Singapore’s central business district is bustling by day and close to deserted on a weekend. Its government wants to change this. Photo: AFP

Singapore wants to liven up CBD with more hotels and residential property, according to urban plan

  • Regeneration could be a boon for some developers, especially those with low debt
  • Conversion of offices into hotels or serviced apartments could also help alleviate shortage in hospitality sector
Topic |   International Property

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Singapore’s central business district is bustling by day and close to deserted on a weekend. Its government wants to change this. Photo: AFP
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According to Jones Lang LaSalle, Shanghai was the world’s fifth-most-liquid real estate market in 2018, for the second year running. China’s largest city was also the world’s fourth-biggest recipient of cross-border capital. Photo: Xinhua
Nicholas Spiro
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Opinion

The View by Nicholas Spiro

In global property investments, Singapore and others are stepping in where China left off

  • The days when Chinese investors top the list of outbound real estate investments worldwide are truly over, a consequence of Beijing’s clampdown on financial risk
  • In the home market, Chinese buyers are similarly ceding ground to overseas investors, but institutional investors should become more active this year as liquidity conditions improve

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According to Jones Lang LaSalle, Shanghai was the world’s fifth-most-liquid real estate market in 2018, for the second year running. China’s largest city was also the world’s fourth-biggest recipient of cross-border capital. Photo: Xinhua
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