Investing in commercial real estate in Singapore

Many Singaporeans rode the property boom in the years from 2008 to 2013 to build a substantial level of wealth for themselves. But the last three years have been unkind to Singapore’s property market. The downturn in the real estate market is widespread ... ( read original story ...)

Which platforms to look at for investing in overseas property

But buying commercial space or a residential unit in Australia or Japan is very different from making a similar investment in Singapore. Each country has its own set of laws and regulations governing the acquisition of property by foreigners. Additionally ... ( read original story ...)

Mortgage rates rise for a record 9th week in a row

Mortgage rates have gone up nine weeks in a row -- something that's happened only one other time in the last 31 years. But that doesn't tell the whole story. Mortgage rates have risen 12 of the last 13 weeks. Guess what happened that one week when they ... ( read original story ...)

New property launches in 2016: What did well, and why

2016 has been a watershed year for the Singapore property market. Nevertheless, the year saw some major deals and noteworthy new property launches take place. As the year comes to a close, let us reminisce what captured attention in the property scene ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore bond market faces S$22bn refinancing bill

"Primary issuance in the Singapore dollar bond market should be better in 2017, coming off this year's lows and, hopefully, no further big shocks will affect the SGD market," said Tan Kee Phong, head of capital markets at OCBC Bank. "This year, the ... ( read original story ...)

DBS: This Singapore Bank Has Another 22% Upside

It’s taken longer than expected, but Barron’s Asia’s tip to buy shares in DBS Group finally proved to be on the money. We advised depositing DBS (D05.SG) in your portfolio back in February when Singapore’s biggest lender was trading at under SGD14 ... ( read original story ...)