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Still subdued… still “waiting and seeing”
KNIGHT FRANK REAL ESTATE REPORT REVEALS WE’RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET, BUT THERE ARE SOME POSITIVES TO HOLD ON TO BY Chris Prasad The prolonged lull in the property market is now reaching a point of immense frustration for industry players. Investors are still suffering the jitters,... 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
Opulence in the clouds
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar For urbanites, there is a certain sophistication in staying in a high-rise with a panoramic view, enhanced security and modern facilities. For the well-heeled, the only setback is these dwellings usually come in compact sizes. Stepping up to the demand for condominimum facilities with semi-detached... Read more
OPR reduction: is it really all good news?
  BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar  The recent cut on the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) to three per cent from the previous 3.25 per cent is said to be a boost to the consumer sentiment and property market, although not significantly. However, not all agree on the scope of its... Read more
Cash-rich investors to emerge big winners in 2016
BY Chris Prasad Halfway into the year and we are beginning to get a clearer picture of where market trends are heading. At the onset of 2016, property investors were bombarded with an onslaught of predictions, many offering contrasting perspectives, which did more to stoke uncertainty rather that allay... Read more
RAM maintains negative outlook for KL, Selangor
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar RAM Ratings Services Bhd has maintained its negative outlook on the Malaysian residential property sector and the commercial (office and retail) sub-segments in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor this year. In its sector commentary report, the agency said consumer and business sentiment is expected to remain... Read more
On the surface of it, the latest figures published by the National Property Information Centre in its Property Market Report 2015 seem alarming, but in reality, there is no cause for panic, says Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong. Certainly, there is cause for concern as we weather... Read more
Napic confirms bumpy  ride ahead for market
 The National Property Information Centre (Napic), which tracks historical transactional data to foresee market trajectory, released its Property Market Report 2015 this week, reinforcing the general consensus that 2016 will be a challenging year for the sector. Overall, Napic said that transactions slowed by 5.7 per cent compared to... Read more