27 Sep '17, 12am

Singapore home prices have bottomed, Hong Kong 'crazy,' BNP says

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Singapore home prices have reached a bottom and will rebound, while Hong Kong's "crazy" housing market will continue to defy gravity, according to BNP Paribas. "Very significant" income growth will drive the first leg of a recovery in home prices in Singapore, where property ownership as a proportion of household assets is near a record low, BNP's Asia-Pacific head of research for financial institutions and property Wee Liat Lee said in an interview while visiting the city-state. That will boost prices by 10 per cent to 15 per cent over the next 12 to 15 months, in turn luring foreign buyers, especially from China, Lee said. Singapore property prices have declined for 15 quarters - the longest slide since data was first published in 1975 - as the government rolled out a series of curbs. Home values have dropped 12 per cent from their 2013 peak, whil...

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