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- February 2014 Vol.6 No.2

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Heating up: Cross-border Asia Pacific capital flows are forecast to grow

by Dr Megan Walters and YY Tan

Asia Pacific is a net exporter of capital in the real estate world, with the flow of funds coming partially from the pools of savings created in the rapid economic growth since the Asian financial crisis that continued through the global financial crisis, and from the waves of capital from western countries in the form of quantitative easing in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe that have been washing through Asia. These flows of capital have been showing up in rising real estate asset prices, and governments in the Asia Pacific region have implemented cooling measures that are starting to have an impact on real estate investment flows.

Using Jones Lang LaSalle data sources combined with those from Real Capital Analytics, we looked at the size and rate of growth of flows into and out of Asia Pacific. The heat map chart below plots the r

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