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M’sia has ‘excellent’ house price time series, says research firm
Malaysia is among the ex-British colonies including Hong Kong and Singapore to have good house price statistics, according to residential property investment research firm Global Property Guide (GPG). It said Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore all have “excellent” house price time series, the best being Hong Kong where the... Read more
Game for retail micro-farming?
Retail micro-farming is indeed food for thought for our retail grocery shopping outlets, supermarkets, hypermarkets and restaurants. A standout reason is demand for city-grown food – without the transportation cost and with appeal to local-oriented eaters – will only continue to grow as the population continues to urbanise. Online... Read more
‘Tis the season for corporate parties
The holiday season is officially upon us. We are a month away from 2017 and it is time to usher in the most wonderful time of the year, and certainly, the busiest. With school holidays and Christmas approaching, companies and individuals will be busy planning and hosting Christmas, New... Read more
Fortune favours the vigilant
ROUGH DAYS AHEAD, BUT HOTSPOTS SUCH AS BANGSAR SOUTH CONTINUE TO LURE INVESTORS BY Chris Prasad The property market could well be in one of its longest-running slumps since the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, but industry experts will be quick to tell you that, even then, the market was not... Read more
HK property stocks fall on stamp duty hike
Shares in Hong Kong developers were battered on Nov 7 after the city’s leaders raised stamp duty to try to cool runaway home prices, AFP reported. It said the government slapped a 15 per cent tax on all residential purchases, almost double the previous 8.5 per cent, except for... Read more
Global economic and banking crisis looming
BY Ernest Cheong We are living in very perilous times. Since the beginning of 2015, the economic situation in Malaysia has worsened in tandem with the worsening global economy particularly in Europe and the United States. Reuters reported in 2015 that falling oil prices have driven Malaysia’s current account... Read more
Pivoting towards a rental market?
BY Chris Prasad Rapid development has made Malaysia a nation that is somewhat obsessed with homeownership. The heyday of double-digit economic growth contributed to a robust appetite for property buying, which could almost be compared to the “land rush” years in the American Wild West. However, it has also... Read more
Carrying the theme “Home Ownership Through Smart Financing”, the Malaysian Property Exposition (Mapex) 2016 will embark on a two-pronged strategy for its second major campaign of the year. In addition to the national Mapex which will be held at its regular hunting ground, the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (MVEC),... Read more
IJM, Allianz tie-up to offer ‘triple’ protection
Property big-player IJM Land Bhd has joined forces with leading insurer Allianz Malaysia Bhd to offer the first triple insurance protection scheme to home buyers in the country. The scheme, dubbed HomeTIPS, is a three-in-one package that provides term life, personal accident and involuntary unemployment coverage for buyers of... Read more
Slow growth is still growth
  BY Chris Prasad KUALA LUMPUR – A marked downtrend in market activity over the past two years has had a substantial impact on the property sector, but despite the subdued market performance and a noticeable drop in transactions, residential property prices have continued to rise – albeit at... Read more