Property prices are falling (some people talk about it, some people shout about it). Well, here’s something else which is also falling; household debts Malaysia vs GDP. Both should be positive news. Property prices falling may have brought down the cost to own a property and thus household debts are falling too. What is household … Read morePositively falling; household debts Malaysia. (Good news, no?)
A friend asked if lower GDP growth number is going to be bad for the property market. I think to everyone who does not understand the property market, everything will be bad for the property market, right? Stock market is down, bad for the property market. LRT station cancellations, bad for the property market. Some … Read moreDownside risks, lowered GDP growth numbers
That Charles Tan of kopiandproperty.com (yeah, that’s me) said that one should buy within one’s affordability and upgrade when we earn higher salaries in the future. There’s really nothing wrong to buy a smaller unit or at a place slightly further away when one is just starting. Hopefully I could upgrade again in 2021 (yea, … Read moreHigher end jobs, of course more expensive properties. 🙂
When investors want to invest into any country, they needed to know if their investments are safe. Thus, they would refer to a few international rating agencies for their comprehensive assessment and rating. The three most major ones are Moody’s, Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s. While there are slightly differences in their ratings but … Read moreMalaysia is very competitive, says Moody’s
Every time I think an article is good, I will share with all. Here is an informative article in thestar.com.my by Thean Lee Cheng here. It’s a long article but it’s worth reading as it has the views of many prominent experts. The few issues Thean mentioned in her article includes a residential overhang that … Read moreProperty market issues of today, explained.
Malaysia is a trading nation. We are ranked around 25 / 26th in the world based on import and export numbers. As per info from World Trade Organisation. We are 45th in the world based on population size. This meant that there are 44 countries having higher population than us. What these two things tell … Read moreWorld’s growing much slower. Signs.
Malaysians are worried about inflation. In fact every time the official inflation numbers are announced, it’s always considered as unrealistic. Then, everyone would claim that food prices are increasing so much because ringgit’s depreciating. Some parts of this argument about inflation is accurate. Well, now everyone wakes up to the news that Malaysia has hit … Read moreDeflation better than inflation, right? 😛
I was sharing my thoughts about the property market in Melaka yesterday (Yes, it’s still doing okay of course) and I touched upon the economy. I shared predictions by our Finance Minister, the IMF, the World Bank but before that I asked if there are people who thinks Malaysia will be going into a recession … Read more4.7 pct for 2018 is healthy. (Of course it is)
I like the previous CEO of EPF. (Earlier article here). I think a good CEO can do a lot, regardless of company. For current one, we will only know in a year or two later on the results. EPF has just announced the payout for 2018. I know, everyone has their own version of what … Read moreEPF’s 6.15% return? I think it’s great (for 2018).
How’s the electronics manufacturing industry doing? It’s not just waiting for official statistics. I could check with a few engineer friends from different companies. If all of them say they are working hard and expects a good increment, then I know the situation’s okay. I even bought a company’s stock when I learnt that most … Read moreImportant sign(s) for the market, not just property.