Real Estate

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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: June 10, 2015
UAE. Australia's stable economy, strong population growth underpins investor appeal; Brisbane and Melbourne fringe suburbs should be a key investor focus, while Sydney property should be approached with caution.
Posted: June 9, 2015
LEBANON. Event scheduled on June 11th at Le Royal Hotel Dbayeh; The conference is considered as the Middle East's premier learning event for the construction industry
Posted: June 9, 2015
UAE. Corporates introduce collaborative and flexible office designs to maximize efficiency of existing space and improve workplace productivity.
Posted: June 8, 2015
UAE. "I think that traders have just used this as an opportunity to close a few positions after enjoying gains towards the end of last week following the NFP result."
Posted: June 8, 2015
UAE. "The ongoing erosion of sale prices is a healthy correction" said Jesse Downs, Managing Director of Phidar Advisory. "The more significant concern is the scale and nature of the upcoming launched and announced projects."
Posted: June 5, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Tech-savvy millennials are having a great impact on the development of real estate in emerging markets, driving the search for new properties online, according to new research from global property portal Lamudi.
Posted: June 4, 2015
UAE. Could proximity to a Dubai Metro station have a positive effect on house prices, rents and even hotel rates? ValuStrat believes that the short answer is a simple yes.
Posted: June 4, 2015
UAE. The flow of capital into real estate has continued; Demand for institutional quality assets across Dubai and other key GCC centres has been rising, according to new Knight Frank report.
Posted: June 4, 2015
EGYPT: Mohamed Alabbar: Announcing the price range today is another key milestone in Emaar Misr's IPO process; Price range set at between EGP 3.50 to EGP 4.25 per Share.
Posted: June 3, 2015
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
Posted: June 2, 2015
UAE. Long held belief that transactional activity plummets. But, a price analysis over the last 7 years reveals Ramadan is no different to the rest of the year, negating the concept that price action is sluggish.
Posted: June 1, 2015
UAE. The forecast for projects planned and underway in the GCC in 2015 is US$172 billion; US$32 billion Al Maktoum International Airport expansion anticipated to be the biggest airport in the world.
Posted: June 1, 2015
UAE. Qatar Foundation's Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies Building Project has been named as the region's project of the year at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2015.
Posted: May 28, 2015
UAE. Investments in key areas must press ahead to alleviate the fall in oil prices, MEED's Construction Leadership Summit told; Dubai bucking the slowdown.
Posted: May 26, 2015
UAE. Visa free access to Schengen area and unexpected UK Election result set to bolster UAE investment activity.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
date:Posted: July 2, 2015
UAE. AQR Asset Management Institute hosts inaugural debate on monetary policy impact on global markets; 64% of delegates felt that Quantitative Easing is highly likely to create an asset price bubble - where prices become disconnected from reality.
date:Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. 53% of employers rank lack of work experience as affecting nationals' employability, with only 30% of GCC students having taken any work experience; According to employers, communication skills (36%) and required skills and qualifications (22%) are further challenges to retention in the private sector.
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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