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Ticking time bomb Down Under
RISING HOUSEHOLD DEBT POISED TO HURT, WHILE HOUSE PRICES ARE BEING CITED AS BEING ‘DANGEROUSLY DUMB’   BY Chris Prasad Australians have reportedly borrowed up a storm and are now racking up extreme levels of debt to buy homes in a landscape that already houses some of the world’s... Read more
Brace for profound digital disruption
BUT, OVERALL, THAT’S A GOOD THING, SAYS ASIA-PAC SYMPOSIUM The fact that global digital transformation has had an impact on almost every industry on the planet is hardly news to anybody who has been an active participant in the workforce over the last decade. What’s strange is, real estate... Read more
Bank Negara maintains OPR at 3% (for now)
Some called it wrong, some called it right, but inflation concerns persist and many wonder how long the overnight policy rate can remain unchanged. Although Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) decision to retain an OPR of 3% last week produced an audible sigh of relief among those who have already... Read more
KL among cities that matter most to world’s most wealthy
BY Zoe Phoon Kuala Lumpur’s overall rank, in terms of urban power, is 31st out of 40 cities ranked in Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia, the Middle East and Latin America, according to the Knight Frank City Wealth Index 2017. While, it sits on the bottom half of this... Read more
Despite economic turmoil, ultra-rich individuals on the rise
ASIA CLOSING IN ON U.S. AS KEY HUB FOR UHNWIs BY 2026, SAYS KNIGHT FRANK WEALTH REPORT BY Chris Prasad Global real estate firm Knight Frank has just released the 11th edition of The Wealth Report, and the results are revealing as well as more than a little surprising.... Read more
Singapore poised for rebound, say analysts
The long downtrend period for Singapore’s housing market may be coming to an end, say market watchers, noting that there are now signs of a potential rebound. In an interview with CNBC, Cushman & Wakefield’s managing director of Asia Pacific research Sigrid Zialcita told the news network that she... Read more
Which Asian cities offer the best property bargains in 2017?
PwC RATES INDIAN CITIES AS TOP TWO CONTENDERS A report from international business news agency Bloomberg cites India as not only the fastest growing economy in the world, but also a market that will offer the best real estate investment deals in the year ahead. A global survey has ranked... Read more
China building massive city south of Beijing
Those who follow China’s progress know that once an idea is mooted by the government there is very little stopping it from becoming a reality – no matter how large or small the endeavour may seem. Well this is big, very big. China has recently decided to build a... Read more
Average house prices STILL on the rise globally
BY Chris Prasad The overall climate of political and economic uncertainty has done little to slow down rising house prices globally, says international property firm Knight Frank. In its latest Global House Price Index report, the firm’s global research shows that average house prices around the world rose at... Read more
UK survey: Harder than ever to get on property ladder
This may sound all too familiar. One in four young people in the United Kingdom think they will never own a home, according to a survey participated by 1,500 18- to 34-year-olds from across the country. They are pinning their hopes on inheritance to help them get onto the... Read more