Tag Archives: Asia-Pacific

An Overview Of Australia’s Housing Market And Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

Investors in Australian residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) continue to benefit from the strong credit performance of the underlying residential mortgage portfolios. However, there is only muted growth in new RMBS issuance activity where real-money investors, including limited foreign investors, are gradually re-emerging. Until quite recently, the Australian government’s partake in Australian RMBS has been heavily […]

Singapore REITs Can Withstand Weaker Rental Outlook And Modest Decline In Valuations

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services puts the spotlight on Singapore’s real estate investment trusts (REITs) in this commentary titled “CreditFAQ: Why Singapore REITs Can Survive Their Financial Fitness Test.” Like REITs elsewhere around the globe, the report notes that Singapore REITs, or S-REITs, face a series of possible headwinds. These include declines in rent and […]

Asia-Pacific REITs stand in good stead to face shaky conditions

Asia-Pacific rated real estate investment trusts and real estate operating companies (collectively ‘REITs’) have toughened up in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. They have repaired their balance sheets, adopted more conservative financial profiles, and diversified their funding sources. However, contagion from Europe could unleash more anxiety to already jittery credit markets in Asia […]

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