Real Estate Markets

China’s home prices growth fastest in five months, raises policy…

China’s home prices growth fastest in five months, raises policy…

Published 18/06/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - New home prices in China rose at their fastest pace in five months in May, complicating government efforts to keep frothy housing [more…]

Betting the house: investors demand higher premiums for risky…

Betting the house: investors demand higher premiums for risky…

Published 18/06/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Investors in Australian mortgage bonds are demanding higher premiums to buy the riskiest tranches of new debt, as a slowing economy stokes [more…]

Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris

Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris

Published 17/06/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - The Canadian government’s contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available [more…]

Ocado sows $22 million ‘vertical farming’ seed to diversify

Ocado sows $22 million ‘vertical farming’ seed to diversify

Published 10/06/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Ocado is plowing 17 million pounds ($22 million) into the emerging “vertical farming” industry, further diversifying the online grocer and technology [more…]

Investment grade bond funds suck in record $12.3 billion as…

Investment grade bond funds suck in record $12.3 billion as…

Published 07/06/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Investors plowed a record $12.3 billion into investment grade bond funds and ditched equities over the past week, Bank of America Merrill [more…]

YOUR MONEY: Renovating after a natural disaster? Planning is key

YOUR MONEY: Renovating after a natural disaster? Planning is key

Published 05/06/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the Parkers of Houston, Texas, there will be no summer vacation this year because they are still paying off the [more…]

Oil loses luster as banks cash in on cleaner commodities

Oil loses luster as banks cash in on cleaner commodities

Published 03/06/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Investment banks are beefing up trading teams in markets such as gas, metals and carbon permits that are flourishing as businesses and [more…]

Infineon to buy Cypress Semiconductors in 9 billion euro deal

Infineon to buy Cypress Semiconductors in 9 billion euro deal

Published 03/06/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Infineon has agreed to buy Cypress Semiconductors in a deal valuing the U.S. maker of microchips used in cars and electronic devices [more…]

From sky farms to lab-grown shrimp, Singapore eyes food future

From sky farms to lab-grown shrimp, Singapore eyes food future

Published 30/05/2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore, the tiny Southeast Asian city-state, is an unlikely place for a farming revolution. With tiered fish farms, vegetable plots atop office [more…]

Asia’s billionaires develop taste for boutique wealth managers

Asia’s billionaires develop taste for boutique wealth managers

Published 27/05/2019

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Growing demand by Asia’s rich for independent advisory services and access to a wide variety of investment products is spurring the [more…]