Out of the shadow

Brooklyn emerges from Manhattan's shadow

With real estate space at an astronomical premium in the traditional centre of New York City – Manhattan – investors are looking over the river to Brooklyn, which a wave of new developments is transforming into the next big location.

The rise of the aerotropolis

The rise of the aerotropolis

Vast business parks with leisure and residential areas attached to airports are becoming increasingly prominent throughout Europe, driven by companies wanting fast access to international markets, and cities keen to attract these multinational firms.

manufacturing on the rise

Mena’s manufacturing on the rise

Government efforts to move away from a reliance on hydrocarbons and into manufacturing are paying dividends, writes Barbara Njau, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE leading the way.

Cypriot real-estate sector

Cyprus's feel-good factor

While neighbouring countries descend into turmoil, Cyprus is busy moving on from its downturn, finding alternative markets for its real-estate sector and incentivising investment. 

Japan is 2013’s biggest investor into ASEAN region

Japan has ended traditional US dominance with investments worth $9.2bn this year

GCC property market shows an uneven recovery

GCC property market shows an uneven recovery

The economic crisis of 2008 and beyond made its presence felt across the property markets of the Gulf Co-operation Council, with some countries affected worse than others. Among the hardest hit was Dubai, but the emirate is showing strong signs of recovery.

M&A deals in western Europe hits low point

M&A activity involving western European target companies is down in August, according to M&A tracker Zephyr.

The FTA gateway to growth for South Korea

The FTA gateway to growth for South Korea

South Korea has the unenviable task of setting itself up as an investment destination that can challenge nearby heavyweights China and Japan. However, the innovative use of free-trade agreements and pro-business policies are helping the country establish itself as a gateway into north-west Asia.

Friars Gate building

Developers build on Derby's success

Derby's industrial excellence has never quite been reflected in its city centre's offering. However, a flurry of new office developments – as well as a resurgence of the city's residential market – look set to change all of that.

Sharjah looks to build on its success

Sharjah looks to build on its success

Economic free zones, political stability and diversification have fuelled development and growth in Sharjah – the emirate now accounts for one-third of the UAE's manufacturing sector – but its government has further plans to maximise its appeal to international investors. 

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