The Asia Pacific Region Amidst COVID-19

As the world struggles to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, global travel has practically ground to a halt, impacting retail and travel related industries, to say the least. There has not been any precedent with an equivalent scale of economic disruption in recent times to guide policymakers across the globe. 

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Ensuring Singapore's food security: Opportunities in real estate

Food security is not merely a transient short-term issue for Singapore.  The World Health Organization, World Trade Organization, and United Nations recently released a joint statement that the world could face a food crisis due to COVID-19. 

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (14 - 27 May 2020)

An Australian state is continuing with its plans to participate in China’s signature infrastructure drive regardless of opposition from Canberra, amid growing divisions between state and federal leaders over how to handle relations with Beijing.

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Insight Research (9 Apr - 20 May 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a boon for Internet Data Centers ("IDC") demand as it forced many in China to rely on the internet for work, education, leisure, and essential services.  

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (7 - 13 May 2020)

The deal reflects ARA Group’s forward-looking take on fintech and the role of real estate digitalisation in the future economy as the company seeks to expand the alternative finance platform to meet the growing demand for crowdfunding, ARA said in a statement.


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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (30 Apr - 6 May 2020)

China has received a wave of applications for debt relief from crisis-hit countries included in the “Belt and Road Initiative” as coronavirus strains the world’s biggest development programme. 

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ARA Alternative Assets & Infrastructure (23 - 29 Apr 2020)

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund is considering investing in emerging-markets infrastructure and is looking for relevant investment managers. The ¥158trn (€1.35trn) pension fund has issued a request for information and said it is considering appointing a specialist fund-of-funds manager as part of its global infrastructure strategy.


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