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Pound falls to 20-month low – time for UK property investors to act?

Pound falls to 20-month low - time for UK property investors to act? Following the postponement of a crucial Brexit deal vote by the UK government, the pound has fallen close to its lowest value against the US dollar since April 2017 - and this creates a significant opportunity for international investors to buy UK real estate. What’s happened? On Monday 10th December, UK Prime Minister Theresa May... 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 »

Will Turkey uncertainty prompt Kuwait investors to consider UK property?

Will Turkey uncertainty prompt Kuwait investors to consider UK property? With the lira falling to record lows and ongoing political and economic uncertainty, could real estate in the stable UK market help to diversify investment portfolios?   Summary: Political and economic instability in Turkey has prompted heavy losses for Kuwait investors with assets in the country The Secretary General of the Kuwaiti Real Estate Owners... Read more »

Leading Bahrain communications operator invests in UK

Leading Bahrain communications operator invests in UK Growing demand from its customers has increased the need for VIVA Bahrain to expand its footprint into London, at a time when the two countries continue to build closer ties with each other.   One of Bahrain’s leading telecommunications providers has deployed new points-of-presence in the UK It follows increased demand from customers and businesses... Read more »

Over two-thirds of GCC buyers make investment decisions independently

shutterstock_683399149 (1) While it highlights investor confidence in the region, it's important that buyers also take into consideration seller credibility before making any final investment decision. Summary: 35% of investors based in the GCC make final investment decisions based on their own experience A large proportion also consider advice or take referrals from family and friends But... 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 »