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A look into property purchases by foreigners

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MUCH ado has been made about foreigners buying up Singapore private residential property, and the market cooling measures have had a definite impact on behaviour. Yet Singapore has long been a market open to foreign investors, not least in real estate.

We take a deep dive into the data in Brunch on this Saturday's The Business Times Weekend, and delve into the changing waves of foreign buying in private property here - from who are buying to where they are doing this buying.

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