M-REIT sector Upgrade to overweight: Much to our surprise, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points to 3% and we believe this will continue to spur the market to move into yield assets, and Malaysian real estate investment trusts (M-REITs) are often the darling of equity investors during monetary easing due to their stability and high-yielding nature, despite the average yield being compressed to 6.
SINGAPORE (July 14): Daiwa Capital Markets is keeping its “positive” rating on Singapore Real Estate Investment Trusts (S-REITs), but has “low expectations” ahead of announcement of 2Q16 results by the 14 S-REITs under its coverage starting Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 14): Hong Leong Investment Bank Research (HLIB Research) has upgraded Malaysian Real Estate Investment Trusts (M-REITs) to “Overweight”, following Bank Negara’s move to cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points to 3% yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 14): The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has granted a waiver to Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust (Sunway REIT) that will allow the company to acquire land to construct an extension of the Sunway Carnival Mall in Seberang Perai, Penang.
MALAYSIAN real estate investment trusts (M-REITs) may soon be allowed to put as much as 15% of their total assets into development projects and vacant land for development and are already positioning themselves for the liberalisation that is slated for the end of the year, industry sources say.
Tiong Nam Logistics Holdings Bhd July 11 (RM1.
Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd July 1 (RM1.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 1): MRCB-Quill Real Estate Investment Trust (MRCB-Quill REIT) is buying Menara Shell in KL Sentral from Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) for RM640 million.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) has bought a tract of land measuring 143,225 sq ft (13,306 sq m) adjacent to its Sunway Carnival Shopping Mall in mainland Penang from its parent Sunway Bhd, for RM17.