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Banyan Tree Expand Into China and Vietnam

LogoBanyan Tree Holdings have raised US$214 million through their private equity fund, the Banyan Tree China Hospitality Fund. Stating their intention to develop hospitality projects in China and Vietnam under the Angsana and Banyan Tree brands.

Hong Kong Property Most Expensive in the World

LogoA survey released last week by Savills PLC reported that Hong Kong residential real estate is the most expensive in the world.

Jordan Sells Surrey Mansion

LogoKatie Price, ex-glamour model known as Jordan is selling their £3 million (US$ 4.85 million) home she shared with her cage fighter, mixed martial artist husband, Alex Reid.

Bangkok, Thailand Building China City Free Trade Centrer

LogoChina is constructing the second largest free trade centre in Asia. Costing an estimated US$1.5 billion the free trade zone will help traders re-export Chinese goods from Thailand, avoiding pricey tariffs.

Oxo Mum Linda Bellingham Linked to Turkey Property Fraud

LogoThe star of the Oxo British TV commercials, Linda Bellingham, has been linked to the Royal Resorts, Paradise Bay property scam in Akbuk, Turkey.

The Ascott Backs Europe and Asia

LogoThe Ascott, has announced plans to invest in 12 new properties across Europe and Asia by the end of 2011. The Ascott, one of the largest serviced residence companies in the world, the new properties will be located in China, India and Qatar.

China Still Buying up Europe

LogoAs the British Pound and Euro remain weak, and with European property prices at levels well below their 2007 highs, Chinese investors are continuing to buy up property in some of the most sought after locations in Europe.

Trump Tower to Be Built in Mumbai, India

LogoDonald Trump has announced plans for his privately owned real estate and entertainment company, Trump Organisation, to enter the Indian property market. Starting with the building of Trump Tower in Mumbai, India.

F1's Bernie Ecclestone Splashes the Cash for His Ladies

LogoFormula One supremo and CEO Bernie Ecclestone has just bought two London property for his daughters, paying a total of £101 million for the luxury homes in London's Chelsea and Kensington areas.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Moves House to Escape Oprah

LogoThis week Facebook CEO and creator Mark Zuckerberg moves to his new home. He's moved only a few blocks away to rent a slightly bigger albeit modest home.