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Daily News – 17 June 2022 (Fri)

Singapore Real Estate 

ST Explains: How will rising rates in the US affect housing loans and property prices in Singapore?
Singapore – The United States central bank has raised benchmark interest rates by 0.75 percentage point – the biggest increase since 1994. The decision to hike by what Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell called an “unusually large” amount came as inflation in the US hit 8.6 per cent in May, a level not seen in more than 40 years.

Mercatus Co-operative hires JP Morgan for strategic review, seen to have bundled 4 Singapore retail assets for potential sale
First, it was NTUC Income Insurance that began a sale process for its Income At Raffles office building in Collyer Quay. Then, another co-operative in the NTUC stable, Mercatus, is now said to have bundled 4 of its retail properties in Singapore for sale.


 Singapore Economy

Singapore exports up by 12.4% in May on year-ago low base
Singapore’s key non-oil domestic exports (NODX) jumped in May, on a year-ago low base, trade agency Enterprise Singapore (ESG) reported on Friday (Jun 17). NODX growth surged to 12.4 per cent year on year, from 6.4 per cent in the month before – higher than the median estimate of 7.5 per cent in a Bloomberg poll.

Singapore households, businesses to brace for interest rate ‘shock’; Fed hike to slow Asean recovery: Economists
The United States’ Federal Reserve’s historic rate hike will dampen growth in Singapore and Asean, while the higher interest rates will put pressure on households with mortgages and businesses looking to borrow.

Fed rate hikes raise threat of US recession, higher borrowing costs in S’pore
Singapore – The biggest Federal Reserve rate hike in 28 years portends higher costs of borrowing and will likely depress consumer sentiment, potentially sending the US economy into a sharp slowdown, if not a recession.

Sharp rate hikes will raise economic risks
The United States Federal Reserve’s pivot to hiking the Fed funds rate by 75 basis points on Wednesday to a range of 1.5 to 1.75 per cent reflects its heightened urgency to tame inflation. But it also raises the risks of more financial market turmoil, a sharper economic slowdown and even recession.


Global Economy & Global Real Estate

What to know about Covid-19 vaccines for young children

Super-sized Fed rate hikes look set to push US into recession

US housing starts decline to lowest level in more than a year

US jobless claims edge lower, reflecting tight labour market

Investors worry that US profit forecasts are too high

UK data rules to ease burden on business, cut cookie warnings

Swedish housing bubble starts to deflate as realtors sound alarm

China May new home prices fall again, more stimulus expected

China steps up fixed-asset investment to steady Covid-hit economy

Japan seeing few visitors one week after cautious border reopening

South Korea cuts 2022 growth outlook, vows to cut corporate tax rate

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