09.04.2013 - IPD: Positive total return for Belgium property in 2012
The IPD Belgium Annual Property Index, released yesterday, showed that all sectors of Belgian investment property delivered a total return of 3.6% in 2012, a decrease compared with 4.6% in 2011. Inflation (CPI) was 2.1%. These results show that the property investment market is not safe from the macro-economic environment in Belgium. Although the index showed lower performance this year against other major asset classes, with equities delivering the highest return at 38.6%, followed by property equities at 12.6% and bonds at 20.9% (JP Morgan 7-10 years); over a 5-year period, direct property still outperformed both equities and property equities...............................................Full Article: Source
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