RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY, RETAIL | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Daily Briefing: HDB to conduct roadshows at all BTO projects; Can local markets keep up with Amazon, Alibaba?

And here's GIC's latest $1.4 billion investment.

From Shares Investment via Yahoo!: Amazon arrived in Singapore with much fanfare in the month of July 2017. Even before the launch of Amazon’s services in Singapore, Singaporeans have been anticipating the arrival of Amazon to Singapore with one of its most aggressive delivery service worldwide.

From PropertyGuru: The Housing and Development Board (HDB) will now hold roadshows for all new Build-To-Order (BTO) homeowners, following a year-long pilot, reported Today Online. Dubbed MyNiceHome Roadshow, the initiative, which was introduced last September, aimed to help homeowners learn more about their new estate while providing them an opportunity to meet future neighbours and learn renovation tips as well as advice on home maintenance before moving into their new homes.

From Bloomberg: Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund is buying one-third of the rental property unit of India’s largest developer. The $1.4 billion investment will be viewed as a turnaround moment in the country’s debt-laden real-estate business. But it also points to the industry’s biggest challenge: poor sales.

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