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Singapore property market shows superficial signs of recovery but problems run deeper

Don’t believe the hype about a Singapore property pick-up, Nomura said, as it addressed some “half-truths” about one of Asia’s long-time real estate hotspots. That came as buyers and sellers looked cues for whether the city-state’s property market…

Property price drop will only have a small impact on GDP growth: Nomura

A continued softening in Singapore property prices would only have a relatively small impact on GDP growth, said Nomura in a report published on Fri. “More formally, a 10 per cent decline in the real private residential property…

Today’s renters could turn buyers in 2016

Home renters today could switch to buying in 2016, Nomura said in a Mon report. More Singaporeans seem to be opting to rent their private homes these days compared to before. For those who started renting their private…

Reit rule changes could be announced in May: Nomura

Nomura said in a Wed report that it believes the final changes to regulations for Reits could be announced sometime this month. Most other analysts are expecting a confirmation of the rules in the second quarter of this…

Weak ringgit may benefit S’pore hotels

Singapore hotels could pick up some “spillover” business if Malaysia’s weak ringgit attracts more tourists, particularly those from China, said a new report on ASEAN Reits. Nomura surveyed 10 items, from accommodation to entertainment, in Hong Kong, Singapore,…

Nomura most bullish on Indonesia, Singapore developers in 2015

Nomura is most bullish on Indonesian and Singapore property developers in the Asean region this year, the research house said in a report on Mon. For Singapore developers, Nomura expects lower prices to stimulate demand this year and…

Here’s why outperforming office REITs are in for a correction in 2015

The office REIT sector is in for a disappointment this year after outperforming the Singapore market over the past 12 months. A report by Nomura revealed that the market’s complacency on the office REITs could be tested by…

Which developers will benefit most from KepLand’s $3b buyout deal?

Keppel Corp’s $3b privatisation bid for Keppel Land will drive a wave of liquidity towards other listed property developers. Analysts note that investors are likely to redeploy their money into developers who have similar profiles to KepLand, such…

REITs could drop 10% in 2015, says Nomura

REITs are favored assets for many investors, but Nomura warns that SREITs could slip by 10% in 2015 if the Singapore government bond yield rises above 2.5%. Nomura’s anti-consensus report stated that Singapore government bond yields are currently…

Office rents to decline in Q4 as financial services industry outlook deteriorates

The office segment was the property sector’s golden boy in 2014, driven by steady rent increases amid a near-term supply squeeze. However, Nomura cautions that the segment’s fate may turn come the fourth quarter of 2015, on back…

Nomura: Developers to slash prices further

Home prices in Singapore are expected to fall further due to the looming deadline for developers to sell unsold inventory, according to news reports citing Nomura. The Japanese financial institution explained time is running out for many residential…

Property price cuts to accelerate on back of UOB’s Sentosa lawsuit

In spite of several rounds of cooling measures, developers have managed to evade a meaningful correction in property prices by wooing buyers with incentives. But price cuts are expected to accelerate thanks UOB’s landmark lawsuit against Lippo Group,…

How UOB’s lawsuit against Lippo will change the property market landscape

Luring reluctant property buyers with juicy incentives may have worked in the past, but UOB’s landmark lawsuit against Lippo Group is bound to irrevocably alter the property market landscape. According to Nomura, it will not be a surprise…

Foreigners snapped up more homes despite hefty ABSD levy

Foreign property purchases registered a surprising uptick in the first nine months of the year, in spite of the hefty ABSD levied on foreign property buyers. According to Nomura, purchases by Singaporeans accounted for 73% of the sales…

Battered residential developers forced to slash prices to evade hefty fines

Too many flats, too little time. The race to move unsold inventory is going to heat up in 2015, as the clock is ticking for policy-battered residential developers whose projects are subject to ABSD. Under the ABSD, projects…

Developer stocks to rally on back of massive property price cuts in 2015

Developers will be the first to blink in their drawn-out battle with policymakers and prospective homebuyers. According to Nomura, developers are likely to roll out massive price cuts next year, which will cause developer stocks to rally. While…

Singapore residential developer stocks named the region’s cheapest

Singapore’s residential developer stocks have been dubbed as the cheapest in the region, after witnessing the region’s worst downgrade in price-to-book valuation since 2009, according to reports citing Nomura. The banking company noted valuations among Singapore developers, in…

Why Singapore can’t beat Hong Kong in the luxury residential property sales race

Both Singapore and Hong Kong are popular with Mainland Chinese looking to buy luxury residential properties. Although prime property prices are much cheaper in the city state, Singapore continues to lag behind Hong Kong when it comes to…

Is the Singapore REIT rally on its last legs?

Singapore’s listed real-estate trusts have recovered to around their highest levels since the market’s “taper tantrum” began last year, but Nomura thinks the rally may be on its last legs. Market sentiment towards the sector has swung from…

Some tough decisions await HDB upgraders

For a health check of the private residential market, an investor needed only to check out the sales at an upmarket condo project in Ang Mo Kio when it was relaunched recently. The developer attracted scores of buyers…

Unsold ultra posh private homes dropped nearly 50% to 9,900 units

It would seem like the number of Singaporeans warming up to the idea of going home to luxury units are slowly ballooning, as the total inventory of unsold posh units fell down to 9,900 in 2013 from 19,300…

Why Wing Tai stock is still worth 35% more in case of zero sales

Why Wing Tai stock is still worth 35% more in case of zero sales. According to Nomura, contrary to their expectation at the start of the year, weak sentiments toward the prime luxury residential market appear to have…

Why SPHREIT’s Paragon Mall is unthreatened by new malls in Orchard Road

According to Nomura, while analysts think there could be significant headwinds facing the retail property market in 2014F (sluggish retail sales, significant new supply), they believe that the new supply scheduled to be completed along the prime Orchard…

Find out why it’s unlikely for business park rents to drop big-time, Despite the burgeoning supply. According to Nomura, the observations suggest the higher supply is largely driven by robust demand for business park space in the One…

UOL’s new projects launching soon

Property developer UOL is set to launch several new residential projects in the near future, revealed financial services firm Nomura. The first is a 445-unit development at Bright Hill Drive which is expected to launch in ‘a couple…

Further policy tightening expected: Nomura

MAS TDSR threshold of 60 percent is only the beginning as further policy-tightening is expected soon, said Nomura. According to the firm, while the latest measures are expected to have little effect, the slew of regulations introduced so…

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