*China likely to exceed 2015 hydropower targets by 5-10 GW. China, already the biggest hydropower producer, is on course to exceed a target to raise its hydro capacity by 70 gigawatts over 2011-2015, but a slowdown in project approvals means it is behind on its longer-term goals.» Read More
Many Russians who own property around the world ask the help of multilingual real estate consultants when looking at New York real estate. NYT reports.
TOKYO, Nov 8- Japan's biggest property developer Mitsui Fudosan Co has joined forces with media firm Fuji Media Holdings and builder Kajima Corp to develop a proposed casino and resort complex in Tokyo.
LONDON, Nov 4- Hong Kong investor Knight Dragon has taken full ownership of a development in east London's Greenwich Peninsula after paying its British partner Quintain Estates 186 million pounds for its 40 percent stake.
HONG KONG, Nov 4- China shares made a sluggish start to the week, with the property sector a key underperformer on media reports one city is increasing minimum downpayments on second home purchases in a bid to stem price rises.
BEIJING, Nov 1- China's property inflation quickened in October, two private surveys showed, a development that could reignite fears of a real estate bubble in the world's second largest economy.
SYDNEY, Oct 30- At the Ingleburn Gardens Estate on the outskirts of Sydney, an upmarket housing development complete with pool, concierge, onsite shop and children's playground, the landscaped grounds are marred by large tracts of undeveloped land. The natural environment, such as the national parks surrounding Sydney, is also a barrier.
TORONTO, Oct 25- Paul Reichmann, a Vienna- born Canadian who became one of the world's top commercial real estate developers but lost his empire in the 1990 s real estate crash, has died at the age of 83, according to Canadian media reports.
Oct 23- Edward Andrews Homes, a single-family homebuilder and land developer, said it has teamed up with the real estate arm of Carlyle Group LP to build single-family homes, a sign of continuing private equity interest in the U.S. property market.
PARIS/ LONDON, Oct 21- Britain signed a deal with France's EDF on Monday to build a 16- billion pound nuclear plant, the first European country to offer state guarantees in order to fund a nuclear project.
PARIS/ LONDON, Oct 21- Britain signed a deal with France's EDF to build a 16- billion pound nuclear plant, becoming the first European country to provide state guarantees to help fund a nuclear project.
Oct 11- Chinese state-owned property developer Greenland Holdings Group agreed to buy a majority stake in a 15- tower apartment project, that would make it the largest commercial real estate development in the United States to get major backing directly from a Chinese company, the Wall Street Journal reported.
HONG KONG, Oct 8- China shares made a robust return from a week-long holiday, erasing Tuesday's initial losses and rallying after a private survey of services growth accelerated gains for retailers and property developers.
HONG KONG, Oct 7- Hong Kong shares fell on Monday, led by Sun Hung Kai Properties on fears of weak demand after local media said the world's second-largest real estate developer was offering cash discounts at a relaunched project. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong shed 0.9 percent.
DUBAI, Oct 7- Family-owned Dubai conglomerate Al Habtoor Group said on Monday that it was launching a $3 billion real estate development in the emirate that would include 3,000 hotel and residential units as well as a water-themed theatre. Developers in Dubai are back to announcing mega-projects as the emirate recovers from its 2009-2010 debt crisis.
*Other factors much more important for Dubai in long term. Instead, investors are hoping Dubai will win the right to host the World Expo in 2020. Dubai Investments owns Dubai Investments Park, a big mixed-use real estate development next to the proposed Expo location, as well as land nearby.
HONG KONG, Sept 19- China's biggest property developers are sitting on $25 billion in cash as they prepare for a possible credit crunch and another round of crackdowns on real estate speculation.
Morningstar reports that Canada's banks and its housing finance agency may take serious losses if Canada's home prices decline.
It seemed as if Canada had avoided the excesses of the housing bubble that hit so many nations. But now it may be catching up.
Steve Eisman, the hedge fund manager who famously bet against mortgages in the United States, has recommended investors now bet against Canada's mortgage lenders and banks.
China's plans to unlock what could be the world's biggest shale gas reserves risk running further off track after 16 firms recently awarded exploration rights lacked one core skill - not one has drilled a gas well before.