MIEA: Property investors to make a comeback

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.

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Ideas: Malaysia needs to be ready for the property bubble to burst

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).

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MBSB still has RM1b conventional assets to be converted

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.

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Ideas: Property-related election pledges may hurt real estate market

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.

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