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Daily News – 5 Aug 2022 (Fri)



City Hall office rents hit S$9.82 psf in Q2, second to Marina Bay: Savills
Office rents in the City Hall area rose 1.3 per cent quarter-on-quarter to S$9.82 per sq ft (psf), making it the second-highest in rent among Grade A central business district (CBD) micro-markets after Marina Bay, Savills Singapore said in a Wednesday (Aug 3) report.

HDB resale deals jump 10.5% in July; prices inch up as market moderates: SRX,
The number of Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats resold rose in July, while resale prices grew at a slower pace, according to flash estimates from property portal SRX and released on Thursday (Aug 4).



Singapore prices inaugural S$2.4b of 50-year sovereign green bonds to yield 3.04%
Singapore received strong demand for its inaugural offer of green bonds, allowing the sovereign issuer to reach or surpass pricing indications. The 50-year bonds were priced to yield 3.04 per cent on Thursday, about 11 basis points tighter than price talk of about 3.15 per cent.

Prices of electricity retail plans now almost on par with SP tariff
Singapore: Rising prices of electricity retail plans have narrowed what was once a double-digit difference with SP Group’s regulated tariff to less than 1 cent per kilowatt hour (kWh), as the global energy market continues to face uncertainties.

Singapore banks see Q2 earnings bump amid rate hikes; CEOs express cautious optimism for rest of 2022
Singapore banking chiefs expect the sector and broader Asian markets to remain resilient for the rest of the year, although they foresee slower growth amid macroeconomic uncertainties. The trio of Singapore banks saw their net profits jump and logged upward swings in net interest margins (NIMs) for the second quarter of 2022.

Hundreds of ultra-rich Chinese eyeing move to Singapore, generating US$2.4b inflows: consultant
As myriads of China’s high-net-worth (HNW) individuals look to relocate, over 500 of them are expected to come to Singapore — bringing with them at least US$2.4 billion worth of capital inflows for the city-state.

Asia-Pacific property investment down 17% in H1 as tightening rate cycle, inflation hit deals
Real estate investment in Asia-Pacific dropped 17 per cent on the year in the first half of 2022, as deal activity in several of the region’s major economies moderated from a high base in 2021. Direct real estate investments in the region totalled US$70.9 billion in the 6-month period as a tightening rate cycle…



Ascendas Reit to acquire Philips APAC Centre in Singapore for S$104.8m
Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (A-Reit) has proposed the acquisition of the Philips Asean Pacific (APAC) Centre from Philips Electronics Singapore for S$104.8 million. A-Reit’s manager said on Thursday (Aug 4) that the proposed deal is “well-aligned” with the Reit’s strategic intention, and will strengthen both its portfolio and customer base.

FLCT sees over 173,000 sq m of leasing in Q3; expects operating conditions to improve
Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust (FLCT) recorded 173,087 square metres (sq m) of leasing across its portfolio in Q3 ended June, the real estate investment trust’s (Reit) manager said in a Friday (Aug 5) business update.

Keong Hong warns of expected rise in net loss for 9M FY2022
Mainboard-listed construction player Keong Hong Holdings is warning of an expected increase in net loss for the 9 months ended Jun 30, 2022, the board said in a profit guidance on Thursday (Aug 4).



Those vaccinated and got infected this year less likely to develop long Covid: NCID
Singapore – Vaccinated persons in Singapore who had Covid-19 over this recent Omicron wave or the one earlier in the year are much less likely to develop long Covid symptoms, said Dr Barnaby Young, head of the Singapore Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

More patients seeking treatment at polyclinics for respiratory infection
Singapore – The average number of patients seeking treatment at polyclinics for acute respiratory infection (ARI) last month doubled from April, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). In response to The Straits Times’ query, the ministry said on Thursday (Aug 4) that the daily average was close to 3,000 last month.

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US declares monkeypox a public health emergency

Cooling semiconductor sales heighten fears of a global recession

Almost half of US mortgaged homes now considered equity-rich

US mortgage rates drop below 5% to lowest since early April

US exports hit new record in June, lowering trade deficit

US weekly jobless claims increase; layoffs fall in July

Zillow sees slowing demand for ads in housing downturn

UK lenders set to hike mortgage rates in latest hit to property

UK considers divisive home loan revolution to rival Thatcher

UK construction activity falls by most in over 2 years: PMI

London’s luxury housing recovery set to stall for another year

BOE raises rates by most since 1995, warns of long recession

Eurozone consumers brace for recession and high inflation: ECB survey

Australia’s trade surplus swells to fresh record in boost to GDP

Australia central bank warns economy to slow sharply as inflation soars

China Evergrande to get 5.52 billion yuan for giving up land use rights for soccer stadium

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