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Thriving against the odds
HOW IKANO CENTRES ARE ARE BUCKING THE TREND IN A CHALLENGING RETAIL CLIMATE BY SIMPLY STAYING TRUE TO THEIR PURPOSE BY Chris Prasad Plagued by a sputtering economy and an oversupply of retail space in key urban hubs across the country, the performance of shopping centres has been less... Read more
NEWSFLASH: Ringgit on the move?
US-CHINA TRADE TALKS, BUDGET 2020 SET TO SWAY RINGGIT BY Zoe Phoon For the week ahead, Malaysia’s Budget 2020 announcement will be the highlight of the domestic calendar, according to Han Tan, market analyst at regulated forex broker ForexTime (FXTM). The analyst said in an October 4 FXTM report... Read more
Cyberview, MRT Corp sign pact for Cyberjaya City Centre devt
MUTUAL AGREEMENT SEALED FOR CO-EXISTENCE OF TOD BY Zoe Phoon Cyberjaya’s tech hub enabler Cyberview Sdn Bhd and Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) have signed a mutual agreement to enable the construction of a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station for the MRT Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya (SSP) Line... Read more
LBS makes Top Honour list at ‘best brands’ award
COMPANY CONTINUES RUN AGAINST THE GRAIN OF A SLOW ECONOMY WITH A STRING OF SUCCESSES Township developer LBS Bina Group Berhad (LBS) was recently honoured with two awards for its exemplary practices at The BrandLaureate Prominent Business BestBrands Award 2018. Recognised for going beyond the call of duty in... Read more
LRT 3 is on, but at lowered cost
FOLLOWING A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW, THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT WILL LIKELY BE BACK ON TRACK BY NOVEMBER Here’s the good news for commuters: the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project will probably be back on the cards by November. The bad news, however, is this decision comes after contractors... 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
IKEA’s Toppen Shopping Centre comes to JB
MORE THAN THAT, IT’S GOING TO BE A NOVEL ROOFTOP COMMUNITY HUB, FUSING SCANDINAVIAN COMFORT WITH MALAYSIAN HOSPITALITY BY Zoe Phoon IKEA Southeast Asia – which owns and operates IKEA stores selling well-designed home furnishing products in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand – has announced the development of Toppen Shopping... Read more
How do wealthy Malaysians stack up?
REPORT: THEY INVEST IN PROPERTY, ARE SANGUINE ABOUT CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND ARE KEEN TO SEND THEIR KIDS ABROAD FOR EDUCATION BY Zoe Phoon Cross-border real estate continues to attract Asian investors with wealthy individuals in Malaysia, Hong Kong and China most likely to buy, according to global property consultancy Knight... Read more
Interest rates go up!

Interest rates go up!

News January 25, 2018

BANK NEGARA RAISES OPR ON THE BACK OF ‘STRONG GROWTH MOMENTUM’ At the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting held today, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) decided to increase the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) by 25 basis points to 3.25%. As such, the floor and ceiling rates of the corridor for... Read more
Investors make beeline for India, Vietnam, Philippines  
RISING AND SPRAWLING MEGA CITIES IN EMERGING ECONOMIES ARE SETTING THE PACE FOR TOMORROW   BY Zoe Phoon Bangalore, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Manila took the top four spots in markets to watch, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific 2017 report. Each... Read more