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Middle East

Mecca property sales quadruple in 2013

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Sales values and volumes have risen by up to four times in the holy city of Mecca within 2013, even though land prices are...
Construction of Kingdom Tower set to begin

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Ground works and testing for the planned $1.23-billion Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, have started recently to determine whether the construction of the...
Dubai luxury real estate still reasonably priced: Study

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Dubai’s prime luxury property market continues to remain affordable in comparison to key global cities despite prices rising by 17 per cent in 2013,...

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Driven by rapid urbanisation and demographic changes, especially in emerging markets, global investment in the real estate sector is likely to increase by 55...
Cluttons named leasing agent for Bahrain’s Dragon City

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International real estate agency Cluttons has been appointed by Chinamex, one of China’s largest overseas trading companies, as the official agent to lease the...

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Tasweek Real Estate Marketing and Development, a United Arab Emirates-based real estate and property firm, has forged a partnership with Investvine.com, the fast-growing news...
Philippines bans workers from going to Yemen

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The Philippine government on December 9 banned its workers from going to Yemen after an attack by militants there killed more than 50 people,...
Emirates NBD ventures into Southeast Asia

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Emirates NBD, the UAE's second largest banking group by assets, is making Indonesia its core market in Southeast Asia as it expands beyond its...
Germany sells tanks, armored vehicles to Indonesia

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German Rheinmetall Group will supply the Indonesian military with 102 modernised Leopard 2 main battle tanks, 42 upgraded Marder 1A3 infantry fighting vehicles and...
Thailand tourism arrivals grew 22% this year

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Despite political instability, plans for introducing an entry fee and higher airport taxes, as well as security issues at popular holiday spots, tourism arrivals...
Malaysia Airports eyes projects in Middle East, ASEAN

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Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is keen to bid for new airport projects in the Middle East, Myanmar and the Philippines, said its CFO...
‘Hub Singapore’ in the limelight of Gulf investors

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As the GCC-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (GSFTA) came into force on September 1, 2013, Gulf companies and especially Qatari investors are expected to flock...
Travel feature: Stuck in Doha

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Late September 2001, and the world was still on-edge during the weeks after the infamous Twin Tower attacks. What better time to open a...
Southeast Asia’s energy hunger needs to be stilled

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The Asian energy ministers’ meeting, the Fifth Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable held on September 12 in Seoul and co-hosted by South Korea and Qatar,...
How can Qatar beef up its appeal for foreign workers?

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An easy question, it seems: Pay them a multiple of what they would earn at home. That’s true, but does only apply to highly-skilled...
Singapore-GCC trade agreement in effect

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A new trade pact, the Gulf Cooperation Council-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (GSFTA) came into effect on September 1, 2013. The GSFTA is a comprehensive free...
ASEAN’s largest medical fair set to open in Bangkok

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Bangkok's centrally located Queen Sirikit National Convention Center will be the venue for Southeast Asia's largest healthcare exhibition, the bi-annual Medical Fair Thailand 2013,...
No Al-Qaeda threat in Philippines, say officials

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In the wake of a move by Washington D.C. to shut down embassies across the Middle East and North Africa due to a terrorist...