Bangkok, Thailand: Singapore based property developer, Dalvey Developments Limited, has announced plans to invest one billion baht (US$33 million) into building condominiums in Thailand over the next twelve months. Going forward, the company intends to develop a new real estate project in Thailand every two years.
Over the past six years the Singaporean property developer has completed three condominium projects in Bangkok; Haus 23 Ratchada-Lat Phrao, a two hundred and thirty…
London, UK: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has finally put its London Television Centre up for sale.
BBC Television Centre officially opened on 29th June 1960. It was one of the first buildings in the world designed exclusively for making television programmes.
The London landmark is currently home to five thousand BBC employees. But plans to relocate to other BBC offices, such as MediaCity in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester and Broadcasting House in Portland Place, Marylebone, Central London…
Spain: The former summer palace of Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco has finally been opened to the public.
The Palace of Pazo de Meirás in Northwest Spain has been the subject of a dispute between Franco’s family and the Spanish Government since his death in 1975.
Following his death it passed to his daughter, Carmen, who became the first Duchess of Franco.
For many years…
The latest figures released by the Spanish property registry have revealed that residential sales in Spain increased by thirteen percent in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2009.
The number of residential property transactions in Spain for Q3 was 124,593.
Resale and new build property sales also increased year on year, registering nine and seventeen percent rises respectively.
“On a rolling 12-month basis, there were 454,283 sales over 12 months…
As property prices increasingly come under pressure across Asia, the recent deregulation of ownership laws in Cambodia now make it one of the most foreigner friendly places to buy property in Southeast Asia.
The new foreign ownership laws were passed by King Norodom Sihamoni on May 24th of this year, after being passed by the National Assembly and the Senate.
The changes to the Cambodian property regulations now mean that investors are able to own property freehold provided it is above the ground floor of the building and not within thirty kilometres of the country’s borders.
Bretton Sciaroni, a legal adviser to the…
Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India and the third richest man in the world, is celebrating the completion of his new home in Mumbai.
The party will be like no other if his 1 billion USD, twenty-seven storey, one hundred and seventy three metres high home is anything to go by.
The lucky ones to have received a house warming invitation are even able to choose their own means of transport.
To avoid Mumbai’s busy roads Mr Ambani has…
According to the Hurun Rich List 2010, China now has many more billionaires than the US.
The Hurun Rich List ranks 1,363 individuals across the globe who have personal wealth of over one hundred and fifty million dollars.
Established as a research institute in 1999 by British accountant Rupert Hoogewerf, Hurun Report Inc. has grown into a leading publishing group in Shanghai, China, targeting China’s entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals.
The Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok has built a strong reputation for discreet luxury and is currently undergoing one of its most extensive renovations.
All the restaurants have been renovated, from the famous Salathip Pavilion, which now serve guests an exquisite contemporary Thai cuisine.
Two new outlets have also been introduced; the Long Bar for creative drinks and snacks and the irresistible Chocolate Boutique.
In November, the hotel completed the renovation of the upper guest rooms.
Thierry Douin, Vice President of…
Buyers from mainland China and Hong Kong are ignoring the cooling of London’s property market as they continue to invest heavily in luxury real estate in Britain’s capital.
Chinese real estate investors are snapping up luxury property in areas such as London’s fashionable Knightsbridge and Canary Wharfe.
Naomi Minegishi, a twenty one year old Japanese woman, who lived in China for ten years, is a property broker in London.
When she was hired, Naomi had no previous real estate…
The world’s largest expat lifestyle survey, The Expat Explorer, has provided further insight into why many people choose to live in Phuket, Thailand.
Thailand was voted the top country by expats for overall experience and lifestyle.
Commissioned by HSBC Bank International, the Expat Explorer is the world’s largest and most comprehensive global survey of expats.
The Expat Experience is the second of the three reports which document the results of The Expat…