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Average rents in City Hall, Marina Center fell 12% from 2014 peak

This chart by UBS shows that average rents in City Hall and Marina Center continue to drop as it now crashed 12% below its previous peak in Q4 2014. UBS noted that whilst Singapore’s retail sector appears to…

Tallest upcycled festive tree lit up at Fort Canning Park as part of UBS’ new community arts programme

Visitors to Fort Canning Park will now be able to take in Singapore’s tallest upcycled festive tree, made with flowers from 3,000 discarded plastic bottles. The 12.8m-tall multicoloured tree was officially lit up on Fri and is certified…

Singapore housing market ‘remarkably stable’: UBS

Singapore’s housing market remains in the fair-valued zone after government regulations reined in the growth of property prices, according to the latest UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index. “The brief housing boom between mid-2017 and mid-2018 is over.…

Sembcorp in deal with UBS to set up solar-powered offices in Singapore

UBS will be Sembcorp Industries’ first renewable energy partner in the financial services industry, as the two have signed a long-term solar energy deal in Singapore. As part of the deal, Sembcorp will provide locally-sourced renewable power to…

UBS Singapore to take entire office space at 9 Penang Road

Property developer SingHaiyi Group has announced that investment bank UBS Singapore will be taking up the entire 381,000 sqft of Grade A office space at 9 Penang Road, a new commercial development by SingHaiyi Group and its joint-venture…

Retail rent growth needs more push for recovery: UBS

The worst seems to be over for the retail market given that average rents across all sub-markets have come off the bottom seen in Q2 2017, according to UBS Asset Mgmt’s 2019 real estate outlook. However, this does…

CBD rents edged up 17% for five consecutive quarters: report

Singapore’s office market is in its relatively early stages of a recovery which started in mid-2017, as at Q3 2018, core CBD rents have been rising for five consecutive quarters by a total of 17%, with further growth…

UBS’ proposed relocation to 9 Penang to boost Suntec REIT: analyst

Swiss investment bank UBS’ proposed relocation into 9 Penang may be net positive for Suntec REIT as it removes some uncertainty over the ability of Suntec REIT to fill 9 Penang Road and crystallises a development yield in…

UBS said to be mulling move to 9 Penang Rd

UBS is understood to be mulling a consolidation of its Singapore office footprint by relocating from One Raffles Quay and Suntec City into 9 Penang Road, which is coming up on the former Park Mall site opposite Dhoby…

Elections this year? Not before HDB clarifies refinancing policies first, says UBS

Singapore needs to clarify details of how HDB owners can retain the value of their properties under a proposed government scheme. If not, GE, which has been rumoured to be called this year, has “no way” of happening.…

Singapore’s property returns poised to beat that of US and UK

Investors would do well to invest in real estate despite the cooling measures that have hit sentiment as average forecasted returns in Singapore’s property market for 2018-2022 are poised to beat the Eurozone, the US and even the…

Speculative buying & housing price growth to decline by year-end: UBS

Singapore’s housing market remains fairly valued even after inflation-adjusted prices have risen 9% over the past year, following six years of correction. According to a recent report by UBS, housing prices in the city state are currently 5%…

Budget has mixed impact on investment assets

The 2018 Budget is likely to have a positive impact on the economy, given its expansionary bias. In our view, the buyer’s stamp duty (BSD) hike is unlikely to derail the ongoing recovery in the property market. However,…

Steady yield growth expected as Singapore REITs go on buying spree

UBS says SREITs are expected to see DPU growth of 1.0% per annum from 2016 through to 2019, even as they go on the acquisition trail. Healthcare and Industrial sector REITs are expected to lead the growth, at…

Singapore property market more attractively valued: UBS

Singapore has cooled down its housing market although many major urban markets in developed economies are still overvalued, with more are at risk of a bubble than in 2016, according to the annual Global Real Estate Bubble Index…

UBS shuns Singapore and Hong Kong housing markets

The threat of government curbs to tame prices makes Singapore and Hong Kong residential property unattractive, the regional head of UBS Asset Management’s real-estate investment arm said. “We have no exposure in the Singapore residential market and we…

Boustead, SWF to co-invest S$250m in new industrial facilities here

Boustead Development Partnership, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi Investment Council and Singapore-listed developer Boustead Projects, has agreed to commit S$250 million in equity to be invested into the development and re-development of new industrial facilities in…

Is price correction over for Singapore’s housing market?

Singapore’s household incomes have increased by almost 20% since 2011 on the back of solid economic growth. But this is hardly a good news for the housing market, as it is likely to deteriorate further in values, rents,…

Singapore property losing some shine: UBS

Singapore is less likely to be on the radar of institutional real estate investors this year compared with other developed regional cities, especially those in Australia and Japan, said a UBS report. It cited the oversupply in the…

UBS launches innovation centre in Singapore

UBS has launched an innovation centre in Singapore as the world’s largest private bank steps up its digital offering to meet the demands of IT-savvy clients. The UBS Centre for Design Thinking and Innovation in Singapore is the…

How a falling property market could impact the wider economy

So far, the big debate over the slowdown in the public and private housing markets has focused on whether it is time for the Government to roll back some of the cooling measures that have kept a lid…

Softer property market could hit local shares: UBS exec

UBS strategists have warned that a softening property market could affect local shares in this half of the year while labour market restructuring could curb economic growth despite a global pick-up. Ms Tan Min Lan, the Swiss bank’s…

UBS flags rapid rise of S’pore household debt

The rapid rise in household debt here, coming amid the uncertainty of global financial markets, has been red-flagged. Kelvin Tay, the regional chief investment officer for the Southern Asia-Pacific for UBS Wealth Management, said the high household debt…

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