Despite major economic headwinds in 2018, Tunisia’s construction sector looks to be on the upswing. Over the past few years increasing global oil prices coupled with the depreciation of the Tunisian dinar have seen demand for projects decrease and the cost of materials rise. Additionally, upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in late 2019 are likely to temporarily stoke uncertainty...
Tunisia has successfully navigated the difficulties of the post-revolutionary period by capably establishing robust democratic institutions. However, the country faces macroeconomic challenges since the 2011 revolution. Budgetary pressures, combined with a devaluation of the dinar and a rise in the level of business informality, have made the current environment a complex one.
Interviews & Viewpoints | Jose Leviste Jr, Chairman, Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Company: Interview from The Report: Philippines 2019
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Interviews & Viewpoints | Robbie Antonio, Founder, Revolution Precrafted Properties: Interview from The Report: Philippines 2019
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Articles & Analysis | China’s implementation of a new trade network is energising the global construction industry from The Report: Philippines 2019
From 206 BCE to 220 CE, China’s Han dynasty fostered a booming trade industry in silk, a precious commodity in high demand among the elites of the Mediterranean. The Silk Road was the name given to the network of trade routes connecting the East and West at the time. Later, spices and other precious cargo would be traded using the system,...
Articles & Analysis | Preparations under way for the Philippines' inaugural real estate investment trust from The Report: Philippines 2019
While real estate investment trusts (REITs), or publicly listed stock corporations that own income-generating real estate assets, have been notionally possible since the REIT Act of 2009, no asset of this type has been established. However, this is set to change as local real estate firm Ayala Land announced in April 2019 that it will raise...