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CBRE Vietnam’s Top Property News Stories – W9/2016

Gold Becomes the Biggest Winner of 2016, Vietnam: “Vingroup acquires 30% of furniture firm, Sun Group to invest in two properties”, Singapore developers 'can build on Viet market potential' …


CBRE Newspaper Updates on Residential Ads

  • Two new launches:

    • Carillon 3:

      • Date of official launch: March 1st, 2016.
      • There are 2 blocks with 16 stories offering: 7 shop houses, 89 apartment units, and 2 penthouse units.
      • It is located on Hoang Hoa Tham Street, close to Cong Hoa Street which is the main street of Tan Binh District and easy to get to Tan Son Nhat airport.
      • Facilities include 1 parking basement floor, 1 park, a swimming pool and a gym.
    • VX Home:
    • Date of official launch: March, 2016.
    • 17 adjacent townhouses with 1 ground floor and 1 story situated on TX31 street, District 12.
  • Other advertisements:
  • Mia Residence:

    • Total Area: 15,126 sm.
    • Unit sizes: 50 – 145 sm.
    • Situated on: 9A Street, Trung Son Residence.
  • Sunrise Riverside:
  • Total Area: 39,305 sm.
  • Approximately 2,200 residential units.
  • Situated on: Nguyen Huu Tho Street, Nha Be District.


  •   One new launch

    • Hanoi Landmark 51 (Ha Dong District)
    • Date of second official launch: March 5th 2016
    • There are 51 storeys with 688 units. This is the highest building in Ha Dong district and third in Hanoi.
    • It is located on a prime location, within the semi-detached housing complex, on the junction between Le Van Luong extended road and Van Phuc road.
    • Facilities include 4 parking basement floors, shopping centre occupying 5 floors, 16 high-speed lifts, and 4 staircases per floor.
  • Other advertisements:
  • Maison Du Parc (Cau Giay):

    • The total area for the shophouse complex is 95 ha.
    • Unit size: 98 – 120 sm.
    • Each shophouse has 5 storeys, including 4 overground floors and 1 underground floor.
  • Goldseason (Thanh Xuan District):
  • Total area is 22,000 sm.
  • Unit size: 64 – 106 sm.
  • It is located on a prime location between Le Van Luong and Nguyen Trai road, right in the centre of Trung Hoa – Nhan Chinh new urban area.
  • Total area is 20,234 sm.
  • Unit size: 55.53 – 106.21 sm.
  • There are four towers, each with 35 floors, of which three floors are for shopping center.
  • Eco-Green City (Thanh Xuan district):

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Singapore developers 'can build on Viet market potential'​

The Straits Times

Vietnam's property market is looking up, thanks to still healthy economic growth and an emerging middle class, which should provide more opportunities for Singapore developers, analysts say.Developers from the Republic are already making headway in the country. Keppel Land, for instance, entered into a joint venture to develop a prime 14.6ha waterfront site in Ho Chi Minh City's Thu Thiem New Urban Area this week.


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Challenges lie ahead for VN economic growth

Vietnam News

Viet Nam has challenges to tackle if it wants to achieve economic targets and deeply integrate the world's economy in the context of new trade agreements. It is the foreign-invested sector that contributed largely to the economic restoration. The domestic sector showed insignificant development as agriculture and SMEs faced difficulties, while macroeconomic policies had not helped the domestic sector.

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Our City Urban Area receives $50 million investment​

Vietnam Investment Review 

Property prices are skyrocketing along HCM City's proposed metro lines. According to Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper, there are around 45,000 units in a series of apartment projects along' the eight planned metro lines. Along line No 1 (Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien) around 6,000 units are under construction and likely to be handed over in the next two to three years. In the last 12 months around 20 medium- and high-priced projects have been launched along line No. 3A, 5, and 6.

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Vietnam: Vingroup acquires 30% of furniture firm, Sun Group to invest in two properties​

Deal Street Asia

Vietnam based property developers have rolled out new plays. Vingroup plans to finish its acquisition of 30 per cent stake in Truong Thanh Corp – a company that produces wood furniture – through loan conversion. Last week, the Vietnam Railways (VNR) and Sun Group inked a deal to develop the VND2.73 trillion ($121.9 million) mix-used complex which they called “a five-star building”. The two firms will form a joint venture, in which VNR will hold nearly 23.1 per cent by contributing its land use right

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Singapore’s Keppel Land picks 40% in Empire City Ltd from Gaw Capital

Deal Street Asia 

Singapore’s Keppel Land Limited has acquired 40 per cent stake in Empire City Limited Liability Company, which is developing Vietnam’s tallest mixed-used project, from the latter’s joint venture partners for $93.9 million. Following the transaction, Hong Kong-based real estate private equity fund Gaw Capital Partners will have 30 per cent in the venture while two Vietnamese partners Tien Phuoc Real Estate JSC and Tran Thai Real Estate Co Ltd, will jointly own 30 per cent, local media reported.

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Gold Becomes the Biggest Winner of 2016​

The precious metal is the year’s best-performing major asset. Its 16 percent gain is topping gauges of high-yield and investment grade bonds, Treasuries, all currencies and major stock indexes in developing and emerging countries.

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Frontier Funds to Pour Money Into Vietnam Shares on Growth​


Frontier-market equity funds from Sweden to Hong Kong are ready to buy more Vietnamese stocks, attracted by cheap valuations and the fastest economic growth in almost a decade.

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Vietnam's Bikini-Clad Carrier Seeks IPO to Be `Emirates of Asia'​

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Co., the Vietnamese carrier known for its bikini-clad flight attendants, may hold its initial public offering. The company hasn’t finalized how much it wants to raise and could offer as much as a 30 percent stake.


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Modern hospital complex with 600 beds to be built in Western Hanoi


On February 25th Chairman of Hanoi Nguyen Duc Chung has issued Decision No. 931/QD-CUBND approving the detailed planning Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi and Leprosy Treatment Area, with scale 1/500 in Dong Yen commune, Quoc Oai district, Hanoi. The hospital will be built on an area of ​​nearly 29.5 ha, located in the green corridor with low building density. This will be a center of high-quality medical care with high technology and advanced techniques in order to meet the needs of city health care and medical research. The Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi will have the size of 500 beds; and the Leprosy Treatment Area will host 100 beds. [The original article is available in Vietnamese only.]


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Sun Group eyes another domestic airport: report​

Thanh Nien News 


Real estate conglomerate Sun Group has sought the Ministry of Transport's permission to build an airport in the northern highlands province of Lao Cai, home to the famous Sa Pa town. The transport ministry has planned for a 261-hectare airport in Lao Cai’s Bao Yen District. To cost an estimated VND1.3 trillion (US$57.46 million), it will have one runway and space to park two Airbus A320s or other similar aircraft, and handle 560,000 passengers and 600 tons of goods a year when opened in 2020. It will later be expanded to handle more than 1.5 million passengers a year.


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Work begins to link Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway with Sa Pa

Vietnam Breaking News

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pressed a button to launch a project to connect the Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway with touristy Sa Pa town in northern Lao Cai province on February 27.At a cost of over VND2.5 trillion (US$112.5 million), the project will build a four-lane provincial road crossing Sa Pa and Bat Xat district and Lao Cai city and upgrade existing highway 4D.

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International tourists to Viet Nam in February increase 20%​

Vietnam Breaking News

According to the General Statistics Office, Viet Nam welcomed approximately 833,598 international tourist arrivals in February 2016, increasing 3.5% over previous month and 20% compared to the same period last year. In the first two months, the number of domestic trippers estimated 14.2 million which included 6.8 million overnight guests; total tourism receipts reached VND80,680 billion, up 19% over the same period last year.

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