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Research - SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

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Singapore investors remain region’s top cross-border spenders in 2019

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Singaporean real estate investors have emerged as Asia Pacific’s number one source of outbound capital in the first half of 2019, and their overseas deals are growing in scale and complexity, reported JLL.

After overtaking China as the region’s most active cross-border real estate investor in 2018, investors from Singapore spent approximately $10 billion on overseas real estate in the first half of this year. The bulk of it (78 percent) was deployed within the region, while a further 18 percent ($1.8 billion) was invested in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and 4 percent ($430 million) was invested in the United States.

China is the most popular market for Singaporean investors, accounting for 40 percent of the total in the first half of this year, but significant sums have also been invested in Australia, India and, outside of this region, in the United Kingdom.

While China’s measures to squeeze outbound investment in 2017 and 2018 has helped propel Si

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