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Retail giants knock on Singapore’s door

When Japanese discount chain Don Quijote opened its first store in Singapore last Nov, it was the first step in its campaign to conquer the rest of SEA. More retail and e-commerce brands are establishing a base in…

Construction sector to drag 2018 GDP growth

Thinktank BMI Research forecasts Singapore’s real GDP growth to grow at a slower pace of 3% in 2018 largely due to a construction sector that’s still weak. According to an analysis, the construction industry’s outlook is also likely…

Singapore plans to grow data centres by 25%

There is a high potential for mature telecoms markets in APAC Region to advance IoT development, leveraging strong ICT fundamentals, access to skilled labour, and more robust regulatory and legal frameworks, BMI Research said in a report. Key…

Will stabilising residential rents lead back to growth?

Don’t get your hopes up for growth in residential rent prices, as analysts say deflationary pressures stemming from the property sector are likely to persist. According to a report from BMI Research, coming quarters will see residential prices…

Housing rent prices are stabilising but they aren’t growing, say analysts

Don’t expect property prices to show signs of growth for the next couple of months as analysts say deflationary pressures are likely to persist over the coming quarters. According to a report by BMI Research, residential property prices…

GuocoLand bids S$595.1m for River Valley site

A plum housing site in River Valley has attracted strong interest from developers, with a GuocoLand unit submitting the top bid of S$595.1 million, URA data showed after the close of tender yesterday. The 99-year leasehold site, launched…

A Singaporean building information modeling project could revolutionize urban planning

Singapore is moving forward with an ambitious project to create a digital 3-D model of the entire city-state, which it wants to use to build a database with information on buildings, civil infrastructure and a great deal more.…

Qingjian awarded Bukit Batok mixed-use site

A 99-year leasehold mixed-use site at Bukit Batok West Ave 6 has been awarded to Qingjian Realty, URA said on Mon, 30 May. Launched for sale in Mar, the tender for the site attracted strong interest from developers,…

Walking and Cycling Plan may reduce parking space for cars

Developers planning to launch new buildings or redevelop existing ones will soon be required to submit a Walking and Cycling Plan (WCP), showing how the design of their project will facilitate the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and non-motorists.…

$51 million top bid for Sembawang condo site

URA announced that it received nine bids for the 75,851 sqft site at Jalan Kandis in Sembawang, after the public tender closed on Thurs. It was launched for sale on 25 Feb A subsidiary of Tuan Sing Holdings…

Jurong Country Club to appeal for higher compensation

Jurong Country Club (JCC) is to appeal for higher compensation than the S$89.8 million awarded to it by the government, which is acquiring its site. At an EGM on Jan 20, JCC members authorised the general committee to…

Residential site near Tanah Merah MRT attracts 8 bids

A residential site at New Upper Changi Road/Bedok South Ave 3 (Parcel B) has attracted eight bids at the close of tender, URA said on Tues. The top bid came from Chip Eng Seng’s CEL Residential Development, which…

Bank lending slows to a crawl as home vacancies hit record high

The housing boom once fuelled loan growth in Singapore, but analysts warn that lenders in the city-state will have a tough time peddling mortgages this year as the home vacancy rate hits a record high. This chart from…

Don’t expect home prices to bounce back this year

Singapore’s residential property market may be even murkier this 2016, with very low rental yields floating between 3-4%, which remain under downwards pressure owing to the government’s continued tightening of skilled foreign worker inflows. According to BMI Research,…

Home supply to dip by end 2016 as land sales programme takes effect: analysts

A scarcity in private homes could await Singaporeans come end 2016 as the GLS programme announced in Dec saw residential supply dip to 925 units, down 85% from its 7,000-unit peak. According to analysts from Barclays Research, due…

Dismal property market grinds Singapore’s construction to a slowdown

Singapore’s ailing property market has been cornered by heightening concerns, and as it goes down, the city-state’s construction sector goes down with it. According to analysts from BMI Research, the property market has been bombarded with issues such…

No sleep for developers as property supply set to skyrocket in 2016

Supply is piling up in Singapore’s property market as a significant amount of projects are set for completion in 2016, but only few are actually looking to buy. And don’t expect things to be better soon, as BMI…

Big trucks threaten Singapore’s safe roads

An increasing number of heavy trucks will take their toll on Singapore’s well-managed network, according to a report by BMI Research. The nation’s heavy truck fleet has grown from around 44,800 in 2009 to 48,700 in 2013. The…

Property market jitters weigh on local banks’ loan books

Singapore’s lenders will endure sub-par loan growth this year as consumers shy away from committing to mortgages. According to BMI Research, the cooling residential property market will continue to act as a drag on the extension of credit.…

There’s no hope in sight for Singapore’s struggling property rental market

Singapore’s stagnant property rental market is also acting as a significant drag on price growth. Overall housing and utilities inflation fell by 3.9% y-o-y in June, reflecting the ongoing correction in property rental prices. “We do not expect…

Loan growth in focus for banks’ Q2 results

All eyes will be, once again, on the pace of loan growth and deterioration in asset quality in the second quarter, as DBS kicks off the results season for the three banks on Mon. This comes as analysts…

What’s ailing Singapore’s massive department stores?

Some of Singapore’s largest department stores have run into hard times of late. Metro Holdings reported a loss in its new mall The Centrepoint during the fourth quarter of 2014, while major players like Dubai’s Al-Futtaim Group and…

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