Kumagai Gumi Co, a Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed Japanese construction firm, recorded hammering down of its shares. The stock suffered the most in over 13 years. The news that construction defects in a residential complex made Kumagai Gumi rebuild five apartments has hit hard shares and investors' confidence.
New York's first micro-units apartment building will be launched in March. Smaller apartments are getting more popular as a living alternative because of the lower cost. New York City ranked second in a list of cities with the highest rents.