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COMMENTARY Dubai Debt Crises May Hit Property Sector

Category: Real estate, Posted:01 Dec 2009 | 13:25 pm

In the here today, gone tomorrow world of breaking news the current Dubai credit crises is without a doubt stirring up the worlds financial markets. With many Middle Eastern powerful SWF (sovereign wealth funds) not intervening such as Abu Dhabi, Qater or the Emirates there remains much nervousness in Asia which has considerable exposure both in trade with Dubai and investments.
Property prices in Dubai has taken a serious hit and in many cases devaluations seen in the region of 40-50%. It's unclear if the crunch will be seen in isolation or create ripples abroad. Interestingly Spain which has an oversupply of 1 million residential units with many of these being holiday or vacation homes yet the impact was not seen on these shores.
Perhaps the most non tangible effect will be in pushing luxury and resort grade property purchasers to the sidelines who worry about not the property markets themselves but a lack of clarity on the impact to the global financial area. As seen from the GFC (global financial crises) sentiment can play often play a larger factor then reality and a small whisper on the continent next door can create a lion's roar on your very own doorstep.

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Category: Hotels|Tourism, Posted:22 Oct 2022 | 08:50 am Keep People Inspired (KPI) is the second in a series of Mind the Gap Learning events. The focus of the event is on inclusiveness in hospitality, spanning Phuket’s hotels, tourism and service industries. Inclusiveness is a key element of businesses that rely heavily on human resources and is in effect all about people, whether they […]
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Japanese Luxury Brand Hoshinoya Heads To Niseko

Category: Hotels|Real estate, Posted:14 Oct 2022 | 17:42 pm Leading Japanese hotel operator Hoshino has inked a deal for a luxury resort in Niseko with developer Zekkei Properties. Located in a prime ski-in and ski-out location in Upper Hirafu Village, the 62-unit hotel and residence property will be named Hoshinoya Lodge Niseko. With one of Hirafu’s best locations, the site was formerly occupied by […]
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Phuket and Beyond, A Brief Friday Hotel Update

Category: Hotels, Posted:14 Oct 2022 | 10:24 am In Phuket, Wyndham Vacation Resorts has signed a deal to manage the 50-key Zenmaya Oceanfront in Kalim. The property will be under the Trademark Collection by Wyndham. There are synergies for the hotel given it is located across a main coastal road from the Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay. Regional carrier Myanmar Airways International (MAI) […]
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