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23rd March 2014

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Property tips for senior citizens

Source: Straits Times

Senior citizens often fall victim to predatory opportunists out to con them. They are likely to be very vulnerable when it comes to high-value transactions such as real estate, where a deal can run into millions of dollars. Last month, an ex-property agent went on trial for allegedly misappropriating more than $500,000 of his visually impaired elderly client's money.

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

More interest in Japan property

Source: Straits Times

Singaporean holidaymakers have been flocking to Japan for many years but now property investors are discovering the delights of the Land of the Rising Sun. The interest has been sparked in part by Tokyo winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics", which is reviving the world's third-largest economy.

Philippine developers woo S'pore investors

Source: Straits Times

It's been seen as something of a basket case by Singaporeans for decades but the much-maligned Philippines looks to be turning a corner and property investors here are taking note. Despite the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in November, the country registered GDP growth of 7.2 per cent last year, one of the fastest rates among Asean countries.

Dubai bounces back from crisis

Source: Straits Times