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Winning the Gold War
Great real estate returns were probably not what Nikita Khrushchev, the 1960s-era Soviet leader, had in mind when he predicted that his country would
Global Cooling for REITs
Like people coping with a harsh winter, U.S. real estate stock investors may be tempted to think the time is right to move their money to a balmier climate.
China's Long Jump
Visitors to the Olympics in Beijing this August may be surprised to find that China is rapidly becoming a modern country a place where business people
Will Sovereign Funds Become the New King of the Hill?
Last year, says Gerard Lyons, the London-based chief economist of Standard Chartered Bank, many of his conversations with bankers and investors ended
The Buck Drops Here
It's easy to see the decline of the dollar as an event far removed from day-to-day deal making. Maybe the champagne for the closing is a bit more expensive
Will Poverty Derail Development in India?
India's astounding growth certainly catches the imagination of foreign investors. With annual GDP of 8.5%, property prices climbing by double digits,
Is Private Equity Heading East?
Once in a great while, a big event can change an ecosystem forever: enter meteorite, exit dinosaurs. For the real estate world, the subprime crisis seems
German Real Estate Still Looks Attractive Despite Credit Crunch
Just a few months ago, 2007 looked like it could be one of the best years ever for German real estate. Big deals were as popular as mugs in a beer garden
World Beat
Global capital soars despite debt crisis Global direct real estate investment hit a new record of $382 billion in the first half of 2007, rising 16% over
World Beat
Eco-disaster may spawn eco-city Just off sprawling, smoggy Shanghai, Chongming Island will soon become home to what its backers describe as the world's
World Beat
Many Americans look at the Middle East primarily as a source of trouble, but it's also a land of opportunity, as C. MacLaine Kenan of Arcapita has found. The Bahrain-based private equity firm has a healthy $2.7 billion balance sheet, and has completed $18 billion in deals over the last decade.
World Beat
Nicolas who? Most French business people are practically giddy over the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as their new president. A fiscal conservative, Sarkozy wants to reform the economy in part by cutting income taxes
World Beat
Dubai developer sells Ireland Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Dubai developer Nakheel sold Ireland to a group of Irish investors for $38.67 million.
World Beat
Swiss Re recently sold its landmark building in central London for 600 million sterling, about $1.18 billion
Eiffel's New Rival
The Eiffel Tower could soon have company in the Parisian stratosphere by an office edifice estimated to cost $1.2 billion.
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