Singapore Draft Master Plan 2019

In this latest review of the Master Plan, there are no major changes to the land uses but the underlying strategy and "planning tone" has shifted. The approach to new concepts and ideas are not as "prescriptive" as it was in the eighties and nineties but more consultative and collaborative.

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Invest in China

The US-China trade disputes have caused tremendous economic woes and financial market turmoil since March 2018, dampening market sentiment and business investment.

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5G Driving Growth

In our view, 5G will profoundly impact China's real estate market, lifting demand for industrial real estate, offices, and data centres. Retail is also likely to gain, although 5G's impacts will take time to be felt.

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (16 - 22 May 2019)

The governments of Japan, India and Sri Lanka have agreed to develop a container terminal at the Port of Colombo, which has attracted major investment from China under its Belt and Road initiative, a Japanese newspaper reported.


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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (4 - 15 May 2019)

Nearly six years have passed since China set in motion the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, seeking to create a massive economic zone linking itself to Europe by land and sea.  Although it got off to a slow start, more and more countries, drawn by the promise of Chinese money, are getting on board.


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Inside APF Research (28 Mar - 8 May 2019)

According to a recent study by JLL, demand for co-living in the Asia Pacific (“APAC”) is slated to rise on three primary drivers.  

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (25 Apr - 3 May 2019)

Southeast Asia’s largest economy, which grew at 5.2 per cent last year, is aiming to channel belt and road investments into four “economic corridors” – North Sumatra, North Kalimantan, North Sulawesi and Bali – to tie in with Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s “Global Maritime Fulcrum” vision. 

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