Tough for govt to influence land prices, says Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 1): In response to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's comment on housing prices, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said it is tough to influence the price of land, which is why the government had opted to reduce the cost of construction instead.

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E&O posts lower 1Q net profit as forex, JV losses weigh

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Eastern and Oriental Bhd (E&O)’s net profit for the first quarter of its financial year 2019 (1QFY19) fell 34% from a year ago, despite a 15% rise in revenue, as it was impacted by unrealised foreign exchange losses and losses from joint ventures (JVs).

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PEPS: KPKT’s measures good, but execution is key

PETALING JAYA (July 25): While the Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector Malaysia (PEPS) president Foo Gee Jen believed the drafting a commercial development act and streamlining housing data by introducing a data input system are laudable, his concerns lie in their enforcement and execution.

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KPKT to introduce developer data input system to help streamline Napic data

PETALING JAYA (July 25): The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is working with the National Property Information Centre (Napic) to streamline their housing data by introducing a data input system for developers at the beginning of next year, said its national housing department director-general Jayaselan Navaratnam “[The progress of streamlining the data] is still in the initial stage because we have come to an agreement first.

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