UAE. Investors looking for the greatest return on the funds they invest in port infrastructure should look no further than the GCC region, according to research by International Built Asset Consultancy, EC Harris.
However, in the other transport sectors the lack of cross-border agreements between each member state could see investors focus their attention elsewhere.
The ‘Investment in Transport Infrastructure’ study ranked 17 locations across the globe on the relative attractiveness of their transport sector to potential investors.
The criteria used to judge each country covered a br
SAUDI ARABIA. Strong demand fundamentals combined with increased public and private sector spending pushed up the average sales price; Momentum expected to continue as Riyadh attracts and promotes investment in industrial and supporting logistics facilities.
EGYPT. The Suez Canal is the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia and brings in around US$5 billion in revenues per year; Bahrain-registered engineering firm Dar al-Handasah Shair and Partners, is part of the consortium.
EGYPT. Egypt plans to dig a new channel parallel to the Suez Canal in an US$8.4 billion venture to boost capacity at the vital global waterway, marking a new era of regeneration after the 2011 revolution.
INTERNATIONAL. We have entered a new chapter in the history of central banking. This paradigm shift changes the policy tools that have traditionally defined the sphere of macroeconomic decision-making; We have built an economy that is now so leveraged that it needs zero percent interest rates just to tread water.
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia will need to keep cutting oil output to sustain prices above US$100 a barrel, according to BNP Paribas and Societe Generale; "We are swimming in crude, and they know that better than anyone because they are the biggest exporter."
OMAN. Orascom Development Holding unit had a loss of OMR19.8 million in the comparable period; Positive performance will allow for further investment in the development of Muriya’s two destinations of Jebel Sifah and Salalah Beach.