Month: February 2013

Dubai property sector on its way to receiving $1 billion boost

pile of dollars

Douglas Kirkman was named as Chief Executive Officer of ICD-Brookfield Management Limited, which will manage a $1-billion property fund in Dubai. Summary: Douglas Kirkman has been given the title of Chief Executive Officer of ICD-Brookfield Management Limited This $1-billion fund will provide a boost to the property market in Dubai The fund will focus on… Read more »

Dubai’s infrastructure ‘has improved significantly’

construction work in Dubai

There has been a huge increase in the number of roads in Dubai over the last few years. Summary: The RTA says there are now 12,403 lane km in Dubai This is an increase of 1,300 lane km from 2010 to 2012 Improvements in road networks is necessary for its two million-strong population The infrastructure… Read more »

2011/12 saw students in the UK achieve 780,000 degrees

More than 780,000 qualifications were awarded by UK universities in 2011/12. The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has revealed 787,205 first degrees, postgraduate qualifications and undergraduate qualifications were achieved last year. This is 3% more than the previous 12-month period when 762,540 higher education qualifications were awarded. Between 2010 and 2011, 369,010 were given to… Read more »

Should parents buy student property?

Parents who are considering buying student property have been given advice by a law firm. DMH Stallard has provided some tips on what to bear in mind when thinking about purchasing somewhere for university students to live as part of a property investment. It stated that doing so could be a lucrative move, as rental… Read more »

Build-to-let ‘is vital for UK property market’

construction (hard hat)

Build-to-rent is the way forward for the UK property market, according to Housing Minister Mark Prisk. Summary: Housing Minister Mark Prisk thinks new developments are the key to helping the rental market He plans to discuss this with the British Property Federation Residential Conference today (February 27th) The government’s build-to-let policy will include £200 million… Read more »

Over 23,000 building permits issued in 2012

construction dubai

More than 23,000 building permits were issued in Dubai in 2012, according to Dubai Municipality. Summary: Dubai saw 23,243 building permits issued last year This included 12,952 for private villas, 3,339 for multi-storey buildings and 1,366 for commercial villas These figures demonstrate a “revival of the construction industry” There were more than 23,000 building permits… Read more »

13% rise in students studying UK degrees overseas

There has been a surge in the number of students choosing to study a UK degree abroad. The Guardian reported a 13% rise in students at international offshoots of UK universities over the last year. It stated that 571,000 students studied abroad between 2011 and 2012, which is one-third more than 2009-10. Joanna Newman, Director… Read more »

Top brunch ideas to treat your mum on Mother’s Day

Our mums do pretty much everything for us, so it’s nice to be able to say ‘thank you’ for one day a year, which is why Mother’s Day (March 10th) is such a good excuse to spoil them. I recently gave you tips on how you can make your mum feel like a million pounds… Read more »