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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

Glow TV

Between A Rock And A Hard Place

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved several projects as part of the emirate’s Traffic and Transportation Plan 2030. These include the Shindaga Crossing (to replace the current tunnel), several new marine stations, expansion to the Burj Khalifa metro station and a 120 mt JBR pedestrian bridge. 2,236 more words

Finance

The Way The Wind Blows

According to ValuStrat’s projections, there are already some indications of a slight firming up in home rents. Median asking rents were 1.3 per cent higher than in Q4-15 and 2.8 per cent over Q1-16. 2,534 more words

Finance

Long Hot Summer!

Dubai Municipality is still considering the whereabouts of a new tourist landmark, Dubai Steps – potential locations include Dubai Creek, Dubai Marina and Union Square. The 100 mt, 500-step structure will be unique because it will lead to nowhere. 2,394 more words

Finance

Where Have All The Flowers Gone - When Will They Ever Learn?

It is reported that what would have been the world’s largest hospitality and leisure development in 2007 could be revived. The US$ 27.2 billion Bawadi, a JV between Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties, was shelved as a result of the GFC. 1,946 more words

Finance

Living In The Gangsta’s Paradise

With developers continuing to scale back on completion of launched and often pre-sold projects, the number of new homes handed over in Q2 totalled only 2.8k; industry expectations were that up to 40k residences would be handed over this year – in fact that number will struggle to reach 15k, with only 5k units delivered so far in 2016. 2,522 more words

Finance

The Great Pretender!

Reidin’s latest report shows marginal May increases for both Dubai apartment and villa prices – but 5.2% and 6.0% down year on year. Meanwhile rents for both apartments (3.0%) and villas (6.4%) fell over the year whilst May saw a 0.47% increase, as villa rents edged downwards by 0.53%. 1,591 more words

Finance