Checking into a New Asset Class: Select-Service Hotels in the US

Select-service hotels in the United States have over 35 years of history and the segment is booming in the US, with demand growth outpacing the overall national average by three times in the last 20 years. What exactly does the sector offer and why is it an attractive option for Asian investors looking to diversify their portfolio beyond their home region? 

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Inside APF Research (9 May - 19 Jun 2019)

Based on a report by Savills, Japan’s sound fundamentals and defensive nature have become more appealing in the current stage of the global economic cycle. Osaka is particularly promising given its growth drivers and capital investments ahead of the World Expo in 2025.


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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (6 - 12 Jun 2019)

It is hard to overstate the significance of the recent agreement between India and Japan to help Sri Lanka develop its Colombo Port.  Both the timing of the deal and its terms are conspicuous. 

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (30 May - 5 Jun 2019)

A planned light-railway system that was the most high-profile project in Kazakhstan of China’s Belt and Road infrastructure program has hit a wall. Kazakh officials now say they will have to borrow domestically to complete the work.

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (23 - 29 May 2019)

The Centre for Economic Business Research (CEBR) estimates that the BRI would give a surge in cash of more than $10bn a year to 56 nations by 2040, with Britain standing to gain the seventh-most of any country in the world. The GDP of western Europe as a whole is likely to be boosted around five per cent as a result of the Chinese plan.


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