A vehicle drives past residential buildings in Mumbai, India. Reuters
Revival in auto sales seems to be in the waiting for now, as domestic sales declined for the eighth consecutive month in June. The decline in demand is attributed to the rise in cost due to newly-implemented safety norms, along with a liquidity crunch.
Singapore investors are betting big on Indian commercial real estate and other new sunshine sectors, including logistics and warehousing. Major Singapore-based private equity firms are funnelling billions of dollars into the country’s real estate sector, particularly in South Indian cities.
India’s commercial real estate supply will continue gain momentum in 2019 on the back of vastly increased interest from private equity (PE) players who are actively pumping in funds into this segment.
Activity is contracting in the US manufacturing sector but the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, signs that factories are suffering from a global slowdown even as the broader labour market remains healthy.
Automation and AI-driven technologies are changing the face of Middle East’s warehousing industry, pushing advanced inventory control high up the industry agenda and sharpening cost-control, space optimisation and competitiveness,
The total trade between the UAE and the UK grew by around 7.4 per cent to Dhs24.45 billion (£5.49 billion) in the first half of this year, up from Dhs22.76 billion (£5.11 billion) in the corresponding period last year.
Cairo WoodShow, North Africa’s leading platform for wood and woodworking machinery, with 120 exhibitors and 7,000 visitors from 25+ countries, is gearing up to organise its 5th edition from December 5 to 8, 2019 at Cairo International Convention Centre.