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Continue ReadingMar 12, 2020

Singapore not heading towards deflation

Despite muted price growth and market downgrades forecasts, experts at DBS expect headline inflation to recover to 1.1 percent in 2020 from a projected 0.5 percent this year.

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MAS expected to ease monetary policy amid subdued levels of inflation

MAS is expected to lower the annual appreciation pace of the SGD NEER policy band from one percent to 0.5 percent.

Continue ReadingSep 25, 2019

What is an Option to Purchase (OTP) agreement?

An Option to Purchase agreement is a legal contract signed between a buyer and seller of a residential property, and basically gives a buyer the exclusive rights to purchase a property from a seller in the future.

Continue ReadingJun 27, 2019

Singapore’s Economic Growth Slows To 1.3% in Q1

Specifically, the manufacturing sector contracted 1.9 percent year-on-year in Q1 2019, while the services producing industries expanded 2.1 percent year-on-year.

Continue ReadingApr 15, 2019

Economic growth expected to soften to 2.5%

Singapore's central bank is forecasting a dip this year due to weaker external demand amidst slower global GDP growth and the maturing of the global tech cycle...

Continue ReadingFeb 28, 2019

Singapore government says Oxfam inequality index flawed

Instead of satisfying ideologically driven indicators, the city-state sets out to achieve real outcomes in education, health and housing, said Desmond Lee...

Continue ReadingOct 10, 2018

Singapore fares poorly on tackling inequality

With Singapore ranked among the bottom 10 countries globally on tacking inequality, Oxfam International has urged the city-state’s policymakers to increase social spending...

Continue ReadingOct 9, 2018

Singapore lords over world's most expensive cities

Singapore was rated the world’s most expensive city, marking five years in the top frame of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)...

Continue ReadingMar 24, 2018

How bridging loans can help en bloc sellers

Owners of residential projects sold in the current en bloc hype are being advised to quickly secure a replacement property with the help of bridging loans, as housing prices continue to recover...

Continue ReadingMar 20, 2018

Engaging the right agent to sell your property

The generation of today has grown up with and is accustomed to buying and selling many things online on their own...

Continue ReadingFeb 22, 2018

S’pore economy grows at fastest pace since 2014

Singapore’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 3.6 percent year-on-year for the whole of 2017, according to latest statistics released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Wednesday (February 14)...

Continue ReadingFeb 15, 2018

Financial planning for young couples

Suppose you turn 30 this year. You and your partner may well be preparing for the next stage of your lives together...

Continue ReadingJan 25, 2018

Bankers caution home buyers on impact of higher interest rates

Bankers have warned buyers, especially those eyeing investment properties, to assess the impact of higher interest rates before they make a decision...

Continue ReadingJan 16, 2018

Getting started on property investing

Professional property wealth planning advice can improve investment returns and lower costs.Increase your probability of success by applying these considerations to your next investment.By Stuart ChngSince the beginning of 2017, we have witnessed a robust return of both institutional and retail...

Continue ReadingDec 21, 2017

2017 in review: Easing of cooling measures, agency mergers and en bloc fever

2017 has no doubt been an eventful year for the local real estate scene. At a glance, it’s clear that the market is on its way to a swift recovery over various areas...

Continue ReadingNov 23, 2017

Tanjong Pagar: A district to live in

Among the imposing developments in Tanjong Pagar and Anson Road that dominate the skyline, there are some true gems to be found in district two.

Continue ReadingNov 9, 2017

DBS launches largest banking API developer platform

DBS Bank has launched the world’s largest banking application programming interface (API) developer platform...

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Marina Bay: A district one should watch

There are many vibrant and exciting things that happen in downtown Marina Bay area than just business. And there’s more to it than simply being the financial district.

Continue ReadingNov 1, 2017

Tough, but not impossible to retire happy in Singapore

Singaporean property consultant Mr Kamal (not his real name) works in Malaysia and shuttles between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore every month to care for his elderly mother who lives alone...

Continue ReadingOct 26, 2017