes came and went. This year, Egyptians are going to the polls, opening up the possibi...

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GLOBAL: February 6, 2018

The four best investments to make in 2018.

How the real estate sector can engage with PropTech to bring the built and digital environments together Read more on: assets.kpmg.com ...

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