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Kenya Report: Real estate not out of the woods yet.

Sakina Hassanali,Head of Development Consulting & Research Hass Consult, Hass property price indices for the second quarter of 2018 showing that total returns on property tripled over the quarter buoyed by rental increases in the semi detached market.  IN SUMMARY Despite rising house prices, sector still struggling with financing Even with renewed confidence returning to […]

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Kenya’s Agenda in Developing the Blue Economy

  The blue economy aims to move beyond business as usual and to consider economic development and ocean health as compatible propositions. Blue economy is ideal for a long-term strategy aimed at supporting sustainable and equitable economic growth through oceans-related sectors and activities such as tourism, fisheries, renewable energy, and maritime transport.   The blue […]

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Sydney property drops after 17-month climb but Melbourne rises

   An auction sign outside a house in Sydney, which had a 0.1% decline in real estate prices in September. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty ImagesHousing market figures varied as Hobart and Melbourne continue record streaks while Sydney falls 0.1%Sydney’s housing market is finally showing signs of slowing, with new data revealing prices have dropped for […]

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Italy’s Property Market hotting up for 2017

Last autumn, Italian house sales increased by nearly 17%, following on from a strong performance in the double digits in the first half of 2016. Summer 2016 saw the highest number of completed house sales for four years, a picture that could be seen across the country, not just in the hot spot Tuscany, which […]

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Tight supply, higher prices weigh on U.S. home sales

U.S. home resales fell more than expected in February amid a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices and sidelining prospective buyers. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales declined 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million units last month after hitting […]

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Brexit ‘hiatus’ hampers city property markets

INVESTMENT in Scotland’s commercial property market fell 12 per cent last year as the Brexit vote all but ground activity to a halt for a period. The performance, which saw total spent across all sectors fall to £1.78bn having passed £2bn last year, was described as “reasonably resilient” given the context of the decision to […]