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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
LBS: Empower buyers in 2019
COMPANY HOPES GOVERNMENT WILL PROVIDE MORE IMPETUS FOR FIRST-TIME HOME OWNERSHIP AND FACILITATE BETTER ACCESS TO HOME LOANS IN UPCOMING BUDGET As part of its wish list for Budget 2019, veteran developer LBS Bina Group Berhad (LBS) says it is hopeful for policies that will help empower first-time home... 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
Return of cooling measures for S’pore property
Just days after Singapore’s monetary authority fired a warning shot across the bow of the country’s overheating market, the government announced that it would raise the additional buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD) and tighten loan-to-value (LTV) limits on residential property purchases. While the move comes as a surprise to many,... Read more
Singapore’s Monetary Authority not budging on cooling measures
In what could be seen as a blow to optimism among developers in the Island Republic, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently announced that the country’s property cooling measures are here to stay. The move goes against the grain of expectations from the market, which has been performing... Read more
Titijaya Land makes foray into affordable segment
Titijaya Land Bhd is the latest in a cluster of notable developers that are making a move into the affordable housing segment, indicating that the industry is now gradually aligning itself with current market demand. The move by Titijaya Land comes in the form a proposed RM2.4 billion project... 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
Making housing affordable to the rakyat
BY The National House Buyers Association The National House Buyers Association (HBA) acknowledges the challenges faced by the prime minister in tabling Budget 2017 in view of the slowdown in the global and regional economies and steep drop of the ringgit. HBA’s wish list to stem excessive speculation in the property sector that had caused the... Read more