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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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While Mexico’s real estate market shows positive trends in a variety of segments, including residential, retail, industrial, office and tourism, overall 2018 was a challenging year for the sector. The transition of power to a new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, better known by his acronym AMLO, and the arrival of Claudia Sheinbaum,...

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Mexico 2019

The country’s potential in this area is highlighted by its rank of 49 out of 140 countries in terms of infrastructure in the “Global Competitiveness Report 2018” published by the World Economic Forum. Despite this, between 2017 and early 2019 the sector faltered due to a slowdown in civil engineering projects and uncertainty about Mexico’s trade relationship with the US. Although uncertainty...

In 2018 Mexico’s economy ranked second in Latin America and 15th in the world in terms of GDP, which totalled $1.22trn, according to the World Bank. In 2019 the newly elected President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pushed ahead with efforts to meet his pledge to tackle corruption and implement austerity measures within the government, to reduce costs and curb excessive expenditures.

Efforts to improve public governance are gradually bolstering confidence in Papua New Guinea’s economy, despite national performance being heavily dependent on the extractive industries. Backed by macroeconomic development plans, Prime Minister James Marape’s administration is seeking to improve debt management, reduce foreign exchange imbalances, widen access to social services and provide greater employment opportunities.


Driven by a growing middle class, rising urbanisation and some of the most attractive prices in the Mediterranean region, Tunisia’s real estate sector offers some of the best potential in North Africa. However, inflation caused by the depreciation of the Tunisian dinar over the last two years, as well as central bank interest rate hikes, have...


What is being done to modernise the framework governing the construction sector?