Resilient demand for Sunway’s and IOI Properties’ projects in Singapore despite property cooling measures, says HLIB

Hong Leong Investment Bank (HLIB) Research said property developers with projects in Singapore could experience resilient local demand despite the new rate for the republic's Additional Buyers’ Stamp Duty (ABSD). The stamp duty, announced by Singapore's Ministry of National Development, is a property cooling measure to dampen investment demand and prioritise housing for locals meant for...

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Singapore introduces new round of property cooling measures; ABSD for foreign buyers doubles to 60%

The government is levying higher ABSD (Additional Buyers' Stamp Duty) rates, in a bid to cool the property market that remains firm even with a dimmer economic outlook. “The revisions to the ABSD rates to help moderate investment demand will complement our efforts to ramp up supply, to alleviate the tight housing market for both owner-occupation and rental,” says the Ministry of Finance, Ministry...

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