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Property Portal Caters to Emerging Real Estate Markets
HONG KONG–(Marketwired – April 28, 2013) – The launch of ArisingLand.com in June 2013 marks a breakthrough for property developers, agents and brokers, institutional and professional investors, asset managers, individual landlords and real estate funds with projects in the emerging markets interested in expanding their existing investor base. The marketing channel is the first and only internet-based property portal focused solely on emerging real estate markets aimed at high net worth individuals in China and Asia.
“Our mission is to showcase investment properties in rising markets to buyers looking for property outside their home countries for investment or lifestyle purposes,” said Clara Yeung, a founding partner of ArisingLand.com. Their main target audiences are the Asian and Chinese as they are the fastest growing category globally, as affirmed by the U.S. National Association of Realtors which revealed that in 2012, property valued at more than USD7 billion in the United States had been purchased by the Chinese.
“We are a sole property media platform and are not associated with any brokerage or agency,” assured Yeung. One of the brand’s leveraging strategies is to provide plenty of market information on the website including investment guides, property news and market analysis. “The Chinese are very smart. They will do their own research to ascertain if a particular market or project is worth investing in. By feeding them sufficient market information, they will realise that many emerging markets outperform mature markets in term of asset appreciation or rent yields and are still safe havens, offering similar security levels as mature markets,” said Yeung. She added, “We will set up our own in-house research team very soon.”
With its website hosted in China, ArisingLand.com has simplified a complicated process, allowing clients to benefit from its bilingual website. “The website is professionally translated. On top of that, we have assigned qualified translators to our advertisers as well as professional interpreters attending our seminars and group property inspection trips to cater to non-English speaking property buyers,” said Yeung.
ArisingLand.com offers both online and offline presence to maximise property exposure. With a broad reaching digital marketing programme that includes social media marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, China’s popular websites — QQ.com and Weibo.com — and eNewsletters, it aims to be the preferred digital media platform for emerging property markets.
ArisingLand.com is an internet-based property portal that specialises in newly constructed and off-plan residential properties, commercial properties and land in emerging markets including EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Latin America and emerging Asia. It currently covers Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Brazil with plans to add more countries to its list.
For more information, please contact:
Co-Founder of ArisingLand.com
Address: Unit 805, Westley Square, 48 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 2153 0923
KARACHI: Sindh Food Department SFD, on behalf of the provincial government, is hosting a conference for potential investors for the Modern Grain Storage Facilities under PPP Project on March 28, 2012 at a local hotel in Karachi.
The Prequalification process for the project has already been started on Build-Operate-Own BOO basis.
The SFD has engaged International Finance Corporation IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to act as Transaction Advisor for the Project, and IFC will be co-hosting the conference with the SFD.
According to a spokesman of SFD, this investor conference will be a good opportunity for potential investors to gain a better understanding of the Project, and meet with various relevant Government and private sector stakeholders involved in the Project.
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has said that there was a great opportunity for the Chinese investors to take advantage of the special business and investment opportunities being offered by Pakistan.
This he said during a meeting with Chairman Asia Investment Houtang Mr. Li Yan here at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Thursday.
Mr. Li Yan’s delegation included among others Mr. Chen Qi, DG China Petrochemical Corporation, Mr. Fang Fenglei, Chairman HOPU Investment, Professor Tang and others. Mr. Arif Shah Bukhari, Chairman KASB Finance was also present.
Finance Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Special Secretary to the President Major R Haroon Rashid, MD Zulfiqarabad Development Authority Lt. Gen R Iftikhar Hussain Shah and other senior officials were also present during the meeting.
The President during meeting said that Pakistan eagerly awaits Chinese investment in the new city Zulfiqarabad. He said that the proposed city would an engine of growth and would go a long way in generating economic activities.
It will give tremendous boost to the social and economic uplift of the area besides creating enormous job opportunities, he said.
The President appreciated the Chinese interest in the development of Special Economic Zones in the proposed city project. These Economic Zones would not be confined to industrial and economic activities but would cover the entire range of activities in a modern metropolis.
He said the project would not only further strengthen Pak-China cooperative partnership but was also homage to the great leader Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who laid the foundation of strong Pak-Sino friendship.
He reiterated that the idea of setting up a new city was to meet the challenges of the future and to develop safe, modern and an environment friendly coastal city having world class amenities with economic opportunities.
The President while appreciating M/s Asia Investments Houtang’s decision to invest in the Special Economic Zone said that the Government would provide all possible assistance and facilitation to the Chinese companies and investors especially in the petrochemicals and other areas especially those that do not exist in the country at present.
He assured Government’s full assistance and support for smooth operation of Chinese Companies in Pakistan. The President also assured fool proof and enhanced level of security/protection of the life of Chinese citizens in Pakistan.
Lt. Gen R Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, Managing Director ZDA, during meeting briefed about the progress made so far in the proposed project.
Mr. Li Yan thanked the President for meeting and for Government’s assistance and facilitation in their business ventures in Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD: Mr Perag Sexena , President, Investment Fund, New York called on the Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani at the PM’s House On Tuesday. Mr Sexena discussed the investment opportunities in Pakistan in the sectors of telecommunication, education and health.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan offers excellent investment opportunities and enabling environment for the investors and indeed has emerged as the “investors’ choice” so far as energy sector is concerned.
NEW DELHI: Indian government on Wednesday said it has not taken any decision on allowing investments from Pakistan.
“No decision has been notified by government in regard to permitting investments from Pakistan on par with Bangladesh,” Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Jyotiraditya Scindia said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
Earlier, Indian official had said Industry Ministry has written to Finance Ministry to permit foreign direct investments (FDI) from Pakistan. Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) had sent a proposal to Finance Ministry for changes in Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) to allow FDI from Pakistan. The government had allowed investments from Bangladesh under the government approval route.
In another reply, Scindia said recently High Commission of India in Islamabad has forwarded a negative list of 1,209 items as reported to be approved by the Pakistan Cabinet. “This shall substantially improve the prospects of export from India to Pakistan,” he added.
Foreign Minister urges UAE take advantage of Pakistan’s enormous investment opportunities in diverse fields
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Monday urged UAE to take advantage of enormous investment opportunities in diverse fields in Pakistan.
She was talking to United Arab Emirates Ambassador Essa Abdullah Al Basha Al Noaimi who delivered her letter from UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Hina Khar expressed satisfaction on outcome of 10th session of Pak-UAE Joint Ministerial Commission held recently in Abu Dhabi and hoped it’s in depth deliberations will help further deepen bilateral economic and commercial cooperation between two countries.