This report examines the state of Asia Pacific’s banking industry and compares real estate management structures in various countries. It also analyzes how Asia’s financial centers and capital cities are likely to be affected by the global financial crisis.
Many believe that Vietnam is poised to explode as Asia's next powerhouse economy. This report analyzes the country's economic potential and challenges, zeroing in on key regional and sectoral hot spots. Also explored is how WTO accession is likely to affect growth and development.
This research report charts retail rental trends in Asia, covering 13 countries. China and Vietnam are forecasted to see the largest growth in retail sales again in 2008, followed by South Korea and Singapore. Hong Kong continues to lead the pack with rental rates that far exceed those of any other market in the region.
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.