Studies and reports

Global equity markets witnessed mixed performance during the week. The US economy is rebounding after a soft patch. The Fed has decided to keep rates unchanged and indicated no chances of either raising or cutting rates for the remainder of the year.

UAE organizations are demanding more from their data management investments, despite most estimating that they achieve more than double the amount they invest, finds research from Veritas Technologies, a worldwide leader in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage.

Summary:  Both the Spanish general election and the S&P rating review of Italy caught investors on the wrong foot, as the socialist incumbents look set to retain power in Spain and Italian debt has avoided another downgrade.

JLL, the world’s leading real estate advisory firm, projects that the Middle East will continue to lead investments into Europe’s hotel sector in 2019 and beyond – growing from the $3.2bn of capital flows recorded in 2018.

The Dubai Real Estate market is likely to be impacted by UK’s uncertainty to stay or exit the European Union (EU).

The ambiguity of the exit plan and the rejection by the British Parliament of the idea of a Brexit without a deal, could pose a serious risk to the British economy in general and would also increase the risk levels on all current and potential Real Estate investments in UK.  This improbability has also affected UK’s position as a top real estate destination with real estate prices gradually starting to decline.