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Real Estate Realities by Ku Swee Yong

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12.

Where is the excessive borrowing?

 

18 October 2013, The Business Times

Part 1: Singapore household debt

The two parts of this chapter looks at the macro picture of home mortgages in Singapore and questions whether the fear of over-borrowing and rising interest rates are overplayed. Part 1 reviews the Singapore household debt that has come under some bad press recently while Part 2 looks at the overall loan-to-value ratio (LTV) of Singapore’s private residential market.

‘Tormenting tapers’, ‘tapering jitters’, ‘QE3 tapering’ and many other terms have been used to describe the potential reduction of the massive money printing and bond purchases by the US government in recent years. Chairman of US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, stated in ...

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