12 Jan '17, 4am

Credit Suisse: Time is ripe to ease property cooling measures

Credit Suisse: Time is ripe to ease property cooling measures

Some analysts believe there is a case for an easing of measures. Credit Suisse believes that the time is ripe for an easing of some of the property cooling measures, given that several of its objectives have been met. Speculative activities, for instance, have significantly dropped as monthly sub-sales now stand at just two percent of total volumes. Foreign demand has also been curbed significantly with overall foreigner buying at seven percent of total volumes, while housing affordability has improved substantially with incomes having outpaced home prices, both on a short-term and long-term perspective. The financial services firm revealed that achieving a sustainable and stable property market has been the government’s main objective ever since it rolled out eight rounds of property curbs since 2009. “While it is imperative to retain the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR)...

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