Singapore to surpass Tokyo as Asia’s millionaires hub

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WealthySingapore will have 4,878 people with $30 million or more in assets excluding their principal residence by 2023, a 55 per cent gain from 2013, and trailing only London globally, according to a report from Knight Frank LLP released on March 5.

The number of these millionaires in Tokyo will climb 8 per cent to 3,818, ranking the city fourth worldwide after New York.

“The main battleground is Asia, where a handful of locations are slugging it out in the hope of establishing a clear lead as the region’s alpha urban hub,” Nicholas Holt, Knight Frank’s Asia-Pacific head of research, said in a statement.

Singapore has already overtaken Tokyo as the world’s most expensive city, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey showed on March 4. The city-state leapt five spots to top the ranking after its currency appreciated and the cost of car ownership and luxury apparel climbed, according to the EIU’s report.

The number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City will almost triple by 2023 to 246 from 90, the largest increase among the more than 80 cities tracked by Knight Frank. That was followed by a 148 per cent advance in Jakarta to 857.

Singapore’s business environment, tax regime, political stability and its growing status as a key regional financial hub have drawn wealthy people to the city, Alice Tan, head of consultancy and research at Knight Frank Singapore, said in the statement. Almost a quarter of Asia’s ultra-high-net-worth individuals are considering buying another home in the next 12 months, with Singapore following the UK as the top location for second-home ownership.

London is expected to have 4,940 ultra-high net-worth individuals by 2023, while New York will take the No. 3 spot with 3,825, according to Knight Frank. The total in Hong Kong will rise 37 per cent to 3,502, helping the city retain its No. 5 spot.

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Singapore will have 4,878 people with $30 million or more in assets excluding their principal residence by 2023, a 55 per cent gain from 2013, and trailing only London globally, according to a report from Knight Frank LLP released on March 5.

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WealthySingapore will have 4,878 people with $30 million or more in assets excluding their principal residence by 2023, a 55 per cent gain from 2013, and trailing only London globally, according to a report from Knight Frank LLP released on March 5.

The number of these millionaires in Tokyo will climb 8 per cent to 3,818, ranking the city fourth worldwide after New York.

“The main battleground is Asia, where a handful of locations are slugging it out in the hope of establishing a clear lead as the region’s alpha urban hub,” Nicholas Holt, Knight Frank’s Asia-Pacific head of research, said in a statement.

Singapore has already overtaken Tokyo as the world’s most expensive city, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey showed on March 4. The city-state leapt five spots to top the ranking after its currency appreciated and the cost of car ownership and luxury apparel climbed, according to the EIU’s report.

The number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City will almost triple by 2023 to 246 from 90, the largest increase among the more than 80 cities tracked by Knight Frank. That was followed by a 148 per cent advance in Jakarta to 857.

Singapore’s business environment, tax regime, political stability and its growing status as a key regional financial hub have drawn wealthy people to the city, Alice Tan, head of consultancy and research at Knight Frank Singapore, said in the statement. Almost a quarter of Asia’s ultra-high-net-worth individuals are considering buying another home in the next 12 months, with Singapore following the UK as the top location for second-home ownership.

London is expected to have 4,940 ultra-high net-worth individuals by 2023, while New York will take the No. 3 spot with 3,825, according to Knight Frank. The total in Hong Kong will rise 37 per cent to 3,502, helping the city retain its No. 5 spot.

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