• 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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As Egypt is the most-populous Arab nation and third-most populous in Africa, population pressure is driving the nation’s economic agenda, with an estimated 3.5m young Egyptians entering the labour force by 2023. Recent years have seen an array of public initiatives aimed at encouraging private sector activity, but these remain hampered by a challenging economic backdrop and structural hurdles.

 

Supported by strong fundamentals, Indonesia continues to break ground on major construction projects. Fuelled by a comprehensive public infrastructure agenda, large-scale developments have become the norm. However, while the construction sector remains an important pillar of the country’s economy, project development is still hindered by...

 

As residents move away from rural areas, cities in Indonesia are increasingly feeling the pressures of urbanisation. To improve quality of life in increasingly congested urban centres, the government has adopted the 100 Smart City Movement, an initiative that aims to establish 100 technologically advanced cities across the archipelago by the...

 

Urbanisation is a mega-trend redefining contemporary life in both developed and emerging markets across the globe. This mass rural-urban movement of people and expansion of cities to absorb formerly isolated villages is a relatively recent phenomenon: in 1950, only 751m people lived in urban areas. By 2018, however, the number of urban...

 

To what extent is the government prioritising private sector participation, notably foreign contractors, in new construction projects?

 

What are some of the major challenges facing the Indonesian real estate market?