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Glomac CEO urges deferment of 4% stamp duty on foreign buyers as property, construction sectors not back in 'era of stability'

While lauding the proposed relaxation of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) rules under Budget 2024, Glomac Bhd managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Seri Fateh Iskandar Mansor (FD Iskandar) urged the government to consider imposing the flat 4% stamp duty on Memorandum of Transfer (MOT) documents on foreign property purchasers only after there is significant uptake of units in the local market.

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Economists see OPR staying at 3% till end-2024

Most economists expect Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to maintain the overnight policy rate (OPR) at 3% till the end of 2024, noting that the central bank’s  focus has now shifted to ensuring stable economic growth in the face of external risks such as the resumption of the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike and China’s credit contagion effects.

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