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Chapter | Real Estate & Construction from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2020

With a young population and an increasing number of Saudis entering the workplace, the demand for housing and offices is expected to remain high. As housing preferences evolve, with a move away from extended family homes to those based around nuclear families, appetite for smaller affordable units are set to increase. This will boost construction of residential units and drive continued demand...

Saudi Arabia’s decision to weaken the link between hydrocarbons and economic growth, and pursue a policy of diversification has seen a wide range of projects come to fruition in the last several years. While at present the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented plunge in oil prices are causing significant short-term uncertainty, the reforms that have been put in place in recent years should stand the Kingdom in good stead over the longer term.

With 119 record cases and five deaths as of April 20, the status of the Covid-19 outbreak in Myanmar has not officially reached the critical levels experienced elsewhere.  

 

Although Qatar’s real estate sector is still experiencing the effects of the trade embargo imposed by some regional neighbours in 2017 as well as cyclical oil prices, the sector has begun to rebound, buoyed by continued government efforts to mitigate the economic consequences. The drop in oil prices in early 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic has...

 

What role do you expect public-private partnerships (PPPs) to play in the future?

 

Urbanisation is a mega-trend redefining contemporary life in both developed and emerging markets across the world. This mass rural-to-urban movement of people and expansion of cities to absorb formerly isolated villages is a relatively recent phenomenon, at least in the developing world. According to the UN, in 1950, 751m people lived in urban...

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