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THE number of Housing Board flats that changed hands in December 2018 was 23.9 per cent lower than in November, a bigger fall than a year ago, according to flash data from real estate portal SRX on Thursday.

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Bigger drop in HDB resale flats sold in December from cooling measures

THE number of Housing Board flats that changed hands in December 2018 was 23.9 per cent lower than in November, a bigger fall than a year ago, according to flash data from real estate portal SRX on Thursday.


 

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Deloitte's Budget ideas: sugar tax, green incentives, startup-friendly tax regime

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Cavenagh Gardens tries again for en bloc sale; keeps S$480m reserve price

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Singapore shares end lower on Thursday

SINGAPORE shares closed lower on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index down 26.01 points or 0.9 per cent to 3012.88. About 1.16 billion shares worth S$886 million in total changed hands, which worked out to an average unit price of S$0.76 per share.