Even though the current interest rate upcycle started in December 2015, the current interest rate environment remains benign. As of January 2018, there have been five increases, and the market expects another three increases this year. The long end of the curve, measured by the 10-year US government bond rate, likewise, is still benign and below the 2014 peak, even after the increase observed this month.
As of October 31, 2017, Asia Pacific REITs have recorded a total return of 5.3%. Among the four major REIT markets, Singapore has the best performance, returning 22% in local dollar terms. It is often said tha...
By Victor Yeung The latest economic numbers show that inflation in the United States remains benign. After Hurricane Harvey has disrupted the oil refining hub in Texas, oil prices have risen by more than 15%. ...
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are relatively transparent vehicles. REITs are required by law to hold mainly rental real estate and to distribute most, if not all, of its net income as dividends. It is ...
Online-to-offline, or O2O, retailing has increasingly become a major strategy for web retailers, especially Amazon.
For the majority of the population, buying your home can be the largest investment decision. We agree that, compared to not owning your home, becoming a homeowner is typically a sound investment decision, especially over the long run.
According to a recent Booking.com survey, Hong Kong was voted by global travellers as the top city for food. Other Asian cities that were in the Top 10 include Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Singapore was voted number 11.
Recent commercial real estate transactions have contracted cap rates in Australia to historic lows. How much lower can the rates go?
Because Asia-Pacific economies are highly interdependent, one question that investors often ask when we discuss an Asia-Pacific REIT strategy is whether a regional real estate strategy provides enough diversification.
On 29 March, British Prime Minister Teresa May officially triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. This started the process for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.