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  • BUSINESS

    Investment in Ho Chi Minh's property

    Published on 27/07/2017

    » Vietnam's new residential housing law implemented on 1st July 2015 allows foreigners to buy properties in the country. This, coupled with infrastructure development such as the metro (MRT) system in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), new international airport by year 2025, and the Regeneration of Thu Thiem - the new CBD - "Pudong" of HCMC, will contribute to upside in HCMC's property market. If you are considering investing in HCMC properties but are not familiar with the city, this is a great opportunity for you to learn from a local expert.

  • BUSINESS

    SET reviving after Wall Street scare

    Business, Published on 16/10/2018

    » The Thai stock market -- along with other emerging markets -- took a big hit last week after the US 10-year Treasury yield surged to 3.25% from 3.05% a week earlier as investors rushed to sell government bonds in anticipation of an interest-rate increase. This led to the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 1,300 points (5%) on Wednesday and Thursday with the tech sector seeing most of the decline.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Escrow accounts to protect homebuyers

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 28/09/2011

    » Escrow for real estate purchases now available. Escrow law to protect homebuyers took effect in 2008 but banks still don't offer service.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    New tourism markets of Russia and India

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 22/11/2010

    » Thailand's hotel industry hasn't been the same since the global economic crisis struck in 2008. Discounts to win long-term customers in the new tourism markets of Russia, India, China and the Middle East may be the first step to recovery in the industry.

  • BUSINESS

    Condos lure new China wave

    Business, Kanana Katharangsiporn, Published on 02/05/2019

    » Condo demand from Chinese remains strong as units near educational institutions and medical services attract a new wave of buyers, according to property agents.

  • WORLD

    Yangon's real estate challenge

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 07/03/2016

    » Myanmar has experienced dramatic changes economically and politically over the past few years. As foreign investors rush to set up shop in the newly open market, office space in the country's commercial capital is among the most expensive in the world.

  • BUSINESS

    Property pioneer

    Asia focus, Published on 15/05/2017

    » The pioneering spirit is what drives many successful entrepreneurs and Steve Melhuish is a prime example. But the co-founder of Southeast Asia's largest online real estate portal is the first to admit that he had no idea exactly what kind of business he wanted to pursue when he first arrived in the region.

  • BUSINESS

    Emerging markets gain as US rate worries recede

    Business, Published on 12/10/2015

    » Recap: Disappointing US jobs data and minutes of the September Federal Reserve meeting triggered speculation that US interest rates will not rise until sometime next year, prompting capital flight back to emerging markets last week. Thai shares surged past 1,400 points, a level not seen since August.

  • BUSINESS

    What's the rush?

    Spectrum, Published on 07/08/2016

    » While sales rates for condominium developments in Bangkok vary greatly from location to location, and from project to project, the general consensus is that condominium sales across the capital have slowed down. With a wider choice of supply to pick and choose from, buyers are spending more time researching all their options.

  • BUSINESS

    High price of progress

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 23/03/2020

    » Over the past two decades, Asia's growth story has caught the world's attention as the region has become bigger, richer and more connected. But this remarkable development has come with some unwelcome by-products for many people.

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