10 Aug '11, 10am

London properties in demand: But some analysts said the recent riots could take some of the shine off London's p...

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans are snapping up overseas properties, especially those in London. Analysts said the demand for overseas property investments is mainly boosted by a strong Singapore dollar. And now, with increasing volatility in the equity markets, more investors here are likely to park their funds in high-yielding overseas properties. According to a report by Knight Frank, Singaporeans tied with the French to be fourth-largest group of foreign buyers of prime central London properties. That is based on transactions, involving properties that cost more than two million pounds, for the 12 months ended February 2011. Analysts said the demand is driven by a combination of factors, such as the anti-speculative stamp duty of 16 per cent imposed on the local market, the strong Singapore dollar, and higher yields from overseas properties. International Properties associate ...

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