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66660 millionaires in singapore!!!


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melvin

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S'pore home to world's fastest-growing population of millionaires
By Tung Shing Yi, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 28 June 2007 1949 hrs

SINGAPORE : Singapore is home to the world's fastest-growing population of millionaires, according to the annual world wealth report compiled by Merrill Lynch and the Capgemini Group.

The number of high net worth individuals in Singapore grew by 21.2% last year to reach almost 67,000 millionaires.

Singapore's millionaire boom is part of a global trend that saw the number of high net worth individuals rise 8.3% to reach 9.5 million last year.

Among the super-rich are a group called the ultra-rich, with assets over US$30 million.

The growth of these ultra high net worth individuals grew 11.3%, outpacing that of high net worth individuals and suggesting a growing concentration of wealth.

"The main reasons for the growth in the number of high net worth individuals was GDP growth, which was about 8.2% in Singapore last year, and the strong market capitalisation growth reflected in the stock market. Also, Singapore's strong savings rate has helped in the creation of wealth," said Kong Eng Huat, MD of Merrill Lynch, International Bank.

India and Indonesia follow closely behind Singapore in the list of countries with the fastest-growing number of millionaires.

The survey also pointed out a growing preference among wealthy investors to put money into the real estate market.

While the high-end luxury sector in Singapore has been seeing strong demand, Merrill Lynch sees the bull run spilling over to the mass market segment over the next three years.

Mark Matthews, senior director and chief Asia Strategist at Merrill Lynch said: "More and more people are coming to work in Singapore, and as a result of that, people will move out of Districts, 9, 10, 11, into areas like Bukit Timah or East Coast, and prices are increasing in these neighbourhoods as well.

"There's not enough in the private residential sector to meet demand. I believe there are only less than 40,000 vacant condominiums left in Singapore now, and we're expecting over 100,000 people to move here this year."

Global assets held by wealthy investors rose 11.4 percent to $37.2 trillion in 2006, but the growth rate is forecast to slow to 6.8% annually over the next four years.

Going forward, Merrill Lynch expects more central banks to tighten monetary policy, bringing a possible end to the period of high liquidity that has stimulated recent growth.

Growth rates in Asia are expected to ease back as global demand slows. - CNA /ls

Singaporeans are getting richer!:thumbsup:
 

blowblue

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in rupiah or sing dollars? :bsmilie:

also i am sure you can see a huge disparity between haves and have nots.....look at those poor old people...only like $350 dollars per month stipend. most go into rent...the rest goes into food...how will they fend when they get sick?? >_<
 

Ichibawa

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hm... it says "The number of high net worth individuals in Singapore", this doesn't really refers to Singaporean. I know a couple of Chinese and Indonesian millionaires who resides in Singapore.
 

deckard

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Finally, the P@P gahment has lived up to its promise of "more good years for its people"....$ingaporeans are now richer. Vote for the p@ppy gahment :thumbsup:
no politics! big brother will close this thread!
 

arpinkor

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After Wed draw come out 6904 top 2 prizes, I think more than 66660 liao :bsmilie:
 

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If they define being a millionaire as having more than 1 mil SGD in owned assets....I suppose there are that many folks here.
 

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