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November 22, 2016

state of dubai real estate market: top 5 trends



 

DUBAI REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS FOR :2016 Dubai apartment market has shown a slight quarterly improvement in values, up 0.1% while the villa market saw values marginally decline by 0.2% 

 The median apartment value in March was AED 14,198 per sq m (AED 1,319 per sq ft) and for villas was AED 14,650 per sq m (AED 1,361 per sq ft) 

 Compared to the previous quarter, three locations saw appreciation in values, Motor City having the highest improvement of 1.5%, while Dubai Production City (formerly known as IMPZ) and The Greens saw an increase of just 0.7% 

With the exception of International City which fell by 1% in value, all other apartment locations witnessed no drop in values 

Villas in Arabian Ranches saw values dip by 0.9%, Jumeirah Islands and The Meadows saw marginal negative changes while all other villa locations monitored by the VPI remained stable





May 28, 2015

middle east mobile penetration exceeds 124% vs 17% in social media

"Middle east digital indicators: 124% mobile penetration vs 17%  in social media "

MIDDLE EAST  DIGITAL AND MOBILE INDICATORS

With an Urbanization percentage of  67% . The middle east is home to 238 million  with 87million active internet users(36%).With 294 million mobile subscribers,the  middle east  mobile penetration stands at a  remarkable 124% . Users who access their social media account from their mobile web does not exceed 35 million, ( 15%)




















March 29, 2015

Web usage across continents as per March 2015 : asia vs north american vs africa vs Europe


global web penetration by regions across world

GLOBAL ONLINE USAGE ACROSS CONTINENTS

North America and Western Europe leads with 88% and 81% online penetration respectively, followed by  Australia with 69% with 58%  East Europe  ranks 4th, followed by  52% in east  Asia  and 39% in central Asia .Middle East has 36% penetration, followed by Africa and South Asia with 19%

August 14, 2014

Why MIDDLE EAST is the Next New BRIC Powerhouse




Latest reports indicate that " Middle east markets  along with North Africa ( MENA )   set to emerge as the Next  BRIC Powerhouse is likely to see increasing technology adoption  both across B2c markets and B2b 

Smartphones and Internet " ate among the two drivers which is set   to grow to double digits are among key drivers that would " provide more jobs for the local people, as more start ups incubate which in turn will lead to more " local outsourcing opportunities to small and medium back offices
There are three interesting things about MENA Countries  in this context which explains why this market is possibly undeserved  and potential is enormous
  1.  Only two countries [Saudi Arabia and Kuwait]  usage  account for more than 11 percent of all web page views."  (  wearesocial data )
  2.  Africa has the youngest population in the world, with 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, according to the United Nations (UN). -
  3. World Bank says Africa’s middle class is forecast to grow from 355 million  (34% of the continent’s population) in 2010 to 1.1 billion (42%of the population) in 2060
  4.  Frost & Sullivan has predicted that smartphone usage in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow 40% each year until 2017. 

July 27, 2014

East Asian markets cross 28% mobile broadband connectivity , Internet users jump 48%



East Asian Digital Indicators: Mobile vs social vs mobile
East asian markets see 92% moble user growth,as online penetration reached 48% penetration





According to the latest report from wearesocials latest 2014 data shows East Asian mobile broadband penetration at 28% ( as a percentage of the market size across east asia)

Here are the Highlights

  1.  Mobile broadband subscriptions by numbers :million Social media usage across mobile devices by numbers : million
  2.  Active Internet Connections by numbers : 756,093,363 which was about 46% Internet users spread across across 56% urban centres 
  3. In 2014 the Internet users across east asian market grew by 48%, as social media users increased by 43%, and the biggest increase was 
  4. Mobile penetration  showed the biggest growth as it zoomed by  astonishing 92%

October 27, 2013

Israel Bill makes it Mandatory for Google to share 7% of Israeli revenues with Local content providers



Israel imposes 7% tax on Google

A new Bill passed by Israel Cabinet " would  would force Google to share 7% of Israeli revenues with websites - Business Israel News | Haaretz: "Google and other search-engine companies will have to set aside 7% of their Israeli revenues for local content providers, according to a new bill designed to help break up the country's concentrated economy.


The bill, proposed Wednesday by MK Erel Margalit (Labor), would create a special committee and nonprofit company to collect the money from the firms and distribute it. Margalit singled out Google, the largest company in the sector.

"Google's concentration [of economic power] comes at the expense of Israeli creativity," said Margalit. "While the media are weakening, search engines are getting stronger and becoming the indisputable sheriff of content management and navigation on the Web …. The revenues from content and production must be split among their owners and not accumulate in the hands of one large body.""

Google Israel’s revenues are not published, but analysts put them at between NIS 400 million and 500 million annually - and they are believed to be growing fast.