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  • London icon's new lease on life     Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Battersea power station

    CNBC's Phil Han reports from the Battersea Power Station and finds out more about this multi-billion dollar redevelopment of the site.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 30- A major electricity transmission project linking the Canadian province of Quebec with New York City has cleared a significant hurdle, opening the door to construction within a year, the executive behind the proposal said on Thursday. Don Jessome, chief executive officer of Albany- based Transmission Developers Inc., said a U.S. presidential...

  • Has Singapore's property bubble already burst? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 7:15 PM ET

    Despite dire predictions of sharp drops, Singapore's property prices don't seem to have budged much, but statistics may mask trouble in the market.

  • Chinese developers roll out gimmicks as sales slump Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:49 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Oct 24- Chinese developers are turning to offbeat marketing gimmicks and give-aways as they battle to shift massive inventories of unsold homes and survive the country's biggest economic slowdown since the global financial crisis. China's largest residential developer China Vanke is using social media in a series of quirky campaigns which...

  • Vietnam: New darling of property markets? Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Vietnamese property may finally be shaking off its years-long bear market to rise from the flames, with analysts pointing to rising sales and investment.

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Oct 22- Saudi Arabia- based power and water project developer ACWA Power is seeking to secure or arranging finance for $15 billion worth of projects, nearly half of which are in renewable energy, its chief executive said. The company, which plans to list its shares on the Saudi stock market, has projects operating or under construction in...

  • *To spend over 1 billion riyals on projects in 2015. RIYADH, Oct 22- Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co, Saudi Arabia's largest listed developer, plans to spend over 1 billion riyals on projects in 2015 and aims for 10 percent growth of its business that year, its chairman said. While government data shows the home ownership rate among roughly 20 million Saudis...

  • CAIRO, Oct 20- SODIC, one of Egypt's largest listed real estate developers, plans to invest 2.4 billion Egyptian pounds in 2015 and is hunting for new projects as the sector recovers from three years of turmoil, its managing director said. Egypt's once-booming construction sector was hit hard by the 2011 revolt that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30- year rule but ushered...

  • TORONTO, Oct 13- While Toronto's housing boom. Canada's biggest city has more than 100,000 units under construction as developers and investors seek to cash in on condo prices that are up 25.7 percent in the city over the past five years. Glass panels have been falling off newly built Toronto condos, including the luxury Shangri-La and Trump towers and a dozen or...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 13- China's Agile Property Holdings Ltd is in talks with banks to extend a remaining bridge loan, the company said on an analyst briefing call on Monday. Shares in the Hong Kong- listed property developer slumped by more than a fifth as trading in the stock resumed following news last week that it withdrew a rights issue and that its chairman Chen Zhuo...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 8- China's main share index hit a 20- month high in intraday trade on Wednesday, underpinned by strength in property developers after the central bank rolled out policies to boost the struggling sector. Before the week-long break, the People's Bank of China cut mortgage rates and downpayment levels for some home buyers for the first time since the...

  • Brookfield wins auction for bankrupt Revel Casino Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    Oct 1- Brookfield Asset Management has won the auction for Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel, said a source familiar with the situation. The company bid $110 million for the casino complex, topping a $90- million bid by Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub, who did not submit a superior bid by 5.00 a.m. ET, the source said.

  • Sept 30- An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

  • Brookfield bids for Atlantic City's Revel Casino - WSJ Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Sept 30- An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

  • *Tokyo government downgrades casino project. TOKYO, Sept 29- Plans to open Japan's first casino in Tokyo before the 2020 Olympics are becoming increasingly unlikely, with developers facing skyrocketing building costs and a city government that no longer considers casino development an economic priority.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 25- Adani Mining on Thursday took a step closer to the development of a A $2.2 billion coal mining project in Australia after the federal government approved construction of a rail haulage line.

  • Home builders to woo entry-level buyers: Pro Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 5:15 PM ET
    Workers apply stucco at a housing development under construction in Jupiter, Fla.

    As home builders try to gain more business, more will be going after the entry-level buyer, real estate expert Bradley Hunter told CNBC Wednesday.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 18- China shares held onto slim gains on Thursday, as a jump in banking stocks outweighed falling property developers hurt by weak housing data. Gemdale Corp shed 2.9 percent, while Poly Real Estate Group lost 0.9 percent.

  • China shares end higher; machinery, property firms gain Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 17- China shares ended higher on Wednesday, reversing earlier losses, supported by machinery firms and property developers that were buoyed by Premier Li Keqiang's plans on urbanization.

  • China shares close higher for 5th day, property shines Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 4- China shares rose for a fifth straight day on Thursday, boosted by strength in real estate developers after Reuters reported Beijing is relaxing financing rules for listed property firms.