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The rise of Asia Pacific’s infrastructure asset class

Inching toward a multi-layered future China’s highly anticipated REIT pilot programme finally came to fruition in June, with the listing of the country’s first batch of nine REITs. Packaged in a mutual fund structure, the initial C-REIT form are backed mainly by infrastructure assets, judiciously defined and situated in key economic zones that have been […]

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Asia, not the US, is the main source of global warming

President Biden once hoped to attend the 31 October start of the Glasgow UN Climate Conference having signed a massive new package of climate-related spending. A New York Times analysis undertaken by Margot Sanger-Katz and Alicia Parlapiano estimated that $675bn of President Biden’s original $4.7tr ‘Build Back Better’ plan would have been earmarked for subsidies and tax credits […]

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Singapore REITs – monthly analysis

FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts (FTSE ST REIT Index) increased slightly from 842.13 to 872.79 (+3.64%) compared to the last monthly update. Currently the Singapore REIT index is still trading with a range between 816 and 890. Yield spread (in reference to the 10-year Singapore government bond of 1.77% as of 7 November 2021) tightened […]

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China: neither military nor monetary threat

Seldom since its civil war and prior to that its battle for independence, has America’s internal future/fortunes been so vulnerable to the actions of outsiders serving their own ambitions. This time, however, it isn’t dealing with the conflicting colonial interests of the British, French, Spanish and indeed Mexican empires, but a singular Asian powerhouse. This […]

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Post-pandemic opportunities in the Singapore industrial market

Singapore’s GDP growth is expected to reach 6-7% in 2021 and return to pre-Covid levels. The country’s strong economic performance was underpinned by the manufacturing sector, which expanded 17.7% y-o-y in Q2 2021. Amid strong economic growth, the Singapore industrial market is on its recovery trajectory as according to the official statistics, overall industrial rents […]

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Understanding China’s financial market chaos

Originally published August 2021. Virtually the entire Chinese economy, especially sectors with heavy investment inflows, such as technology, social media and private education, is in a state of flux. Foreign investors are pulling their positions, Chinese CEOs are under strict scrutiny and stocks are in a free fall as Chinese regulators continue to unleash a […]

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The irony of China’s most recent bitcoin ban

Various aspects of cryptocurrency use have been banned in China numerous times over the better part of the past decade. The most stringent barriers yet, though, were announced on Friday, 24 September. In a series of statements, Chinese economic planners listed their edicts in stepwise fashion, including: no financial supports or subsidies for crypto mining […]

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Evergrande: a debacle of epic proportion

Falling below the red lines.   Evergrande, the most indebted real estate company globally, faces mounting bankruptcy risks as the company has defaulted on payments and struggles to meet its financial liabilities of over US$300b.  Evergrande’s financial woes surfaced not long after the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the Ministry of Housing introduced new […]

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Why Japan attracts international capital

A stable market is at the root of its appeal. Japan’s relative stability and favourable funding conditions continue to attract international capital. This trend is even more apparent in the increasing uncertainty in the world due to the pandemic. Moreover, geopolitical risks are likely to lean more into the spotlight once the Covid-19 situation comes […]

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Singapore REITs – monthly analysis

FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts (FTSE ST REIT Index) increased slightly from 849.11 to 868.08 (2.23%) compared to the last month update. Currently the Singapore REIT index is still trading with a range between 816 and 880. Yield spread (in reference to 10-year Singapore government bond of 1.539%) continues to tighten from 3.8% to 3.62%. However, the […]

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