Chasing rental yield in Bangkok

Achieving high yields of between 7-8% is not an impossible task in a tenant’s market as long as some key strategies are followed. Residential Property is an extremely straightforward business affair – investors can expect to make money in two ways: “Capital Appreciation” or through “Rental Yield” derived from ...

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Property is best asset class for retirement

When compared with other instruments, property provides a level of consistency that far exceeds the rest. There are very few truly proven investment instruments that can deliver consistent performance over a long period of time – something absolutely crucial to growing a retirement asset portfolio. Building a retirement plan ...

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Syariah alternative in real estate

Dato’ Seri Matthew Yeoh discusses how Islamic financing can be a viable alternative to conventional financing. OWNERSHIP RIGHTS UNDER ISLAM Under Islamic law, ownership rights originate from the concept of stewardship of property according to God’s will. This concept is based on the Islamic belief that God owns all ...

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Savan eCo City – A Lao gem in the making

Savan eCo City could possibly become the most sophisticated offshore financial centre in the world. For those familiar with Iskandar Region in Johor, there is a similar comprehensive development taking shape, quietly at the moment, but with determination and vigour in the central province of Savannakhet in Laos PDR. ...

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SANSIRI’S 98 WIRELESS SHINES WITH EUROPEAN GRANDEUR

The uber-luxurious 98 Wireless is replete with superlatives making it a natural landmark in Bangkok’s cityscape. Text by Jan Yong | Photography by Sansiri With a land value appreciation rate of 70% per year on Wireless Road in Bangkok compared to the 33% p.a. recorded by Silom and Sathorn Roads, any ...

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SIZING UP THE STRAIT OF MALACCA

Long acknowledged as a strategic sea lane over the centuries, the Strait of Malacca today still attracts more than its fair share of superpowers’ attention. As far back as 1995, Yossef Bodansky, Special Consultant on International Terrorism for the Freeman Center for Strategic Studies, and former Director of the Task ...

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LESS VOLATILITY IN GLOBAL ECONOMY; MALAYSIA BIGGEST BENEFICIARY

We talk to international economist Shan Saeed on the economic and real estate outlook for 2Q and 3Q 2016. It has been a very eventful 2015 for the global markets with currency and stock volatility and falling oil prices affecting market sentiments. Just when you think things couldn’t get any ...

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