23 May '11, 3am

A macro outlook on the Singapore property market: Despite a number of cooling measures from the government in th...

A macro outlook on the Singapore property market: Despite a number of cooling measures from the government in th...

Despite a number of cooling measures from the government in the past year, the Singapore property market continues to be strong, hitting all-time high in prices. A recent prime condo traded at new record high of $5,842psf. This resilience is/was due to both domestic and global factors: 1. Bullish contradictions in economic and social policies in the form of very aggressive immigration policy, the more liberal approach to PR purchasing GCBs and prime properties in Sentosa, the relative slow increase in supply especially in HDB public housing and the mark up of prices in new HDB flats. These domestic factors provided strong underlying support and the base to the uptrend in property prices across the board. 2. Global inflation from aggressive monetary policy by central banks led by the US Fed and China resulting in capital flows into commodities and other hard assets includin...

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