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Chinese Local Governments' Follow-Up Property Curbs Aren't Fazing The Market

Now, a bunch of local Chinese governments including Beijing and Shanghai have announced a follow-up to those measures.<p>First, here's a look at the announcements, via Xinhua. Big cities will carry out the 20 percent capital gains tax on property sales.<p><b>Beijing</b><p>Single adults with a Hukou (residency …

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The 12 Things That Successfully Convert a Great Idea Into a Reality

How many times have you been in a meeting and someone says to you, “That’s a great idea, you should take the initiative and make it a reality.” What typically happens? Most of the time – nothing. Most great ideas remain dormant because people don’t have the courage, resources, time and/or money to …

China To Erect Tallest Skyscraper In 90 Days? Not So Fast

It’s hard not to be impressed by this 2011 video of a 15-storey tower going up in China in just 30 days. Ignore the pompous music and marvel at the night-becomes-day pace. The trick, if you can call it that, lies in the prefabrication of steel-and-concrete blocks that can be hoisted into position, …

Tony Fernandes Is Trump's Asian Apprentice

You’re hired! Airline entrepreneur Tony Fernandes has found yet another venue to make his mark: starring as the chief executive in The Apprentice Asia. He’ll play the Donald Trump role in the TV show, sizing up 12 contestants from across the region as they compete in various tasks and then …

The World's Youngest Billionaires: 29 Under 40

There are 1,426 billionaires in the world this year. They are the wealthiest of the wealthy. But only 29 members of this elite list are under 40 years old, with that exciting combination of money and youth.<p>Those 29 have a total of $119 billion between them. Ten come from the technology sector, …

Asian Cities Seen As Where The World's Rich Increasingly Want To Be

Asian cities in the next 10 years increasingly will be where the world’s wealthiest people want to live, work and play, according to a new report by London-based property consultancy Knight Frank.<p>Singapore, Shanghai and Beijing will move up in a ranking of the top 10 cities popular among high net …

Closing the sale: Don’t fall at the final hurdle

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The most expensive billionaire homes in the world: http://bit.ly/14zWpwl Ellison Estate, Woodside, Calif. Owner: Larry Ellison, worth $43 billion Value: estimated $200 million to construct The Oracle founder, arguably the world's most avid collector of real estate, built his 23-acre Japanese-style estate in 2004 with 10 buildings, a man made lake, a tea house, a bath house and a koi pond. The property is currently assessed at just over $70 million.