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Financial Markets Weekly Snapshot - Week 36
A review of the past weeks financial and real estate market data for week commencing 3rd September.
Financial Markets Weekly Snapshot - Week 34
A review of the past weeks financial and real estate market data for week commencing 20th August.
Occupier Insight: Global Legal Sector
This new global report from Corporate Occupier & Investors Services (CIS), Global Research and C&W’s Legal Sector Group focuses on the real estate trends in global legal services and how occupier demand across various markets will impact the sector.
The UK Property Investment Market - July 2012
rime yields edged up to 5.83% in June, their highest level since March 2010. Sentiment is also still edging down, with 15 of the 25 market segments analysed overleaf subject to an upward yield trend- the worst balance we have recorded since February 2009.
Asia Pacific Banking and Financial Services Sector Monitor
The combination of challenging market conditions as well as increased regulatory requirements and restrictions has raised
concerns about the banking sector’s longer-term profitability and growth prospects in Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific regional economy continued to experience a slowdown in the midst of a volatile global environment. Global trade, while improving, remains historically weak and as a consequence, economic growth amongst many of the region’s export driven economies is decelerating. While signs of slowdown have also emerged in growth markets, overall economic activity has remained relatively robust.
Asia Pacific: Still a Growth Story Regional Banking Sector Report
In this inaugural edition of our banking sector coverage, we perused the current environment and put them in perspective. We looked at current conditions in each major financial center within Asia Pacific and assessed the impact of lingering weaknesses in the global economy and other long-term threats as well as the opportunities that loom on the horizon. While an economic slowdown in 2012 is inevitable, we believe that banks in the region are poised to withstand a challenging economic environment and still achieve growth.
The UK Property Investment Market - June 2012
Heightened caution has continued to hit the market with activity levels the main victim, but a slow increase in yields also underway such that May saw a 3bp rise, driven by the shops and shopping centre sectors.
Occupier Insight - Keys to Aligning Real Estate to the Business
An evolution has been occurring within corporate real estate (CRE) that is now gaining undeniable momentum. CRE is being asked to play a prominent role in helping companies fulfill their corporate objectives and many CRE departments are transforming from the role of support function into business partner and business enabler. Consequently, today’s real estate executives struggle with balancing the appropriate amount of tactical and strategic expertise to have within their departments.
This report examines the new responsibilities being placed on today’s global real estate executives and suggests a five-step program to consider when undertaking the task of supporting the company with thoughtful and strategic solutions.
Financial Markets Weekly Snapshot - Week 24
A review of the past weeks financial and real estate market data for week commencing 11th June.
Cost Of “Made In China”
The share of global manufacturing output from developing countries has risen from 20% in 2000 to over 33% in 2011. China now accounts for a fifth of all global manufacturing.
However, China has witnessed soaring labour costs, taxes and land prices over the past few years, which are pushing companies to question China as a cost efficient location for manufacturing production.
That said, China’s high costs are generally offset by the availability of a reliable supply chain, high-quality infrastructure, sophisticated market and overall ease of business, particularly when compared to the conditions of other Asian markets.
The key for China is to move up the value chain of manufacturing. By doing so China will retain its competitive advantage within the Asian markets as well as sustaining its prominence as Asia’s manufacturing hub.