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CapitaLand to tap vast real-estate opportunities in Vietnam
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SINGAPORE-LISTED CapitaLand Ltd has announced that it will establish a US$300-million investment fund to engage in property-development projects in Vietnam. Group president and CEO Liew Mun Leong said in a press statement: “We see vast opportunities in Vietnam’s real-estate market, driven by the country’s strong macro-economic growth and rapid urbanisation.”

As a further boost, the group also plans to go into an agreement with Vietnamese company Nam Thang Long Investment Joint-Stock Company. Said Liew: “Our aim is to deepen CapitaLand’s presence in [the country]. We’re also looking for opportunities in the office, retail and integrated leisure, entertainment and convention sectors.”

Earlier this year, CapitaLand subsidiary CapitaRetail China Trust announced a S$188-million (approximately US$361.2-million) share offer to fund the partial acquisition of Xizhimen Mall in Beijing, China, which sees a weekly average of 300,000 shoppers.

In addition, CapitaLand has invested S$2.1 billion in 15 shopping centres in India, a country where the burgeoning middle- and high-income classes are spurring the growth in demand for real-estate developments.


2008 April Stories:

Retail sales in 2007 - Strong domestic consumption puts China in the lead

Asian customers’ habitual brand switch is costing companies billions

Coty to work with Halle Berry on new fragrance

Nuance-Watson opens mega store at Changi Airport T3

Dockers goes vintage with K1 chinos

Shiseido to serve expanding Asian market with a US$38m facility in Vietnam

Matahari turns in a sterling sales performance

South Koreans are world’s most avid online shoppers

US green campaign gains ground

Capitol Optical eyes bigger market pie

Tampines 1 set to change face of Singapore suburb

Demand spurs Asian retail property

CapitaLand to tap vast real-estate opportunities in Vietnam

Singapore REIT to buy Indon mall

Changes in food code proposed for Australia and New Zealand

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