The top residential and commercial real estate news of the week – 17 June 2019
Digital projects spur rush for investment sweeteners
The country’s digital industry is making rapid gains, with companies behind 46 projects worth Bt4.35 billion requesting investment promotional privileges in the first quarter of this year, the Board of Investment (BOI) said.
Central reshuffle adds fintech, finance lines
Central Group has restructured its business lines, adding financial services and fintech to its core businesses as part of the group’s vision to become a retail tech company.
EEC Office supervisory committees get approval
Supervisory committees will be set up to supervise the construction of the high-speed rail network linking three key airports and other infrastructure projects.
Return secures duty-free bid
The high returns of 23.5 billion baht promised by duty-free giant King Power helped it to secure the concessions to run duty-free operations and other commercial areas across four airports, according to Airports of Thailand (AoT).
Changes seen in Bangkok office market by 2022
Bangkok’s supply of office space totalled 8.95 million square metres at the end of the first quarter of this year, increasing by 1.9 per cent year on year, according to CBRE Research.
SEPO seeks PPP nod for medical hub
The State Enterprise Policy Office (Sepo) will push a medical complex with investment value of 10 billion baht in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district to proceed under a public-private joint investment scheme.
Unmanned ICC store ready
In keeping with rapid change in the fashion business and digital technology, ICC International Plc, the marketing arm for fashion and cosmetics under Saha Group, plans to open its first experimental unmanned store this month.
GSB, GH Bank to fund cheap house project
State-owned Government Savings Bank (GSB) and GH Bank will jointly extend pre- and post-financing worth 4 billion baht for five low-cost residential projects under the Pracharath Thai housing scheme.
Declining tourist numbers put pressure on THAI
Passenger traffic during the low tourism season in the third quarter will have a direct bearing on Thai Airways International Plc’s (THAI) revenue for the entire year, says a source at the national carrier.
Chinese investors shine in Asian realty
China-dominant investment in property spreads across the region, transforming the look and affordability of Cities.
Chinese veer from condos
Buyers from mainland China are slowing their condo purchases in Bangkok because of the strong baht, overpriced units and a supply glut.
Record low sales rate hits Bangkok condo market
Bangkok hit a decade-long record for new condos entering the market, with 65,000 new units launched throughout 2018, but the sales rate fell to a 15.7% record low.
The sales rate for new condos launched in Bangkok in the second quarter fell to 15.7 %, an all-time low, beating the lowest previous quarter (35%) in 2010 when the “red shirt” political crisis brought Bangkok to a standstill.(more…)
What’s top of mind for corporate real estate in 2019?
Flex isn’t just co-working, and it’s evolving rapidly. Companies both large and small are increasingly implementing new space concepts and flex models whilst also reimagining their existing workplace to be more agile and dynamic.
Asia Pacific’s real estate returns in a multi-currency landscape
On a three-year time horizon, JLL forecasts the highest annual total returns denominated in local currency to come from Singapore (12% p.a.), followed by Tier 1 cities in China and India.
Thailand among top five countries for salary hikes
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Thailand Ecommerce Market: Shooting For Success
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Aspire Set to Become First SME Neobank in Southeast Asia with US$32.5 Million Raise
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