HANOI: Berjaya Land Bhd got a Vietnamese investment license for a US$2 billion (RM6.75 billion) urban development, the Dau Tu newspaper reported on Oct 14, without saying where it got the information.
WELLINGTON: New Zealand's housing sector recovered to its best position in a year in September and the central bank said it would end some emergency support measures amid an improving economy, bolstering expectations of interest rate rises early next year, according to Reuters.
TOKYO: The number of new apartments put up for sale in the Tokyo area rose 26.2% in September from a year earlier for the first rise in 25 months, a property market research firm said on Oct 14.
According to the Reuters report, the data is a bright sign for Japan's property market, which had been hit hard as Japan was stuck in its worst recession since World War II.
KUALA LUMPUR: Developer Magna Prima Bhd through its wholly owned subsidiary, Winicon (M) Sdn Bhd, has completed the acquisition of Ibsul Development (Sel) Sdn Bhd (IDSB) on Oct 9.
PERTH: Holiday Inn City Centre in Perth, owned by Eureka Funds Management Pty Ltd, has been sold to a local investor syndicate for A$44 million (RM136 million), said to be the first major hotel transaction in the Perth CBD since the 2007 sale of the Citigate hotel for A$52 million.
PETALING JAYA: Increasingly, more UK developers are eyeing Malaysian investors for their projects, and the latest is Weston Homes plc. The developer is promoting Bridges Wharf, a mixed residential project comprising three apartment towers with a total of 266 units. Unit sizes range from 450 to 2,000 sq ft and the development is said to boast state-of-the-art fittings.
NEW YORK: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have made supporting President Barack Obama’s mortgage-modification programme a main focus of their business in recent months, the government-run companies’ chief executive officers said.
PETALING JAYA: As Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), the country’s biggest fund management company, plans to develop the former Tunku Abdul Rahman Park next year, the question now arises: What kind of developments are suitable on such prime land?
RAMALLAH, West Bank: The Palestine Investment Fund (PIF) on Oct 12 announced the establishment of the Palestinian territories' most ambitious real estate project to date, with initial capital of US$220 million (RM745 million).
The goal is to create 30,000 new housing units in the next five to 10 years, PIF chairman Mohammad Mustafa said.