Dubai Residential Real Estate Market Report For February 2019

Based on data from Propertymonitor, a third-party research agency, in February 2019, a total of 2,961 units of properties were sold in Dubai. Off-plan apartment transfers continued to dominate in February 2019, as has been the case over the past 12 months. Among them, 1691 units of off-plan residential properties …

Germany-Based Pension Funds’ Appetite for Alternatives

According to the research of Preqin, 94 Germany-based pension funds active in alternative assets, including 34 public pension funds with almost €560bn in total assets under management (AUM) between them, and 60 private sector pension funds with an aggregate €350bn in AUM. Among alternative assets, Germany-based investors have always favoured …

Overview of China Overseas Investment in the First Half of 2018

In the first half of 2018, China’s foreign direct investment grew steadily. According to data from the Ministry of Commerce, in the first half of 2018, Chinese investors conducted non-financial direct investment in 3,617 overseas companies in 151 countries and regions, with an accumulated investment of 57.2 billion US dollars, …

Finding New Channels to Increase Dealflow: China and Germany

Alternative routes of entry into Germany are being increasingly explored by Chinese investors as they look to both skirt around restrictive regulations while also trying to demonstrate more sophisticated dealmaking nous, panellists at Mergermarket’s Germany Forum 2018 in Düsseldorf. Germany’s tech space has become the apple of many a Chinese …

China to pilot real estate investment trusts, moves a step closer to US$1.8 trillion market

China moved a step closer to standard real estate investment trusts (Reits) on Wednesday, after the government said it would pilot a product to support the residential leasing market, kick starting a market that could potentially be worth US$1.8 trillion. In a document released by the China Securities Regulatory Commission …

Turkey, an ideal destination for Chinese enterprises to “go global” under the “One Belt and One Road”

Under the “One Belt and One Road” initiative, Turkey has become an ideal destination for Chinese enterprises to “go global”. Over the past 10 years, Turkey, which connects East and West China, has grown into the 13th largest economy in the world and the largest economy in the Middle East. …

Global Mergers and Acquisitions Reach Record High in First Quarter

According to Reuters, global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) had their strongest start ever in the first quarter of 2018, totaling $1.2 trillion in value, as U.S. tax reform and faster economic growth in Europe unleashed many companies’ dealmaking instincts. Strong equity and debt markets and swelling corporate cash coffers also helped …