Chinese Real Estate Investment Moves to Seattle, Washington

Chinese Real Estate Investment Moves to Seattle, Washington






Chinese Real Estate Investment Moves to Seattle, Washington $AMZN, $MSFT Vancouver, BC’s new property tax triggered a new wave of Chinese real estate investment in Seattle, Washington Vancouver, which has seen detached-home prices 2X’d in the past 10 years, joined areas including Australia and Hong Kong in taking steps to slow housing demand after an […]






China’s Overseas Direct Investment Continues Gaining Momentum

China’s Overseas Direct Investment Continues Gaining Momentum






China’s Overseas Direct Investment Continues Gaining Momentum China’s outbound direct investment (ODI) is surging despite weak global growth as Chinese companies continue to internationalize their business. Non-financial ODI increased 53.3% Y-Y to reach $145.96 in the January-October frame, surpassing the total for Y 2015 of about $121.4-B, according to the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday. […]






Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to open Hong Kong office

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to open Hong Kong office






Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to open Hong Kong office The office will be ADIA’s only overseas location Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s richest sovereign wealth funds, said last Thursday it would open an office in Hong Kong to pursue more opportunities in China and other Asian markets. This is ADIA’s 1st […]






Pure Harvest Plans UAE Tomato Farm after $1.1-M Shorooq Investment

Pure Harvest Plans UAE Tomato Farm after $1.1-M Shorooq Investment






Pure Harvest Plans UAE Tomato Farm after $1.1-M Shorooq Investment The company said its climate-controlled growing system can be used to grow fruit and vegetable year-round in the Gulf Agricultural technology firm Pure Harvest Smart Farms has announced plans to launch operations in the UAE after a $1.1-M investment from Abu Dhabi’s Shorooq Investments. Under […]






Business Spending Dives, Durable Goods Orders Fall, Recession Looms

Business Spending Dives, Durable Goods Orders Fall, Recession Looms






Business Spending Dives, Durable Goods Orders Fall, Recession Looms $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods dipped in September as a Key category that tracks business investment fell by the largest amount in 7 months. Orders for durable goods edged down 0.1% in September after gains of 0.3% in August and 3.6% in […]






UK Pinewood Studios Sold to Real Estate Investment Fund

UK Pinewood Studios Sold to Real Estate Investment Fund






UK Pinewood Studios Sold to Real Estate Investment Fund The iconic UK studio home of the James Bond franchise and ‘Star Wars’ is Europe’s largest provider of studio space. The sale of Pinewood Group to a real estate investment fund in a deal worth $412-M has closed/. Pinewood Studios was sold to Picture Holdco Ltd., an […]






China Announces Major Projects to Boost Growth

China Announces  Major Projects to Boost Growth






China Announces Major Projects to Boost Growth Provincial projects worth more than $149.25-B were launched this week as China strives to boost growth, Shanghai Securities News reported Friday. The projects are mostly infrastructure-related, with the southwest province of Sichuan introducing nine highway projects worth RMB Yuan 128.8. The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the north […]






Bank of China Designated as RMB Yuan Clearing Bank in US

Bank of China Designated as RMB Yuan Clearing Bank in US






Bank of China Designated as RMB Yuan Clearing Bank in US $BACHF The People’s Bank of China announced Tuesday that Bank of China (OTCMKT:BACHF) is designated as the RMB Yuan clearing bank in the United States. This represents another Key milestone in the process of RMB internationalization, and a step forward for Sino-US financial cooperation. […]






Bahrain’s Investcorp Acquires $223.5-M Office Tower Seattle, Washington

Bahrain’s Investcorp Acquires $223.5-M Office Tower Seattle, Washington






Bahrain’s Investcorp Acquires $223.5-M Office Tower Seattle, Washington The acquisition was carried out by Investcorp’s US-based real estate arm Bahrain’s Investcorp has acquired an office building in Seattle, Washington (USA) for approximately $223.5-M, it announced Sunday. The acquisition was carried out by its US-based real estate arm and falls under Investcorp’s “new initiative of acquiring […]






Wall Street, “High Time” to Monetize Marijuana

Wall Street, “High Time” to Monetize Marijuana






Wall Street, “High Time” to Monetize Marijuana At the Investor Pitch Forum this week in Brooklyn, NY, hosted by the cannabis industry investment and research firm The Arcview Group, 200 investors described as HNW (high net worth) met with dozens of companies looking to come into the new market of legal recreational marijuana. Cultivating Spirits, […]






US Manufacturing Output Disapointed in August

US Manufacturing Output Disapointed in August






US Manufacturing Output Disapointed in August $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US factory production fell in August on cutbacks in appliances, home electronics and machinery. This threatens the market’s hopes for a manufacturing rebound after 2 prior months of gainers. The US Fed said Thursday factory production dropped 0.4% in August, after an increase of 0.4% […]






Singaporean Businessmen Vow to Boost Trade, Investment in Myanmar

Singaporean Businessmen Vow to Boost Trade, Investment in Myanmar






Singaporean Businessmen Vow to Boost Trade, Investment in Myanmar Singaporean businessmen in Myanmar have vowed to boost trade and investment of the county, official media reported Wednesday. The Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and 47 Singaporean businessmen jointly made a business dialogue and networking session over the last 2 […]






Greek PM, “Economy recovering” Calling Investors to Seize Opportunities

Greek PM, “Economy recovering” Calling Investors to Seize Opportunities






Greek PM, “Economy recovering” Calling Investors to Seize Opportunities Saturday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged investors to invest in his country which is recovering and moving to the period of growth. He made the remarks when presenting his government’s roadmap to the post-crisis future during a keynote speech at the opening of the 81st […]






Vacheron’s Traditionnelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar in Platinum

Vacheron’s Traditionnelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar in Platinum






Vacheron’s Traditionnelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar in Platinum Tuesday, Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin. announced a $150,000 Platinum watch that is an update its Traditionnelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar has won over fans for its complexity and innovation. The new watch shows the date, phases of the moon, month, and day of the week, and accounts for leap […]






China’s Resolution Gives Hope to World’s Economy

China’s Resolution Gives Hope to World’s Economy






China’s Resolution Gives Hope to World’s Economy China’s ambition to advance reform and maintain medium to high growth has injected hope and stability into the world economy, experts say. Addressing the opening ceremony of the Business 20 Summit in Hangzhou, Chinese President Xi Jinping reassured the world’s business leaders that China can realize strong growth […]






Business 20 Summit Promotes Green Finance

Business 20 Summit Promotes Green Finance






Business 20 Summit Promotes Green Finance The Business 20 (B20) Summit, which was attended by business leaders and officials including those from the Group of 20 (G20) economies, came to an end Sunday with many consensuses and results, especially a policy recommendation report. The 2-day event, which was scheduled Saturday and Sunday ahead of the […]






G20 Summit to Boost Global Trade and Investment

G20 Summit to Boost Global Trade and Investment






G20 Summit to Boost Global Trade and Investment China sent a not so subtle message to Barack Hussein Obama on landing in China for the G20 Summit. Several documents that are likely to be ratified at the upcoming Group of 20 Summit (G20 Summit) will promote trade facilitation, curb protectionism and boost cross-border investment, an […]






There is ‘Gloom & Doom’ in the Eurozone Business Sector

There is ‘Gloom & Doom’ in the Eurozone Business Sector






There is ‘Gloom & Doom’ in the Eurozone Business Sector While the Eurozone economy has proved resilient to multiple uncertainties such as Brexit, Key business surveys in Europe’s 2 biggest economies, Germany and France has poured a bucket of cold water on the rising optimism. The Ifo Business Climate Index, which is a highly-regarded early […]






John Malone Eyeing Investment in Formula One Racing

John Malone Eyeing Investment in Formula One Racing






John Malone Eyeing Investment in Formula One Racing $LMCA, $LBTYA, $AAPL, $BSYBF John Malone is reportedly in discussions to acquire a stake in Formula One (F1) either through Liberty Media Corp (NASDAQ:LMCA) or Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA), and a deal could involve Chase Carey becoming Chairman of the parent of the iconic motor-racing firm. Sky News, […]






China National Building Material Co Ltd(HKG:3323) Trading Outlook

China National Building Material Co Ltd(HKG:3323) Trading Outlook






China National Building Material Co Ltd(HKG:3323) Trading Outlook HEFFX Notes China National Building Material Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 3.66. The projected upper bound […]






Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) Trending Upwards

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) Trending Upwards






Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) Trending Upwards Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 14.32. The projected upper bound is: 16.06. The projected lower bound is: […]






NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World

NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World






NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World $JLL New York has knocked off London as the world’s premier city for FDI (foreign investment) in commercial real estate due to fears the vote to leave the EU aka Brexit, will diminish the British capital’s appeal as a global financial center. Data on cross-border property transactions […]






Dubai, Abu Dhabi Apartment Rents Fall in July

Dubai, Abu Dhabi Apartment Rents Fall in July






Dubai, Abu Dhabi Apartment Rents Fall in July $JJL Declines were recorded for all apartment unit sizes last month, according to Bayut.com Apartment rents in Dubai and Abu declined an average of 2 and 6% respectively in July from 1-H of the year, according to Bayut.com. In its monthly report, the property site said the […]






Pak Tak International Limited(HKG:2668) Trading Outlook

Pak Tak International Limited(HKG:2668) Trading Outlook






Pak Tak International Limited(HKG:2668) Trading Outlook HEFFX Notes Pak Tak International Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 1.00. The projected upper bound is: 1.23. The projected lower bound is: 0.98. The projected closing price is: […]






AVIC Capital Holdings Co Ltd(SHA:600705) Trading Outlook

AVIC Capital Holdings Co Ltd(SHA:600705) Trading Outlook






AVIC Capital Holdings Co Ltd(SHA:600705) Trading Outlook HEFFX Notes AVIC Capital Holdings Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 5.99. The projected upper bound is: 7.66. […]






Saudi Stock Market Easing Restrictions on Foreign Investment

Saudi Stock Market Easing Restrictions on Foreign Investment






Saudi Stock Market Easing Restrictions on Foreign Investment Ownership limits and minimum qualifications for overseas institutions will be eased next month Saudi Arabia will ease restrictions on foreign investment in its securities markets next month, sooner than previously indicated, in an effort to attract more institutional money into its exchange, the regulator said Wednesday. With […]






Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Trading Outlook

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Trading Outlook






Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Trading Outlook HEFFX Notes Tesla Motors Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 219.87. The projected upper bound is: 246.03. The projected […]






China’s Forex Reserves Fell in July, Gold Reserves Up

China’s Forex Reserves Fell in July, Gold Reserves Up






China’s Forex Reserves Fell in July, Gold Reserves Up $CNY, $USD, $GLD China’s Forex (foreign exchange) reserves fell to $3.20-T in July, central bank data showed Sunday. Economists polled predicted Forex reserves would fall to $3.20-T from $3.21-T at the end of June. China’s reserves, the largest in the world, fell by $4.10-B in July. […]






China Considering Boosting Private Investment

China Considering Boosting Private Investment






China Considering Boosting Private Investment China’s top economic planning body has suggested more policy tools to reverse the slowing of private investment and bolster economic growth. The government should further encourage private investment with more preferential policies and remove barriers preventing private companies from entering electricity, telecommunications and other sectors that were once dominated by […]






VC Investors are Emerging from the GCC

VC Investors are Emerging from the GCC






VC Investors are Emerging from the GCC Arab Angel Fund founder Kyle Hendrick explores how Gulf investors can make the most of the United States’ tech start-up scene  In cafes and conference rooms across the world’s leading and emerging technology capitals, it is not uncommon to hear the same conversation-starter. Members of the investment community […]






China’s Entrepreneurs Reluctant to Invest in Restructuring Economy

China’s Entrepreneurs Reluctant to Invest in Restructuring Economy






China’s Entrepreneurs Reluctant to Invest in Restructuring Economy China is expected boost public investment to offset the effect of very cautions private capital investment, which has been discouraged by uncertainty during the ongoing economic restructuring. “Given the slowdown, the government should begin to invest more, partly through special construction funds, to stimulate investment and stabilize […]






Dubai Real Estate Investment + 7.5% in 1-H

Dubai Real Estate Investment + 7.5% in 1-H






Dubai Real Estate Investment + 7.5% in 1-H Emirati and Indian investors led the real estate investment market, according to DLD  Total real estate investment in Dubai increased 7.555 Y-Y to Dhs 57-B ($15.5-B) in 1-H of Y 2016, according to the emirate’s land department. Investment in the emirate’s property market totalled Dhs 53-B ($1.44-B) […]






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Monday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Monday






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Monday $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Corn, Wheat and Soybean finished lower Monday before the US Department of Agriculture’s monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report and crop progress report. The most active Corn contract for December delivery was lower of 7 cents, or 1.93%, to […]






China’s Investing in the United States Extends Beyond Real Estate

China’s Investing in the United States Extends Beyond Real Estate






China’s Investing in the United States Extends Beyond Real Estate The growing Chinese investment in the United States has extended beyond real estate, with more companies eyeing sectors closely related to Chinese domestic demand. In recent years, more Chinese companies have been investing in the United States irregardless of size, industry and ownership, Shau Zhang, a […]






China Debt Burden Crisis Unlikely

China Debt Burden Crisis Unlikely






China Debt Burden Crisis Unlikely Amid warnings that China may face a financial crisis induced by its debt burden, an economic expert said this week that a number of factors make this scenario unlikely. “Economists have often used such adjectives as ‘neck breaking’ and ‘breath-taking’ to describe the very fast economic growth of China in […]






B20 Summit in September to Focus on Global Growth

B20 Summit in September to Focus on Global Growth






B20 Summit in September to Focus on Global Growth Business leaders of G20 members will focus on promoting robust, sustainable and balanced growth of the global economy during the September Summit, an official said Thursday. The Business 20 (B20) Summit will gather nearly 1,000 business leaders in east China’s Hangzhou city on 3-4 September, said […]






A Jean-Michel Basquiat Hammered for a Record $57-M

A Jean-Michel Basquiat Hammered for a Record $57-M






A Jean-Michel Basquiat Hammered for a Record $57-M $BID The art world just witnessed a groundbreaking auction record earlier last May when an untitled piece by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold at Christie’s for $57.3-M. Given Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) “limited” Impressionist and Modern art sale the night before, with 21 out of 62 lots left unsold, there were […]






Chinese Investment in Latin America is the Key to Regional Growth

Chinese Investment in Latin America is the Key to Regional Growth






Chinese Investment in Latin America is the Key to Regional Growth Chinese investments in Latin America and the Caribbean will be Key to the growth and development of this region, especially for tourism and infrastructure, Colombian academic Jose Reyes Bernal Bellon said in an interview Tuesday. Chinese investments are “an added value that provides a […]






Wanda City Opening to Rival to Shanghai Disney (NYSE:DIS)

Wanda City Opening to Rival to Shanghai Disney (NYSE:DIS)






Wanda City Opening to Rival to Shanghai Disney (NYSE:DIS) $DIS China’s Wanda Group on Saturday opened a RMB 40-B (US$6.1-B) theme park in the eastern city of Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi Province. Wanda Cultural Tourism City (Wanda City), is the latest rival to Shanghai Disney (NYSE:DIS) opening to the public in June. At the opening […]






GE (NYSE:GE), Saudi’s SAIIC Ink $3-B Deal to support new Saudi Vision

GE (NYSE:GE), Saudi’s SAIIC Ink $3-B Deal to support new Saudi Vision






GE (NYSE:GE), Saudi’s SAIIC Ink $3-B Deal to support new Saudi Vision $GE The J-V agreement will help expand the Kingdom’s local manufacturing sector The US industrial conglomerate General Electric (NYSE:GE) has signed a $3-B MOU (memorandum of understanding) with the Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company (SAIIC) to help develop the local manufacturing industry. Under […]






Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B

Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B






Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B Chinese investment in the US real estate market has surpassed $300-B and is growing despite China’s economic weakness and increased currency controls, the authors of a new report said Monday. Between Y’s 2010 and 2015 Chinese buyers bought $93-B in residential real estate, nearly $208-B of mortgage-backed […]






Investing in Reduced Deforestation is Money Well Spent

Investing in Reduced Deforestation is Money Well Spent






Investing in Reduced Deforestation is Money Well Spent It is widely agreed that reducing emissions from deforestation could bring about 33% of the Greenhouse gas emission reductions our planet needs by Y 2030 to stay on a 2-degrees trajectory. Protecting and managing forests wisely not only make sense from a climate perspective, it is also […]






Top Locations for Renting, Buying Property in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Top Locations for Renting, Buying Property in Dubai & Abu Dhabi






Top Locations for Renting, Buying Property in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Despite price declines, yields remained high in both Emirates UAE real estate markets were stable in Q-1 of Y 2016 as major developers continued to launch mega projects, according to property site www.Bayut.com  The company said there were welcome signs of recovery in the […]






China’s Wanda Pictures Gets Investment From Puji and Jupai

China’s Wanda Pictures Gets Investment From Puji and Jupai






China’s Wanda Pictures Gets Investment From Puji and Jupai The 2 companies are looking to “capitalize on the burgeoning global media and entertainment industry as well as other high-growth sector companies that have cross-border attraction in China and the United States,” they said in a statement Monday Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group’s Wanda Pictures business […]






Iran’s Petrochemical Giant Seeks Billions of USD Investment

Iran’s Petrochemical Giant Seeks Billions of USD Investment






Iran’s Petrochemical Giant Seeks Billions of USD Investment Iran’s Persian Gulf Holding Company (PGHC) is seeking financial contributions to its petrochemical projects in the current Iranian calendar year which began on 20 March Iran’s Petro Energy Information Network (SHANA) reported Tuesday. PGHC, Iran’s major petrochemical firm, has devised a 5-year master plan based on which […]