Posts Tagged ‘Investment’

Asia: Where Best to Invest

June 9th, 2015

Asia-businessIt’s already been a while that FDI has been thriving in Asia. But now the question is, what part of Asia does this refer to most?

According to a recent Economist study, fast forward five years to the year 2020 and the Asian expansion will be most focused in China, India and Malaysia. If you look even further ahead – to the next 35 years – factories and offices are likely to open up in Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Much of this expansion and planned expansion is connected to the liberalization of “intra-regional trade and investment” which is in the program of various Asian governments over the next few years. But perhaps just as importantly, the fact that there is in existence, greater economic integration between companies in the area.

China unfortunately might be losing some FDI given its significant increase in labor and overhead costs. Those that would have bought their investments to China are instead choosing countries in the ASEAN region like Indonesia and Vietnam – places that don’t have such crippling prices.

Top Cities for Real Estate Investment in Asia

January 5th, 2014

Real estate in Asia is on the rise, with investors from all over the world flocking to the growing market. The top cities for real estate investment in the region today are:

  1. Tokyo
  2. Shanghai
  3. Jakarta
  4. Manila
  5. Sydney
  6. Guangzhou
  7. Singapore
  8. Beijing
  9. Osaka

Japan’s real estate market has been attracting numerous real estate investors ever since the economic reforms introduced by the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, making Tokyo the top pick for investors around the globe.

A consultant explained: “When you have a government desperately trying to stimulate inflation and that likes handing money to the JREITs [Japanese real estate investment trusts] directly to allow them to go out and spend, then you’d expect there to be some positive movement.”

Asian Investors in Invest In Real Estate

October 7th, 2013

Recent surveys have revealed that Asian institutional investors are looking to invest $150 billion in real estate in cities such as Dubai, London, New York and Sydney.

According to CBRE, Asian investors currently manage a fifth of global institutional capital. There has been a dramatic increase in investment activity over the last few years, but Asian investors are currently investing only 1.7% of their assets in real estate.

CBRE President Chris Ludeman explained: “Asian institutional investors are already beginning to acquire assets overseas, with core assets in gateway cities being the most sought-after asset class.”

“While investors that have already had exposure in global markets will continue to acquire new assets, the next few years will see a number of new entrants to leading global real estate markets such as London and New York. Japanese institutions which to date have largely been absent from the global scene, as well as Taiwanese and Chinese insurance companies will be the first to merge.”