• Singapore investors are snapping up stocks of property developers and hoping the companies will be taken private at a premium.

  • Economists warned in September 2014 that a slowdown in China's property sector was an ongoing risk to growth in the country's economy

    China's troubled property sector has seen its first default outside the mainland, with developer Kaisa unable to pay interest on its Hong Kong-listed bonds, but analysts said an immediate crisis is unlikely despite market woes. Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd, based in the boom town of Shenzhen that borders Hong Kong, failed …

  • Inventory management startup TradeGecko raises $6.5M in series A

    The rapidly growing startup wants to be a global company from Singapore.

  • Mapletree Logistics Trust braces for thinner margins as occupancy declines

    Analysts warned that a bumpy road is ahead for Mapletree Logistics Trust in the coming quarters. This follows MLT’s soft set of Q4 results, wherein it reported that overall occupancy dipped to 96.7% in the fourth quarter compared to 98.3% in the same quarter last year. The dip in occupancy was driven by downtime at several …

  • About 21 percent of married couples below the age of 35 resided in rented homes shortly after they tied the knot, according to media reports citing the housing boards latest Sample Household Survey. Although many households opted to rent in 2013, the desire to own ones home is still very strong among Singaporeans as housing …

  • Huge turnout at property auctions as mortgagee listings surge

    Instead of skimming through traditional property sale listings, more buyers and market watchers are choosing to flock to auctions in search of their dream property. Analysts noted that property auction houses saw a deluge of interested buyers at various auction sessions in the first quarter, while the number of properties …

  • Asia-10's growth predicted to hit 6.3% again in 2015, 2016

    It has been noted that Asia’s industrial production and exports have run rock-steady growth paths for the past four years. DBS noted that the major change in Asia of late has been inflation. In Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand, inflation is now negative. It’s easy to say that falling inflation owes to the 50 percent drop …

  • New entrepreneurship program for technology experts announced in Singapore

    IDA and Entrepreneur First team up for a new program to help Singapore's computer experts turn their ideas into businesses.

  • The first quarter of 2015 saw five homes auctioned off at massive losses, revealed media reports citing a Knight Frank report. An Amber Residences unit was auctioned off at $2.7 million, achieving a loss of more than $403,000, while a Pearl Bank apartment was sold for $1.35 million, representing a loss of $300,000. Romesh …

  • The development cost for the high-speed rail (HSR) project linking Singapore and Kuala Lumpur may be shared between the two countries based on the geographical location of the projects infrastructure. Dividing the responsibility that way is considered the main way for Singapore and Malaysia to decide on how the massive …

  • Singtel seeks delisting from ASX on back of very low trading volume

    Institutional investors prefer to trade on the SGX. Singtel today revealed that it is has formally requested approval to delist its securities from ASX on back of low trading volume, liquidity and market demand for Singtel CHESS Depositary Interests. Each Singtel CDI represents a beneficial interest in the equivalent …

  • Chart of the Day: SOR and SIBOR to remain volatile in the next months

    The 3-month SOR has dipped below 1%, followed by SIBOR too. According to a report by OCBC, post-MPS, SGD SOR have slumped and SIBOR has followed, albeit at a slower pace. The 3-month SOR now hovers around 0.73% at today’s fixing, with the 3-month SIBOR around 15bps higher at 0.88%, given the unwinding of SGD positions …

  • US-Japan's much-awaited, massive Pacific free-trade pact would encompass 40% of the global economy

    The United States and Japan are within "grabbing distance" of resolving their differences on a much-awaited massive Pacific free-trade pact, the top US diplomat for Asia said. Assistant Secretary of State Danny Russel was speaking Monday, just days before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is due to arrive on a historic …

  • SLA gets new chief executive PropertyGuru.com.sg

    The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will get a new chief executive from 1 May 2015 as it embarks on its next phase of land development, revealed a statement from the Ministry of Law (MinLaw).

  • Tech giant Intel teams up with SPRING to develop wearable health devices in Singapore

    Intel has teamed up with SPRING Singapore to support the development of products and services in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Wearable segments. The goal of this initiative is to establish an ecosystem of Singapore companies capable of developing world-class IoT and wearable products and services, based on Intel technology. …

  • Daily Briefing: More resale flats sold at sky-high prices; Furor erupts over IKEA’s magic show discount offer

    And leasehold cluster home prices outperform market. Although the HDB resale market may have slowed, some owners are achieving big sale prices, media reports said. View more here. Furniture retailer Ikea ...

  • Singaporean student Amos Yee walks with his father to the state courthouse on April 17, 2015

    A Singaporean teenager charged over a expletive-laden YouTube video that criticised the city-state's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was bailed out Tuesday after spending five days in remand. Amos Yee, 16, was remanded at Changi Prison late Friday after his parents declined to renew his bail at a closed-door …

  • There were no signs of declining interest in Thailand properties from Singapore buyers and investors last weekend when close to 100 people attended a one-day Thailand property exhibition featuring Circle Sukhumvit 31, the first time its developer Fragrant Group had showcased this project in the city-state. Sophia Leung, …

  • How to Go on a Week-Long Holiday to Penang for Less Than $350

    There’s a big difference between navigating traffic and searching for pirated DVDs in JB and going on holiday to Penang. Think of all the retro things you miss about Singapore—shophouses with character, Peranakan tiles, uncrowded streets, a slow pace of life and hawker food that actually tasted good—multiply by 10, and …

  • By Mr. Propwise In this article I interview Alvin Chow, author of the recently published title, The Singapore Permanent Portfolio. We delve into the details of the Permanent Portfolio framework, a tested and simple way to invest with lower volatility, and how property investing fits into it. What is the basic idea of the …

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