FCT to buy $480m malls from parent

FRASERS Centrepoint Trust (FCT) , which owns suburban malls, said yesterday that it would buy three properties worth $480 million in two years, funded mostly through loans as investor appetite for new equity dries up. 'Right now, the capital market is not there unfortunately, but the banks are still lending and I've got the debt headroom to go much higher," Christopher Tang, CEO of Fraser Centrepoint Asset Management, told Reuters.