SINGAPORE PRESS-Investment sales of property remain sluggish in Q1 - Business Times

Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:49pm EDT

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Investment sales of Singapore property, which cover big-ticket deals of at least S$10 million ($7.9 million), have continued to languish in the first quarter, according to separate figures from CBRE and Savills.

Deals originating from the public sector accounted for the lion's share of transactions - the first time this has happened in nearly three years.

This was on the back of state land sales. Sale of residential sites under the Government Land Sales (GLS) programme made up 49 percent of the S$3.8 billion total investment sales volume in this quarter (up to March 21), said CBRE. (link.reuters.com/tuj87v)

NOTE: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy. ($1 = 1.2713 Singapore Dollars) (Compiled by Rujun Shen; Editing by Anand Basu)

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