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Articles about "Global Economy"

  • U.S. Dollar How the Strength of the U.S. Dollar Shapes New York City’s Holiday Season and Beyond By David Dam | December 12, 2016

    As we head into the peak of holiday travels, find out what a strong U.S. dollar means for tourists and the real estate market.

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  • Columbus Circle Billionaire's Row It Will Be Harder For Chinese Buyers To Invest in NYC Real Estate in 2016 By Serena Horrigan | February 26, 2016

    Last month HSBC announced a major policy change for Chinese buyers investing abroad. What does it all mean for NYC’s real estate market?

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  • Flight Capital Continues to Land in NYC? By Jonathan Tuason | April 07, 2014

    It’s readily apparent how important international investors are to New York’s real estate market, and over the past several years, this has been particularly true of Russian oligarchs, who were able to take advantage of the city’s appreciating assets.

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  • The Future of Global Real Estate: Urban Growth By Jonathan Tuason | March 26, 2014

    It might appear that Asia will be a new point of focus for real estate investors.  In particular, urban centers in both China and India are projected to grow significantly over the next couple decades, and take an even more prominent position in the world’s markets.

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  • Double Housing Bubble Trouble? By Bryan Gamble | November 18, 2013

    As 2013 comes to a close and fiscal figures are coming in, there is a lot of talk about the state of the U.S and global economy recovering, especially as related to real estate prices and mortgage interest rates. The apparent sharpness of the economic rebound, especially in the U.K, has been wholly unexpected and frankly alarming to many weary eyes watching for another 2008. In turn, we must ask what has people so cynical and whether or not this attitude is justified in late 2013.

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  • PreSales: New York's New Trend By Clemence Fontaine | July 16, 2013

    The market for real estate keeps rocketing skywardin New York with luxury apartments that sell like hot cakes. Hence the new trend to buy an apartment years before its completion date. To convince prospective buyers and give them an insight of what they could be expecting developers have become imaginative. 

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  • Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery By Joel Bennett | July 10, 2013

    A fifteenth century fishing village named Yujiapu is now the site of a historic architectural undertaking that is bound to stand as a monument to China’s newfound fondness for lavish, over-the-top development projects: Manhattan 2.0. Just outside the republic’s fourth most populous metropolis of Tianjin, construction is already well underway. Following a popular trend of building functional replicas of distinctly European cities and structures, the copy-cat development of the classic New York City skyline is apparently meant to serve as the “largest single financial center in the world”, according to a 2011 article in The Atlantic. If this monstrosity sounds a little too ambitious, you aren’t alone.

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  • Chinese Fund NY Property Market as Debt Crisis Sweeps Europeans Away By Gabrielle Hughes | March 23, 2012

    Last month, investors from China were called in to refinance the Mandarin Oriental, as investors backed by Switzerland’s Credit Suisse Group decided to withdraw mortgage loans on the Columbus Circle area hotel. Europe's ownership of New York real estate has been on a steady decline since the continent entered its financial crisis, and this recent loss has attributed to removing some of the last New York financiers.

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  • The NYCEDC is Taking Light Show Requests By Justin Spees | December 19, 2011

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