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  • Taking a wait-and-see attitude on China: BNP     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:03 PM ET

    William De Vijlder, Vice-Chairman, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, says global investors remain concerned about China's property sector.

  • Rent valuation: It's about the bang for the buck Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    While high commercial real estate rents can impede a state's growth, they can also exemplify the value of a location.

  • Are China’s property vacancies a danger sign? Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 1:03 AM ET
    Empty apartment developments in the Chinese city Ordos in Inner Mongolia in 2011

    China property vacancies have climbed to more than 20 percent of sold units, but analysts are divided on whether a real estate crash is in the offing.

  • Urbanization without heavy pollution? It's possible Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 8:48 PM ET
    Residential buildings stand in the Grange Road area of Singapore

    As more of Asia's population heads for the cities, Singapore can offer clues for planning livable urban spaces, including by controlling pollution.

  • Hong Kong benchmark off 5-month high, property drags Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 4:14 AM ET

    HONG KONG, June 4- Hong Kong's main stock index slipped from a five-month high on Wednesday, hit by a slumping property sector as investors sold off the shares of developers after recent strong gains.

  • China shares fall as property counters sink Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    HONG KONG, June 4- China shares had their worst day in more than two weeks on Wednesday, dragged down by the property counters as investors fretted that soft demand for homes will increase developers' problems. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings slid 1.0 percent.

  • HONG KONG, May 30- Hong Kong shares finished their best month this year on Friday, underpinned by strength in property developers and Chinese banks. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong gained 0.6 percent. Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd jumped 1.1 percent to its highest since January 2008.

  • BEIJING, May 30- China's banking regulator said on Friday it was stepping up oversight to prevent risks from some failed property developers from spreading into the broader financial system, but said overall risk from property loans was controllable.

  • BEIJING, May 30- China's banking regulator said on Friday it was stepping up oversight to prevent risks from some failed property developers from spreading into the broader financial system, but said overall risk from property loans was controllable.

  • DONGGUAN, May 28- The days of rapid growth in China's real estate sector are over, but the government's urbanisation drive will continue to drive demand for the next 15 years, the country's biggest residential property developer China Vanke Co Ltd said.

  • *Mitsui Fudosan dives on share issuance news. Real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan Co dived 7 percent and was the most traded stock by turnover on news it would raise as much as $3.6 billion by issuing new shares. Exporters were mixed, with Toyota Motor Corp rising 0.5 percent, while Honda Motor Co fell 1 percent and Nikon Corp dropped 0.7 percent.

  • HONG KONG, May 26- The Chinese developer behind an eight-storey clubhouse with a billion-dollar view over Shanghai's Huangphu River is turning to lower-end coffee shops and restaurants to fill the space, as a broad anti-graft campaign puts the brakes on conspicuous spending.

  • Moody’s turns negative on China property Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 4:05 AM ET

    Moody's joined the drumbeat of pessimism on China property, cutting its view to negative, but it expects many developers' finances to remain stable.

  • $60M Texas high school stadium deemed unsafe Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    The $60 million high school stadium that got national attention for its grandeur _ and its price tag _ will be shut down indefinitely just 18 months after its opening, North Texas school district officials said Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, for an examination of cracking in the concrete of the stadium's concourse.

    One of the most expensive high school football stadiums in America will be closed this fall because its concrete is cracking.

  • Who’s afraid of China’s ghost towns? Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 6:58 PM ET

    Unsold properties have spurred fears that China's real-estate market may be a ready-to-burst bubble, but its "ghost towns" may not be all that empty.

  • Icahn's Vegas venture ready for wrecking ball Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    The stalled construction site of the Fontainebleau Las Vegas is seen May 11, 2011.

    With the removal of the crane, Icahn may be preparing the building for a full demolition.

  • AHMEDABAD, May 14- A low-cost housing project in Boisar, a satellite town outside Mumbai, offers a taste of how hard it will be for Narendra Modi to fulfil a pledge to provide affordable homes for every Indian family if, as expected, his party wins India's election.

  • *C.bank tells banks to relax mortgage lending-sources. BEIJING/ HONG KONG, May 13- China's central bank has asked commercial banks to speed up the granting of home loans and to set mortgage rates at reasonable levels, four sources told Reuters on Tuesday, underlining its efforts to support the flagging property market as the economy cools.

  • HONG KONG, May 13- Shanghai's top real estate agent has been forced to downsize, hurt in part by a delay in commission payments from property developers in a market facing increasing liquidity pressure and a slowdown in sales.

  • LONDON, May 12- They were crazy dreamers who dared to believe that oil and gas could be produced from beneath England's rolling green hills. Small companies such as Alkane, Egdon, Cuadrilla, Dart, Island Gas, Newton and Star bid for and won Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences in Britain's 13th onshore licensing round held back in 2008..