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Singapore Residential 1H 2015

Singapore Residential 1H 2015

01 April 2015

By the end of June 2015, it would have been two years since the implementation of the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) framework and two and a half years since the amended Additional Buyers Stamp Duty (ABSD) measure. These have been the two direct moves aimed at the private residential market. Indirectly, in 2013, there was the 30% Mortgage Servicing Ratio (MSR) cap that was applied first to public flats and then to Executive Condominiums (EC).

 
 
 
Taiwan Retail 1H 2015

Taiwan Retail 1H 2015

01 April 2015

The steady recovery of the Taiwanese economy in 2014 resulted in an increase in retail sales of 3.9% year-on-year (YoY), especially in car sales. Total car sales in 2014 reached 400,000 units, rising 12% YoY. One-third of these were imported vehicles.  It is believed that the growing trend in car sales will continue in 2015. It is noteworthy that since 2013, luxury and sports car brands have been expanding aggressively. Instead of setting up shop in the city centre, sports car brands suc

 
 
 
Tianjin Retail 1H 2015

Tianjin Retail 1H 2015

01 April 2015

Tianjin’s retail sales witnessed a steady growth rate before 2008 but slowed between 2009 and 2013, registering an annual average rate of 16.5%. In 2014, Tianjin’s retail sales totalled RMB430.6 billion, up 6.0% year-on-year (YoY). Tianjin’s per capita disposable income for urban residents reached RMB31,506 in 2014, up 8.7% YoY, with per capita consumption expenditure at RMB12,352 in the first half up 8.6% YoY. Increasing retail demands and spending power indicate great pote

 
 
 
Beijing Office 2H 2014

Beijing Office 2H 2014

18 November 2014

Following a similar trend witnessed over the past three years, Beijing’s Grade A office market continued to receive limited new supply in the second half of 2014. Only one new project was handed over adding an office GFA of 56,000 sq m to the market. As a result, Beijing’s Grade A leasable office stock grew to around 9.4 million sq m, remaining the largest market in mainland China. After a slowdown over the past year, demand began to pick up in 1H/2014 as the stabilised lo

 
 
 
Chengdu Office 2H 2014

Chengdu Office 2H 2014

18 November 2014

Chengdu is China’s strongest provincial capital and western China’s  technological, trade and financial centre. It has experienced strong economic growth in the last 14 years, with average growth of 13.4 percentage points. According to the Chengdu Statistics Bureau, gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 8.7 percentage points year on year to RMB484.3 billion in 1H/2014. Secondary industry was up 9.4% year on year to RMB225.8 billion, while the auto industry and ele

 
 
 
Chongqing Retail 2H 2014

Chongqing Retail 2H 2014

18 November 2014

Chongqing’s retail sales have witnessed stable growth over the last 14 years. From 2001 to July 2014, retail sales registered a nominal compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 10.5%. In the first seven months of 2014, retail sales totalled RMB288 billion, with year-to-date year-on-year growth reaching 13.1%, making Chongqing a leader in terms of total retail sales in south western China. The improvement in infrastructure has given momentum to the development of Chongqing&rsqu

 
 
 
Guangzhou Hospitality 2H 2014

Guangzhou Hospitality 2H 2014

18 November 2014

Since 2012, thanks to the entrance of several renowned luxury hotel brands, Guangzhou’s hospitality sector has experienced a period of remarkable development. The Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental and W Hotel launched their Guangzhou locations within that time, all in Tianhe district. Prior to this, there was only one hotel which could be categorised as a luxury five-star hotel – The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou, established in 2008. The entrance of the Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental

 
 
 
Hong Kong Logistics 2H 2014

Hong Kong Logistics 2H 2014

18 November 2014

Total trade growth is expected to recover slightly to 9.4% per annum over the next five years, compared with the 8.3% annual growth recorded from 2004 to 2013, given a full-blown recovery of the US and European economies. While trading performance may still moderate in the short term, the outlook for retail sales is more positive, with an expected 10.8% per annum growth rate from 2014 to 2018, higher than the 9.1% annual increment over the past decade.

 
 
 
Japan Hospitality 2H 2014

Japan Hospitality 2H 2014

18 November 2014

According to the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), the number of international tourists visiting Japan in 2013 totalled a record 10.36 million, up by 24.0% from 8.36 million in 2012. Between January and March this year, the number of overseas arrivals reached an estimated 2.87 million – equivalent to approximately 28% of 2013’s total or 11.5 million on an annualised basis. This growth has been driven principally by Japan’s rising popularity among Asian tourists.

 
 
 
Kuala Lumpur Office 2H 2014

Kuala Lumpur Office 2H 2014

18 November 2014

Malaysia’s economic growth continued in the first and second quarters of 2014, with the gross domestic product (GDP) increasing faster than expected. Malaysia’s economy grew 6.2% in the first quarter of 2014 and 6.4% in the second quarter, when many economists had expected growth of between 5.7% and 5.8% in both quarters. The fast pace of economic growth is due to the rise of exports and private domestic demand. Private investment continued to register double digit growth,

 
 
 

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