05 Jul '16, 9am

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Waterfront apartments in Singapore. Unless residential property prices plunge dramatically, the government may not lift the cooling measures, reported Singapore Business Review citing a Maybank Kim Eng report. “Singapore households have $840 billion of capital, or 209 percent of GDP tied up in residential property. This has resulted in lower disposable income, which has impeded consumer spending and muzzled entrepreneurship. Another less obvious implication of property ‘overinvestment’ is that home price appreciation fuels wage inflation, reducing Singapore’s cost competitiveness,” the report said. While income returns have been meagre in recent years, residential properties remain a popular investment class, with investors setting aside the bulk of their savings in the hope that they can one day buy a house once prices eventually drop. The report noted that Singapore hous...

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