• Construction

    OBG’s Construction sector analysis highlights investment opportunities in the infrastructure, residential, commercial and industrial segments. Government policies are reviewed along with labour, materials and land costs, trends in bank lending and the public tendering process.
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An important engine of growth for Thailand, the construction sector is acting as a hedge as many other sectors face challenges in the form of global economic weakness and tepid consumer demand. Together with tourism and, to an extent, finance, construction is keeping the slowdown from becoming too severe. This is a significant change from...

 

How do you assess the current disparity between the high-, medium- and low-end residential markets in terms of demand and pricing?

 

The Thai real estate market is decidedly split. In general, buyers are increasingly constrained and finding it difficult to fund or finance purchases. The average Thai is being held back due to persistent slow economic growth and high levels of consumer debt. However, in the centre of Bangkok and at the high end, the story is very different....

 

How are public-private partnership (PPP) frameworks being developed to encourage private sector participation in housing construction projects?

 

Which segments are showing strength in the present real estate environment?

 

The impressive scale of Kuwait’s real estate sector can be seen from outer space in a time lapse video made from satellite images. These images show a new city in the country’s south being gradually reclaimed from the sea over the course of 15 years. Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City represents KD1.5bn ($5.1bn) worth of private investment by the La’ala...