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Construction Real Estate Management & Development

  • VANCOUVER, Oct 19- A tax on foreign buyers aimed at cooling Canada's priciest property market has forced some developers and builders of detached Vancouver homes to hit the pause button, but has had much less effect on the city's condominium market, according to industry players. Vancouver home sales in September were down by about a third from a year earlier...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- China must brook no delay in cutting out "tumours" in the property market to ensure healthy market development in the long term, the Xinhua state news agency said in a commentary on Wednesday. Xinhua applauded the housing ministry's recent announcement on cracking down on nine types of misconduct by real estate developers, noting that property...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- China's Guangzhou city will step up its monitoring of irregular activities in the property market while developers in Wuhan will be more closely scrutinised as the government intensifies efforts to cool real estate prices across the country. A rapid rise in property prices in China's major cities this year has raised fresh concerns about...

  • *China Jan-Sept property investment +5.8 pct y/y. BEIJING, Oct 19- September's investment in Chinese real estate showed its strongest growth since May as booming construction, sales and prices contributed handsomely to third quarter economic expansion of 6.7 percent- offsetting stubbornly weak exports. Property investment rose 7.8 percent in September...

  • The annual rich list of China's movers and shakers gives a temperature check on where money is flowing in China, and underlines the growing financial muscle of the country's super-rich- a trend that has been fuelling a boom in global deals. Yao has been at the centre of a hostile takeover battle for China's largest real estate developer China Vanke Co Ltd..

  • The annual rich list of China's movers and shakers gives a temperature check on where money is flowing in China, and underlines the growing financial muscle of the country's super-rich- a trend that has been fuelling a boom in global deals. Yao has been at the centre of a hostile takeover battle for China's largest real estate developer China Vanke Co Ltd..

  • BEIJING, Oct 12- China's securities regulator is looking to tighten rules for listed real estate firms to issue bonds and offer private placements, in a move to curb excessive capital flowing into the property market, the official Shanghai Securities News reported on Wednesday. A wave of restrictions imposed on housing markets in major Chinese cities last...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 11- A wave of restrictions imposed on housing markets in major Chinese cities last week have unnerved some buyers and developers, cutting the area of new homes sold in places such as Beijing and Shenzhen by more than half. More than 20 cities have imposed measures, including higher mortgage downpayments, to cool hot property markets that have raised...

  • LAGOS, Oct 10- General Electric confirmed its a "keen interest" in acquiring a Nigeria railway concession project worth around $2 billion, the U.S. company said on Monday. Growth in Nigeria- an OPEC member whose economy has slipped into recession for the first time in more than 20 years after being hammered by low oil prices- has been stunted for decades by a lack of...

  • Supply is especially acute in the frothiest markets of Toronto and Vancouver, where strict greenbelt rules and limited transit beyond protected land hamper development. "The cultural social norm is something that is really hard to provide in Vancouver and Toronto." In the last 12 months, house prices are up 14.6 percent in Toronto and 25.8 percent in Vancouver,...

  • Craig and Burnell Scott’s primary residence.

    Rising housing values are offering some homeowners an opportunity to develop their own properties, offsetting their living expenses.

  • Storage facilities are becoming all the rage in Hong Kong as residents continue to seek space in an increasingly cramped city.

  • Queen Elizabeth II

    The property portfolio of the U.K.’s royal family is delivering bountiful returns for Queen Elizabeth II.

  • The health of the US housing market

    Mohamed Mansour, co-chairman of Mansour Group and chairman of Man Capital, talks about building and investing in U.S. real estate.

  • Consumers are very resilient: CEO

    David Fischel, CEO of Intu, talks about the strength of the U.K. consumer, their spending patterns and shares his outlook for U.K. retail.

  • Beachfront houses on the Gold Coast, Australia.

    Australia is attempting to let the air out of housing without deflating a vital source of economic growth or stressing indebted households.

  • A view of the seaside mansion which was used as the U.S. consulate from 1957, and later renamed Lincoln House, is seen in Mumbai, India, September 14, 2015. Vaccine billionaire Cyrus Poonawalla has bought the former maharaja's mansion in Mumbai from the U.S. government for around 7.5 billion rupees ($113 million), newspapers reported, making it the most expensive ever residential purchase in the country.

    Apart from rare stratospheric deals, Mumbai's property market is ailing, as it pays the price of having too big a boom.

  • Surges in London property prices have spurred calls the city is a bubble waiting to pop, but investors are still positive on the market.

  • Residential buildings and skyscrapers stand beyond a statue on the city skyline in Barcelona, Spain.

    Chinese investors have snapped up both commercial and residential real estate in the world's top cities. Now they are turning to the Mediterranean.

  • Indonesia is a nation where traditional belief systems, including shamanism, have been fused with mainstream religions, the Financial Times reports.