Frequently asked questions about REITs

REITs are currently a hot topic, both globally and in Asia. Here is a guide to all you need to know about the product and the recent trends.

Real estate investment trusts REITs, also known as real estate operating companies, continue to be one of the globeÆs investment hot spots in 2006. And with the UK and Germany planning to introduce the REIT structure next year, the spotlight on this growing sector is unlikely to fade anytime soon.

On June 15, 2006, Standard PoorÆs Ratings Services published an article titled ôGlobal REIT Market Moving Apace, As Ratings Convergence Anticipatedö. In an attempt to shed more light...

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