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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: May 11, 2015
UAE. The relationship between price change and transactional volume in the market helps defining the best time to buy and sell a property, according to REIDIN report.
Posted: May 11, 2015
UAE. Construction industry leaders meet in Dubai on 27 May to discuss the outlook for GCC construction.
Posted: May 7, 2015
UAE. Architects, government entities and developers meet at "Leaders in Architecture MENA 2015" summit, to explore the potential that the MENA region has to offer.
Posted: May 6, 2015
UAE. Average apartment rents in Dubai rose 1% quarter-on-quarter, and 5% year-on-year; Rents for villas meanwhile fell by 5% in the first quarter in some developments.
Posted: May 6, 2015
UAE. JLL assembles and analyses the widest range of comparative studies on city performance to date; Report in partnership with The Business of Cities Group.
Posted: May 6, 2015
UAE. Shifting real estate landscape puts Northern Emirates under spotlight; Changes to Sharjah real estate legislation drives new interest; Apartment rents record negligible change with minimal movement across Ajman, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.
Posted: May 2, 2015
UAE. Agreement to support the development of a smart city center of excellence and innovation within Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship center.
Posted: April 30, 2015
UAE. The increase in profitability is the result of a strong performance by the development business, with ongoing handovers of properties to customers.
Posted: April 29, 2015
OMAN. Cluttons report singles out the warehouse sector, with improved infrastructure and connectivity driving demand from occupiers.
Posted: April 28, 2015
UAE. Apartment and villa sales prices declined 2% and 3% respectively; Strong demand witnessed for nearly 2,000 affordable homes in Q1; Focus on further development.
Posted: April 28, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. JLL report assesses latest trends in Saudi Arabia's largest city; Recent changes to the mortgage regulations have resulted in a shift in demand away from residential sales to rentals.
Posted: April 28, 2015
BAHRAIN. New mall developments entering the market; Residential rental rates remain stable with increasing demand witnessed in popular expatriate areas.
Posted: April 27, 2015
UAE. "The market downturn is attracting selective opportunistic investment," according to Jesse Downs, Managing Director of Phidar Advisory; Real estate firm releases latest end-quarter residential research note.
Posted: April 27, 2015
UAE. The Belgrade Waterfront will occupy a 1.8 million square-meter area and will be 68% owned by Eagle Hills, an Abu Dhabi-based developer, while the rest will be held by Serbia.
Posted: April 27, 2015
UAE. "We are now seeing the western cities erode the lead of big Asian centres in tower office rents; London is closing the gap on Tokyo," finds the Skyscraper Index from Knight Frank.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 29, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. SITA survey investigated the connection between passenger's use of technology and their emotions to discover how they feel at every point of the journey; Survey shows that technology is helping put enjoyment back into flying.
date:Posted: May 28, 2015
UAE. The recent close below 1.55 was a critical blow for the Pound/Dollar bulls, and the bears have continued to exploit each opportunity to increase selling pressure with the pair still looking technically vulnerable to further declines.
date:Posted: May 28, 2015
UAE. Low production costs for Middle East companies gives regional players significant competitive advantage in the low price segment of an oil "super cycle", according to the latest paper from global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.
INTERNATIONAL. SITA survey investigated the connection between passenger's use of technology and their emotions to discover how they feel at every point of the journey; Survey shows that technology is helping put enjoyment back into flying.
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