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    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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As Kuwait’s economy continues to adjust to the new oil price environment the country’s government is pushing ahead with investment plans and reforms that promise to put the country on a sustainable growth path in the coming years.

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Thailand 2017

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. The Thai real estate market is decidedly split. In general, buyers are increasingly...

Despite considerable geopolitical volatility, Thailand’s economy remains well diversified, stable and poised for expansion in 2017.

 

Since taking office in September 2015, the government of Prime Minister Keith Rowley has been looking into the development of affordable housing with the twin objectives of meeting the needs of lower-income families and using the construction industry to stimulate employment and economic recovery. In December 2015, Rowley said his government...

 

A diverse real estate market exists in Trinidad and Tobago, focused on domestic home ownership and rental, tourism-related property sales and rentals, and commercial property and office space. There are several hundred active real estate agents operating across T&T. The central bank classifies these activities as part of the wider “finance...

 

The construction industry is an important part of the local economy, accounting for almost 5% of GDP. Central bank data projected this figure would fall to 4.7% in 2016, a 0.2-percentage-point decrease from the year before. The bank also expected the construction and quarrying segment would contract by 7.6% in 2016. This downturn in...