10 March 2017

The Government has relaxed some residential property measures.

  • Seller's Stamps Duties (SSD) holding period reduced to 3years.
  • Lower SSD rate by 4% for each tier
  • TDSR framework not required for equity term loans with loan-to-valuation ratios of 50% and below.

9 November 2016

As the world braces for a shocking Trump election victory, among key moves in financial markets:

  • S&P 500 Index futures slide as much as 5 percent
  • FTSE 100 Index futures drops 3.4 percent
  • MSCI Asia Pacific Index drops 2.7 percent
  • Mexican Peso tumbles as much as 12 percent, breaching 20 per dollar for the first time
  • Japanese yen climbs versus all major currencies
  • Euro, Swiss franc rise more that 1 percent
  • Gold jumps 3.6 percent
  • Crude oil slides 2 percent
  • 10-year US Treasury yield drops five basis points to 1.80 perent