Month: May 2013

Survey launched to find students’ favourite brands

Students will be able to choose what their favourite brands are with a new survey launched by The Beans Group. The organisation released its Youth 100 list of top brands, following the success of last year’s survey, which found YouTube, Wikipedia, Cadbury, Google and the BBC to be the top five brands for students. A… Read more »

London sees long queues for Dubai property investment show


A property investment show for Dubai real estate attracted long queues in London this week. Summary: Long queues formed for the Emaar Properties roadshow Emaar Properties’ event took place on May 14th and 15th This shows the renewed interest in UAE property among investors There were long queues for a Dubai property investment show put on… Read more »

£80m office development in Manchester could go ahead


Plans for an office development in central Manchester have been submitted to Manchester City Council. Fred and Peter Done, through their company Mosley Street Ventures, hope their proposal for the £80 million project in St Peter’s Square will be given the go ahead by the local authority. The 11-storey building will consist of 162,000 sq… Read more »

RAK sees 300,000 visitors during Q1 2013

Changes to Dubai’s holiday home market to boost sector

During the first quarter of 2013 more than 300,000 people travelled to RAK. Summary: 304,843 people visited RAK between January and the end of March 2013 Lots of tourists were from Saudi Arabia More than 1.5 million Saudis visit the UAE every year The tourism industry in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) has shown signs of… Read more »

Salford Council announces plans for 200 new homes to fulfil demand

Changes to Dubai’s holiday home market to boost sector

Salford will see nearly 200 new homes being built in the area in an attempt to meet growing demand for properties, as the population in Greater Manchester continues to grow. The properties are set to be constructed in Cadishead and will help regenerate the area and boost the local economy, according to Salford City Council’s… Read more »

No of FTBs rose by 20% in March 2013

homeowners moving in

March saw the number of FTBs in the UK increase by 20%. Summary: 19,100 mortgages were given to FTBs in March 2013 This is an increase of 20% from February 50,900 loans were advanced to FTBs in Q1 2013 The number of first-time buyers (FTBs) entering the UK property market in March 2013 rose by… Read more »

Winners of UofM’s Venture Further 2013 awards revealed

Michael Owen

Prizes were handed out at the Venture Further 2013 awards, with 12 teams of students from The University of Manchester (UofM) competing against each other to receive a prestigious gong. On Tuesday (May 14th), winners were announced in different subject categories, including business and technology. Venture Further is put on by Manchester Business School’s Centre for… Read more »

No of jobs for young people drops by 400,000 since 2008

There is a shortfall of 395,000 jobs for young people aged between 18 and 24 in the UK, compared with 2008 levels. This is according to the Trade Union Congress (TUC), which stated this age group has seen the biggest decline in job opportunities in the country. General Secretary of the TUC Frances O’Grady said… Read more »