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DUBAI, April 22- Dubai's Emaar Properties reported a 55 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday, as the region's economic recovery brought consumers back to its malls and shopping units, and house buyers returned to the market.
HONG KONG, March 20- Cash-strapped Chinese are scrambling to sell their luxury homes in Hong Kong, and some are knocking up to a fifth off the price for a quick sale, as a liquidity crunch looms on the mainland. At the same time, credit conditions in China have tightened.
BERLIN, March 6- Europe's hotel sector is finding its financing options are the best in years as investors seek better returns in a low interest rate environment and economies emerge from bruising recessions, fanning optimism for the rest of the year.
*Abu Dhabi property market recovery as fast as Dubai's. ABU DHABI, Feb 19- For years, Abu Dhabi's real estate market has paled next to its more dynamic, glamorous rival in neighbouring Dubai. Prime residential sale prices in Abu Dhabi jumped 25 percent and rentals climbed 17 percent in 2013, real estate advisory firm Jones Lang LaSalle estimated.
ZURICH/ BRUSSELS, Feb 10- A vote to curtail immigration from the EU could cost Switzerland its privileged access to the European single market, European officials said on Monday, after Swiss voters narrowly backed the restrictions in a referendum that has unsettled business.
*Almost 1 million workers estimated to have left country. DUBAI, Jan 22- The impact of Saudi Arabia's crackdown on illegal foreign workers is spreading through its economy, moving beyond the labour-intensive construction industry to sectors as far afield as banking and telecommunications.
Chinese entities announced more than $5.89 billion in projects in January-October, nearly six times the $996 million for all of 2011 and 2012 combined, showed data from New York- based consultancy Rhodium Group.
Jon Hubbard, Northern Europe CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group, discusses the outlook for the hotel sector in 2014 and the investment potential.
*Dexus, CPPIB hike offer for CPA to A $1.27 per unit. SYDNEY, Dec 11- A bidding war for Australia's Commonwealth Property Office Fund escalated after Dexus Property Group and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board hiked their joint offer- a move expected to prompt a higher bid from a rival suitor.
DUBAI, Nov 27- Dubai's success in bidding to host the 2020 World Expo will trigger billions of dollars of investment in the emirate, but it may risk a repeat of the boom-and-bust cycle which nearly caused financial collapse just a few years ago.
SYDNEY, Nov 19- Australian real estate trust Commonwealth Property Office Fund said on Tuesday it is considering a A $2.99 billion takeover bid from property investor The GPT Group.
LISBON/ MADRID, Nov 17- When Edward Hu bought a holiday home in Portugal's most popular tourist spot in September, the Chinese agricultural entrepreneur got a Europe- wide family travel permit thrown in for as long as he owns it.
Mumbai saw its most expensive apartment sale on record last month, but this comes in stark contrast to growing pessimism over the market's outlook.
A rebound in Japan's real estate market is driving investors to take on more risk by buying office buildings far from Tokyo's prime districts.
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Commercial real estate investment in Japan spiked 78 percent in the second quarter, a sign that the impact of the government's radical reflating policies is gaining traction.
South Korea is now the largest property investor so far in 2013 after a jump in tensions with North Korea has fed a tenfold surge in overseas commercial property spending.
Alastair Hughes, CEO, Asia Pacific at Jones Lang LaSalle tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he likes the commercial property markets in Jakarta and Manila right now.
David Green-Morgan, Global Capital Markets Research Director, Jones Lang Lasalle says the region's property sector got a drubbing last year, but is likely to rebound in 2013.
*Investment boom is legacy of party boss aiming for China's top ruling body. TIANJIN, China, Nov 5- Dong Zizhou casts his fishing net from the shore and fixes his gaze on a stand of 15 unfinished skyscrapers rising like concrete skeletons beside the Hai River, heralding China's ambition to develop the world's largest financial centre.