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Far East Orchard names Joanna Gok as chief financial controller

Wed, Nov 22, 2017 – 9:11 AM FAR East Orchard, a member of Far East Organization, has appointed Joanna Gok as its chief financial controller. The mainboard-listed property developer said in a Singapore Exchange filing that Ms Gok’s appointment will be effective from Jan 2, 2018. PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER ABOVE TO READ COMPLETE ARTICLE The 38-year-old will be responsible ...

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Asian Micro plans to acquire 4 Penang properties for RM1.6m

Wed, Nov 22, 2017 – 8:31 AM ASIAN Micro Holdings will issue about S$ 117,808 of shares for the right to buy four commercial units at Gurney Tower in Penang, Malaysia, for RM1.6 million (S$ 0.5 million). PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER ABOVE TO READ COMPLETE ARTICLE The counterparty, one Chew Choon Beng, has options to purchase three units at Gurney ...

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Synaptics’ Turnaround Is Here to Stay

Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA) stock has been down in the dumps for the better part of 2017 as Wall Street has largely ignored the company’s potential by focusing on short-term earnings results and rumors. More specifically, the human solutions interface specialist’s consistent revenue growth has been undermined by speculation that it could lose Apple as a customer.

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Frankfurt residents divided over post-Brexit boom

Frankfurt THE prospect of bankers pouring into Frankfurt from post-Brexit Britain has worried local residents anxious about the effect on an already dire housing shortage but also energised leftist groups looking to advance their anti-capitalist ideology. At least 10,000 financial Let’s block ads! (Why?) … The Business Times

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Harvard 'in talks for Bain to manage its real estate assets'

Boston HARVARD University’s endowment is in talks to move the management of a portion of its real estate investments to Bain Capital, according to people familiar with the matter. Under the plan being discussed, Bain would hire about 20 people from the team at Harvard Management Co Let’s block ads! (Why?) … The Business Times

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Freddie Mac: Housing still on track for best year in a decade

Despite the slowdowns this year, 2017 is still on track to be the best year for housing in a decade, according to Freddie Mac’s November 2017 Outlook. Freddie Mac explained this year’s modest economic growth, robust jobs gains and low interest rates made the environment more favorable for mortgages. But despite these factors, the housing market began to stall in ...

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Dealing With Difficult People In Your Homeowner's Association

Living in a homeowner association, there is likelihood of running into someone that is, how should we say it, less than happy. We all have to deal with difficult people at some point. Some focus on what they don’t like about a person (loudmouth, condescending tone, etc) and then hope they will change. Not surprisingly, this rarely creates the change ...

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CondoGate: Is there a Scandal in your Community Association?

Question. I own a unit in a condominium association. It is managed by a property management company. The wife of the President of the Board of Directors has been employed by that management company. The President has monopolized the other Board members and keeps increasing our condominium fee every year since he became President. The management fees have also increased. ...

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Existing home sales hit highest pace since summer months

Existing home sales increased in October, hitting their highest pace since earlier this summer, however, sales are still down year-over-year, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. Total existing home sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million in October. This is ...

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