That was the question this morning for the panel at the wrap-up keynote at MIPIM Asia 2011. Discussion was led by Dean François Ortalo-Magné, with Yue Tang, attorney with Jun He Law Offices (China), and Dr. Megan Walters, head of research for Asia Pacific capital markets with Jones Lang LaSalle (Singapore).
Ortalo-Magné presented the results of the annual survey of conference participants, conducted by the Wisconsin School of Business in cooperation with HKUST Business School. The survey saw a justification of the optimistic outlook in Asia as reported at last year's conference, with more than half of participants reporting improved or at least the same level of business activity in the current quarter compared to the same quarter last year. "Cautious optimism" was a keyword for the future with two-thirds say they are more or as optimistic about the outlook than they were a year ago.
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The expert panel also noted increasing investment opportunities for international companies targeting mainland China as legislation seeks to open up the market to a diverse range of development companies.
Watch Part 1 of the wrap-up here. Visit mipimworld on youtube for Part 2-4.
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