Apartment buildings and office blocks clustered tightly together in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district. Home prices in the crowded city have risen 120 per cent since 2008, and by more than 30 per cent from their previous peak in 1997, with prices in the luxury market being pushed up by wealthy buyers from mainland China.
A woman walks past a vast billboard advertising luxury flats in Jakarta. Indonesia’s government unveiled an emergency fiscal package last Friday to promote foreign investment, reduce imports and prop up its tumbling rupiah currency, as it struggles to revive confidence in southeast Asia’s largest economy
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Police officers push back women to prevent them from reaching Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen’s house during a protest in Phnom Penh. Boeung Kak lake residents and other communities embroiled in land disputes in the capital, gathered and appealed for Hun Sen’s help after they were threatened with eviction to make way for private luxurious property developments. They also appealed for the release of another resident, Yorm Bopha, from prison.