Maximise your time and money

WITH the high cost of living in Malaysia, it is not such a bad idea to use public transport, even if you have a car or motorbike. Why? Public transport such as the light rail …

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E-commerce warehousing - Credit_Area Management

KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): E-commerce businesses are impacting the property market, especially the office and warehouse sectors. While the influence of e-commerce in Malaysia is still nothing to shout about, the growth of the sector …

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Household debt on the rise

Debt to GDP ratio almost doubled between 2008 and 2015 ALMOST everyone agrees that large amounts of debt are terrible and a drag on the economy. When Bank Negara recently announced that Malaysia’s household debt-to-gross …

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Menara Shell to lift earnings for MQReit

KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Investment Bank Research said MRCB-Quill Real Estate Investment Trust (MQReit) remained a “buy” although the it had moved towards its target price since its upgraded the counter on Jan 25. The research …

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Supply ‘mismatch’ in housing market

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) deputy governor, Dr Sukhdave Singh (pic), said the candidate to replace Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, either internal or external, should be capable and have the credibility …

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BOVAEA cracking down on bogus agents

Newer threats have emerged in the property market with individuals, investors, business entities and companies becoming illegal property brokers to cash in on new development opportunities. With technological advancements such as mobile phone applications, website …

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Illegal estate agents on the rise

The Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia (BOVAEA) is concerned that the number of cases involving illegal real estate brokers will increase if the problem is not addressed soon. To curb the problem, …

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Malaysian home prices up 7%: Knight Frank

Home prices in Malaysia climbed by 7 percent in Q1 2015 compared to the corresponding period last year, representing the world’s 12th highest gain in Knight Frank Global House Price Index. Over a six-month period …

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