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News related to foreign investment

Property sales in Spain up 8.8% boosted by foreign buyers
2014-08-19 12:17:03 [Europe]
Residential property sales in Spain increased by 8.8% in June compared to the same month a year ago, the latest data from the National Statistics Institute shows.Read full article: [Property sales in Spain up 8.8% boosted by foreign buyers]
 
Hotel beach resort property investment in Cape Verde taking off
2014-06-24 14:53:33 [Africa]
Cape Verde has been named one of the top 10 countries in the world for long term tourism growth which is set to have an impact on the archipelago’s real estate investment market.Read full article: [Hotel beach resort property investment in Cape Verde taking off]
 
More foreign buy to let buyers in the UK real estate market
2014-01-07 09:21:05 [Europe]
The number of foreign landlords investing in UK property has now passed the two million mark, according to new research.Read full article: [More foreign buy to let buyers in the UK real estate market]
 
Details of foreign buyers of property in London revealed in new research
2013-10-24 12:28:14 [Europe]
There has been a lot of talk about the huge number of overseas buyers in London, especially in the new build prime property market, but a new detailed analysis shows that only a small proportion do not live in the UK.Read full article: [Details of foreign buyers of property in London revealed in new research]
 
Restrictions in Asia Pacific on foreigners buying property unlikely to change, say experts
2013-07-18 15:53:00 [Asia]
Restrictions for international buyers looking to purchase property in the Asia-Pacific region are unlikely to be lifted in the near future, according to Knight Frank’s latest review of property markets in the area.Read full article: [Restrictions in Asia Pacific on foreigners buying property unlikely to change, say experts]
 
Foreign property investors continue to buy in London
2013-02-06 10:28:35 [Europe]

An influx of foreign property investor money has helped make the prime central London residential real estate market buoyant, according to the latest report from agents W.A.Ellis.
Read full article: [Foreign property investors continue to buy in London]
 
Tax exemptions announced for foreign investors in real estate trusts in Brazil
2013-02-04 16:57:48 [Latin America]

Foreign real estate investors are exempt from paying a financial transaction charge on real estate investment trusts traded on the country’s stock exchange, it has been announced.
Read full article: [Tax exemptions announced for foreign investors in real estate trusts in Brazil]
 
Foreign buyers are reviving the Spanish property market in some areas
2012-12-14 11:34:05 [Europe]

Foreigners are increasingly buying property in Spain which has resulted in a slight increase in prices in areas popular with Russian and French buyers, according to estate agents.
Read full article: [Foreign buyers are reviving the Spanish property market in some areas]
 
Prime central London price growth could be slowing
2011-12-06 08:41:30 [Europe]

Residential property in the prime central London sector continues to be an attractive investment for many high net worth buyers, both domestically and from overseas, as capital values continue to rise, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Prime central London price growth could be slowing]
 
UK to hunt down overseas property owners who don’t declare their assets
2011-11-24 09:55:07 [Europe]

British people who own properties overseas which they have not yet disclosed to the UK taxman should put their affairs in order now, according to a tax specialist.

Read full article: [UK to hunt down overseas property owners who don’t declare their assets]
 
Middle Easter buyers increasing in Malaysia, research suggests
2011-09-27 09:50:34 [Asia]

Economic uncertainty and the availability of Islamic finance is driving Middle Eastern real estate investors to look East to markets such as Malaysia, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Middle Easter buyers increasing in Malaysia, research suggests]
 
New low level IRS investment property project for Mauritius
2011-08-10 14:12:48 [Africa]

A new project available to buy under the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) in Mauritius that allows property investors to acquire Mauritian residency and the fiscal benefits that brings has been launched.

Read full article: [New low level IRS investment property project for Mauritius]
 
US sees surge in foreign property owners
2011-05-23 10:04:43 [North America]

The United States continues to remain a top destination for foreign buyers as international purchases surged by $16 billion this year, one of the highest increases in recent years.

Read full article: [US sees surge in foreign property owners]
 
New single real estate registry proposed in Argentina
2011-05-03 08:47:32 [Latin America]

A new single registry for rural properties it to be created in Argentina so that it can be determined who owns what in a move that is likely to make the South American’s country’s real estate sector more transparent.

Read full article: [New single real estate registry proposed in Argentina]
 
Ringo Starr puts exclusive riverside US ranch up for sale
2011-01-17 18:00:03 [Europe]

Beatles legend Ringo Starr is selling his ranch in Aspen, Colorado, which he bought over 20 years ago and which has one of the longest river frontages in the area.

Read full article: [Ringo Starr puts exclusive riverside US ranch up for sale]
 
Research suggests property is seen as better investment than gold
2011-01-17 15:16:24 [Europe]

Property at home and overseas real is regarded as the best place in which to invest your hard earned cash, according to the latest research from the UK based Worldwide Property Group.

Read full article: [Research suggests property is seen as better investment than gold]
 
Residential property prices starting to rise in Baltic states
2011-01-17 10:27:24 [Europe]

Residential property prices in Baltic cities remained fairly stable in December with some seeing slight rises and others seeing values fall.

Read full article: [Residential property prices starting to rise in Baltic states]
 
Property prices slowing down in Brazil’s largest city
2011-01-10 09:10:42 [Latin America]

The real estate market in São Paulo, the economic hub of Brazil and South America’s largest city, is slowing as figures from local estate agents suggest the property market may have peaked.

Read full article: [Property prices slowing down in Brazil’s largest city]
 
Chinese ban on foreign real estate investment profits
2011-01-07 08:39:51 [Asia]

China will tighten its restrictions on foreign real estate investment in 2011 with local authorities being asked to increase supervision.

Read full article: [Chinese ban on foreign real estate investment profits]
 
Joining BRIC set to boost South African property market
2011-01-03 09:58:16 [Africa]

Confidence is returning to the South African real estate market and the country’s inclusion this year in the BRIC group of major emerging markets is set to boost foreign investment.

Read full article: [Joining BRIC set to boost South African property market]
 
More foreign buyers in Singapore, figures show
2010-12-27 11:30:40 [Asia]


Foreign buyers are snapping up real estate in Singapore with the latest figures to be published showing that they bought almost one in three new private homes last month.

Read full article: [More foreign buyers in Singapore, figures show]
 
Analysts tip Asian property markets despite cooling measures
2010-12-24 11:00:33 [Asia]

Asian governments have imposed a raft of measures aimed at preventing their property markets from taking off too quickly, but the region still offers investors some of the most prospective real estate globally, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Analysts tip Asian property markets despite cooling measures]
 
Winter train service could boost property prices in the Alps, according to expert
2010-08-11 08:48:17 [Europe]

A new winter train service between London and the French Alps is set to boost the region as a property investment prospect, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Winter train service could boost property prices in the Alps, according to expert]
 
King Abdullah Economic City named as first opportunity for foreign property investors
2010-06-04 11:27:28 [Middle East]

Saudi Arabia is to allow foreigners real estate investors to own property for the first time in one of four cities under construction in the country.

Read full article: [King Abdullah Economic City named as first opportunity for foreign property investors]
 
Couple move out of disputed Cyprus villa as court decision sets precedent for foreign property owner
2010-01-26 09:29:53 [Europe]

A ruling by a UK court could affect thousands of foreign property owners in northern Cyprus who bought land which once belonged to Cypriots forced to flee after the invasion by Turkey in 1974, according to industry experts.

Read full article: [Couple move out of disputed Cyprus villa as court decision sets precedent for foreign property owner]
 
Overseas investors and real estate funds boost UK commercial property market
2010-01-14 11:10:30 [Europe]

UK commercial property ended 2009 in an exceptionally strong position with total returns of 3.9% for December, tanks to demand from overseas investors and renewed interest from real estate funds, research shows.

Read full article: [Overseas investors and real estate funds boost UK commercial property market]
 
Lack of licences for foreign buyers and new property tax for overseas investment in Caribbean island
2009-12-30 10:54:15 [North America]
Property laws that restrict overseas buyers and the introduction of a new property tax in the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago may reduce demand from international buyers, it is feared.Read full article: [Lack of licences for foreign buyers and new property tax for overseas investment in Caribbean island]
 
Dubai developers now offering discounts, especially for existing real estate investors
2009-12-24 12:00:44 [Middle East]
Developers in Dubai are selling apartments that they can’t sell at a discount with some prices back to levels last seen in 2005 and 2006.Read full article: [Dubai developers now offering discounts, especially for existing real estate investors]
 
Spanish banks need to offer huge price discounts in 2010 to sell off massive stock of properties
2009-12-24 11:42:35 [Europe]
Banks in Spain, now the country’s biggest property owners having re-possessed so many homes, will have to offer discounts of up to 50% in 2010 if they are to shift their stock of real estate, according to a new report.Read full article: [Spanish banks need to offer huge price discounts in 2010 to sell off massive stock of properties]
 
Abu Dhabi bailout does little to dampen concerns about Dubai real estate market
2009-12-16 09:33:32 [Middle East]

Abu Dhabi's $10 billion bailout of troubled Dubai will do little to rescues its beleaguered property market or to tempt overseas buyers back to the emirate until late 2011 and beyond, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Abu Dhabi bailout does little to dampen concerns about Dubai real estate market]
 
Full extent of Dubai debt becoming clearer as statement shows developer Nakheel’s position
2009-12-09 09:24:34 [Middle East]

Dubai based master builder Nakheel, owned by debt ridded Dubai World, suffered first half losses this year of 13.4 billion dirhams (£3.65 billion), it is claimed.

Read full article: [Full extent of Dubai debt becoming clearer as statement shows developer Nakheel’s position]
 
Positive outlook for UK commercial property market reports show
2009-12-07 08:30:53 [Europe]

Strong demand and supply shortages has reversed eight months’ of yield compression for prime UK commercial property assets as bank also reduce their exposure to commercial real estate debt, new reports show.

Read full article: [Positive outlook for UK commercial property market reports show]
 
New move expected to end three year lock in period for foreign property investors in India
2009-12-04 12:00:45 [Asia]

A three year lock in period for developers and foreign investors in the real estate market in India is expected to be scrapped.

Read full article: [New move expected to end three year lock in period for foreign property investors in India]
 
Debt in US and UK commercial markets could be next property bubble, analysts warn
2009-12-03 09:25:32 [North America]

The property debt crisis in Dubai is a warning for the next real estate bubble with some analysts wary of the impact of debt on commercial markets in the US and UK.

Read full article: [Debt in US and UK commercial markets could be next property bubble, analysts warn]
 
Prince Charles letter will feature in High Court trial over UK’s most expensive property development
2009-12-02 12:00:54 [Europe]
The Prince of Wales and the Mayor of London are named in a high court case launched by UK developers Nick and Christian Candy against Qatari Diar Real Estate company over the controversial Chelsea Barracks project.Read full article: [Prince Charles letter will feature in High Court trial over UK’s most expensive property development]
 
Dubai debt fallout expected to hit US commercial property market
2009-12-01 08:12:59 [North America]

The fragile US commerical property market could suffer badly as a result of the debt problems in Dubai, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Dubai debt fallout expected to hit US commercial property market]
 
Popular location for international property investors to host major industry event in Brazil
2009-11-30 12:10:21 [Latin America]

One of the most popular locations for foreign property investors in Brazil is to host the country’s leading international real estate and tourism event which attracts representatives of the industry from across the globe.

Read full article: [Popular location for international property investors to host major industry event in Brazil]
 
Paradise development resort in Fiji owes millions to property investors, report shows
2009-11-27 09:41:38 [Australasia]

Hundreds of property investors from around the world who bought villas in a flagship beach resort on the paradise island of Fiji that is in financial difficulties are owned $1.5 million, according to an official report.

Read full article: [Paradise development resort in Fiji owes millions to property investors, report shows]
 
New law allows foreign investors to own development land in Iraq
2009-11-26 12:43:42 [Middle East]

A new investment law in Iraq will allow foreigners to own land for residential property projects and also streamline the regulation and application process.

Read full article: [New law allows foreign investors to own development land in Iraq]
 
Property owners in Cyprus accuse banks of unethical lending in fight for title deeds
2009-11-26 09:37:23 [Europe]

Banks in Cyprus who granted mortgages to developers who then sold properties to buyers who had no idea the land was subject to a mortgage and cannot therefore get a title deed should be partly held responsible for the scandal which has hit the island’s real estate market.

Read full article: [Property owners in Cyprus accuse banks of unethical lending in fight for title deeds]
 
Delays and lack of transparency holding back investors in Bahrain commercial property market
2009-11-19 11:36:10 [Middle East]

There are significant opportunities for investors in Bahrain’s commercial real estate sector, but the market is being held back by construction delays and problems with traffic access, according to a new report.

Read full article: [Delays and lack of transparency holding back investors in Bahrain commercial property market]
 
City bonuses and foreign cash injects competition into the UK property market
2009-11-19 09:30:14 [Europe]

A shortage of supply and increase in buyers across the UK will continue into 2010 as foreign buyers and those with City bonuses compete for the very best real estate.

Read full article: [City bonuses and foreign cash injects competition into the UK property market]
 
Foreign property investment probe in China amid concerns it is fuelling real estate bubble
2009-11-10 12:57:43 [Asia]

Chinese officials are to carry out a survey into foreign investment into the country’s real estate sector amid fears about soaring property prices, it has been revealed.

Read full article: [Foreign property investment probe in China amid concerns it is fuelling real estate bubble]
 
Controversial London project at Chelsea barracks facing legal action over £3m unpaid fees
2009-10-29 13:06:16 [Europe]

A leading developer and a prestigious architects firm have instructed lawyers to start dispute proceedings over the controversial £3 billion Chelsea barracks residential development in London.

Read full article: [Controversial London project at Chelsea barracks facing legal action over £3m unpaid fees]
 
Wealthy property owners in US offering massive discounts to sell as brokers warn of shadow inventory
2009-10-20 08:56:07 [North America]

Property investors from the Far East and Europe are returning to the US real estate market, snapping up bargains in the higher end sector where vendors are slashing prices.

Read full article: [Wealthy property owners in US offering massive discounts to sell as brokers warn of shadow inventory]
 
German firm on look out for distressed US commercial property as prices continue falling
2009-10-19 09:41:00 [North America]

Germany’s biggest insurer, Allianz SE, is circling like a vulture ready to snap up real estate bargains in the US commercial property market as values continue to slide and banks move to foreclose on more distressed borrowers.

Read full article: [German firm on look out for distressed US commercial property as prices continue falling]
 
Warsaw emerges as best European city for investment and business in the next five years
2009-10-12 09:58:37 [Europe]

Warsaw, the capital of Poland can expect the biggest influx of companies and business in the next five years while London is the best business city in Europe, according to the 20th annual European Cities Monitor.

Read full article: [Warsaw emerges as best European city for investment and business in the next five years]
 
Iraq hailed as new emerging market for property investors
2009-10-08 08:22:25 [Middle East]

Iraq is the new emerging real estate investment market of the Middle East as security concerns dwindle and the government commits itself to major property developments, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Iraq hailed as new emerging market for property investors]
 
Foreign property investors gobble up London commercial real estate
2009-10-07 09:21:37 [Europe]

Overseas property investors continue to favour London’s commercial property market with activity rising for a second consecutive quarter according to new figures.

Read full article: [Foreign property investors gobble up London commercial real estate]
 
Commercial property sector boom expected in India from 2010 to 2013
2009-10-06 15:29:09 [Asia]

A surge in demand for office space in India is set to revolutionize the commercial property market by 2013, it is predicted.

Read full article: [Commercial property sector boom expected in India from 2010 to 2013]
 



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