PETALING JAYA (Aug 9): Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) holds an optimistic outlook of the property market and believes that real estate investors will make a comeback, due to improving fundamentals under the new government and new policies to address the sector's issues.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 24): The Malaysian government needs to be ready for the nation's property bubble to burst and the risk that this could lead to an economic crisis, following spectacular growth in the high-end property segment, according to the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas).
KUALA LUMPUR (June 26): Non-bank lender Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB) aims to convert its conventional assets worth about RM1 billion, which makes up about 10% of its assets, to Islamic assets over the next two years, as part of its plans to becoming an Islamic bank.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 7): These may be challenging times for the Malaysian property sector, but it is also an opportunity for the company to undergo renewal, said Sime Darby Property group managing director Datuk Amrin Awaluddin.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): JAKS Resources Bhd saw its net profit more than double to RM17.
SHAH ALAM (May 17): S P Setia Bhd said today that the Malaysian property market may see improved buyer sentiment after the government announced that the goods and services tax (GST) rate will be reduced from 6% to 0% effective June 1 this year.
PETALING JAYA (May 15): Election pledges made by the new Pakatan Harapan (Pakatan) government regarding affordable housing and the property market at large may hurt the industry as the new government seeks to further control the market which could potentially prevent its self-correction, said Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) senior fellow Dr Carmelo Ferlito.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 3): The overall property market is expected to stabilise this year, underpinned by the improving Malaysian economy that had recorded 5.