News Roundup (March 2017)

Housing prices in Singapore are likely to continue falling even as the government may gradually ease the property cooling measures, Fitch Ratings said recently. The ratings agency noted that Singapore’s efforts to curb property speculation in an ... ( read original story ...)

Why banks might be causing flat mortgage growth

According to Jefferies, the mortgage growth is flat at ~4% despite the increased ... restrictions and liberalisation of shareholding policy for finance companies in Singapore announced in February is also intended to enhance financing to SMEs. ( read original story ...)

Malaysia seen retaining property cooling measures

COUNTRIES in the region that imposed property cooling measures at around the same time are not likely to be relaxing them almost simultaneously due to differing economic conditions. Singapore had slightly lowered the property seller’s stamp duty and ... ( read original story ...)