22 Jun '16, 6am

Singapore's best qualities cause susceptibility to bubbles. #SingaporeProperty #PropertyNews

Industry players say that what makes Singapore so susceptible to housing bubbles is also its most attractive characteristics: its open, pro-business and globally connected economy, as well as its safe-haven status. This, in turn, has made it necessary for the government to be "interventionist" in erecting rules that keep property asset prices in check. Since the end of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, Asean has seen an almost unprecedented period of abundant liquidity and near-zero global interest rates. Knight Frank Singapore chairman Tan Tiong Cheng says: "Money can come in from anywhere to distort. We have attracted a lot of money into our assets here. We are a victim of our own success. So the government has to keep an eye to ensure there are no bubbles, because it has been proven that housing prices can get carried away to higher than Tokyo's or New York's." Sin...

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