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China Overtakes Singapore As Largest Asian Buyer Of Global Real Estate

China has overtaken Singapore as the largest source of capital as Asian outbound investments into global real estate markets totaled US$60 billion in 2016. China made US$28.2 billion in aggregate investments in global property last year, accounting for nearly half of the total from Asia, according to a report issued by property consultancy CBRE.

Sachin Doshi: APG Eyes Senior Housing Investments In China

Sachin Doshi, managing director and head of private real estate investments Asia Pacific at €430 billion-under-management Dutch pension fund manager APG, says APG is exploring potential investment opportunities in Shanghai commercial property and senior housing in China.

China's Newest Property Boom Explained In Pictures

China's contracted sales of residential properties grew by 20% and 23% year-on-year in January and February 2016, respectively, as a result of strong demand from tier one and some tier two cities fueled by credit easing, lower down-payments and tax cuts.

Is China Blowing A Subprime Mortgage Bubble?

The stock and foreign exchange market volatility has driven capital into China's property sector. With the introduction of "innovative" financial products to help home buyers circumvent down payment requirements, are Chinese banks creating a subprime mortgage bubble?

David Ji: China's Ghost Cities Are Not A Problem Of Oversupply

In this episode of China Money Podcast, guest David Ji, head of research and consultancy of Greater China at property advisory firm Knight Frank talks to our host Nina Xiang about where the Chinese property market is in its current market cycle and how China's ghost cities could be revived. Listen to the full interview in the audio podcast, watch an abbreviated video version, or read an interview excerpt. Q: The Chinese real estate market has recovered somewhat after the government's loosening policies. Where do you think the market is in its current cycle? Q: In the past when government imposed housing purchasing restrictions, it took four to five years for the prices to come down. I would imagine the current encouraging policies would take some time. The market is stabilizing, but is still in an early recovery stage. Q: Do you agree with the view that the Chinese property market is in a paradigm change, and may go into a prolonged slump? A: Well, I'm not sure about that. But I do believe that the government intervention driving market dynamics in the past will not last very long. They need to establish market mechanisms including relevant laws and property …

IDG, Carlyle To Invest $1B In China's SouFun Holdings

IDG Capital and the Carlyle Group have agreed to invest as much as US$1 billion in Chinese real estate online portal SouFun Holdings Limited, according to a company announcement. The pair, together with SouFun's founder and CEO Vincent Mo, are to purchase SouFun's newly issued shares at US$7.45 per American Depository Share (ADS), a 3% premium to the volume-weighted average trading price for the 20 trading days before the announcement.

Marc Faber: The Chinese Will Not Print Money

In this episode of China Money Podcast, guest Dr. Marc Faber, renowned investor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, speaks with our host Nina Xiang. Dr. Faber shares his thoughts on why China's economic problems are solvable, explains the reasons behind his belief that China is likely to keep its currency stable, and rebukes the argument that capital may be flying out of China for a lack of confidence in the world's second largest economy. Read an excerpt or watch an abbreviated video version of the interview. Be sure to listen to the full interview in the audio podcast. Don't forget to subscribe to China Money Podcast for free in the iTunes store.

China's Outbound Real Estate Investment Reaches $10B In 2014

Chinese outbound real estate investment increased 25% to reach US$10.1 billion in 2014, making it the number two largest source of such investment among all Asian countries following Singapore, according to a report by global real estate consultancy CBRE Group. For the region, outbound real estate investment had a record year, reaching US$40 billion, up 23% year-on-year.

Venture-Backed 58.Com Acquires Anjuke For $267M

New York Stock Exchange-listed Chinese Craigslist-like platform 58.com Inc., backed by private equity firms Warburg Pincus and SAIF Partners, has acquired Shanghai-based real estate listing platform Anjuke for approximately US$267 million, according to an official announcement. 58.com has issued about five million new ordinary shares and paid another US$160 million in cash to acquire 100% of Anjuke.

Will 2015 Be The Year Of Recovery For China's Housing Sector?

China's housing sector showed sign of recovery as prices of new commodity residential properties for 70 medium-to-large-sized cities surveyed by the National Bureau of Statistics declined by 0.42% month-on-month in December, after falling 0.59% in November and compares with average monthly decline of 1% during the third quarter. At the same time, Soufun's 100-city average new home price index fell by about 0.4% month-on-month in December and November, compared to the average decline of 0.8% the third quarter.

Property Downturn Likely To Drag Growth To 6.8% In 2015

China's growth will slow further in 2015 to an annual expansion of 6.8%, as the ongoing property downturn continues to drag on construction, industrial production and related investments, says a research report by UBS AG. The year of 2014 started bumpy but ended on a positive note for China. Serious concerns on slowing growth and financial risks faded as the government adopted policies to stabilize the economy and financial conditions.

China Reveals Nationwide Property Registration System

China's State Council issued rules requiring Chinese property owners to register their real estate holdings with authorities, effective on March 1, 2015, according to an announcement on the government's official web portal. Signed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, the rule aims to create a nationwide property database that will be increasingly shared among different government agencies including the tax bureau, fiscal office, commerce and public security departments. The system will help the government to better manage its vast property sector, and fight against official corruption, where corrupt officials are often found to hold numerous illegally-gained properties.