*Private equity seeks bargains in UK shopping centres. "You have to be very selective about which secondary shopping centres you go into," said Manish Chande, a founding partner of fund management business Clearbell Capital, which bought a centre in Durham, northeast England last year. The firm is revamping The Gates Shopping Centre, opened in 1975, by adding a...
*China challenges Germany as world's top solar producer. Even as China is set to overtake Germany as the country with the world's highest installed solar capacity, growth in small-scale solar such as rooftop panels has been so weak that planners didn't even bother setting new targets this year for installations under 20 megawatts in size.
China's impact on Hong Kong's luxury goods industry has deepened, with rent in the top shopping streets dropping by 40%, the FT reports.
*Singapore's Parkway to acquire, not build, hospitals in India. NEW DELHI, Sept 10- For nearly two years, Parkway Pantai has delayed the opening of its 450- bed India hospital, the Singapore- based medical firm's bid to cash in on one of Asia's fastest growing private healthcare markets, as it waited for the necessary permits. Parkway, a unit of the world's second...
SHANGHAI, Aug 20- Three Chinese energy firms were told by local authorities in China to halt operations, after massive blasts at a warehouse in Tianjin last week raised public concerns that some facilities storing hazardous materials are too close to homes and schools. The Tianjin port warehouse, which had stored about 700 tonnes of the deadly chemical sodium...
Vertical greenery will be the defining feature of future metropolises, as governments across the globe invest millions in making their cities 'smart.
U.S. stocks closed lower as investors weighed earnings and looked ahead to the beginning of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting on Tuesday.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly higher open on Monday as markets eyed Apple earnings and hints on monetary policy from the Fed.
A drop in Chinese tourist numbers is driving down shop rentals in Hong Kong, with vacancies increasing in the same prime areas.
Singapore's tony Sentosa Cove properties attracted wealthy foreign buyers, but now it's the slowdown's epicenter. The New York Times reports.
The closing of the sale on Wednesday of New York's famed Waldorf Astoria hotel to China's Anbang Insurance Group for $1.95 billion marks the tip of an unprecedented wave of Chinese investment pouring into U.S. hotels.
Hong Kong property stocks have enjoyed a healthy run this year and according to analysts, the sector could benefit from further upside.
If you wanted to make a quick buck in property, Dubai would have been the place to do it. And the desert of superlatives is still going strong.
Japan's courting of Muslim tourists has led to a wave of Halal food and Muslim-friendly amenities sprouting in the land of the rising sun.
More wealthy Chinese are moving their money out of China to invest in Australia's property market as a corruption crackdown in China gathers momentum.
For the first time lands plots up for auction in Beijing went unsold, signaling developer anxiety over continued weakness in the property market.
Commercial real estate volumes in Asia-Pacific are set to spike in the second half of this year, said Jones Lang LaSalle.
Myanmar's burgeoning hotel market is set for another year of record growth in 2014, according to property research firm Jones Lang LaSalle.
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.
As the cracks in China's housing market deepen, the country's major property developers are scouring the world for new opportunities.