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January 2015

January 2015


















































1st Jan

 Singapore Economy

·         Economy grew 2.8% in 2014: PM Lee


Singapore Real Estate

·         Singapore prime office rent forecast to rise 5-7% in 2015: Knight Frank

·         Resale flat prices likely to fall further

·         6 in 10 owners still live in their first HDB flat: Khaw

·         Columbarium in Sengkang 'will be out of public view'

Companies' Brief

·         Soilbuild bags S$128m HDB building contract

·         Second Chance Q1 profit drops 56% to S$1.7m

·         Schroder, Lloyd's Asia, Twitter sign up at CapitaGreen

·         Chairman of Harilela group dies

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Unfair penalty in BTO application process

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Farewell to 'golden era' of China's property sector

·         China to better handle property in crime cases

·         US home prices rising at slower rate

·         Ying Li puts $120m into Beijing project

·         Vineyards: rich Chinese's new love

·         Indian Land-Acquisition Rules Eased by Modi Executive Order

·         Home Prices in U.S. Rise at Slower Pace in Year to October

·         Pending Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Increase 0.8% in November

·         U.K. House-Price Growth Weakened to 13-Month Low in December

·         Housing Costs for Renters Rose by $20.6 Billion This Year

2nd Jan

 Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Take short-term rentals out of grey area

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Beijing raises public housing loan ceiling

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3rd Jan    

 Singapore Real Estate

        ·         Private residential property prices down 4% in 2014: URA

        ·         Private home prices 'may fall by up to 8%'

        ·         Sharp drop in prices of city-fringe homes

        ·         Developers using innovative ways to sell

        ·         Property launches last year: What's hot, what's not

        ·         Condo residents fail to get more money from Govt

        ·         HDB resale prices down 1.4% in Q4, based on new calculation method

        ·         Duxton flat fetches resale price of $900,000

Companies' Brief

        ·         PCI to buy property from Amtek for S$22.5m

        ·         Keppel buys 75% stake in mall manager for S$4.5m

Views, Reviews & Forum

        ·         Social impact of subletting flats

        ·         NY skyline set to change with rise of pencil towers

        ·         China developer faces HK$400m loan default

        ·         Indian Land-Acquisition Rules Eased by Modi Executive Order

        ·         Private Equity Not So Private as Fees Revealed at Blackstone

        ·         Pending Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Increase 0.8% in November

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4th Jan

 Singapore Real Estate

           ·         50,000 housing units to be built

5th Jan

 Singapore Real Estate

            ·         50,000 housing units to be built


Singapore Economy

·         As risks loom large, growth takes an uncertain course

·         Local interest rates creeping up as Singapore dollar falls

Singapore Real Estate

·         Weak market hit property stocks in 2014

·         Columbarium issue sparks calls for flat refunds

·         Short-term rentals 'a boon for tourism and home owners'

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         SCE, Surbana ink Tanzania master planning deals

·         Bell tolls for many lower-end US shopping malls

·         Ellington gets out of home rentals, sells all 900 houses for US$126m

·         2015 shaping up to be another difficult year for Spaniards

6th Jan

 Singapore Economy

·         Tight labour market to get even tighter

·         Three-month Sibor jumps on further weakness of Singapore dollar


Singapore Real Estate

·         Singapore’s hotel occupancy down in 2014: Cushman & Wakefield

·         Prime office rents to extend gains amid limited availability

·         Rents for industrial units fall 1.3% in last quarter 

·         Five adjoining shophouses to be auctioned as single bloc


Companies' Brief

·         Reits returned 13% in 2014, beating STI

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Uneven playing field in land tender exercise?

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         World's costly offices mostly in Asia

·         Malaysia gives nod for Johor reclamation project but cuts size

·         Canada Homebuyers Joining Real Estate Doubters: Nanos

·         Revel Wins Approval of Backup Sale as Buyer Weighs Options

·         Irish Home Prices Fall for First Time in More Than a Year

·         China Developers Extend Surge as Analysts See Sales Rebound

·         Young Home Buyers Return in U.S. as Economy Accelerates

·         U.S. Office-Occupancy Gains Jump to a Seven-Year High

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7th Jan

 Singapore Real Estate

·         GLP in leasing deals with 6 logistics players

·         Retail rents to remain flat this year; premium for prime Orchard space shrinks

·         Sales of strata-titled retail units hit by curbs

·         UOB sues Lippo Group subsidiary and 7 others

·         Mortgage payment hike likely as key rate rises

·         Sengkang temple to cost $20m

·         Columbarium builder committed to run temple

·         Urban farming takes root at SMU

Companies' Brief

·         Analysts favour developers, warn of Reit downside

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Developer denies reports of shrinking size of Johor reclamation project

·         Kaisa bonds sink to new lows on fresh default fears

·         Improved housing mood seen continuing in China this year

·         Manhattan apartment prices at 6-year high

·         U.S. REITs Seen as Ripe for Takeovers With More Activism

·         Trump Panama Hotel Developer Misses $23 Million Bond Payment

·         German City Rent Gains Slowed on Increased Construction

·         L&G, PGGM Acquire U.K. Property Fund for $562 Million

·         Manhattan Apartment Prices Reach Highest Since 2008 Peak

·         Canada Homebuyers Joining Real Estate Doubters: Nanos

·         Malibu Developers Say Streisand-Backed Measure Is Illegal

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8th Jan

 Singapore Economy

·         Economic outlook poses challenges globally and domestically: DBS CEO

·         Coming: budget of celebration and challenges


Singapore Real Estate

·         Fragrance puts Geylang building on market

·         Office rents to rise this year, says Colliers

·         Morgan Stanley fund mulls bulk sale of luxe units

·         Sheng Siong buys HDB complex in Tampines

·         More homeowners look to refinance loans as SIBOR inches up

·         SIBOR remains well below historical levels: Analysts

Companies' Brief

·         Guocoleisure 

·         Singapore Reits 

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         HK home prices in Nov hit record high for 7th straight month

·         Dismantling a Chinese developer could get ugly

·         Reit takeovers to climb in US with push from activist investors

·         French court blocks LVMH's plans for iconic Paris building

·         Canadian ghost town sold to Chinese developer

·         Chinese entrepreneur buys Bordeaux wine estate

·         New World Trade Center gets a different mix of tenants

·         Glencore’s Head of Copper Pays $70 Million for London Apartment

·         U.K. Home Prices Seen Lower in 2015 on Vote Uncertainty

·         Persimmon Home Sales Gained 17% Last Year as Profit Rose

·         Billionaire Investor Picks Home Lenders to Ride Modi Rally

·         Obama to Cut FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums to Boost Homeownership

·         JPMorgan Said to Be Bidding for Facebook’s Dublin Office

·         Trump Panama Hotel Developer Misses $23 Million Bond Payment

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9th Jan

 Singapore Economy

·         Construction demand to moderate but will remain strong: Lee Yi Shyan


Singapore Real Estate

·         HDB resale prices fall 0.4% to 41-month trough in December

·         Demand in construction sector holding up this year

·         Non-mature estates see bigger fall in resale prices

·         K Line sells six shophouses on Peck Seah St for S$42.8 million to fund manager

·         Second Duxton resale flat sold for S$918,000

·         Fewer 'goodies' for would-be home buyers

·         Outlook for Singapore hotel sector positive: Report

·         KKR sets up NBFC for Indian property with GIC investment

·         Jurong East - shoppers' haven in the west

·         EcoHouse winds up, creditors to meet next week to start liquidation proceedings

·         Three-month Sibor continues to rally while SOR crashes

Companies' Brief

·         Guocoleisure 

·         Singapore Reits 

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Road builders recover from a slump as projects speed up

·         Record low mortgage rates in Japan may lure back buyers

·         Beware of pitfalls in Australian property buys

·         Widodo plans land bank to kick-start infrastructure projects

·         U.S. Mortgage Rates Fall With 30-Year at a 19-Month Low

·         Canadian Pension Buys Stake in San Francisco Office Tower

·         Hong Kong’s Lee Gives $118 Million to MIT for Real Estate Lab

·         KKR Said to Recruit Rialto Team for Real Estate Debt Expansion

·         British Land Sells U.K. Properties for $386 Million

·         Canada Housing Market Is 63% Overvalued: Deutsche Bank

·         It’s Deja Vu as Carney Holds U.K. Interest Rates

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14th Jan

 Singapore Real Estate

·         No more new residential projects in 14 ha area of Geylang

·         Resale prices of private condos up 0.1% in December: SRX

·         Lower than expected bids at tender for Yishun mixed site

Companies' Brief

·         Global Logistic Properties adds 6 subsidiaries in China

·         Lian Beng Group 

Views, Reviews & Forums

·         No more land? Build floating real estate

·         Tweak housing policies to reinforce filial piety

·         Private sector can do more to curb mortgage defaults 

Global Economy & Global Real Estae

·         Report on Forest City project gets nod from M'sian environment department

·         Kaisa's ties to official under investigation being probed

·         Eco World buys 75% stake in London residential projects worth £2.2b

·         Two Thai property developers plan Reit IPOs

·         Homeowners Win U.S. High Court Clash on Canceling Mortgages

·         Forest City Enterprises to Pursue Conversion to a REIT

·         KB Home Falls Most in 22 Years on Profitability Forecast

·         HUD Homeownership Push to Heed Lessons From Crisis, Castro Says

·         Dubai Home Sales Fell 3.2% Last Year on Cooling Measures

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15th Jan

 Singapore Real Estate

·         Non-landed private home rents down 6.4% in 2014

·         JTC launches cluster hub for niche semicon firms

·         Hyatt could launch Andaz hotel at Duo project

·         Four People's Park Complex units go on sale as single entity 

Companies' Brief

·         FRS 110's impact on Reit sponsors muted

·         Keppel DC Reit 

·         Popular Holdings' CEO moves to take company private

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Each self-sufficient town could have columbarium

·         No room for ‘not in my backyard’ on this tiny island

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Johor reclamation project gets go-ahead, but size reduced

·         Ying Li plans mixed development in Chongqing

·         AXA Real Estate sees Japan office property prices nearing peak

·         China housing inventories seen piling up in 2015 as supply grows

·         Thailand's Land & Houses raises 2015 investment budget

·         South Korea to boost home lease with tax incentives

·         Dubai home sales fall 3.2% on cooling actions

·         China to build diversified housing rental market in 3 years

·         Cutting luxury listings down to size

·         Country Garden looks to cut risk with more non-dollar debt

·         David beats Goliath in LA's real estate battles

·         Lower Manhattan Office Rents Rose to a Record in 2014

·         Cheung Kong Seeks $7 Billion Loan for Property Asset Spinoff

·         Russians Hit by Ruble Crisis Skip St. Moritz to Stay Home

·         Hollywood Deals Stop as David Fights Goliath: Real Estate

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16th Jan


17th Jan

 Singapore Economy 


·         PM Lee redefines 'economy faring well'

·         On Parliament’s agenda: Oil prices, errant retailers, housing issues


Singapore Real Estate

·         70 units sold at The Amore EC launch

·         Geylang re-zoning may raise condo values

·         Perennial could take up to a 30% stake in AXA Tower

·         Anson Rd office block now under single ownership

·         Soilbuild Reit rent dispute with JTC going to court

·         Jurong Port to install solar panels at cost of S$30 million

Companies' Brief

·         Cambridge Industrial Trust looks to tech sector

·         Cambridge full-year DPU tops S$0.05 target

·         Centurion exploring Reit listing for dormitories

·         Keppel Reit

·         Hotels: The main challenge is vigilance

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Not feasible to reduce cost of hiring foreign labour

·         Don't link housing applications to filial piety

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         NZ bachelor pad beach homes get luxury makeover

·         Chinese developer clarifies project block

·         One57 Sets New York Record With $100.5 Million Condo Sale

·         Ivanhoe Buys NYC Tower From Blackstone for $2.2 Billion

·         REITs Emerge as Saviors for Misfit American Borrowers

·         China Overseas Land Plunges After Sale of Homes Is Blocked

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18th Jan

 Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Manhattan penthouse fetches record $133m

19th Jan

 Singapore Economy 

·         Foreign worker curbs ‘to reduce income disparity’

·         UOB suit: former agents' sons, daughter, nephew also named

·         S'pore empty homes may climb to highest since 1998

·         Holland Village mall acts to inject fresh verve

·         Keppel Land to buy 4.6 ha site in Jakarta

·         Building world-class architecture in Singapore

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         China's new home prices fall 4.3% in Dec

·         China Home Prices Fall in Fewer Cities as Demand Grows

·         Shenzhen home prices rebound as rate cuts lift demand

·         For sale: former missile silo in New Mexico desert

·         Blackstone to buy property globally this year

·         Dubai's real estate markets peaking: JLL

20th Jan

 Singapore Real Estate

·         Private home resales up 8.4% in H2 from H1

·         Demand for executive condos cools

Companies' Brief

·         Keppel Reit's Q4 DPU down

·         Acquisitions lift MapletreeLog Q3 DPU

·         Reits 

·         First Reit 

Views, Reviews & Forum 

·         Rental revision not 10%; no renovation cost deal

·         Exciting potential of being a Smart Nation

·         Unfair for home buyers if land usage changes

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Johor reclamation: No word or reports from Malaysia yet 

·         Go-ahead for Johor projects could open way for petro-hub

·         Ornate malls mushroom in Iran to attract elite

·         Chinese property loans come under selling pressure

·         Investors shun China property developers on fears of debt default

·         U.K. Property Asking Prices Rebound on Tax Cut, Rightmove Says

·         Hong Kong, Sydney Housing Affordability Worsens But N.Z. Improves

·         Saudi Arabia’s Fakeeh Hospital May Sell 30 Percent Stake in IPO

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21st Jan

 Singapore Economy 

·         Net deficit at HDB to stay high in coming years: Khaw Boon Wan

Singapore Real Estate

·         Fair Tenancy Framework launched with room for refinement

·         Exec condo land bids slump to lowest since 2011

·         Tougher rules to raise the bar at large dormitories

·         MPs want law to cover all foreign worker dorms

·         Rising interest rates set to pressure mortgages

·         More than 200 flats seized by HDB in last three years

·         Relocation of Paya Lebar Airbase to only take place from 2030

Companies' Brief

·         Analysts sense special dividend as KepLand soars ahead of results

·         Bumper payout as spin-off buoys Keppel T&T's Q4 bottom line

·         Keppel Reit

·         Mapletree Industrial's Q3 DPU up 6.4%

·         Lian Beng doubles H1 profit to S$35.5m

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Exciting potential of being a Smart Nation

·         Suite of incentives to boost local hotel sector

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         China insurers on prowl for trophy properties

·         HK tightens investor mortgage rules amid record prices

·         China developers seek alternative finance as offshore market dries up

·         China's new home sales jump after interest rate cut boosts demand

·         Jersey City, New Jersey, to Get 95-Story Condo Tower

·         Loeb Reinsurer Picks Short Hills, New Jersey for Office

·         Confidence Among U.S. Homebuilders Little Changed in January

·         Blackstone Said in $1.7 Billion Deal to Buy Apartments

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22nd Jan

 Singapore Real Estate

·         Taking a 3rd HDB loan? Pay market rate, says Khaw

·         MTI to strike balance in unveiling more rent data

·         URA reviewing short-term rental of private homes

·         Genting's Jurong hotel set for Q2 opening

·         Keppel units keep market guessing

·         CCT eyes higher rents at CapitaGreen, expects positive rental reversions

Companies' Brief

·         KepLand Q4 profit down; talk of deal with KepCorp

·         Frasers Centrepoint to sell stake in building owner

·         MCT sees resilience in portfolio; Q3 DPU up 11.5%

·         Fortune Reit's Q4 DPU up 8% (Amended)

·         Mapletree Logistics Trust 

·         Centurion Corporation 

·         Oxley Holdings

·         Soilbuild Reit

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Any checks on bidders for construction projects?

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         New JB waterfront city facing S'pore

·         China developer pays RM2.4b for Iskandar plot

·         Condo tower planned for Jersey City to be state's tallest building

·         Luxury Manhattan condos pile up as foreigners lose buying power

·         Blackstone in US$1.7b deal to buy rental flats: report

·         UBS reaping gains from bet on London rent

·         Housing to expand more as Dec starts hit 7-year high

·         Bank of Canada Cuts Rates to Protect Its Hot Housing Market

·         Berkadia CEO Sees U.S. Property as Hot Space Amid Global Shocks

·         Istanbul Ancient Wall Gives No Defense in Property Fight: Cities

·         Dubai Island Developer’s Earnings Increase 43% on Home Sales

·         How U.K.’s Austerity Cost London 6,300 Affordable Homes

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23rd Jan

 Singapore Economy

·         Singapore most liveable place globally for Asian expatriates: ECA


Singapore Real Estate

·         JTC rolls out new and improved industrial price, rental indices

·         Industrial capital values, rents dip in Q4; occupancy at 90.9%

·         S’pore office rents to rise again this year: CapitaCommercial

·         Teck Chye Terrace shophouses sold for close to S$15 million

·         4,000 property agents drop out, over 50 agencies throw in towel

·         Rezoning won't change character of Geylang area

·         Inoculating against higher mortgage rates

Companies' Brief

·         Ascott trust unit price up as Q4 DPU surges

·         Ascott feels the impact of oil price plunge

·         Suntec Reit Q4 distribution per unit up at 2.577 cents

·         Ascendas Reit Q3 DPU up at 3.59¢

·         KepCorp, KepLand results briefings today

·         Frasers Commercial Trust DPU up 20% in Q1

·         KepLand, StarHub, CDL, CapitaLand win kudos for sustainability policies

·         Soilbuild Business Space Reit

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Developing a Smart Nation for all

·         Workers’ dorms should be considered private space

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         US housing construction at highest since recession

·         Marriott wants to lure millennials with cheaper, ultraslim rooms

·         Shenzhen govt seen wooing developers to invest in Kaisa

·         Illegal short-term rentals in NY under scrutiny as complaints surge

·         Otis gets a lift from recovering Spanish economy

·         Home Prices Beat Estimates With 0.8% Gain in November

·         Ping An Acquires City of London Property for $482 Million

·         Marriott CEO Expects to Have 50 Hotels in India

·         Bank of Canada Cuts Rates to Protect Its Hot Housing Market

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24th Jan

 Singapore Economy

·         Urban Lab launched to help address urban challenges

·         Inflation hit poorest households most in H2 2014


Singapore Real Estate

·         Prices of private homes down 4% in 2014

·         Price, rental rises recorded for office, retail sectors

·         Vacancy rate for private homes at 10-year high

·         The strong draw of property

·         Prices of Q4 resale HDB flats down 1.5%, volume up 2.7%

·         Five-room flat at Pinnacle@Duxton goes for over $1m

·         More renting out entire HDB flats as resale market cools

·         More, new space planned for startups

·         Family wins case to install grille in condo balcony for child's safety

Companies' Brief

·         Property stocks rally on merger talk, ECB move

·         Frasers Centrepoint Trust Q1 DPU up 10%

·         Keppel Corp moves to take KepLand private

·         CapitaMall shares rise to 1 1/2-year high

·         Ascott Reit's units rise after solid fourth quarter

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Stricter rules on show-flats needed

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Home-Sales Winning Streak Ends, First-Time Buyers Go Missing 

·         London Home-Value Gains Slow as High Prices Deter Buyers

·         California Backs Surfers as Billionaire Khosla Risks Property

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25th Jan

 Singapore Economy

·         Singapore to be home of world's first green berths

Singapore Real Estate

·         Unit owners sue management of 101 building

26th Jan

 Singapore Economy

·         Smart Nation initiative set to change Singapore's urban landscape


Singapore Real Estate

·         Oversupply of ECs 'hits sales, land bids'

Companies' Brief

·         Popular appoints financial, legal advisers for privatisation offer

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Board's ruling on safety grille in condo laudable

·         Short-term rentals a boon if properly regulated

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         At Home Group moves in just as JC Penney moves out

·         Vietnam architect builds low-cost, high-tech home

·         London home-value gains slow in Q4 as market cools

·         Is Hong Kong still Li Ka Shing's playground?

27th Jan

 Singapore Real Estate

·         Developer sentiment worsens further

·         KepLand soars on privatisation bid; KepCorp edges up amid mixed views

·         Reignited: privatisation chatter on other firms

·         CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust buys Petaling Jaya property

·         More HDB flats being transacted at or below valuation: SRX

Companies' Brief

·         Property Sector

·         Keppel Corp, KepLand dominate trading

·         Better if Keppel has shareholders' nod for KepLand bid: observers

·         OUE C-Reit beats its DPU forecasts for Q4, FY2014

·         Ascott to manage three more properties in Beijing, HK

·         Viva's Q4 distributable income 1.6% less than own forecast

·         Frasers Centrepoint Trust

·         Rents boost Q3 results for Ascendas India Trust

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         China property funding dries up as trusts exit

·         Stronger Swiss franc hurting landlords

·         Wanda to invest US$1b in Sydney property development

·         Abu Dhabi property price rise stalls amid oil rout

·         Urban land area growing rapidly in East Asia

·         Dalian Wanda to Spend $1 Billion on Sydney Commercial Project

·         D.R. Horton Profit Beats Estimates as Home Sales Jumped

·         Keppel Land Rises Most in Five Years on $2.4 Billion Buyout Plan

·         Swiss Offices Get Riskier as Franc Surges: Real Estate

·         China Property Agony Deepens as Trust-Loan Lifelines Cut

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28th Jan

 Singapore Real Estate

·         Smart cities: What it takes to build a city

·         Rising Vacancies and Default Auctions Show Singapore Property Is on the Decline

·         Greenwave looks to tap local talent for 'smart home' apps


Companies' Brief

·         MGCCT posts 9.5% rise in Q3 DPU

·         Cache Logistics Trust's Q4 DPU up marginally

·         Starhill Global Reit posts 4.9% rise in Q4 DPU

·         Ascendas India Trust

·         UE E&C bidder cracks holdout, garnering stake of 92.61%

·         OUE H-Trust DPU up 6.6% in Q4

·         PLife Reit posts 2.9% rise in Q4 distributable income to S$17.5m

·         Brimming occupancy, high rentals lift Mapletree Reit's income

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Seller’s stamp duty redundant

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Sales of New U.S. Homes Rose More Than Forecast to End 2014

·         Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Increased 4.3% in November

·         European Banks Sold $91 Billion of Property Assets in ’14

·         Dubai’s Home Prices to Drop on Dollar’s Gains, JLL Says

·         Shanghai Regulator Said to Order Widest Stress Test on Property

·         Trump Soho May Abandon Condos to Operate Mainly as Hotel

·         D.R. Horton Profit Beats Estimates as Home Sales Jumped

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29th Jan

 Singapore Economy

·         Sibor rises as MAS eases monetary policy


Singapore Real Estate

·         Completed condo prices down 1.2% in Dec: NUS index

·         Gloomy outlook for shoebox units as their numbers rise 

·         Buying S'pore or HK property? Watch Fed moves 

·         Tenants opt for shorter leases as rents slide

·         MOM steps up checks on construction sites

·         Need design ideas for your HDB flat? Check out My Nice Home 

Companies' Brief

·         CDLHT declares 3.13¢ DPS for Q4, eyes more Japan assets

·         KepCorp's KepLand bid: joint financial adviser appointed

·         Pioneer artist and architect dies

·         GuocoLand

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Architecture profession facing same problem

·         Preserve more of what makes Geylang unique

·         Checks in place to assess contractors' financial status 

·         New rules impose extra requirements on big dorms

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Mortgage revival expected in Spain after ECB easing

·         Bloomberry plans S Korea casino in first overseas foray

·         Qatari-led group set to win bid for London's Canary Wharf

·         Dubai house prices to ease in 2015: JLL

·         Life of Italian nobility for sale, complete with rules and taxes

·         Sunac likely to take over troubled Kaisa Group

·         Stylish plans for sleepy, industrial Red Hook

·         Ireland eases mortgage cap plan to help first-time buyers

·         New York's World Trade Center tower turns to crowdfunding

·         Starwood Team to Buy Offices From Duke for $1.12 Billion

·         Norway Regulator Raises Warning Housing Market Is Out of Control

·         Germany Studies Tools to Halt Property Bubbles, Dombret Says

·         Homebuilders Boost Buyer Incentives to Increase Sales

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30th Jan

 Singapore Economy

·         S'pore No. 2 on Safe Cities Index

·         MAS move timely to tackle threat of 'hot money'


Singapore Real Estate

·         Sengkang plot not for commercial columbarium: Khaw

·         Relief over no-go for Fernvale commercial columbarium

·         Rents rise in trendy districts

·         Mosquitoes mushroom at building sites

·         CapitaRetail China Trust ready for asset growth; Q4 DPU up 12.7%

·         Higher Optus Centre valuation boosts AA Reit's Q3 DPU

·         Tuan Sing's Q4 profit dips 4% to S$24.3m

·         Frasers Hospitality beats forecasts in maiden results

·         CDL Hospitality Trusts

·         Starhill Global Reit

·         Thakral subsidiary to acquire property investment unit

·         Far East Orchard

·         Hiap Hoe

Views, Reviews & Forum

·         Safety features in place at condo

·         'Never thought a for-profit firm would vie for non-profit venture'

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Forest City: Healthy foreign investment or blight on Iskandar?

·         UK home prices rise at slowest annual pace in 14 months

·         Incentives galore for new US homebuyers

·         Push for greater govt role in home finance

·         America's home-improvement industry gets a major boost

·         Kaisa woes: junk-rated China developers face crisis

·         Luxury Montage Resort Sells for $360 Million to Strategic

·         Renters Gain as Kids in U.S. Move Out of Parents’ Houses

·         General Growth Emphasizes Urban Growth With NYC Purchase

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31st Jan

 Singapore Real Estate

·         More private properties being sold at a loss

·         Rental yields of suburban, luxury homes stay stable

·         Developers pin hopes on CNY sales

·         Singapore banks able to hold up against property correction: Fitch

·         Perennial leads consortium to acquire AXA Tower for S$1.17b

·         Not all property owners have to buy fire insurance

·         Pioneers lauded ahead of HDB's 55th birthday

·         After twists, turns and heat, Dr Lam cheers clarity

Companies' Brief

·         Reits retreat as Fed statement raises rate fears

·         Frasers Hospitality Trust

·         CapitaLand

Global Economy & Global Real Estate

·         Park Ave to get first new tower in decades

·         Bluebeard, Blind Princess, Putin Pals Liven Up Met: Hoelterhoff

·         Steven Cohen in Deal to Buy Beverly Hills Estate Listed for $35 Million

·         Cencosud Rallies Most in Three Years as Mall Unit IPO Considered

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