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Affordable Housing: Can Property Prices Be Controlled?

Affordable Housing: Can Property Prices Be Controlled?

 2016-10-07

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar's proposal for housing developers to be given moneylending licences to offer loans to non-bankable house buyers has drawn much d...



 property price, affordable homes, Interest rate, government, housing development, developer


CIMB Research sees recovery in property stocks in H2 of 2016

CIMB Research sees recovery in property stocks in H2 of 2016

 2016-07-26

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research is retaining its overweight call on the property sector as it expects a recovery in property sales in the second half of 2016 to rekindle investor interest. It ...



 Interest rate, property market, stock market, investor, economy


Malaysian market surprisingly resilient after Brexit

Malaysian market surprisingly resilient after Brexit

 2016-07-26

KUALALUMPUR: Markets in developing Asia have proven surprisingly resilient a month after Brexit. A report in the Financial Times said policymakers had been appropriately cautious over the past few ...



 Interest rate, Investment, economy, government


Surge in interest in REITs following Bank Negara interest rate cut

Surge in interest in REITs following Bank Negara interest rate cut

 2016-07-18

PETALING JAYA: There have been a surge in interest in real estate investment trusts (REITs) following Bank Negara’s move to cut the benchmark overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points to 3% on ...



 investment, Bank Negara, Interest rate


BSN Targets 10,000 Borrowers Under Youth Housing Scheme

BSN Targets 10,000 Borrowers Under Youth Housing Scheme

 2016-07-15

Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) is striving to get 10,000 new borrowers under its Youth Housing Scheme to boost its low take-up rate. Deputy Chief Executive (Strategy & Communication) Kameel Abdul Hal...



 property, household, expenses, living costs, government, economy, Interest rate


Central Bank Could Opt For Further Cut In Lending Rate

Central Bank Could Opt For Further Cut In Lending Rate

 2016-07-14

While equity markets and the financial industry assimilate the surprised move by Bank Negara Malaysia to cut its lending rate, research houses are already of the opinion that rates are in for a furthe...



 Bank Negara, Interest rate, economy


Multi-billion Singapore tower sale creates Asia record

Multi-billion Singapore tower sale creates Asia record

 2016-06-06

BlackRock Inc has agreed to sell a 43-storey office building in Singapore to Qatar Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund, for S$3.4 billion (RM10.2 billion), in what the US firm said was the l...



 Commercial development, investment, investor, Interest rate


China‘s Property Prices Continue To Rise

China‘s Property Prices Continue To Rise

 2016-04-18

China's property market continued to show signs of recovery in March, with most of the surveyed major cities reporting month-on-month rises in new home prices, Xinhua News Agency reported. Of 70 la...



 property market, property price, interest rate


Chua: Malaysia’s strong trade helped boost ringgit

Chua: Malaysia’s strong trade helped boost ringgit

 2015-10-09

Malaysia’s positive trade performance has helped strengthen the ringgit in relation to the US dollar, says Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong. He said the trade surplus for August which ...



 Interest rate, Economy, Government


Distant dream for most

Distant dream for most

 2015-09-26

MIDDLE-INCOME earners Suhaili Sahar, 31, and Ashley Wong, 27, could only sigh when asked about owning a house. They have yet to secure their own house as property prices are well above their incom...



 Interest rate, Developer, Government, PR1MA