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Southeast Asian emerging markets riskier for real estate investment: consultancy

Published on Jul 17, 2014 8:52 PM

SINGAPORE - Real estate risks are rising in emerging and frontier markets and those in Southeast Asia are generally riskier, according to a report from property consultancy Cushman & Wakefield on Thursday.

Its list of the top 10 most efficient and transparent emerging and frontier real estate markets was dominated by Africa and the Middle East.

Botswana, a landlocked country in southern Africa, was in first place.

Its report assessed the information transparency, political stability, corruption and the health and safety of workers in 42 emerging markets worldwide. It excluded the 'BRIC' countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China.

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