Alexandra View Condo

Mary Sai, Executive Director and head of commercial sales at Knight Frank, was pessimistic about the general outlook, predicting poor demand for office and retail space in 2016 on the basis of the globally poor volumes of market activity. The reduced occupancy in commercial developments is certainly a concern and a deterrent for buyers near Tang Skyline Alexandra View Condo considering their participation on the property, particularly those with better investment options.

Tang Group Alexandra View Condo Gan Eng Seng Secondary School

When it comes to office space value, Strata performance was actually better in 2015, with increase in the average prices of freehold and leasehold units by 8.1 per cent to $2.439.24 per square foot. Strata performed less well in terms of retail units where a fall of 16 per cent to $2.958.84 per square foot was seen, most probably as a result of the fall in the prices of the retail units located in the High Park Residences. Shopping centres near Alexandra View Condo are as below

Tiong Bahru Plaza
Central Plaza
Anchorpoint Shopping Centre
Valley Point Shopping Centre
IKEA Alexandra

The only freehold office transaction carried out in the first half of 2015 was a deal completed for a unit located in Crown at Robinson Road in Tanjong Pagar for a price of $3,502 per square foot. With respect to leasehold projects the best performance was shown by Vision Exchange which accounted for 36.8 per cent of the total transactions in the period near Gan Eng Seng Secondary School.

Alexandra Primary School Lew Lian Condo

Ku Swee Yong, the Century 21 Singapore CEO, remarked on the steep increase in the commercial property prices at the peak of the markets in 2011-2013, preceding the realisation that in fact a great number of the completed developments could either not be rented out at the expected prices or not rented at all, to consternation of the investors in Redhill MRT Condo like Alexandra View Condo. There are plenty of unoccupied spaces in empty units according to the information provided by Novena Regency, Alexandra Central, Centropod@changu, Alexis@Alexandra, Icon@Changi and Viva Vista at Pasir Panjang Tang Group of Companies Condo.

Valley Point Shopping Centre Condo

Mr Ku pointed out the tendency for the interest rates on commercial loans to rise quicker than the residential loans. The retail units tenants feel the pinch due to competition from online traders, lack of staff and shrinking tourism revenues. Although the total numbers of visitors have not shown decrease, the proceeds from tourism have certainly diminished as a result of the strong value the Singapore dollar has maintained against the rupiah and ringgit currencies.The Savills Singapore Managing Director and Head of Investment and Residential Services Steven Ming is expecting curbing of the demands for commercial properties by Tang Group of Companies Condo against the global backdrop of poor transaction stream in Tang Group Alexandra View Condo, with the natural instincts of the companies dictating less expansion and more caution. The increase in interest rates will also be contributing to this.

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Currency Trader Profits

Currency traders are getting whiplash from the pile-up of policy surprises that have come their way in the past six months. And because the big events have been unexpected, they’re struggling to translate rising volatility into bigger profits.

The Bank of Japan’s decision to adopt negative interest rates, a week after Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said they weren’t being considered, was the latest jolt.

The yen’s 1.9 per cent drop after the move was its biggest in more than a year, yet it paled in comparison to the euro’s 3.1 per cent surge when the European Central Bank failed to impress with its December stimulus boost. China has switched policy several times since it devalued the yuan in August.

Swings in these currencies helped push JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s G-7 Volatility Index up by 7 per cent since Dec 31, yet investors have made less than 0.4 per cent, based on a Parker Global Strategies LLC gauge that tracks top foreign-exchange funds.

It’s a frustrating start to the year for traders: while they need volatile markets to make money, they can’t capitalise on moves they don’t see coming. They’re hoping to do better than in 2015, when returns dwindled amid a series of policy surprises from Switzerland ditching its currency cap to the Federal Reserve raising rates later than some expected.

“While some volatility is always good for the market for sure, unforeseen policy-induced volatility can be very damaging,” said Alvin Tan, a London-based strategist at Societe Generale SA.

The BOJ announcement last week “was a shock and caught a market that was increasingly long-yen. It hurt a lot of people.”

JPMorgan’s gauge of anticipated price swings was at 9.86 per cent on Monday in New York, up from 9.23 per cent at the end of last year. Last month, it posted its biggest increase since August.

The Parker index of 14 currency funds fell on Jan. 28 to the lowest level since the start of 2016. It dropped 0.9 per cent on Dec. 3, the most since the measure began in 2003, when the reaction to an extension of the ECB’s quantitative-easing program sent the euro surging by the most in 6 1/2 years.

The euro touched an eight-month low of US$1.0524 that day, and has since rebounded. The yen slumped to a more than one- month low of 121.69 per dollar after the BOJ announcement on Friday, about a week after reaching its strongest level in a year. Europe’s common currency rose 0.1 per cent to US$1.0897 as of 10:05 am in Tokyo, while the yen gained 0.1 per cent to 120.91 per dollar.

Markets must now grapple with whether to accept ECB President Mario Draghi’s Jan 21 assurance of further stimulus, and how much further Kuroda can expand efforts to stoke Japan’s economy. Futures prices suggest traders doubt the Fed’s projected four rate increases before 2016 is out.

“There’s plenty of scope for more market whipsaws this year driven by policy makers,” said Sean Callow, a foreign-exchange strategist in Sydney at Westpac Banking Corp. China’s clampdown on speculators betting against the yuan “can’t be maintained indefinitely,” and “markets have been aggressive in pricing out Fed hikes, so there’s plenty of scope for reappraisal there too.”

The ECB’s meetings have been “reliable sources of volatility,” said Callow, who predicts BOJ policy will be constantly questioned, stoking yen price swings.

The BOJ announcement caught speculators unawares, with bullish yen bets in the run-up to the decision reaching the most since 2012, according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Goldman Sachs Asset Management said that day it removed a short-yen position on the assumption the central bank would disappoint investors by how far it was willing to ease policy.

Another Asian imponderable is China.

Markets have already grappled with two episodes when the PBOC devalued the yuan only to push back against bears later. Both instances – in August and late December through January – caused a sell-off in currencies dependent on Chinese growth such as the Australian and Canadian dollars.

“Currency flexibility is a good thing in general, helping keep the economy balanced,” said Greg Gibbs, director of Amplifying Global FX Capital in Breckenridge, Colorado. “But it’s not immediately clear that pursuing a weaker exchange rate will be in the interests of China. Or the global economy.”

Officials are being driven to action, or – potentially – inaction in the US’s case, as a rout in equity and commodities markets compounds concern global growth is slowing. The varying policy stances in the world’s biggest economies are aggravating foreign-exchange moves and stoking speculation about competitive devaluations, known as a currency war.

Neil Mellor, a London-based strategist at Bank of New York Mellon Corp., wrote Jan 29 that he sees the BOJ decision to join the negative-interest-rate club “in the context of a race to the bottom for monetary policies globally, and against a backdrop in which a number of central banks are contemplating their own easing measures despite the growing threat to financial stability.”