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HDB resale prices down 0.7% in August: SRX Property
SINGAPORE: The resale prices of Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats fell slightly last month and significantly more flats were sold, according to flash estimates released by SRX Property on Thursday (Sep 8).
On a month-on-month basis, HDB resale prices were down 0.7 per cent in August. Compared to a year ago, prices declined by 0.2 per cent.
Resale prices of four-room flats led the decline, falling by 1 per cent compared to 0.6 per cent for both three-room and five-room flats. In contrast, the resale prices of executive flats rose by 0.8 per cent.
A total of 1,879 resale flats were sold in August, significantly more than the 1,573 units transacted in July. This is also 29.9 per cent more than the number of flats sold in August 2015.
The overall median Transaction Over X-Value (TOX), which measures whether people are overpaying or underpaying SRX Property’s estimated market value, remained constant from the previous month at -S$1,000.
For HDB towns with more than 10 resale transactions, Bishan posted the highest median TOX of S$15,000, followed by Serangoon with S$11,800. The lowest median TOX was in Kallang/Whampoa with -S$12,500, followed by Marine Parade with -S$12,000.
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Indonesia to launch 13th economic package this month
Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution said on Wednesday that the government would release its 13th economic policy package in August, adding that the draft had been completed.
Darmin said the 13th package was largely an extension of the previous one, but would expand its focus beyond industry. The 12th package focused on small and medium enterprises.
"We are just waiting to schedule a meeting with the president," Darmin told reporters at his office. He refused to give the exact date the new policy package would come into effect.
The ministry team must meet with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo one more time to finalize the details, Darmin said.