• Real Estate

    OBG’s real estate market analysis includes detailed information about supply and demand in the residential, commercial and retail segments. We cover major development projects by local and international investors and examine changes in the regulatory framework and bank lending practices.
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How much concern is there among developers about oversupply in the market?

 

Sentiment in Oman’s real estate sector remains cautiously upbeat in the face of a downturn in the global price of oil and the consequent impact on government expenditure plans in the sultanate. Residential rental prices have softened in some areas, with landlords preferring to trim prices to avoid untenanted periods in their properties, but in...

 

Faced with lower oil revenues than in previous years, it is perhaps unsurprising that the government of Oman should look to more vibrant areas of the economy as a source of additional tax revenues. However, when the Ministry of Housing hiked real estate transaction fees for sales and leasing in February 2016, from 3% to 5% of the land value,...

Chapter | Real Estate from The Report: Oman 2017

Sentiment in Oman’s real estate sector remains cautiously upbeat in the face of a downturn in the global price of oil and the consequent impact on government spending plans in the sultanate. Residential rental prices have softened in some areas, with landlords preferring to trim prices to avoid untenanted periods in their properties, but in new fashionable developments lettings and sales have...

Despite ongoing economic pressures associated with the drop in oil prices, Oman’s diversification strategy and efforts to enhance wider revenue streams are beginning to bear fruit, as witnessed by continued growth in the non-oil sector despite dropping incomes and wider regional instability.

 

What measures can be taken to encourage foreign investment in Myanmar’s infrastructure?