Singapore Invest $5b in Private Equity and Infrastructure

Singapore Invest $5b in Private Equity and Infrastructure

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today initiatives to enhance private markets financing channels, including a programme to place up to US$5 billion for management with private equity (PE) and infrastructure fund managers. 2   Mr Peter Ong, MAS Board Member and Chairman of Enterprise Singapore, highlighted the new initiatives at the Global Investor Summit […]

New Tax Breaks Available for Investing in US ‘Opportunity Zones’

New Tax Breaks Available for Investing in US ‘Opportunity Zones’

New Tax Breaks Available for Investing in US ‘Opportunity Zones’ The Trump Administration is proposing rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 so-called “opportunity zones” have been set up in all 50 states to lure investors and developers […]

Hurricane Michael’s Damage Could Top $25-B

Hurricane Michael’s Damage Could Top $25-B

Hurricane Michael’s Damage Could Top $25-B The monster storm made landfall Wednesday in the Florida Panhandle Michael is the 4th-strongest hurricane ever to reach the US Mainland ever. Hurricane Michael will probably end up causing at least $25-B (an perhaps more) in economic losses. About $3-B of that will fall on the federal flood insurance […]

Banyan Tree Samui Lands Spot in Condé Nast’s ‘Best Resorts’ List

Banyan Tree Samui Lands Spot in Condé Nast’s ‘Best Resorts’ List

Banyan Tree Samui Lands Spot in Condé Nast’s ‘Best Resorts’ List The New York-based magazine announces its much-coveted Readers’ Choice awards for 2018. Banyan Tree Samui, an 88-villa property overlooking a secluded bay of sapphire waters in the Gulf of Thailand, has been recognized as one of Asia’s top resorts in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ […]

South Africa’s New Apartheid: Seizing Land from White Farmers

South Africa’s New Apartheid: Seizing Land from White Farmers

South Africa’s New Apartheid: Seizing Land from White Farmers President Cyril Ramaphosa has embraced the plan to expropriate land from white farmers without compensation and redistribute it to the landless black majority. The South African government has announced it will start a process of briefing American companies based in the country on the theft of […]

Consumer Confidence Index increased

Consumer Confidence Index increased

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased in September, following a large improvement in August. The Index now stands at 138.4 (1985=100), up from 134.7 in August. The Present Situation Index improved marginally from 172.8 to 173.1, while the Expectations Index surged from 109.3 last month to 115.3 this month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, […]

Rising Interest Rates and the Federal Reserve

Rising Interest Rates and the Federal Reserve

Rising Interest Rates and the Federal Reserve The US economy is cranking out robust figures 10 years after the start of the global financial crisis: strong growth, historically low unemployment, a soaring stock market. But with the good news come rising interest rates as the Federal Reserve — which on Wednesday is expected to raise […]

Buy Emerging Markets as Trade War Bites

Buy Emerging Markets as Trade War Bites

China is the last bulwark against a deep crisis in emerging economies going fully global, analysts say, although a prolonged trade war could sap Beijing’s defences. Emerging countries — loosely defined as having fast growing but volatile economies — have seen their currencies battered in recent weeks, plunging their finances into turmoil, and raising fears […]

Central Pattana Plc (BKK:CPN) Grand Opening of Central Phuket

Central Pattana Plc (BKK:CPN) Grand Opening of Central Phuket

Central Pattana Plc (BKK:CPN) Grand Opening of Central Phuket Central Pattana Plc (CPN), Thailand’s largest retail property developer recently celebrated the Grand Opening of Central Phuket, its world-class luxury flagship mall. Establishing a new ‘CBD’ in the heart of Phuket, the biggest and beautiful island in Thailand. Central Phuket is developed with a total investment […]

Visit Thailand

Thailand is one of the world’s most renowned holiday destinations, with a wide variety of things to see and do, from culture, religion, food, nature, water, adventure, sports and also relaxing activities. Thailand also growing as a health and wellness destination, with a huge number of healing and detox centres. Muay Thai is rapidly expanding […]

The Next Financial Crisis

The Next Financial Crisis

The Next Financial Crisis The world is less well equipped to manage a major financial crisis today than it was a decade ago, according to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In an interview with AFP, the now-disgraced Strauss-Kahn — who ran the fund at the height of the 2008 […]

Miami Real Estate News

Miami Real Estate News

Miami Real Estate News Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced today that it arranged construction financing in the amount of $138,100,000 for Elysee, a 57-story waterfront condominium tower in Miami’s luxurious Edgewater neighborhood. The project is located on 0.67 acres at 788 Northeast 23rd Street Miami. The financing was arranged by Kevin O’Grady and Eric McGlynn, […]

Millennials May Not Buy Homes

Millennials May Not Buy Homes

Millennials’ perceived value in buying a home dropped below 50 percent, down significantly from post-Brexit high, according to the latest ValueInsured quarterly Modern Homebuyer Survey: In the third quarter of 2018, 48 percent of all millennials believe buying a home in America today is a good investment; this is a record low, down from 54 […]

Australia Should Follow New Zealand and Ban Foreign Ownership

Australia Should Follow New Zealand and Ban Foreign Ownership

Australia Should Follow New Zealand and Ban Foreign Ownership Australians have been over taxed and severely handicapped financially over the last 30 years, while other countries have encouraged small business, created a citizen friendly financial system and political system. In Australia small business and workers have been treated like the enemy of the state while […]

UAE and Australia Discuss Agriculture

UAE and Australia Discuss Agriculture

A UAE delegation, led by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, on Tuesday concluded an official visit to Australia to promote collaboration on various environmental fronts. During the three-day visit, the delegates attended bilateral meetings with top Australian officials and toured multiple environmental and agricultural facilities in the country. At […]

Glenn Straub: Palm Beach #MeToo Investigation?

Glenn Straub: Palm Beach #MeToo Investigation?

Glenn Straub: Palm Beach #MeToo Investigation? The billionaire Glenn Straub, 70, president of the Palm Beach Polo & Country Club, Glenn Straub, is already under criminal investigation, according to the Broward State Attorney’s Office and we at LTN will be publishing a series of articles investigating a possible #MeToo link to the Palm Beach identity. […]

The GCC is Seeing a Resurgence in Real Estate

The GCC is Seeing a Resurgence in Real Estate

The GCC is Seeing a Resurgence in Real Estate $JLL With diversification plans taking shape, 10–year visas on the horizon and Crude Oil prices holding firm, investor sentiment has increased again in the GCC’s property market The resilience of the GCC’s real estate market has proven itself yet again this year, having weathered several stifling […]

Florida Real Estate Report

Florida Real Estate Report

Florida’s housing market reported rising median prices, fewer days to contract and a continuing tight supply of inventory in June, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. “Florida is still experiencing a shortfall in for-sale homes in many local housing markets and that continues to put upward pressure on median prices,” said […]

California ‘Ghost Town’ Sold for $1.4-M, Buyers plan to Bring it Back to Life

California ‘Ghost Town’ Sold for $1.4-M, Buyers plan to Bring it Back to Life

California ‘Ghost Town’ Sold for $1.4-M, Buyers plan to Bring it Back to Life Cerro Gordo, an old mining town, was recently put on the market for $925,000. The abandoned mining town of Cerro Gordo that was put on the market in June was purchased on Friday for $1.4-M. The property was originally listed at $925,000. Located […]

Trade War will Raise US Interest Rates

Trade War will Raise US Interest Rates

Trade War will Raise US Interest Rates U.S. financial services firms Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan said Friday that they expect the South Korean central bank to raise the base rate next month on a modest economic recovery and low inflationary pressure. In a monetary policy committee meeting on Thursday, the Bank of Korea (BOK) […]

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble Banks in Australia are gearing up for slight increases in interest rates, but in an overly inflated market this may well mean disaster for many and a correction in prices across the country. The smaller lenders are already moving rates higher but so far the big 4 […]

Boom Time in Singapore: Temasek Report Monster Portfolio

Boom Time in Singapore: Temasek Report Monster Portfolio

Boom Time in Singapore: Temasek Report Monster Portfolio Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is likely to book a record S$300bn ($221bn) for the value of its portfolio, powered by gains in DBS Group and Chinese banks, while it steps up investment in tech startups. Temasek is a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. They are […]

Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Real Estate Report Dubai Land Department (DLD) has revealed that real estate transactions in the emirate for the first half of 2018 reached AED111 billion, reaffirming Dubai market’s attractiveness and ability to compete with global investment destinations. The strengths portrayed by Dubai’s real estate investments underscore the leadership’s mandate to ease business processes and […]

Bechtel Wins Western Sydney Airport

Bechtel Wins Western Sydney Airport

Bechtel, a global leader in project management, engineering, procurement and construction, has been selected by WSA Co as its Delivery Partner and Project Manager (Definition) for the Western Sydney Airport, a $5.3 billion greenfield facility in Badgerys Creek, New South Wales. This will be a landmark project for both New South Wales and Australia, and […]

US Housing Market: April S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Index + 6.6%

US Housing Market: April S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Index + 6.6%

US Housing Market:April S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Index + 6.6% US home prices rose in April from a year earlier, lifted by bidding wars in many cities where would-be buyers fought over a sparse supply of homes. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City home price index +6.6% from a year earlier, led by gains in Seattle, Las Vegas and San […]

Is US Real Estate Signalling a Bubble

Is US Real Estate Signalling a Bubble

Is US Real Estate Signalling a Bubble ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Q2 2018 U.S. Home Affordability Report, which shows that the U.S. home prices in the second quarter were at the least affordable level since Q3 2008. The report calculates an affordability index based on percentage […]

Is California Due for a Major Earthquake?

Is California Due for a Major Earthquake?

Is California Due for a Major Earthquake? Geophysicists are hypothesizing that the San Andreas fault line in California could be the central point of a massive earthquake after new research suggested that the fault may be at higher risk than previously thought. Researchers at Arizona State University have published a new study looking at the […]

US Dollar: Interest Rates to Rise

US Dollar: Interest Rates to Rise

Historically low unemployment and signs of rising inflation mean there is a “strong” case for continued, steady interest rate hikes, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday. The Fed this month adopted its seventh rate hike since 2015 and forecast an accelerated pace of increases in its benchmark lending rates, predicting a total of […]

Palm Beach Booming

Palm Beach Booming

Palm Beach County’s commitment to job growth and business development is paying off for taxpayers, municipalities, and companies who relocate here. Current rankings show that Palm Beach County is breaking records, attracting smart employers and rapidly growing as a business hub. 24/7 Wall Street named Florida among 16 states where personal incomes are booming, and […]

Florida Top of Fastest-Growing Luxury Real Estate Markets

Florida Top of Fastest-Growing Luxury Real Estate Markets

Interest from prospective home buyers in Northern states have propelled two Florida counties — Sarasota and Collier — to the top of the nation’s fastest-growing luxury housing markets, according to the May 2018 Luxury Home Index from realtor.com®, The Home of Home Search℠. In May, the top 5 percent most expensive home prices in Sarasota […]

China Real Estate: Prices Under Control

China Real Estate: Prices Under Control

Home prices in major Chinese cities largely remained stable in May as local governments toughened up restrictions to prevent speculation, official data showed Friday. On a yearly basis, new residential housing prices in four first-tier cities declined 0.6 percent from a year ago last month, the fourth straight decline, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) […]

Ascot Racecourse is Very Profitable Business

Ascot Racecourse is Very Profitable Business

Ascot Racecourse today announces its financial results for the 12 months ending December 31, 2017. Ascot Authority (Holdings) Limited (AAHL) reported a pre-tax profit of £6.2 million. Pre-tax profits rise from £5.1m to £6.2m Prudent balance sheet management – net debt reduced by £11.9m ahead of schedule to under £60m Increase in Capital Investment and […]

Miami Real Estate News: 1111 Brickell

Miami Real Estate News: 1111 Brickell

KKR and Parkway Property Investments, LLC (“Parkway”) announced today the acquisition of 1111 Brickell, a 30-story, approximately 522,000 square foot Class A office tower in the heart of Miami’s dynamic Brickell submarket. The asset was purchased in a newly-formed joint venture between affiliates of KKR and Parkway. Square Mile Capital Management LLC originated the acquisition […]

Real Estate Trouble in Hong Kong

Real Estate Trouble in Hong Kong

As housing prices spiral in Hong Kong, young professionals are living in ever-shrinking spaces, with box-like “nano-flats” and co-shares touted as fashionable solutions. Blocks of sleek miniature apartments packed with mod cons are springing up around the densely packed city, pitched as an attractive and more affordable lifestyle choice, but still at an eye-watering cost. […]

World’s Hottest Real Estate on Concierge Auctions in June

World’s Hottest Real Estate on Concierge Auctions in June

Concierge Auctions has unveiled its June lineup of real estate offerings spanning six countries and 11 U.S. states, including an exclusive collection for its second-annual Summer Sale specifically targeting high-net-worth Chinese real estate buyers worldwide in partnership with media powerhouses The Wall Street Journal and Mansion Global. The collection features 15 properties, the majority of […]

HEFFX Master the Reverse ICO

HEFFX Master the Reverse ICO

HEFFX Master the Reverse ICO HEFFX has built a library of various ICO’s ready for a reverse merger. These include ICO’s in the Marijuana, Travel, Real Estate and Tech Sectors. With the HEFFX pre-built ICO customers are ready to sell tokens day 1. The reverse ICO is defined as the process of buying out the […]

President Richard Nixon’s ‘Western White House’ For Sale at $63.5-M

President Richard Nixon’s ‘Western White House’ For Sale at $63.5-M

President Richard Nixon’s ‘Western White House’ For Sale at $63.5-M $AGN A home that formerly belonged to President Richard Nixon in California has been put back on the market. The San Clemente, California oceanside home, which Nixon used as his “Western White House” during his Presidency, is now listed at $63.5-M. The current owner, Allergan […]

Be Ready for the 2018 Hurricane Season

Be Ready for the 2018 Hurricane Season

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1, and forecasters are reporting we could once again see above-normal storm activity. It only takes one storm to threaten millions of people and the American Red Cross wants everyone to be safe between now and when the season ends in November. The Red Cross is getting ready […]

Islamic Finance: US$400 million Sukuk by DAMAC Real Estate

Islamic Finance: US$400 million Sukuk by DAMAC Real Estate

Nasdaq Dubai today welcomed the listing of US$400 million Sukuk by DAMAC Real Estate Development Limited, DRED. The listing on the region’s international exchange supports DAMAC Properties’ capital raising programme for general corporate purposes and its ongoing growth strategy, as it continues to extend its footprint in the Middle East and beyond with projects in […]

Britons Spend Big on Dubai Real Estate

Britons Spend Big on Dubai Real Estate

British nationals have invested US$8.47 billion (AED31.1 billion) in Dubai’s real estate during the last four years (2014-2017), according to the statistics released by Dubai Land Department, DLD. The United Kingdom is one of the largest investment source markets for Dubai’s real estate. Following the Brexit vote in 2016 and subsequent move for separation from […]

Hong Kong Real Estate News: Victoria Dockside

Hong Kong Real Estate News: Victoria Dockside

Following its initial launch in April 2018, Victoria Dockside, the ambitious 3 million-square-foot, HK$20billion (US$2.6 billion) global art and design district along Hong Kong’s iconic waterfront, sets a new record in office rental rate in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Two new tenants at K11 Atelier, situated within Victoria Dockside, are taking up over 10,000 […]

The United Arab Emirates 1st Choice for Young Arabs

The United Arab Emirates 1st Choice for Young Arabs

The United Arab Emirates retains its position as the top country Arab youth would like to live in and want their own countries to emulate for the seventh consecutive year, according to the ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2018, released on Tuesday. The 10th annual survey also reveals that young Emiratis are extremely optimistic about […]

Philippines: Ayala Outperforms

Philippines: Ayala Outperforms

Property giant Ayala Land Inc. grew its first quarter net profit by 17 percent year-on-year to P6.52 billion, driven by the double-digit expansion of the residential development and commercial leasing businesses. Total revenues also increased by 17 percent year-on-year to P36.98 billion, Ayala Land disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Property development revenues […]

Assets That Will Suffer on the Return to the Normal Interest Rate Regime

Assets That Will Suffer on the Return to the Normal Interest Rate Regime

Assets that Will Suffer on the Return to the Normal Interest Rate Regime $SPY, $GLD, $SLV, $BAC While Treasuries faded a bit after 10-year yields tapped at the 3% mark last week for the 1st time in 4 years, expectations are mounting that higher rates will soon be normal again, that rate historically is 5.0% […]

A New Round of Growth is Coming to China

A New Round of Growth is Coming to China

China has moved to support the issuance of rental properties-backed securities to help finance a burgeoning rental housing market, a crucial part of its planned policy package that aims to stabilize the real estate sector. The real estate investment trust (REIT), a means of property asset securitization, will be piloted for developers to raise funds, […]

eLocations raises 1 million Swiss francs in oversubscribed seed round

eLocations raises 1 million Swiss francs in oversubscribed seed round

eLocations.com, the global proptech startup – has successfully closed its seed round of one million Swiss francs from a group of independent, private global investors. Investment has come from the UK, Switzerland and Austria.   Rents, premiums, key money, surrenders and property sale prices – nothing is as opaque as the real estate vacancy market when […]

Travel News: Atlantis to Open on Sanya China

Travel News: Atlantis to Open on Sanya China

 Atlantis Sanya, the first Atlantis resort in China, will fully open to the public on April 28, 2018. The grand opening of this ocean-themed integrated entertainment destination will coincide with the festivities of Hainan Province Special Economic Zone 30th Anniversary. Located on the Haitang Bay National Coast in Hainan province, Atlantis Sanya joins the flagship […]

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Economic Growth and Investment The latest industrial production report was much better than expected and positive on multiple levels. Overall production was up 1.1% while the manufacturing component was up 1.2%. Probably more importantly, the improvement in manufacturing was centered on business […]

General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) in The Palace of the Gods

General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) in The Palace of the Gods

General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) in The Palace of the Gods The hotel will have approximately 108 rooms. The design brief calls for a communal space without the boundaries of a traditional lobby, reception, bar & restaurant. It’ll be a place where you can play, rest, eat, read, talk, work and connect with other people. […]

Palm Beach Real Estate: Is the Palm House Saga Over?

Palm Beach Real Estate: Is the Palm House Saga Over?

Palm Beach Real Estate: Is the Palm House Saga Over? UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT issues several criminal indictments for multiple violations of federal law and conspiracy. Several guilty pleas have been obtained. South Atlantic Regional Center (“SARC”), Mr. Joseph Walsh, and his companies have been absolved from blame or fault or wrongdoing […]

Californians Fleeing Jerry Brown’s Sanctuary State

Californians Fleeing Jerry Brown’s Sanctuary State

Californians Fleeing Jerry Brown’s Sanctuary State California is a Key battleground state on the issues of immigration reform and protecting illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities. The state’s progressive Democratic Governor Jerry Brown has approved a law that prevents police from inquiring about immigration status and curtails law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration officers. The Golden […]

The Exchange: Dubai International Financial Centre

The Exchange: Dubai International Financial Centre

Dubai International Financial Centre announced today the completion of ‘The Exchange’ building. Located in DIFC’s Gate Village, The Exchange is a Ground + 8 storey building with a total leasable area of 147,000 sq. ft, of which 114,000 sq. ft. is office space and 33,000 sq. ft. is retail space. The AED180 million building comprises […]

Waikiki Beach Hotel Sells For $200 Million

Waikiki Beach Hotel Sells For $200 Million

Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: XHR) (“Xenia” or the “Company”) today announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of the leasehold interest in the 693-room Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel (“Hotel” or “Aston Waikiki”) in Oahu, HI for a sale price of $200 million, or approximately $310,000 per key. The price represented a […]

Sustainability in Dubai

Sustainability in Dubai

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, gives great importance to the sensible use of electricity and water in line with its efforts to achieve the Dubai Plan 2021, to make Dubai a smart, integrated and connected city whose resources are sustainable, the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to establish a sustainable model in energy conservation […]

DP World Strong Results

DP World Strong Results

DP World Strong Results DP World today announced strong financial results for the twelve months ending 31st December, 2017. On a reported basis, revenue grew 13.2% and adjusted EBITDA increased 9.1% with adjusted EBITDA margin of 52.4%, delivering profit attributable to owners of the Company, before separately disclosed items, of US$1,209 million, up 7.3%, and […]

Dubai Travel News

Dubai Travel News

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is exhibiting at this year’s ITB. The world-renowned travel trade show is taking place from 7th to 11th March in Berlin and features 10,000 exhibitors from more than 180 countries. This year marks Dubai’s 29th year at the international show, underlining the emirate’s commitment to the […]

US Household Household Wealth is “at pretty dizzying levels right now”

US Household Household Wealth is “at pretty dizzying levels right now”

US Household Household Wealth is “at pretty dizzying levels right now” $DIA, $SPY, $JPM Americans’ wealth rose more than $2-T in Q-4 of last year, pushing further into record territory, thanks to The Trump Bull Market and rising property prices, data from the Fed showed Thursday. According to the Quarterly Fed report, household net worth, […]

China Heats Up Global Agricultural Real Estate Market

China Heats Up Global Agricultural Real Estate Market

A Chinese tycoon’s purchase of vast wheat fields in France highlights China’s increasing acquisition of foreign farmland as the Asian giant seeks to keep up with its massive population’s growing appetite. With 1.4 billion mouths to feed — one-fifth of the world’s population — but less than 10 percent of the planet’s arable land, China […]

Sharjah Waterfront City

Sharjah Waterfront City

Sharjah Oasis completes AED3 billion in infrastructure works at Sharjah Waterfront City Sharjah Oasis Real Estate is a highly ambitious company with a universal vision, led by a team of passionate professionals who are ready to challenge the status-quo and conventional ways to achieve significant advancements in economic, social and environmental development within the Real […]

UAE a Business Destination

UAE a Business Destination

The United Arab Emirates has been ranked 1st in the world in terms of being different and distinctive and 10th in the world in the way it projects its power on the global stage. The accolade is given in the 2018 Best Countries rankings, covering 80 countries and published by the newspaper US News and […]

What is the Happiest Place in America ?

What is the Happiest Place in America ?

What is the Happiest Place in America ? Hawaii is the State With the Happiest Workers in America; D.C Has the Unhappiest: Study by Sokanu Sokanu’s study provides a timely insight into what makes a fulfilling career in today’s world – Hawaii claimed the top spot for America’s happiest workers for the second year in […]

Trump is Creating Global Growth

Trump is Creating Global Growth

Trump is Creating Global Growth For the first time in many years, the World Bank’s outlook for the global economy is better than expected rather than worse, with all regions seeing improved growth, according to its latest forecast released Tuesday. However, the bank warns that countries must make investments to improve their growth prospects, and […]

Dubai Property Festival

Dubai Property Festival

The Dubai Land Department, DLD, has announced the launch of Dubai Property Festival, DPF, a three-day sales and purchase event to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 9th to 11th April, coinciding with a series of events in Dubai aimed at attracting global investment to the UAE. The three-day festival is expected […]

Travel News: Dubai Still Booming

Travel News: Dubai Still Booming

Travel News: Dubai Still Booming Emirates has been named the world’s safest airlines in 2017, according to a specialised study which was conducted by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) for the air industry magazine Aero International. Etihad Airways featured high as well among the world’s safest airlines, according to the list which […]

World’s New Tallest Hotel to Open in Dubai

World’s New Tallest Hotel to Open in Dubai

World’s New Tallest Hotel to Open in Dubai The Emirate already holds the record for the world’s tallest hotel with the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will become the home of the world’s new tallest hotel in the coming weeks as the Gevora prepares to opens its doors. The emirate already held the record for the […]

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX More people signed contracts in November to buy homes, with pending sales rose 0.2% as the US housing market copes with a dwindling supply of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending home sales was 109.5 […]

Investing in Dubai

Investing in Dubai

The Annual Investment Meeting, AIM, will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 9th to 11th April 2018 with the participation of leaders, decision-makers and high-level local, regional and international government officials. The annual forum is one of the leading regional events on foreign direct investments, FDI, and is organised by the UAE […]

Sky-high Housing Costs Make California the Poorest State

Sky-high Housing Costs Make California the Poorest State

Sky-high Housing Costs Make California the Poorest State California leads the nation once again in a statistic no state wants to boast about. When the cost of living is factored in, the Golden State has the highest poverty rate in the country. More than 20 percent of its residents struggle to make ends meet, according […]

EU Property Giant Bets $16-B on US Shopping Malls

EU Property Giant Bets $16-B on US Shopping Malls

EU Property Giant Bets $16-B on US Shopping Malls $UNRDY, $WFGPY, $AMZN Europe’s biggest property firm Unibail-Rodamco (OTCMKT:UNRDY) is to buy US and UK mall operator Westfield Corp. (OTCMKT:WFGPY) for $16-B, a defensive move to create a global leader in a sector grappling with the online shopping challenge led by Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). The transaction gives […]

Investing in Thailand 2018

Investing in Thailand 2018

Thailand is well position to connect investors to new opportunities arising from the increasing border trade and the region’s rapid economic growth. With its strategic location in the center of ASEAN with emerging markets, including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia and southern China, on its border. In the first nine months of 2017, statistics from Thailand’s […]

UAE’s achievements in the field of Infrastructure in 2017

UAE’s achievements in the field of Infrastructure in 2017

UAE’s achievements in the field of Infrastructure in 2017. Infrastructure is one of the main pillars in the UAE’s development achievements helping to ensure continued growth and to facilitate the fulfilment of the UAE Vision 2021. This seeks to achieve a sustainable environment and infrastructure by 2021, and the UAE has set Key Performance Indicators […]

UAE Real Estate Report

UAE Real Estate Report

The combined value of the 11,755 active construction projects in the UAE has exceeded US$818.2 billion (around AED3 trillion) in November 2017, according to latest UAE Construction Analytics report issued by BNC Network, the largest and most comprehensive project research and intelligence provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This makes the […]

Travel News: Dubai Remains a Hot Spot

Travel News: Dubai Remains a Hot Spot

Travel News: Dubai Remains a Hot Spot Dubai International, DXB, welcomed 6.9 million passengers in October, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic at the DXB reached 6,865,296 in October compared to 6,420,208 recorded in the corresponding month last year, an increase of 6.9 percent. Year to date, […]

Hong Kong Real Estate Defying Gravity

Hong Kong Real Estate Defying Gravity

Hong Kong Real Estate Defying Gravity $JLL, $HSBC, $JPM Hong Kong’s steaming housing market shows no signs of cooling down anytime soon. Prices in the City have climbed 11% YTD defying skeptics waiting for the bubble to burst and government attempts to rein in the world’s most expensive housing market through a raft of taxes and […]

Julius Baer’s Lifestyle Index 2017: Wealth Report: Asia

Julius Baer’s Lifestyle Index 2017: Wealth Report: Asia The Asian wealth management landscape Asia is Julius Baer’s second home market and a powerhouse of global wealth creation. The region’s pool of investable assets held by High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) is on track to reach USD 14.5 trillion by 2020, representing growth of 160% in […]

Homeownership Does Not Build Wealth Like Other Investments

Homeownership Does Not Build Wealth Like Other Investments

Homeownership Does Not Build Wealth Like Other Investments $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A home is a place to live, raise ad family and thrive, if it goes up in value it is a lucky extra Homeownership is necessarily better than paying rent, according to a study Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University and the University […]

Dubai’s Bulgari Resort Hotel Opens in December

Dubai’s Bulgari Resort Hotel Opens in December

Dubai’s Bulgari Resort Hotel Opens in December $MAR The Bulgari Resort is located on an exclusive Seahorse-shaped island off of Jumeirah Road Dubai’s new Bulgari Resort, claimed to be the emirate’s most expensive hotel, will officially open to the public on 7 December, as part of a wider project under development by holding company Meraas. […]

US Real Estate Report

US Real Estate Report

Commercial prices will plateau and may fall in large markets, but secondary markets will experience sustained demand and stable real estate prices, according to Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors® chief economist. During a commercial real estate forecast session today at the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, Yun and JLL Chief Economist Ryan Severino both […]

Qiaomengyuan the Dream Incubator for Overseas Chinese

Qiaomengyuan the Dream Incubator for Overseas Chinese

As the most renowned homeland of overseas Chinese, Jiangmen has worked to create an innovative industrial cluster known as “Qiaomengyuan” (the Dream Incubator for Overseas Chinese), set up a 2-billion-yuan start-up and innovation development fund and build a transportation hub for the west bank of the Pearl River. According to the People’s Government of Jiangmen […]

UAE is Booming

UAE is Booming

The International Monetary Fund expects the United Arab Emirates’ economic growth to nearly triple next year as the country’s capital Abu Dhabi, benefits from an expected recovery in oil prices, according to Bloomberg. The UAE’s gross domestic product will expand 3.4 percent in 2018, largely on expectations that growth in Abu Dhabi will surge to […]

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