In the twilight of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure, a New York agency will vote next week to give developers $120 million in tax breaks for two of his signature projects: a new district of offices, apartments and shops on the far west side of Manhattan, and a hotel and mall in a Queens neighborhood filled with auto shops and junkyards.
More than a dozen Chinese developers gathered for breakfast at a Los Angeles hotel one Sunday earlier this month before taking off for meetings with property brokers, attorneys and potential business partners.
Chinese developers’ sales of dollar bonds more than doubled this year, reflecting confidence the government will tolerate a sustained property boom as home prices climb at the fastest pace since January 2011.
Vodacom Group Ltd., the wireless operator with the most subscribers in South Africa, is in discussions with Naspers Ltd. about access to its television content, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The plague started in Indonesia. A viral infection, it spread quietly at first, making its way from person to person with coughing and sneezing its only symptoms. Then someone infected with the virus got on a plane.