ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (05 July - 18 July 2018)

The project owner of Malaysia's US$20 billion (S$27 billion) East Coast Rail Link has told its main Chinese contractor to suspend work, both companies said yesterday, raising uncertainty about the future of part of China's Belt and Road plan.

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Inside APF Research (28 June - 11 July 2018)

According to CBRE, private hospital real estate investments in Australia have historically been a strong performer and its outlook remains favorable.

 

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (21 June - 04 July 2018)

A surge in the number of trains over the past year, fueled by Beijing’s plans to grow trade along ancient Silk Road routes to Europe, has left (Malaszewicze) authorities scrambling to meet demand that has ballooned to as many as 200 locomotives a month.

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Inside APF Research (14 June - 27 June 2018)

According to a report by Cushman & Wakefield, co-working in Greater China is one of the fastest growing demand drivers for office space.

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (07 June - 20 June 2018)

Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi met with Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe in Nay Pyi Taw on bilateral relations.

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Inside APF Research (31 May - 13 June 2018)

According to a recent Colliers report, Asia is facing a massive demographic shift as
the region’s senior population (aged 65 and above) will be tripling to 945mil by 2050. Beyond its implications on healthcare and infrastructure, this wave of ‘silver tsunami’ is also unleashing new opportunities for the real estate sector.

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Inside APF Research (19 May - 30 May)

According to a recent JLL report, an upcoming amendment in the Employment Act 1955 (“Act 265”), will spark new demands for the workers’ accommodation market in Malaysia as the government plans to make the provision of foreign workers’ accommodation compulsory across all sectors.

 

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (24 May - 06 June 2018)

Malaysia is haggling over the terms of a $14 billion rail deal with its Chinese partners and can reduce its ballooning national debts by $50bn by doing away with mega projects, its prime minister said in an interview published on Saturday.

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (10 May - 23 May 2018)

China's President Xi Jinping promises that his Belt and Road Initiative, a sweeping vision to put China at the center of the global economy through new infrastructure, trade deals and other connections, was a "plan in the sunshine." But make no mistake, the BRI's outlook is darkening. Critics -- including some of Beijing's actual and potential partners -- are raising concerns about transparency, debt sustainability and usefulness, as well as questioning China's underlying strategic aims. 

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Inside APF Research (04 May - 18 May 2018)

In its recent office market outlook report, Investa focused on three themes, namely, the uptick in commercial office construction, the two-speed Australian CBD office markets, and robust capital market performance in the face of recent financial market turmoil.


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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (26 Apr- 9 May, 2018)

Beijing has been making inroads into Europe with its ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ but Brussels is working on an alternative.

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Inside APF Research (19 Apr - 03 May, 2018)

A recent report by JLL charts the rise and development of 12 Chinese key urban
centres, which are believed to be at the forefront of China’s structural reform and home to a growing cluster of energetic, tech-savvy businesses.

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (11 - 25 Apr, 2018)

The former president of Export-Import Bank of China warn that debt levels in host nations are far above recognised safety levels, and say more needs to be done to attract private investors.

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Inside APF Research (05 - 18 Apr, 2018)

According to a recent report by JLL, investors continue to buy into alternative sectors, ranging from data center, student housing, aged care, and self-storage, to hospitality.

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Inside APF Research (22 Mar 2018 - 04 Apr 2018)

As the global economic environment continues to improve, interest rates in major economies are bound to increase, leading to upward pressure on the cost of capital and capitalization rates. 




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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (29 Mar - 10 Apr, 2018)

China Exchanges Services Company Limited (CESC) hosted a media conference and investment forum where it announced the key findings of its Report on Participation in Belt and Road Initiative by Listed Companies Tradable under Stock Connect (the Report) and the CES Belt and Road Index.

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (15 - 28 Mar, 2018)

Scheduled to be finished this year, the 2,280-meters bridge connects Tongjiang city in Heilongjiang Province to Nizhneleninskoye in Russia.

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Inside APF Research (23 Feb - 21 Mar, 2018)

Based on JLL’s city momentum index 2018 taking socioeconomic and real estate momentum into account, Singapore has strong short-term momentum and possesses the necessary features for long-term success. 

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (1 - 14 Mar, 2018)

A Belt and Road research centre is set to open in Forest City in Gelang Patah, Johor, in partnership with Shenzhen University.

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (15 - 28 Feb, 2018)

The city of Quanzhou was the eastern terminus of the historical sea trade route between China, the Middle East and Europe. Looking around, it’s not hard to see that it was shaped by multicultural openness and religious tolerance.

 

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Inside APF Research (8 - 22 Feb, 2018)

In the digital era, the expectations of shoppers are evolving rapidly and profoundly, calling for different retail experiences and for retailer and shopping centers to reinvent themselves. While technology is altering consumer behavior and retail business models, the drivers 

 

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (31 Jan - 14 Feb, 2018)

Washington is considering boostinginfrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific to counter Beijing’s growing global clout through its “Belt and Road Initiative”, observers say, after last month’s Congress hearing on a policy response to the plan.

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Inside APF Research (25 Jan - 7 Feb, 2018)

According to CBRE, approximately USD53 bil of private equity capital is expected to pump into APAC real estate by 2020. China, Japan, and Australia will be the top three recipients of capital deployed in the next three years. 

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (17- 30 Jan, 2018)

The first official Belt and Road bond in China's domestic market has introduced a new financing instrument for the massive infrastructure initiative but offered few advantages for the issuer. 

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (3-16 Jan, 2018)

China welcomed the European Union's plan to connect China's Belt and Road Initiative with its own interconnection plan for the Eurasian continent.

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (6 - 20 Dec, 2017)

China Telecom Global and Chinese data center operator Daily-Tech have teamed up with major data center developer Global Switch to open Global Switch's new HKD 5 billion (SGD 860 million) data center in Tseung Kwan O. 

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (22 Nov - 5 Dec, 2017)

China Life Insurance Group is focusing on infrastructure, especially in the U.S. and Europe, and technologies and products with the growth potential in China to justify high valuations, according to Wan Yiqing, deputy chief executive of the 3.4 trillion yuan ($515 billion) insurer’s alternative investment arm.

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (11 - 21 Nov, 2017)

A record 250-strong delegation of Japanese business and entrepreneurial heavyweights left Tokyo for Beijing on Monday, kicking off their annual China visit. The Belt and Road Initiative, which Japanese media said the country's companies are increasingly keen on, will be on the delegation's agenda.​

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (25 Oct - 10 Nov, 2017)

APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) sees that China’s Belt and Road Initiative is important for the region’s infrastructure development, according to an official of ABAC on Monday in Da Nang, Vietnam.

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (11 - 24 Oct, 2017)

Stressing that it was important for India to join the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that it is willing to engage in “in-depth communication” to address India's concerns. 

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (27 Sep - 10 Oct, 2017)

The Trump administration threw its weight behind India's opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, saying it passes through a disputed territory and no country should put itself into a position of dictating the Belt and Road initiative.

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (13 - 26 Sep, 2017)

The countries of Europe and Asia are increasingly integrating together economically, logistically and politically via China's Belt and Road Initiative and the various other endeavours of the broader New Silk Road, opening the gateway for a paradigm-shifting renaissance of technological innovation across the region.

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (30 Aug - 12 Sep, 2017)

The Hong Kong Government will sign a pact with the National Development & Reform Commission by year's-end to outline the contributions that Hong Kong can make to the Belt & Road Initiative.


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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (23 - 29 Aug, 2017)

Having recognised early the benefits of China's One Belt, One Road push, Singapore has actively supported it and is well-positioned to make gains from it


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ARA Infrastructure Weekly (16 - 22 Aug, 2017)

China will strengthen rules to defuse risks for domestic companies investing abroad and curb "irrational" overseas investment in its Belt and Road initiative. 

 

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ARA Infrastructure Weekly (10 - 15 Aug, 2017)

Singapore’s second largest lender, Oversea Chinese Banking Corporation, aims to benefit from China’s flagship “Belt and Road Initiative” and Greater Bay Area projects.

 

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ARA Infrastructure Weekly (2 - 9 Aug, 2017)

Nepali Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara said Tuesday that his country wants to reap maximum benefits from the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.

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ARA Infrastructure Weekly (26 Jul - 1 Aug, 2017)

To remedy a rather confusing situation where nomenclature and reality did not run together, the Chinese government decided to change the name of its epic initiative. 

 

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