Category: World

Hong Kong property slowdown: Investors to turn to UK real estate?

Hong Kong property slowdown: Investors to turn to UK real estate?

Falling stock markets and weaker sentiment is fuelling the belief that the boom in the world’s most expensive property market is ending – so will this prompt buyers in the region to explore high-growth markets internationally? Summary: Sentiment in Hong Kong’s property sector appears to be softening, amid falling stocks and rising borrowing costs Some… Read more »

Saudi Arabia seeks UK investment into aviation industry

Saudi Arabia seeks UK investment into aviation industry Roundtable held in London with the Saudi-British Business Council and General Authority of Civil Aviation, at a time when increased links between the two countries are also coinciding with spiking interest in UK real estate investment. Summary: Saudi Arabia is hoping that leading British companies in the field of civil aviation will soon increase investment... Read more »

Bitcoin ban: Saudi Arabia investors to turn to property investment?

Bitcoin ban: Saudi Arabia investors to turn to property investment? With the trading of cryptocurrency in the Kingdom now outlawed, will investors in the country begin to consider more traditional investments, such as overseas real estate, once again? Summary: Cryptocurrency trading in Saudi Arabia has been made illegal following an announcement from the country’s financial legislator The volatility of new digital currencies and the security... Read more »

Saudi Arabia non-oil economy shows signs of growth

Saudi Arabia non-oil economy shows signs of growth S&P Dow Jones Indices also set to upgrade the Kingdom's bourse to emerging market status - but overseas investment still a key diversification strategy for the country's investors. Summary: Saudi Arabia’s non-oil sectors are growing by 2.3%, while the country’s real GDP growth is forecast to rise 1.9% in 2018 The Kingdom’s stock market is... Read more »

Kuwait stock market set for international upgrade?

Kuwait stock market set for international upgrade? Recent reforms and strong growth could see Kuwait be given ‘emerging market’ status, at a time when investor confidence is prompting an increased demand for overseas property.   Summary: Kuwait’s stock exchange could soon be upgraded to ‘emerging market’ status by global index compiler Morgan Stanley Capital International It would join the stock markets of... Read more »

UK “natural partner” for Saudi Arabia privatisation

UK "natural partner" for Saudi Arabia privatisation Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group heralds Britain as a "gateway and bridge" for reforms in the Kingdom, as new research reveals rising interest in UK real estate among investors in the country. Summary: The UK can provide a “gateway and a bridge” for international capital with increased Saudi Arabia privatisation Chairman of the... Read more »

GCC investors to achieve higher yields with overseas property?

GCC investors to achieve higher yields with overseas property? In addition to achieving returns in a foreign currency, higher annual returns have been revealed to be a key motivator in GCC buyers seeking overseas property.   Summary: 27% of investors in the GCC would be motivated to buy overseas property to achieve higher yields Earning returns in a foreign currency was also a key... Read more »

Long-term capital growth now main objective for GCC investors

Long-term capital growth now main objective for GCC investors Almost a quarter of investors across the region will now be choosing new assets based on their ability to deliver long-term growth - so which investments should they be prioritising? Summary: Over half of investors in the GCC have declared that they will be investing in the future for different reasons compared to those that... Read more »