06 Jul '18, 3am

Singapore’s decisive property crackdown set to damp ‘euphoria’ https://t.co/9sSzf95jeQ

Singapore’s decisive property crackdown set to damp ‘euphoria’ https://t.co/9sSzf95jeQ

SINGAPORE,. Singapore’s surprise crackdown to drive out speculative investments from the property market will probably hit collective sales that had become popular with developers of late, sending stocks reeling. The tightened rules, rolled out a day after the central bank noted “euphoria” in the property market, sharply increase buyers’ stamp duties for entities such as developers. Singapore’s benchmark Straits Times Index dropped as much as 2.5 per cent today as property developers and banks led declines, with City Developments Ltd. and UOL Group Ltd. sliding more than 15 per cent each. While regulators have been vigilant about reining in the property market in the city-state since 2009, home prices snapped a multi-year run of declines last year as developers stoked optimism with a string of record land bids and redevelopment deals. Officials had repeatedly warned that s...

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