Catalan head set to clarify stance
Madrid has demanded that Catalan president Carles Puigdemont clarify his position by today after his remarks last week that he was ready to declare the region independent but was delaying the move to allow talks with Madrid. If Mr Puigdemont insists on a split, he will have until Thursday to change his mind, or else the central government will suspend Catalonia's political autonomy and rule the region directly, said Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Designing future neighbourhoods
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will be launching today the Our Neighbourhoods: A Look Into The Future exhibition, which showcases ideas and proposals on how neighbourhoods can be designed, at The URA Centre. It will also lay out broad strategies for how neighbourhoods can be designed to meet residents' changing aspirations and show how these strategies can be translated in three new neighbourhoods.
Private home sales data
The Urban Redevelopment Authority will release today data for new private home sales last month. Market watchers expect developers to have shifted a fair number of units although volumes may be muted due to the month-long Hungry Ghost Festival, which began in August but straddled a fair bit of last month. Developers sold 1,241 units in August, 773 units or 165 per cent more than the 468 new private homes in the same period last year.