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Each new year predicts its bright investment spots, but those can shift by the time autumn rolls around. Here's where the smart money is headed now.

Each new year predicts its bright investment spots, but those can shift by the time autumn rolls around. Here’s where the smart money is headed now.

- TEXT BY ELIZABETH KERR

Though it may seem as if the world is on fire, it's business as usual—if not more so—in property markets. Times of uncertaint­y and upheaval, ironically, can have buoying effects on markets worldwide, with investors of all stripes taking time to reconsider their portfolios and make plans for the future. It doesn't hurt that currencies can take a hit, making it a smart

time for select purchases for Hongkonger­s. The Hong Kong dollar is still relatively strong due to its peg to the US greenback; the US dollar, pound Sterling and Euro are practicall­y one-to-one, and the Australian and Canadian dollars are down to five-to-one. If you're looking to invest, here are some of the spots the savviest investors are heading towards for the rest of 2019 and into 2020.

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