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Can’t Get Enough!

Being Dubai, it was no surprise to see two property reports, with different conclusions, this week. Knights Frank had a slightly positive summary that the sector is heading for a soft landing, with prices remaining flat in Q4 followed by a likely increase in 2017. 2,271 more words


Where Did It All Go Wrong?

Aurecon, the appointed engineer and architect for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, has awarded the wind-engineering consultancy to London-based MT Fluid Mechanics. On completion, the US$ 1 billion Emaar structure will be at least 100 mt higher than its 828 mt Burj Khalifa stable mate. 1,696 more words


Livin’ On The Edge!

Latest Dubai Land Department data show that for the first 8 months of the year, there have been 38.8k sales, mortgages and other transactions, totalling US$ 43.0 billion, with 15.5k dealings, worth US$ 16.5 billion, over the past three months. 2,456 more words


Bridge Over Troubled Water

With developers keeping a firm grip on the supply of residential units (this year only 35% of expected new property will be released into the market), it is surprising to read many property-related reports full of doom and gloom. 2,223 more words


The true cost of investing

Paul Lewis has had a summer holiday sitting in his tent reading spreadsheets. I spent the past 24 hours listening to people within the investment industry, either boasting that they were enabling as much as 3% pa of a client’s investment to be “retained” in the financial services food chain or moaning that they were prevented from taking more than 0.75% pa from the member’s pot. 1,443 more words


A Night At The Opera

Dubai’s construction boom is being fuelled by Expo 2020, increased tourist numbers and the fact that the population is set to grow by 38.2%, to 3.4 million, over the next four years. 2,030 more words


A Discussion with John Swinney MSP

Join us in Glow TV on Monday 29th August at 12.45pm for an opportunity to put your views and thoughts to John Swinney, Depute First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. 228 more words

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