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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: April 27, 2016
UAE. Residential values drop 2.2% in Q1 2016; Strongest quarterly decrease in five years and the seventh consecutive quarterly decline, according to Cluttons.
Posted: April 27, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Although this represents positive news, the key will be the materialization of infrastructure projects and utilizing white lands to reverse the recent slowdown.
Posted: April 27, 2016
UAE. Marketing and leasing solution for new Duja Tower development in Dubai; "RENTCafé will help us deliver a great applicant-to-resident experience and also help us to offer a broader range of services to current residents."
Posted: April 26, 2016
The residential and hotel market experienced a general slowdown, while the office and retail segments witnessed some marginal growth, according to JLL's Q1 2016 Riyadh Real Estate Outlook
Posted: April 21, 2016
UAE. Residential sales index recorded a drop of 10%, while the general rental index declined at a slower rate of 5%, according to JLL Q1 2016 Dubai Real Estate Market report.
Posted: April 19, 2016
BAHRAIN. The investment will capitalize on Dubai's growing logistics market and will offer premium warehousing facilities to tenants in one of Dubai's most established and sought after industrial areas.
Posted: April 19, 2016
UAE. Housing project offers investment opportunity into Zanzibar's growing real estate market
Posted: April 13, 2016
UAE. Chestertons: Villa rental rates up 2% apartments down 1%; Villa and apartment sales prices both down 2% and 1% respectively.
Posted: April 12, 2016
UAE. Remaining 30 one-bedroom units to be released for sale with guaranteed ROI of 10% per annum through to 2018; Asteco will also show DUKES Dubai British-themed project with just 13% of units remaining.
Posted: April 11, 2016
UAE. The Tower serves as the core of Dubai Creek Harbour, a 6 sq km masterplannned development located 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport.
Posted: April 11, 2016
UAE. The price premium associated with a "view" has been one of a subjective assessment in Dubai, however there are decades of research that exist in the global markets that quantify the effect of a "view" on real estate assets.
Posted: March 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The Saudi Government is pushing ahead with an ambitious development agenda which includes the completion of extensive infrastructure projects.
Posted: March 29, 2016
UAE. The decision is a natural progression which clearly delineates our hospitality portfolio from other investments, providing a vertical focus as we head towards Expo 2020 and 20 million visitors.
Posted: March 18, 2016
QATAR. For the first time in 15 years, Qatar to experience a budget deficit.
Posted: March 16, 2016
UAE."The number of commercial transactions involving foreign investors does not adequately reflect the interest in real estate in the GCC and if the relative illiquidity could be solved, the UAE in particular would see substantial inbound capital flows".

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. SAGIA announced in early 2016 their plan to focus on priority sectors identified as having a direct impact on economic and human development, including healthcare.
date:Posted: April 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The investment community is significantly more likely than CEOs to consider misaligned performance incentives as a barrier to change: almost half (49%) of investors surveyed in the report flagged this as a major concern compared to only 17% of chief executives.
date:Posted: April 28, 2016
UAE. 51% of all Dubai hotels in mid-market segment versus 89% in New York; PwC research released at ATM 2016 touts construction figure of US$80k per room as incentive for developers looking for solid returns in high demand segment.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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