Singapore economy

For Singapore, a global slowdown is another planet

The more you travel outside Singapore, the easier it is to look past its pandemic shortcomings.

Investing strategies

Real estate outlook for Asia Pacific supported by strength of region’s domestic economies

Real estate markets in Asia Pacific are well-positioned to weather whatever comes next


Case study 4: Boost home affordability with a more efficient property ecosystem

Owning a home is the aspiration of every Malaysian. But the relentless rise in home prices, which has far outpaced income growth, is increasingly putting home ownership beyond the means of the average person or sending households into unsustainable indebt

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong residents eye apartments overseas as protests drag on

(Dec 24): Residents of Hong Kong are hunting for homes all over the world as tense anti-government protests look set to drag into the new year.

Hong Kong protests

Jeers force Hong Kong leader to abandon address with no olive branch on offer

HONG KONG (Oct 16): Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam had to abandon her policy speech because of jeering lawmakers on Wednesday but later offered no direct olive branch to pro-democracy protesters, hoping instead to ease resentment by building more public hous

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Co-living startup Hmlet forays into Australian market with Sydney expansion

SINGAPORE (Feb 26): Hmlet, a co-living rental startup based in Singapore, has announced its expansion to Australia with the March 2019 launch of two co-living properties in the inner city suburbs of Newtown and Marrickville in Sydney.

Singapore economy

Singapore is seeing an unprecedented mortgage slowdown

SINGAPORE (Jan 25): Rising interest rates and the latest round of property curbs have put the brakes on mortgage demand at Singapore’s banks, potentially further dragging down the city’s housing market.

In print this week

Trouble in paradise for Singapore's policymakers as economic slowdown sets in

SINGAPORE (Jan 11): The headwinds of geopolitical stresses, market turbulence and policy uncertainties in the major global economies are no friend to small, open and trade-­dependent Singapore.
Hong Kong has US$64 bil plan to build islands for new homes


Hong Kong has US$64 bil plan to build islands for new homes

HONG KONG (Jan 3): Hong Kong, the world’s least affordable property market, has a plan to tackle its housing crisis: build four artificial islands equal to about a fifth the size of Manhattan that could house more than a million people.

Broker's Calls

Yoma remains on track for a rebound amid near-term uncertainties: RHB

SINGAPORE (Dec 27): RHB Research is maintaining its “buy” call on Yoma Strategic while lowering its target price to 57 cents from 66 cents, after the stock’s recent share price recovery from all-time low levels in Oct.