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BNM proposes central authority for affordable housing
The prolonged mismatch between the price of supplied property and the average affordability level of Malaysian citizens has prompted Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to be more vocal about the issue in recent months. Having referred to the issue as “critical” late last year, it has subsequently made suggestions on... 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
Of Malaysia’s inflation and interest rates
BY Zoe Phoon News of the country’s escalating inflation rate and resulting (potential) rise in interest rates has put the market on the edge of its seat. The media is alight with commentaries and perspectives as experts scramble to explain, or make sense of, the latest seismic movement in... Read more
Bentong to get ECRL station

Bentong to get ECRL station

News February 23, 2017

BY Chris Prasad With much attention focused on the upcoming High Speed Rail (HSR) project these days, it is easy to forget that there are also other major rail projects being developed in the country. However, this week Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai put the spotlight on... Read more
Think like a political scientist in 2017
Global property firm Knight Frank rounds up the economic, policy and political factors that will define Asia Pacific property markets this year BY Kate May Understanding the underlying economic and political factors in specific markets is key to determining property market trends across the Asia Pacific region, says global... Read more
HK residential prices up 5% in 2017
Jones Lang LaSalle’s year-end Residential and Land Market Review 2016 predicts that residential prices in Hong Kong will rise by about 5 per cent next year. According to the financial and professional services firm land prices rebounded in the second half of 2016 as more prime sites were made... Read more
PM kicks off 8 Pan Borneo Highway packages
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak officially launched eight packages of the Pan Borneo Highway earlier this week, costing a total of RM12.5 billion. The eight packages make up part of the total 11 packages earmarked for the alignment of the highway in Sarawak, a project which is currently... Read more
A sen for your rental housing thoughts
BY Kate May It’s a fact that Germans can’t be bothered to buy a house as they like how their housing system works. According to rich-country think tank Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD, more than 93 per cent of German respondents tell pollsters they are satisfied... Read more
Market plagued by dangerous mismatch
BY Chris Prasad Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has come up with its strongest statement yet about the volatility of the property market, highlighting that there is currently a hazardous mismatch across its various sub-segments. In its annual report, the central bank was particularly critical about demand outstripping supply in... Read more
Suffer the youth

Suffer the youth

ViewPoint April 5, 2016

We have been more than a little unfair on young property buyers across the country. In fact, I believe we’ve royally shafted them. When I say “we”, I mean the “collective we”; developers, politicians, banks, and yes, the media. Basically, I’m pointing the finger at all of us that... Read more