At the top of today’s news, a global real estate investment manager is seeking to raise $500 million for a new property fund targetting major cities in Japan, while another investment heavyweight has picked up an office building in downtown… Read More>>
China’s second-ranking e-commerce platform, JD.com, is now the country’s number one couch potato enabler, serving up fast food, Oreos and stinky tofu straight from the nearest FamilyMart convenience store to the comfort of every Internet user’s living room.
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E-commerce giant Alibaba continues to assemble its offline retail empire by expanding into home furnishings. Just before China’s lunar new year holiday the tech behemoth invested approximately RMB 5.45 billion ($866 million) for a 15 percent stake in Easyhome (居然之家),… Read More>>
An affiliate of top three Chinese developer Evergrande has vowed to open 200 cinemas in China — nearly doubling its total number of movie theatres in the coming five years, while adopting a new locally-produced technology to rival the US… Read More>>
Leading today’s roundup, the real estate investment arm of Samsung Life Insurance has scooped up a twin-tower office complex in downtown Seoul, paying a record price per square metre for a commercial building in the city. Meanwhile in Sydney, Dalian… Read More>>
Nearly three million mainland visitors showed up in Singapore during the first 11 months of last year, and one of the city’s biggest shopping centres is angling to capture more of that PRC cash through a tie-up with Jack Ma’s… Read More>>
Indecisive shoppers can now sample, try out and purchase lipstick, mascara and other cosmetics in the dressing room armed with just a smartphone, but only in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
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Dalian Wanda Group is selling a nearly 13 percent stake in its 500 domestic movie theatres to Alibaba Group and a state-backed firm for RMB 7.8 billion ($1.24 billion), as Wang Jianlin offloads another piece of his property-to-entertainment conglomerate.
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It’s a new day in China’s real estate world, as Vanke announces plans to invest in low-yielding home rental projects and their share price surges. Also in the news, Wharf’s spinoff of Hong Kong commercial assets gets a warm welcome… Read More>>
Yet another starry-eyed hopeful may be having his dreams dashed by the cruel realities of Hollywood, but this time instead of a bumpkin off the bus from Boise, it’s China’s richest man. Or former richest man, as Wang Jianlin’s purchase… Read More>>