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December 03, 2010

The UK is facing some headwinds in 2011, but the prospects are good thereafter

 

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Guangzhou Retail 1H 2014

Guangzhou Retail 1H 2014

April 28, 2014

As the commercial and trade centre of southern China, retail sales in Guangzhou have maintained strong growth for the last ten years. Between 2003 and 2013, retail sales registered a nominal compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 16%, making the city’s retail market one of the fastest growing in mainland China. In 2013, retail sales totalled RMB688.3 billion, with year-to-date year-on-year (YoY) growth at 15.2%, which lists Guangzhou as third, after Shanghai and Beijing, among first-tier cities.

 
 
 
Hong Kong Retail 1H 2014

Hong Kong Retail 1H 2014

April 28, 2014

In the past few years, Hong Kong’s tourism market has been dominated by mainland tourists – especially compared with other major tourist cities – welcoming over 40 million of these visitors in 2013, representing a staggering 75% of all arrivals. In Singapore, for example, mainlanders represented 14% of total visitors in 2012, New York fewer than 5%, Paris around 2% while London recorded below 1% of all visitors of mainland origin. Only Macau can begin to match Hong Kong with 61% of all visitors from the PRC last year. While it is unlikely that the tide of PRC visitors will recede anytime soon, as Hong Kong braces for the impact of tighter credit conditions in the mainland, it may be worth taking a look at visitors from elsewhere, and their spending and accommodation patterns. It is worth remembering that one-third of overnight visitors originated from countries other than mainland China last year, a not insubstantial number. Given domestic conditions of ris

 
 
 
Kuala Lumpur Office 1H 2014

Kuala Lumpur Office 1H 2014

April 28, 2014

The Malaysian economy increased at a steady rate of 4.4% in the second quarter of 2013 compared with 4.1% in Q1/2013. In line with forecasts, GDP reached 5.0% in Q3/2013 and 5.1% in the fourth quarter. However, with the global economy affected by the weak US dollar and the euro crisis, which caused fluctuations in international trades, including the performance of supplies and services, the country’s overall GDP for 2013 contracted by 0.9% to stand at 4.7% by year’s end, compared with 5.6% in 2012.

 
 
 
Manila Office 1H 2014

Manila Office 1H 2014

April 28, 2014

The Philippines is currently one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, despite the calamities the country faced last year. While global growth remains in low gear, the Philippines’ economy posted growth of 7.2% in 2013, continuing the trend seen over the past few years. The current state of the Philippine economy has also prompted economists to maintain their high growth forecasts for 2014, with the International Monetary Fund expecting 6.0% growth and the World Bank 6.5%, while the government is more bullish at 6.5% to 7.5%. However, Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, will come under pressure when the Federal Reserve rolls back its quantitative easing programme, although robust fundamentals make the Philippines less vulnerable to capital outflows than its neighbours. Robust domestic demand, public spending, strong exports and surging overseas remittances contribute to the local economy, and will maintain the upward trend as long as growth improves in advan

 
 
 
Qingdao Office 1H 2014

Qingdao Office 1H 2014

April 28, 2014

As one of China’s most important harbour cities and coastal resorts, Qingdao is the economic centre of Shandong province. The city is a major economic, cultural and tourism hub in the Bohai Economic Region and home to the second largest port in northern China in terms of throughput. Qingdao maintains strong economic ties with both Japan and Korea, given its geographical proximity, with many companies having established offices here. Qingdao ranked third in terms of GDP among north China cities in 2013 and has managed to maintain strong GDP growth averaging 13.3% (nominal compound annual growth rate [CAGR]) between 2008 and 2012, although slowing to 10.0% (real growth) by the end of 2013, echoing China’s economic slowdown. While it is an important industrial base in Shandong province, tertiary industry plays a less important role in the local economy, accounting for 50.1% of total GDP in 2013.

 
 
 
Seoul Hospitality 1H 2014

Seoul Hospitality 1H 2014

April 28, 2014

The number of international visitors has increased by an average of 11.2% per annum since 2007, reaching over 10 million for the first time in 2012. This trend has continued and international visitor arrivals recorded an historical high in 2013 at 12.2 million, up 9.3% from the previous year. Compared with 2007, almost double the number of international visitors who arrived in Korea in 2013. Korea’s K-pop culture, Korean Wave, beauty and health services, cuisine, and shopping are the key attractions for international visitors.

 
 
 
Shanghai Office 1H 2014

Shanghai Office 1H 2014

April 28, 2014

Following the historical economic reform led by Deng Xiaoping in the 1970s, Shanghai has become one of the strongest performers of all mainland cities, registering a remarkable nominal GDP compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.5% between 2000 and 2010. In an effort to accelerate the city’s development, the State Council hastened plans to turn the city into an international financial hub and shipping centre in 2009. In the late 2000s, due to weak external demand, a strong renminbi, and rising labour and raw material costs, China’s economic growth slowed to single digits. The manufacturing sector has remained sluggish for the last two years as the Purchasing Managers Index has been close to 50. Foreign direct investment saw negative growth in 2012, suggesting global concerns over China’s sustainability. Given such challenges, the present central government are demonstrating strong ambition in revitalising the economy through a range of measures, the highli

 
 
 
Shenyang Retail 1H 2014

Shenyang Retail 1H 2014

April 28, 2014

In the first nine months of 2013, Shenyang‘s GDP increased by 8.3% year-on-year (YoY), to RMB522.31 billion. Retail sales reached RMB229.79 billion in the same period, up 13.3% YoY. Meanwhile, urban residents’ disposable incomes grew by 10.1% YoY to RMB22,090.

 
 
 
Shenzhen Hospitality 1H 2014

Shenzhen Hospitality 1H 2014

April 28, 2014

Shenzhen, as one of China’s Special Economic Zones, serves as an important economic and international trade centre in southern China. Due to its proximity to Hong Kong, Shenzhen is often thought of as China’s window to the world. As its economy developed, Shenzhen’s hospitality industry experienced substantial growth. According to the Shenzhen Statistics Bureau, the number of tourists entering the city has grown by a CAGR of 10% between 2005 and 2012, receiving 12.1 million international overnight visitors and 29.4 million domestic visitors in 2012, up 9.2% and 11.9% respectively year-on-year (YoY).

 
 
 
Singapore Residential 1H 2014

Singapore Residential 1H 2014

April 28, 2014

The recent softness of the residential sales market, both new and resale across the island, has prompted some to ask if it is time to buy landed properties. In fact, from our recent encounters with the public, there are more people asking if they should commit to landed properties than there are those looking to sell. This angle of questioning points to the possibility that this segment of the residential market could be harbouring significant pent-up demand. Landed properties have several attributes which make them stand out from other housing types. For one, supply is limited. That is actually a very important consideration to take into account when analysing this segment of the market. Chart 1 shows that over the two periods from 2003 to 2008 and 2008 to 2013, while the cumulative increase in the median and top decile of household income was comfortably in the double-digit range, the supply of landed homes has been less than 4%. For non-landed properties (not shown in the

 
 
 

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