Singapore Real Estate

Progress made in housing, but more to be done: Khaw

Much has been done in the area of housing, but it remains a “work-in-progress” in the face of changing demographics, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan, who last night reminded voters that this General Election is like buying a new house — too important to leave to chance.

http://www.todayonline.com/ge2015/progress-made-housing-more-be-done-khaw


Curbs on foreign workers 'meant to serve S'pore'

The decision to cut back on foreign manpower and the 6.9 million population planning parameter set out in the Population White Paper are two separate issues, said Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say yesterday. "These are meant to serve Singapore in two different ways," he said in response to questions from the media, after visiting landed homes in Lucky Heights yesterday morning.

http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/curbs-on-foreign-workers-meant-to-serve-spore


Singapore property may face ageing threat

It is a hypothesis that could colour the common perception of the viability of property as a long-term asset to hold in Singapore: A recent study by the National University of Singapore's Institute of Real Estate Studies predicts that Singapore home prices could fall by about 30 per cent by 2040 as the society ages and the old-age dependency ratio rises.

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/real-estate/singapore-property-may-face-ageing-threat


Global Economy & Global Real Estate

BlackRock sees new opportunity in China real estate

Blackrock Inc is ready to increase its China real estate portfolio exposure as it sees good entry points following the weakness in the nation's economy and credit environment, a senior executive of the US money manager said on Monday.

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/real-estate/blackrock-sees-new-opportunity-in-china-real-estate


HK property prices may correct next year: JPMorgan

Hong Kong's property prices may correct next year after reaching a record high, as an economic slowdown in China and Hong Kong starts to weigh on real estate, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/real-estate/hk-property-prices-may-correct-next-year-jpmorgan

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-06/hong-kong-home-prices-may-start-to-slump-in-2016-jpmorgan-says


Architect Hadid in Olympic stadium re-design

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/real-estate/architect-hadid-in-olympic-stadium-re-design


UAE property crisis fears overblown: HSBC

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/real-estate/uae-property-crisis-fears-overblown-hsbc

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-07/hsbc-says-fears-of-a-property-crisis-in-u-a-e-are-overblown-


Rise in luxury London home prices slows over higher taxes

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/real-estate/rise-in-luxury-london-home-prices-slows-over-higher-taxes


Worsening housing shortage challenge for Sweden's central bank

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/real-estate/worsening-housing-shortage-challenge-for-swedens-central-bank


Redefine to Buy U.K. Commercial Properties for $744 Million

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-07/redefine-to-buy-u-k-commercial-properties-for-744-million