• Overloaded infrastructure due to blooming riverside projects

    More and more high-rise buildings have been built on the banks of rivers and canals in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Experts said these projects will accelerate the urbanization but also easily make the local infrastructure overload with flooding and...

  • Ho Chi Minh City calls for investment in infrastructure projects

    Authorities of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) say upgrading old buildings and relocating households living near canals are among its key projects now and in the near future.      Recently, the city authorities organised a seminar to seek for...

  • State Bank issues new regulations on guarantee for future home purchases

    As stipulated in Circular No 13/2017, which will take effect on November 15, commercial banks must issue guarantees for buyers of future property within 10 days from the date of signing the home purchase contract. Under the Circular, the guarantee...

  • Provincial developers massively join realty market in big cities

    A large number of large enterprises headquartered in provinces are moving to major cities to seek for real estate investment opportunities. More and more projects are being developed by these provincial giants.      Most of provincial players...

  • Both the most expensive, cheapest cities in the world are in Asia

    Manchester is now cheaper than Beijing and other interesting tidbits from EIU's latest living cost index.      Asian cities lorded over the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living report, out last week. Names from the...

  • Vietnam’s largest real estate M&A deals in Q3 2017

    During the third quarter of 2017, Vietnam’s real estate market saw several large mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals. This wave of investment came from both the foreign and local businesses.      During Q3 2017, Ho Chi Minh City realty...

  • Could overseas workers revitalise ailing Myanmar market?

    Property developers look to the Myanmar diaspora to usher a "golden era" in real estate.      Myanmar citizens who have moved abroad to work will rejuvenate sentiment for the country’s condominium market, experts told the Myanmar...

  • Singapore's housing market rebound fuelled by local demand

    Singaporeans account for close to 80 percent of private home buyers here.      Local buyers have been driving Singapore’s resurging residential property market, accounting for 77.6 percent of private home buyers during the first seven...

  • A real ‘Hunger Games’ district is getting built in South Korea

    May the odds ever be in your favour as a major Hollywood studio builds its first branded outdoor theme park.      The dystopia of “The Hunger Games” series and the vampire romance of the “Twilight” saga will take on more...

  • Asia missing from EIU's 10 most liveable cities ranking

    Meanwhile, instability and security threats weigh down on European cities' liveability scores.      For the seventh year in a row, Melbourne has been hailed the world’s most liveable city on The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) annual...

  • Singapore wants to know what you think about its "second CBD"

    Car-lite roads, skyrise greenery...the city-state's new growth area could give Marina Bay serious competition.      Singapore’s ‘second CBD’ is inching closer to reality as the government enjoins the public to comment on the latest...

  • 15,000 new apartments to enter HCMC real estate market

    According to Q3-2017 real estate market report released by JLL, outlook for apartment market in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is still optimistic. In the next quarter, the market will welcome a large supply of about 15,000 new units.      15,000...

  • Why Taiwan is ideal for smart city development?

    Delegates from six Taiwanese major cities make their case at prestigious Washington DC expo.      Taiwan’s major urban areas are best suited for advancement as smart cities, Virginia-based public-private partnership MeriTalk...

  • Asia will be home to 10 smart cities within 8 years

    With scaled-up projects, there could be eight more by 2030.        The Asia-Pacific region will give rise to around 10 smart cities by 2025, a leading analyst at Frost & Sullivan predicted.  More than half of these will be in China, said...

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