New housing loans are expected to shrink by 10% this year, dragged by the central bank's stringent mortgage lending rules and weaker condominium demand from Chinese buyers, says a senior executive at Bank of Ayudhya (BAY). Both global and domestic factors are denting demand in residential...

WHEN CHINA’S government in 2015 encouraged its people to expand their investments in Thailand and other overseas countries, Chinese investors responded. Thailand was one of the largest beneficiaries of both individual and corporate investment from China. According to Siam Commercial Bank IEC research, Chinese investors expand their...

Land prices in Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom and Nonthaburi saw the highest increases last year among the top five locations in Greater Bangkok, with developers shifting to low-rise development from condos. Phattarachai Taweewong, senior manager of property consultancy Colliers International Thailand's research department, said residential developers...

The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) will spend 7.5 billion baht to build 6,144 condominium units at Soi Trimitr on Rama IV Road for 26 slum communities that encroach on PAT land spanning nearly 200 rai in Klong Toey district. According to Deputy Transport Minister Pailin...

Capital controls at home and appealing prices in Bangkok are drawing high levels of real estate investment to Thailand. The beginning of the year is a chance for people to take a deep breath and think about the long term. That's why the most frequent question...

Property developers should be more cautious about financial liquidity and new supply launches because residential presales and transfers are unlikely to be as robust as previously expected this year. Atip Bijanonda, president of the Housing Business Association, said that if the global economy does not improve,...

The exchange rate's impact on buyer confidence adds to concerns resulting from the tourism slowdown. Chinese buyers now make up the largest share of foreign purchasers in the Thai condominium market. In addition to the fast-growing segment from mainland China, other Chinese buyers come from Taiwan,...

The property market will slow next year amid negative factors such as new mortgage lending requirements, an uptrend in interest rates and the prolonged US-China trade war, according to developers and experts. Atip Bijanonda, president of the Housing Business Association, said the US-China trade dispute may...

Growing foreign investment in the industrial sector has boded well for industrial parks and factories for rent but the uncertain outlook for global trade means improvements will likely be slow. The net flow of foreign direct investment into the Thai manufacturing sector surged by 932% year-on-year,...