Indian investors ‘very active in Dubai property sector’

Updated 05 April 2014

Indian investors ‘very active in Dubai property sector’

International Property Show (IPS) will have a large Indian participation under the umbrella of the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), a leading real estate body in India.
IPS organizers said India is reinforcing its stature not only as one of the leading investors in the Dubai realty market but also as a country that offers diverse realty offerings to investors based in the Middle East.
India tops the number of foreign investors and investment transactions in Dubai’s real estate market according to the leading real estate show that take place in Dubai from 8 – 10 April 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.
Dubai Land Department (DLD) said earlier that more than 8,092 investors from India notched AED17,939 billion transactions in Dubai real estate during 2013, surpassing all foreigner investors in the Emirate’s property sector.
NAREDCO has announced that the Indian pavilion that will include some of finest properties from across India from developers in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Goa, Noida and Gurgaon.
Some of the participating developers are Raheja Developers, Nahar Group, Mantri Realty, Godrej Properties, Heritage Group, Kalpataru, Patel Realty, Artha Properties, Landmark Group, Paramount Buildwell, Sunteck, Kanakia Spaces, HDFC Home Loans and others.
“Indian investors are very active in Dubai property sector,” said Sultan Butti bin Mejren, director general of the Dubai Land Department.
“Investing nearly AED 18 billion in Dubai reflects the huge interest from Indian investors in the Dubai market and their confidence in the lucrative returns,” he said.
“It is obvious that the Gulf region has presented itself as a key investments player in the world. The well developed infrastructure and strategic location of Dubai will drive this sector to greater success.”
Dawood Al-Shezawi, CEO, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, organizers of IPS, said: “A visit to the NAREDCO India Realty Pavilion will offer Indian expatriates living in the UAE and the Gulf a unique opportunity to select a place back home at a time the real estate is becoming one of the most lucrative investment options for NRIs.”
Sunil Mantri, president NAREDCO added: “For Indians in the Gulf, investing in India is a sentimental decision. As it is driven by a need to remain connected to their roots. The ‘NAREDCO Indian Pavilion’ would give you an opportunity of owning your own place back in India. With definitive pick up in the economy, as the GDP has improved, inflation has moderated, growth in industrial production is seen with other positive triggers, that has driven the stock markets to the current levels, investment in properties in India would be an lucrative Investment option.”
Al Shezawi added: “The India Realty Pavilion at IPS will serve as unique platform for Gulf Indians, HNI’s, investors, consultants and home buyers to check out exclusive deals offered by participating developers.”
National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) is a premier body of Indian developers which works under the aegis of Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (MHUPA), Govt. of India.
The council board represents a combination of Government representatives and Private Developers. Most of the reputed developers across the country are members of the council.
NAREDCO promotes ethical practices and inclusive growth of real estate industry in India.


Economists fear a US recession in 2021

Updated 51 min 50 sec ago

Economists fear a US recession in 2021

  • Trump’s higher budget deficits ‘might dampen the economy’

WASHINGTON: A number of US business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump’s economic policies that they expect a recession in the US by the end of 2021.

Thirty-four percent of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics, in a report being released Monday, said they believe a slowing economy will tip into recession in 2021. 

That’s up from 25 percent in a survey taken in February. Only 2 percent of those polled expect a recession to begin this year, while 38 percent predict that it will occur in 2020.

Trump, however, has dismissed concerns about a recession, offering an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week’s steep drop in the financial markets and saying on Sunday, “I don’t think we’re having a recession.” A strong economy is key to the Republican president’s 2020 reelection prospects.

The economists have previously expressed concern that Trump’s tariffs and higher budget deficits could eventually dampen the economy.

The Trump administration has imposed tariffs on goods from many key US trading partners, from China and Europe to Mexico and Canada. 

Officials maintain that the tariffs, which are taxes on imports, will help the administration gain more favorable terms of trade. But US trading partners have simply retaliated with tariffs of their own.

Trade between the US and China, the two biggest global economies, has plunged. Trump decided last Wednesday to postpone until Dec. 15 tariffs on about 60 percent of an additional $300 billion of Chinese imports, granting a reprieve from a planned move that would have extended duties to nearly everything the US buys from China.

The financial markets last week signaled the possibility of a US recession, adding to concerns over the ongoing trade tensions and word from Britain and Germany that their economies are shrinking.

The economists surveyed by the NABE were skeptical about prospects for success of the latest round of US-China trade negotiations. Only 5 percent predicted that a comprehensive trade deal would result, 64 percent suggested a superficial agreement was possible and nearly 25 percent expected nothing to be agreed upon by the two countries.

The 226 respondents, who work mainly for corporations and trade associations, were surveyed between July 14 and Aug. 1. That was before the White House announced 10 percent tariffs on the additional $300 billion of Chinese imports, the Chinese currency dipped below the seven-yuan-to-$1 level for the first time in 11 years and the Trump administration formally labeled China a currency manipulator.

As a whole, the business economists’ recent responses have represented a rebuke of the Trump administration’s overall approach to the economy.

Still, for now, most economic signs appear solid. Employers are adding jobs at a steady pace, the unemployment rate remains near a 50-year low and consumers are optimistic. US retail sales figures out last Thursday showed that they jumped in July by the most in four months.