real estate

Investments in Scottish commercial property up 33%

Scotland commercial property recorded 33 percent growth rate in investments during the first quarter of 2016. Office buildings are adding value to Scottish property market. Over 40 percent of investments came from overseas investors.

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Western Alliance Bank to buy part of GE Capital assets

US-based Western Alliance Bank has decided to buy GE Capital assets from General Electric Co. The deal is expected to be completed by end of 2016. General Electric will focus on its core industrial operations.

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Iron Ore Climbs as China Property Market Recover

Price of iron ore rallies as China's property market showed further sign of recovery. Surge in the price of iron ore also correlated with increase in steel futures.

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US existing home sales decline by 7.1% in February

Sales of existing homes declined in February, reflecting poor demand in housing sector amid higher prices and weak inventory.

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China's Real Estate Sector Contributes to The Country's Economy Amid Weak Exports and Economic Slowdown

China’s property market keeps on growing even amid the country’s economic slowdown and weak exports. The surge in the real estate sector is contributing positively to the country’s economy as a new economic driver.

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New policies unveiled to push China's economy

China has unveiled a series of new initiatives to push its economy growth rate. The government is keen on meeting the increasing demand in small and medium-sized homes. Another set of new rules for accelerating reforms at state-owned enterprises will be announced soon.

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Home prices in Singapore fell in 2016, urges government to reverse its restraint

The Singapore government had slammed certain caps on private housing sector, to cool an overheated market. This has been a rising concern for the city builders, especially after Singapore recorded a repetitive falling graph for 17 years running. However, it remains to be seen if the government deems fit for the bans to be lifted given the current residential property scenario.

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McDonald’s at a crossroads: Will it change its real estate structure?

The world's biggest fast-food chain, Mc Donald's corporation, is close to making a decision on what to do with its massive US real-estate holdings.

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The China slowdown to last for another 2-3 years, predict realtors

The china's economy slowdown is likely to continue for next three years, predict real-estate developers. The robust growth has led cities to emerge as major infrastructure built up ones. There's opportunity in smaller cities though they can't offer the kind of growth witnessed in cities like Beijing and Shanghai.

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Layoffs and empty streets as Australia's boom towns go bust

When Probo Junio got a visa to work in Australia, he thought he had won a ticket to the good life. In 2013, the 45-year-old boilermaker left his hometown of Cebu in the Philippines, where he was getting paid about $10 a day, to work in Karratha in Western Australia for $30 an hour. Enough to support his relatives and build a new life Down Under.

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Layoffs and empty streets as Australia's boom towns go bust

When Probo Junio got a visa to work in Australia, he thought he had won a ticket to the good life. In 2013, the 45-year-old boilermaker left his hometown of Cebu in the Philippines, where he was getting paid about $10 a day, to work in Karratha in Western Australia for $30 an hour. Enough to support his relatives and build a new life Down Under.

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Wall St. watchdog to target 'smart' ETFs, loans, in 2015 examinations

Sales of "smart beta" funds, the fastest-growing segment of the exchange-traded fund market, are among the issues Wall Street's private watchdog will review in its 2015 examinations of U.S. brokerages, the regulator said on Tuesday.

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Miami’s billion-dollar art fair becomes platform for selling everything

Miami is readying for the 13th installment of Art Basel Miami Beach, among the world’ most important contemporary art fairs, a five-day extravaganza that has become a magnet for high-end real estate and luxury brands to align themselves with the artistic set to attract the world’s biggest spenders.

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Come spring, 'For Sale' signs expected in U.S. riot-hit town

Realty brokers in battered Ferguson, Missouri, are predicting many homes could go up for sale early next year after rioting over the August police shooting of a black teenager appeared to put a chill on the number of active listings.

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Sears Holdings explores creation of REIT to raise cash

Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O) said it was exploring the conversion of 200-300 stores to a real estate investment trust (REIT) and offer it to shareholders through a rights offering to raise cash.

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