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S'pore investor sentiment perks up in Q2

Optimism at its highest since Q1 2013 when Manulife survey was launched

Visitors at a property sale event: UOB's Francis Tan is surprised that sentiment towards property has picked up. A possible reason is that investors with spare cash are now attracted by lower property prices, he says. - ST FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE investor sentiment improved in the second quarter of this year, hitting the highest level since the first quarter of last year when Manulife launched its survey. As measured by the Manulife Investor Sentiment Index, the sentiment rose four points in Q2 to 15, from the preceding quarter