For 4.6 billion people of Asia, thanks to Asian real estate technology group Juwai IQI, it is now easier to buy homes in the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific, totalling 91 countries altogether, stated an article in Nanjing Shanglong Communications citing a PR Newswire report (27 September 2020). Juwai IQI has expanded the IQI network in Singapore, India, Thailand, and Canada; appointed three key senior executives; and partnered with Standard Chartered. Juwai IQI executive chairman Georg Chmiel said: "Juwai IQI's geographic cover now encompasses the world's most dynamic economies: Greater China, the Indian subcontinent and ASEAN. With roughly half of the global population, the three regions continue to see strong GDP growth relative to the rest of the world. ASEAN in particular benefits from favourable long-term demographics and a growing middle class. He added that Chinese consumers are leading the demand for global real estate, with buyers in India and the ASEAN countries following. In large part, this activity is driven by rapid growth in high net worth individuals. Asia's relatively strong economic growth made 2019 the first year in which the global population of US$ millionaires exceeded 20 million.