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Property experts urge targeted stimulus measures

Property experts urge targeted stimulus measures
Property experts have urged the government to launch further measures to drive the market by attracting more foreign investors and boosting the low-income segment, following the tax allowances announced for the sector on January 20 Full story

Banks urged to ease tight loan rules to help market

Banks urged to ease tight loan rules to help market
Commercial banks should loosen their home-loan approval conditions including income and employment requirements in order to help the property industry, suggests Atip Bijanonda, president of the Thai Condominium Association. Due to the global financial crisis, many banks in Thailand have tightened screening of mortgage applicants for fear of non-performing loans (NPLs), which is ... Full story

Property help may last longer

Property help may last longer
Suchart says industrya key economic driver The Finance Ministry may extend tax and fee-reduction incentives for real estate purchases beyond next March, said Finance Minister Suchart Thada-Thamrongvech. Real estate associations submitted a request for an extension yesterday, along with other proposals, including one that the Bank of Thailand cut interest rates in ... Full story

Risk for prime office market

Risk for prime office market
Lehman was a major Bangkok landlord The collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings, the largest bankruptcy in US history, could disrupt Thailand’s prime office market, as the 158-year-old investment bank is one of the largest holders of commercial space in Bangkok. Lehman’s global assets, listed at $639 billion as of May 31, include an ... Full story

Property sector looks set to prosper in 2008

Property sector looks set to prosper in 2008
Market buoyed by profit potential, removal of 30% requirement. Foreign investors are expected to invest up to Bt70 billion in the Thai property sector this year, following the lifting of the Bank of Thailand's 30-per-cent capital reserve requirement. Full story
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