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    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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Chapter | Real Estate & Construction from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2020

Investment in energy and infrastructure has resulted in the development of various mega-project opportunities for construction and engineering companies in Abu Dhabi. These include strategic projects such as the Midfield Terminal Building at Abu Dhabi International Airport and the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, both of which are due to become operational in 2020. Real estate, meanwhile, has...

Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s sixth-largest proven oil reserves and is working to achieve self-sufficiency in natural gas. It has been successfully pursuing diversification, particularly in terms of manufacturing, banking and ICT. While the global Covid-19 pandemic and decline in international oil prices poses challenges for the emirate, the fundamentals underpinning its economy remain strong.

With one of the biggest consumer markets in the region and robust fundamentals, Egypt is well placed to attract international investment and emerge from this difficult period in a strong position. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has caused considerable disruption, the government’s ongoing reform efforts have helped to mitigate the worst effects of the crisis.


How can new technologies be leveraged to assist urban developments in the medium term?


The completion of mass rapid transit (MRT) systems, intercity rail links and toll roads in recent years throughout Indonesia has heralded the emergence of transit-oriented developments (TODs) in real estate. These are intended to maximise the convenience of major transport centres, thereby reducing the collective dependence on private motor...


As an economy largely dependent upon private consumption and commodity prices, Indonesia’s property market is sensitive to fluctuations in both areas. Since the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 Bank Indonesia, the central bank, has been understandably cautious whenever market anomalies are identified. As a result, a deceleration in economic...

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