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Positive markets included Singapore, where stronger activity from foreign buyers lifted transaction volume to US$2.1 billion; and Japan, which saw more deals completed outside Central Tokyo as owners took profits on non-core assets or sold to improve their balance sheets. Cross-border investment rebounded, rising by 33% y-o-y to US$7.1 billion. Activity was led by capital from North America and Hong Kong, but Chinese investors turned quieter, with outbound investment falling 76% y-o-y. Transaction activity is expected to remain stable, with a steady flow of deals in South Korea, China and Singapore. However, the average deal size is expected to be smaller, following the trend set by Australia and China in Q1 2017.

Asia Pacific Investment Trends Q1 2017

Positive markets included Singapore, where stronger activity from foreign buyers lifted transaction volume to US$2.1 billion; and Japan, which saw more deals completed outside Central Tokyo as owners took profits on non-core assets or sold to improve their balance sheets. Cross-border investment rebounded, rising by 33% y-o-y to US$7.1 billion. Activity was led by capital from North America and Hong Kong, but Chinese investors turned quieter, with outbound investment falling 76% y-o-y. Transaction activity is expected to remain stable, with a steady flow of deals in South Korea, China and Singapore. However, the average deal size is expected to be smaller, following the trend set by Australia and China in Q1 2017.

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