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Economy 13 Jun 2018 | 7:36 AM

Property agents abandon China's resort island as sales plunge on cooling measures

HONG KONG: Tough measures to cool the property market in China's resort island of Hainan have put the brakes on a real estate boom and underscore the policy risks developers and investors face as the government tries to rein in prices.

Business 22 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Budget lacks measures to revive property slowdown

PETALING JAYA: Despite the measures tabled, Budget 2017 has “missed out” on the opportunity to revive the slowdown in the property market, according to various property consultants.

Business 08 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Measures proposed to prop up housing sector

THE Government has announced a slew of measures related to the property sector. While the real property gains tax (RPGT) was uppermost on the minds of both developers, consultants and property buyers, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak also proposed other measures to keep the momentum going for the sector.

Business 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pros & cons of measures

#8220;IT is the best the government can do in the current situation,#8221; says Alliance Merchant Bank's head of research Nor Zahidi Alias. He joins a chorus of other market observers and analysts on the recent 10-point measures to give the capital market a boost.

Property 30 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

MAS: Property cooling measures still necessary

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s central bank said it’s not yet time to ease property curbs and the adjustments made by the government in March don’t signal an unwinding of the measures.

Business 12 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Liberalisation measures seen in Budget 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: The budget will likely contain liberalisation measures for the financial services sector that is skewed towards measures already proposed under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).

Business 10 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Greek ministers approve new austerity measures

ATHENS, Greece: The Greek Cabinet on Thursday approved and submitted to Parliament a new round of painful austerity measures and a €50 billion (US$73 billion) privatization drive that are essential for the debt-ridden country to continue receiving funds from its international bailout.

Business 08 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Measures likely to focus on four main areas

THE incentives and measures in Budget 2005 are likely to focus on four key areas - fiscal consolidation, enhancing business competitiveness and increasing domestic investment, promoting and developing new sources of growth and capital market expansion.

Business 03 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia's measures to restore confidence

THE second phase of the economic stabilisation plan to be unveiled by the Government tomorrow is expected to focus on measures to restore consumers' and investors' confidence.

Business 12 Sep 2013 | 7:50 AM

HK property tycoons scramble to meet targets as cooling measures bite

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's powerful property developers are locked in a price war as measures to cool one of the world's most expensive real estate markets force them to impose steep discounts to hit sales targets, with many turning to mainland China to fill the gap.