James Chappell of The Bench, the leading online supplier of market data for hotels in Europe and Asia-Pacific, releases their EMEA hotel performance results 2007, at Cushman & Wakefield Hospitality's New Year Hotel Summit 2008.
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In the wake of interest rate cuts in the United States, Asia's real estate story is one of continuing investment, particularly from foreign investors. Occupier demand has remained in place, and with limited supply in most developing cities, the future looks promising.
The economy is on a knife-edge and could go either way during the next several months. While we think the full effects of lower interest rates and tax reductions that come out of Washington will be enough to support growth, the risk of recession has increased again.
This detailed outlook report offers research-backed predictions on how Asia-Pacific economies and real estate markets are likely to perform in 2008. While some clouds are seen on the horizon, the overall outlook is positive for the coming year, with the region expected to show resilience to risks and sustain healthy growth rates. Find out what we anticipate for the investment, office, retail, hospitality and residential real estate markets and much more.
The banking sector has undergone a significant period of instability as banks have been damaged by the credit crisis. Losses linked to exposure to U.S. based sub-prime mortgages have been larger than first envisaged, with some of the largest banks posting billions of Euros of losses, with others yet to report their positions.
The debt market seizure of 2007 brought on by defaults from sub-prime borrowers has had a dramatic impact. This month’s Economic Pulse looks what’s behind the credit crisis, as well as what the short and long-term implications are for the economy and commercial real estate market.
Over the past 25 years an economic relationship has emerged between Taiwan and the People’s Republic China (PRC), and while political relations may swing from calm to rocky, economics is increasingly the dominant issue driving the relationship towards a sustainable rapprochement. Over 63,000 Taiwanese companies operate in the PRC employing around 50 million Chinese nationals – more than double Taiwan’s total population. This paper argues that, politics aside, both Taiwan and the PRC’s economies stand to benefit from closer co-operation and direct links.
The demand for real estate is dependent on the health of the main economy, which in turn can be affected by the financial markets. The recent crisis in the U.S. sub prime and credit markets has raised the question: To what extent will the IMF's forecast of slower economic growth for 2008 affect Asia’s real estate markets?