• 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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Rising investment in infrastructure and stronger capital inflows for industrial expansion are combining to boost activity in Bahrain’s construction sector, which expanded by 6.7% year-on-year (y-o-y) in the first quarter of 2018, according to data released by the Information and eGovernment Authority last month.

Plusieurs projets de logements sociaux ont été lancés à Djibouti à l’heure où le pays cherche à accélérer la construction d’habitations et à attirer davantage d’investissements privés dans le secteur afin de répondre à une demande croissante.

 

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

 

Tragedy struck in September 2017, when two earthquakes killed hundreds of people and caused billions of dollars of damage to public and private property in Mexico City and the states of Guerrero, México, Morelos, Oaxaca and Puebla. The second, 7.1-magnitude quake on September 19, damaged approximately 40,000 houses and toppled 44 buildings in...

 

In 2017 Mexico saw record occupancy in real estate. Despite uncertainty surrounding the potential renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), import duties imposed by the US in May 2018 and the new presidential administration, the sector is expected to remain strong. Competitiveness as a manufacturing hub and job growth...

 

Traditionally a barometer of a Mexico’s economic health, the construction sector saw investment slow in 2017 as a result of a dip in public spending on infrastructure works and uncertainty among private investors over the possible outcome of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This could further push up the...