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Business 28 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Full-disclosure by developers

THE National House Buyers Association seems to have finally succeeded in persuading the Government to make developers provide purchasers with a full set of detailed approved documents of the property.

Business 22 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Are property clubs the problem?

THE best of corporate stories, how clearly told, tend to leave many convinced and some confused. That is the case when it comes to curbs on “property clubs” that the Government is talking about.

Business 22 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Latest government cooling measures can help stabilise property market

THERE are many ways to stabilise the residential property market and the latest measure by the Government to curb bulk buying is a step in the right direction to ensure a more equitable market that is led by real demand.

Business 22 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Are property clubs the problems? YES

WHEN it comes to buying and selling shares on Bursa Malaysia, there are laws that prohibit the use of inside information to execute a trade. Investors will get the book thrown at them if proven they are creating a false market, which is essentially manipulating a particular counter.

Business 26 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Battersea project financing secured

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian consortium of S P Setia Bhd, Sime Darby Property and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) which is undertaking the Battersea Power Station redevelopment project in London has secured £790.2mil (RM4bil) in financing.

Business 23 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

More measures to boost transparency in property sector

WHEN the measures with regards the property sector were unveiled in the Oct 25 budget, developers and house buyers viewed them with confusion.

Business 21 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Property financing guide

Petaling Jaya: Property sources said Bank Negara’s new circular which bans interest capitalisation schemes (ICS) is not an attempt to fine-tune the measures proposed for the property sector under Budget 2014 but is merely “a guide for banks” when they finance house purchases.

Business 18 Nov 2013 | 2:51 PM

Govt disallows interest capitalisation scheme for housing licence approval

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will not allow the use of Interest Capitalisation Scheme or any other permutation to approve housing development licence, place advertisements and obtain sales permit by any housing developer.

Property 16 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Increase transparency in prices

Companies factor in freebies into the cost of the property.

Business 25 Oct 2013 | 6:53 PM

Budget 2014: Government to provide more affordable homes, subsidy to developers

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will take initiatives to provide more affordable homes for the low and middle income as well as subsidies to developers who build homes targeted to the groups.