Month: May 2013

Dubai Airport reveals passenger traffic in April reaches nearly 5.5m


Passenger numbers at Dubai International Airport had double-digit growth for nine consecutive months. Summary: Nearly 5.5 million people travelled through Dubai Airport in April This is a rise of 18.7% from April 2012 Passenger numbers have climbed by 16.3% since the start of 2013 April marked the ninth month of passenger traffic growth at Dubai… Read more »

House values in seaside towns climb by 63% since 2003

sand castle on a beach

The cost of buying a house in seaside towns in England and Wales has risen by 63%. Summary: Properties in seaside towns are typically £197,938 This is an increase of 63% since 2003 The average house price in England and Wales is £166,094 The average price of properties in seaside towns in England and Wales… Read more »

Russells Construction named contractor of the year


Russells Construction was chosen as the best contractor in the north-west at the Insider North West Property Awards 2013. The event, which took place last week (May 23rd), saw the construction firm being given the title as contractor of the year, with Eric Wright Construction, Galliford Try Building North, Willmot Dixon Construction and Kier Construction… Read more »

Didsbury most popular area outside London for young professionals

Didsbury is the most sought after area to live in for young professionals outside of London and the south-east. Summary: Didsbury is the most appealing place to buy a home for workers outside of London Typical properties here cost £236,844 This is compared with the average price of property in Manchester (£142,041) Didsbury in Manchester… Read more »

UofM student wins top prize in Barclays business competition


A student from The University of Manchester (UofM) has taken home the top prize in a Barclays business competition to get training and support. Christina Taylor from Manchester Business School beat the other 59 finalists to win in the Barclays School for Start-ups contest for social entrepreneurs. Among her prizes are one-to-one mentoring from a… Read more »

Dubai firms reveal predictions for economic growth

Rental prices in Dubai grow by 3% in June

Businesses in Dubai think there will be more sales and profits during the next quarter. Summary: Lots of Dubai firms are positive about the UAE economy 86% think sales and profits for Q1 2013 were good 98% of businesses plan to maintain or increase staff levels during Q2 Dubai businesses anticipate there will be economic… Read more »

Lowering tuition fees ‘will not cost Treasury more’

Reducing the cost of tuition fees for students in the UK will not result in higher charges to the Treasury and universities will not be financially worse off, it has been suggested. University think tank million+ released a new report entitled Higher Education Funding in England: Do the alternatives add up? yesterday (May 23rd). The… Read more »

Top 5 tips for investing in student property


Any investment involves a lot of research before you part with your cash, so you can be confident you have considered – and eliminated – the potential risks associated with the asset you are investing in. If you think your next money-making opportunity is student property, here are some suggestions on how to launch yourself into the market.