RHB: Some negative headwinds may hinder recovery in property sales

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 6): A resurgence of daily Covid-19 infection cases following the emergence of new variants, high building material prices, a potential overhang among property stocks ahead of the general election and earlier-than-expected rate hikes are hindering real estate from recovering, said RHB Investment Bank.

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Limited impact from lockdown

While the ongoing Full Movement Control Order (MCO) which started on June 1, 2021 is expected to negatively impact Kuala Lumpur’s prime residential property market, Knight Frank Malaysia’s executive director of Research & Consultancy Judy Ong believes the impact will not be significant.

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