Month: January 2015

How will the general election affect investment in 2015?

How will the general election affect investment in 2015?

On May 7th 2015, voters will take to the booths and attempt to come to a consensus about who rules the UK. The outcome could have major implications for investment. Your complete guide to investment and the 2015 General Election. On a macro investment level, general elections always hold some uncertainties for many people, both overseas… Read more »

Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow property record strong year end

Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow property record strong year end

The north-south property price gap narrowed in the latter half of last year, new research suggests. Property prices in Edinburgh and Glasgow surged in the final six months of 2014 Investors had been waiting for the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum Property investments in Newcastle also performed well in the second six months of… Read more »

Grexit prospect to initiate UK property purchases?

Grexit prospect to initiate UK property purchases?

Syriza’s Greek election win has had a dramatic effect on early Asian trading and the euro currency. Summary: Assets such as gold and UK property may be investment safehavens in the uncertainty following Syriza’s Greek election win Asian stocks lost a lot of the gains they made last week in the early trading session The… Read more »

Dubai property investments total 109 billion AED in 2014

Dubai property investments total 109 billion AED in 2014

Investors spent 109 billion AED on Dubai property in 2014, according to new figures from the Land Department. Summary: 109 billion AED was spent on Dubai property last year in over 40,000 transactions Emiratis spent the most on the assets, with purchasing costs for the year totalling 22.77 billion AED Director-General of Dubai Land Department… Read more »

Property investors told to focus on rental returns

Property investors told to focus on rental returns

The NLA has urged property investors and landlords to focus on long-term rental income rather than rely on high levels of capital growth. Summary: UK private rented housing stock has appreciated by £177 billion over the past five years The NLA has told landlords to focus on rental yields Southampton and Manchester offer the highest… Read more »

New 142m AED road project to open in Ras Al Khaimah

New 142m AED road project to open in Ras Al Khaimah

A new 142 million AED road is the latest example of Ras Al Khaimah’s ongoing infrastructural investment plans. Summary: The Ministry of Public Works has confirmed the Gasidat-Shaml route is nearly complete The four-year project has cost around 142 million AED Investment in Ras Al Khaimah is widespread ahead of an expected economic growth curve… Read more »

Student property investment rises as UK university participation levels increase

Student property investment rises as UK university participation levels increase

The UK has the fifth highest levels of higher education participation in the world, according to the OECD. Summary: OECD the finds UK has the fifth highest levels of higher education participation Almost half of the young people in the UK now attend a higher education institution Levels of student property has failed to keep… Read more »

Dubai investment ‘insulated from falling oil price’

Dubai investment ‘insulated from falling oil price’

Following a year of phenomenal investment returns in Dubai, the falling price of oil is not expected to alter sentiment in 2015. Summary: With a thoroughly diversified economy, Dubai will be insulated from falling oil prices The government plans to increase state spending by 9% in 2015 Residential investment is expected to continue with 25,000… Read more »