A New Era of Xi’s Centralized Power

The political shift towards an unlimited presidency represents China's most decisive change yet from the 1980s. Despite the cloud of a potential trade war with the US (which is increasingly low), this centralisation of power under Xi's administration will reduce domestic political uncertainty, accelerate market and social reforms, and ultimately boost the country's economic prospects.

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Belt and Road Presents a Rich Array of Opportunities

China's Belt and Road initiative (“BRI”), President Xi Jinping's international infrastructure strategy, has attracted a lot of attention from investors since it was announced in 2013. How can Singapore and fund managers such as ARA navigate the numerous risks to benefit from the tremendous opportunities that the BRI presents?

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US-China Trade Spat

The trade spat between the US and China that sent markets tumbling last week seems to be over. However, we may not be out of the woods yet as the situation depends on developments over the next week or so. 

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Singapore Budget 2018 And Its Probable Impact on the Real Estate Market

How will the latest measures unveiled under Singapore Budget 2018 affect the local real estate market?

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Asia Pacific REITs Prepare to Take Centre Stage

The Asian Pacific REIT market is entering a phase of rapid growth and development, creating opportunities for investors who seek stable, income-producing securities with a strong performance record.

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Reimagining Malls for Modern Cities

Online retailers have revolutionised how, when and where we shop. This shift has taken its toll on traditional shopping centres, but some malls are thriving. What will it take to reimagine the retail concept for the modern age and create the mall of the future?


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