According to one expert, Malaysia offers overseas property buyers the best investment opportunities in the South-East Asian property market. Marsha Lu, who is the head of the legal, diligence and compliance department at Property Frontiers, claimed that while Malaysia has not been as popular as Thailand in the past, the latter has experienced political instability recently. Arguing that Malaysia is presently “the best place to invest”, Ms Lu said that the country has recovered well from the Far East financial crisis in the 1990s, compared with many other states in the region.
A report from the Gulf Daily News says that Abaad Real Estate Company had reported a total revenue of BD2.1 million ($5.5m) in the first year of its operation. The real estate subsidiary of Bahrain Islamic Bank earned a net income of BD 1.5m, representing a return on capital of 14.7 per cent.