11 Feb '11, 2pm

Chinese investors looking outside China after interest rate hike

SINGAPORE: With China raising lending rates yet again, analysts expect more Chinese investors to look at property markets in other Asian countries for better returns. Chinese policy makers recently increased their one-year lending rates to 6 per cent. Property developers in markets like Malaysia want to attract mainland Chinese buyers, who are finding mortgage loans in China harder to maintain. China hiked lending rates this week to cool inflation and real estate speculation. Some Malaysian real estate developers are now homing in on Chinese buyers. Abraham Jacob, Manager of Malaysia Property Incorporated, said: "We are not only looking at the investors from China. But also the affluent Chinese business professionals and the high net worth individuals who are already in Singapore. Analysts said Chinese buyers stand to make a nice profit from owning Malaysian homes, especia...

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