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Posted: 02-08-2011
SAUDI ARABIA.  The chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, who has been the driving force behind the decision to build the world's tallest tower in Saudi Arabia, announced that the construction contract has been signed today. Kingdom Tower, with a height of over 1,000 meters, will begin construction imminently in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  Kingdom Tower will be the centerpiece and the first construction phase of Kingdom City, Jeddah Economic Company's (JEC) new urban development of more than 5.3 million square meters of land in the
Posted: October 23, 2014
UAE. A convolution of technology and art servicing the real estate industry.
Posted: October 23, 2014
QATAR. A DMA is used where an owner wishes to engage a third party to carry out a development on the owner's behalf, and is suitable where the owner may not have the necessary skills, expertise or capacity to undertake the development.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. Average residential leasing and sales prices remained relatively steady in the third quarter; Apartment and villa sales year-on-year still offered returns of 28% and 14% respectively.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. HSBC global expat survey highlights job prospects, better salaries, higher personal security as primary factors attracting expats to the country.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. Nature-starved offices affect health of EMEA office employees; 42% have no natural light in their working environment, 55% don't have access to any greenery.
Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. A panel of influential players in the UAE's real estate market have unanimously agreed that the country can fend off its global competitors to become a global business hub for the 21st century.
Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. End-unit prices have surpassed their peak of 2008, however land prices are still at 50% of their peak levels.
Posted: October 21, 2014
QATAR. QInvest witnessing marked growth of interest in the GCC real estate sector; Craig Cowie recently discussed investment opportunities at SuperReturn Middle East.
Posted: October 20, 2014
UAE. Natural adjustment to new supply, impact of mortgage cap and higher transaction fees, says Asteco Q3 2014 report; Apartment and villa rents drop 2% and 3% respectively.
Posted: October 20, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. JLL has just released its Q3 2014 Riyadh and Jeddah Real Estate Market Overview reports that asses the latest trends in Saudi Arabia's two largest cities.
Posted: October 15, 2014
UAE. New ventures report shows spending will double this year across the region, with a focus on five areas: rail, roads, airports, ports and free trade zones.
Posted: October 15, 2014
BAHRAIN. Cluttons' latest Property Market Outlook indicates that increased focus on higher quality developments will begin to put rents under strain at the top end of the market.
Posted: October 14, 2014
BAHRAIN. The projects will involve investment in the industrial, infrastructure, and tourism sectors and will increase Bahrain's competitive advantage.
Posted: October 13, 2014
UAE. Average residential sales values increased by around 3%; Office market remained flat with minimal movement in either the prime or secondary rental rates.
Posted: October 12, 2014
BAHRAIN. Bahrain's retail market has witnessed significant growth during the first three quarters of 2014, according to the latest report from Cluttons.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 25, 2014
QATAR. Real GDP growth slowed to 7.3% in Q3 2014; However, the days of voracious Chinese demand driving up global commodity prices are probably over.
date:Posted: October 25, 2014
UAE. "When the system collapses, it is not the end of the world. It simply means that the major trading and financial powers in the world come together in a conference to write new rules of the game." ICA Conference in Dubai to address lessons from global economic crisis.
date:Posted: October 23, 2014
UAE. Deflationary reading of data endangers risky assets; Global cues drive GCC markets; Growth scare unsettles investors; Extreme bearishness on oil may be overdone.
UAE. "When the system collapses, it is not the end of the world. It simply means that the major trading and financial powers in the world come together in a conference to write new rules of the game." ICA Conference in Dubai to address lessons from global economic crisis.
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