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: November 4, 2014
UAE. JLL releases ninth Annual MENA Real Estate Investor Sentiment Survey; Investors moving up the risk curve; Emerging interest in North American real estate amongst Middle Eastern investors.
Posted: November 3, 2014
UAE. Evidence suggests that an affordability gap exists in the current Dubai housing market; Segment critical to the sustainable growth of the industry and wider economy, according to a report by Colliers International.
Posted: October 31, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Net income increased to 265 million riyals (US$71 million) from 220 million riyals a year earlier, the company controlled by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, said.
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Net income rose to 701 million dirhams (US$191 million) from 581 million dirhams a year earlier, the Dubai-based developer said.
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Q3 2014 quarter-on-quarter increases of 2% in Sharjah, 5% in Ras Al Khaimah, 4% in Ajman and 6% in Umm Al Quwain - rental growth rates set to top out as relocation demand from Dubai reduces.
Posted: October 28, 2014
UAE. Increased activity in off-plan sales; Latest rental index remains at 0-5%; Office and retail show higher occupancy.
Posted: October 28, 2014
UAE. Dubai office holding company mainly owns, leases, and develops a portfolio of prime quality income-producing office assets and manages revenue-generating operations in the Dubai International Financial Centre; The outlook is stable.
Posted: October 27, 2014
UAE. With governments fully behind sustainable building, a new report examines how developers and contractors can meet standards and how suppliers can benefit.
Posted: October 27, 2014
UAE. Major road, bridge and railway projects are already underway, or in the planning phase, in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The trajectory of Japan's economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of Keynesian policies. Those who are not blinded by left-wing dogma should take a good look at where the road of permanent stimulus ultimately leads.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The path to the acceptance of the participatory approach to development was forged, through trial and error, over several decades until the 1990s, when its global recognition by development practitioners became well-established.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. There is a high degree of uncertainty over how the Iranian negotiations and the OPEC meeting will play out, but the end of November will be hugely important for energy markets.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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