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Budget 2019: What’s in it for property?
SOLUTIONS IN SIGHT FOR HOME SEEKERS WHO HAVE LONG BEEN WAITING IN THE WINGS BY Zoe Phoon Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng tabled the Pakatan Harapan government’s inaugural budget in Parliament on Nov 2. This is the first federal spending plan by a new administration after 61 years following... Read more
Debt issues emerge for Singapore’s small construction firms
A recent Bloomberg report highlighted that small construction firms in Singapore are likely to face more difficulties repaying debt as a clampdown on property speculation worsens their already tight liquidity. The overall economy in the Island Republic grew at a slower pace in the second quarter than initially projected... Read more
Dark days for apartments and SoHos
MOST MARKET WATCHERS POINT FINGER AT PREVALENT STRINGENT FINANCING REGIME FOR CURRENT OVERHANG SITUATION All is not well for apartments and SoHos on the property landscape and unflattering official numbers are telling us exactly why. The National Property Information Centre’s (Napic) report on the property overhang for the first... Read more
Return of the mandatory BTS saga
THE  ON-AGAIN-OFF-AGAIN PROPOSED MANDATORY SYSTEM IS BEING RESURRECTED AND CHAMPIONED BY NEW KPKT BOSS ZURAIDA BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar After almost two decades of discussions, debates and flip-flops on legislation, the matter of implementing a mandatory build-then-sell (BTS) system could be back on the plan. Last week, the Ministry of... Read more
Multiple wins for LBS Bina at Starproperty.my Awards 2018
The recent award haul by LBS Bina Group Bhd at the Starproperty.my Awards is testament that homeseekers place strong value on community-centric features, says the company. This year, LBS Bina’s diverse portfolio of property projects proved worthy of recognition as the Group clinched the Excellence award in the Best... Read more
Could interest rate hikes lead to price adjustments?
PRICES HAVE TO COME DOWN IN ORDER TO AVOID SOURING INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY MARKET   While Bank Negara Malaysia’s move to raise interest rates is largely seen as unavoidable and necessary by most economists, there is also serious concern about how this may impact the property sector. Currently,... Read more
PEPS: We’re not blaming developers
OVERHANG ISSUE IS A COMPLEX PROBLEM THAT REQUIRES ATTENTION FROM NUMEROUS STAKEHOLDERS IN THE PROPERTY INDUSTRY BY Chris Prasad The Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector Malaysia (PEPS) has clarified that an earlier press statement by the body was not intended... Read more
Pessimism lingers among Malaysian developers
CAN THE UPCOMING BUDGET 2018 PROVIDE IMPETUS TO LIFT SPIRITS? Remember how market players were more optimistic about 2017 back in 2016? Well, things evidently haven’t panned out as planned and this has soured the overall mood considerably. If ever there was a sign that developers remain jittery about the... Read more
ECRL boon for IJM Corp, MRCB and Gamuda
CHINESE COMPANIES WON’T BE SOLE BENEFICIARIES OF RAIL PROJECT, SAYS PM CIMB Equities Research (CIMB Research) anticipates that Gamuda, IJM Corp and MRCB could emerge big winners from the upcoming East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project. Also standing to gain, it says, are WCT Muhibbah Engineering and Lafarge, which... Read more
Introducing… the industrial space of the future
WE SPEAK TO AREA MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN LABROOY ABOUT THE NEW BREED OF MANAGED INDUSTRIAL PARKS AND MORE… BY Zoe Phoon Developers and industry stakeholders are realising the need to do more than just offer a choice property to compete. Find out what’s in store for the new breed... Read more