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Monthly Market Review - August 2016

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Monthly Market Review - August 2016

The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index decreased 2.2% during August 2016. Global equities and global bonds market gained 0.7% and lost 0.4% respectively during the month of August. Real estate markets in North America decreased 3.1% and Europe's market increased by 0.2% while Asia was down 1.5%.

Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 19.1% compared to a gain of 6.8% and a of 7.3% from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stand at 5.9%. Equities gained 5.5% while bonds markets posted a 4.5% return per annum.

At the end of August 2016, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 330 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 1,294 billion.

Source : EPRA

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