• 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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While external events have weighed on the sector in recent years, activity has started to pick up and there is reason to expect that this can be sustained. A number of factors, including the country’s sizeable refugee population and the government’s new focus on transport and infrastructure development, point to the potential for higher growth...

 

Centred on the capital, Amman, Jordan’s real estate sector experienced a largely stable 2016-17 period. Rents and sales prices registered marginal increases in the residential market, while there were slight declines in the commercial segment. Much of this was due to the higher growth and rapid development of recent years, which left a good...

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Jordan 2018

While 2016 saw an overall slowdown in growth in Jordan’s construction sector, there is reason to expect more activity in the near future. A number of factors, including the country’s sizable refugee population and the government’s new focus on transport and infra¬structure development, point to a stimulated sector and increased growth. In addition, any easing of geopolitical tensions in the...

As ongoing volatility continues to hamper growth in the region, Jordan has made significant progress in preserving macroeconomic stability and reducing its fiscal deficit in the past few years. Efforts to the fulfill the stipulations of a $723m extended fund facility agreement with the IMF continue, and the government may need to pursue more widespread reforms to increase income tax revenues and limit tax avoidance so as to sustain recent momentum.

 

In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of humanity was living in urban areas. Perhaps the most remarkable observation about this trend is the speed at which it has happened: as recently as 1900 urban areas accounted for 13% of the global population. Towns and cities are seen as the crucibles of opportunity for many rural...

 

Hopes are high that a recent move to clarify regulations governing the sale and development of condominiums in Myanmar will boost their demand. The Condominium Rules, published by the Ministry of Construction (MoC) on December 15, 2017 ease restrictions on foreign ownership, clarify aspects of the law and provide greater safeguards for buyers...