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Proposed new property tax raises eyebrows in Vietnam

Experts are concerned that the tax will hit low income earners where it hurts.

Vietnamese investors snap up land in earmarked 'special economic zones'

Tax breaks and rising real estate prices have got investors champing at the bit.

Homelessness to digital IDs: five property rights hotspots in 2018

Land rights defenders are under increasing threat of harassment and attack from governments and corporations.
December 27, 2017 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Take a look at one of the most ambitious projects planned for Saigon

'The New City' will cost an estimated $3 billion and take up five percent of the city's total land area.
October 23, 2017 | 01:00 am GMT+7

Witches beaten, buried, burned for land in princely Indian state

Poor, alone, low-caste women are targeted, and land grabbing may be the main cause. 
October 04, 2017 | 05:12 pm GMT+7

Myanmar government to take over burned land in Rakhine state: minister

Myanmar government plans to redevelop land areas in Rakhine state where hundreds of Rohingya villages were burned down. 
September 28, 2017 | 03:45 pm GMT+7

Four murders and a bloody battle for land rights in Thailand

Supot Kalasong was driving home one afternoon in April when he heard a bang and assumed he had blown his newly-patched tire.
June 23, 2016 | 08:08 am GMT+7

Land disputes in Vietnam: a burden with few solutions

A quarter of surveyed Vietnamese express their concern over land disagreements including land use rights certificate, land boundary and land resettlement, but nearly half choose ...
June 18, 2016 | 05:29 pm GMT+7

Shoppers' paradise lost? Singapore's malls suffer as locals, tourists curb spending

After serving only a handful of customers in five hours on a recent weekday, Sam Goh said he was worried the sportswear shop he manages, LIV ACTIV, will eventually join other ...
June 06, 2016 | 09:53 am GMT+7
 
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