Studies and reports

With the Saudi government’s ongoing commitment to boosting home ownership amongst local residents, demand for Jeddah’s residential sector is expected to gain momentum, highlights JLL’s Q1 Jeddah Real Estate Market Overview report, launched at Cityscape Jeddah today.  This comes as the Kingdom aims to increase the real estate sector’s contribution to GDP to 10% by 2020, up from 5%.

The problems facing the Eurozone economy are neatly illustrated by fresh German data showing soft exports and contracting factory orders. While Chinese fiscal stimulus should help get Europe’s biggest economy back on track, expansionary fiscal policy across the bloc, as well as interest rate normalisation, are also necessary to ameliorate the ills of the euro area as a whole.

Istanbul Airport has been officially opened on 29th October 2018 and the mobilisation of the airport will be completed in the first week of April. İstanbul Airport will be one of the strongest airports of the world with annual 200 million passenger capacity.

The UAE Government’s enactment of the foreign direct investment (FDI) law in 2018 is seen to help accelerate FDI flows by up to 20 percent this year, from the eight percent average growth rate, as per the recent estimates of the Ministry of Economy. The landmark law is predicted to further strengthen the already business-friendly climate in the country.

Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today released the ‘Cybersecurity in Operational Technology: 7 Insights You Need to Know’ report, an independent study by the Ponemon Institute. The study identifies the true extent of cyberattacks experienced by critical infrastructure operators — professionals in industries using industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT). It found that 90% of respondents stated their environments had been damaged by at least one cyberattack over the past two years, with 62% experiencing two or more attacks.