PETALING JAYA (Nov 18): The Cabinet has directed Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) to freeze approvals for four types of developments following a study by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) that raised the alarm on a glut in these buildings.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 8): Bank Negara Malaysia is unlikely to risk raising the overnight policy rate (OPR) too soon as it can affect consumers' debt service capacity, says Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd (MARC).
AS controversy rages over the suggestion for developers to lend money to prospective buyers who have difficulties getting financing to purchase properties, one question remains unasked: Will lower property prices help resolve the buyers’ financing problem? The logic is that by reducing prices, prospective buyers will be eligible to get a margin of financing that is sufficient to buy the developers’ products.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 21): First-time home owners continue to have access to financing, said Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), in response to calls for lending guidelines to be reviewed to ease home ownership for first-time homebuyers.
CONTRARY to the expectation of most economists, Bank Negara Malaysia cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points to 3% last Wednesday, following its counterparts from Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan.