Asian institutional investors were generally more optimistic about post-pandemic economic recovery but only 33% were confident about achieving their short-term objectives.
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A July survey of 177 institutional investors by Preqin showed an overwhelming majority believe equity markets are at a peak and could see a big correction soon.
A string of rate cuts by countries trying to catch up with the US Federal Reserve is narrowing investment options.
Cross-border capital accounted for nearly half of commercial real estate investment in tier-1 Chinese cities last year, with insurers seen as a fast-growing source of the flow.