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Delays aid Dubai rents keep flat in 2015 sales costs drop

DUBAI Dec 14 The delayed handover of about 6,000 houses in Dubai has helped rents remain flat so far in 2015 even though residential sales prices have fallen a lot more than 10 percent, sector consultants CBRE stated on Monday.

Dubai’s genuine estate sector has stuttered this year following a rebound close to the peak values of the previous decade as a sturdy regional currency produced getting house much more pricey for foreign investors.

Overall, Dubai apartment and house sales prices on average fell 16 and 14 percent respectively in the first 11 months of 2015, CBRE estimated, forecasting additional declines in sale costs subsequent year.

Apartment rents were flat over the exact same period, although property rents dipped four percent, CBRE mentioned.

“The (rental) market has held up quite effectively but it does not inform the complete story,” mentioned Mat Green, UAE head of research at CBRE Middle East. “We have a really fragmented industry.”

He stated rental values in the city’s a lot more expensive districts such as Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina had fallen even though more affordable, peripheral places have noticed costs rise in 2015.

CBRE had forecast 20,000 units would be handed more than in 2015, but only about 14,000 will be delivered by the end of the year due to late payments by investors, issues in acquiring completion certificates and some developers opting against releasing units. Sales contracts allow for some delays.

“These who have some flexibility in their delivery pipelines will stall their delivery until rental or capital values of those units give much better returns,” said Nicholas Maclean, managing director of CBRE Middle East.

“Delivering they do not have a commitment to deliver these units, it is a sensible way of performing improvement. A essential weakness of some developments in Dubai in the last ten years or so was the lack of phasing in deliveries.”

CBRE estimates Dubai’s residential sector can absorb 20,000 new units each year just before vacancy rates increase.

“You’re seeing a a lot more pronounced influence this year, but there is usually going to be some slippage,” said Green.

He forecast sale rates would decline by about ten % in 2016, even though performances would differ markedly by district.

“Sales are driven by sentiment, outside influences, the currency circumstance, so you’ve a lot of external fundamentals influencing the investment selection, it’s not simple to forecast,” stated Green.

The UAE dirham is pegged to the dollar, which this year is up 9.2 percent versus the euro, six.6 percent against India’s rupee and two.eight % higher against the British pound. (Editing by David Clarke)

Australia, SE Asia need to ‘re-double’ efforts to keep away from Paris-style attacks

SINGAPORE Australia and Southeast Asia should re-double efforts to share intelligence and make sure Paris-style terror attacks cannot be replicated in the region, Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan mentioned on Wednesday.

Hundreds of Indonesian Islamic State sympathizers and some Malaysians and Singaporeans are believed to have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq. Southeast Asia faces the threat of attack when they return, Malaysia has mentioned.

“The truth that the national security circumstance has substantially deteriorated for all of the countries in the area, such as Australia, implies we want to re-double those efforts,” Keenan, who is also Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter Terrorism, told Reuters in an interview in Singapore.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the deaths of 130 individuals in attacks in Paris last month, the deadliest in France considering that Globe War Two.

Keenan also denounced comments by U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump who has known as for a ban on Muslims entering the United States following final week’s massacre in San Bernardino, California, by a Muslim couple.

“That is totally the incorrect response,” Keenan said. “When we appear at Southeast Asia, we get a great example that we are not somehow at war with a particular religion. And neither do we want to target Muslim Australians or anyplace else in the globe.”

Australia subsequent week marks the anniversary of a siege in central Sydney in which a gunman with radical Islamist sympathies took more than a central city cafe. Two hostages and the gunman have been killed when police stormed the constructing.

(Reporting by Ryan Woo Extra reporting by Fathin Ungku in SINGAPORE Editing by Nick Macfie)

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Putin says to keep cooperating with U.S.-led coalition more than Syria

MOSCOW Russia will hold cooperating with the United States and its partners to fight Islamic State in Syria, but that cooperation will be in jeopardy if there are any repeats of Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian jet, Russia’s Vladimir Putin said.

Speaking soon after talks in the Kremlin with French President Francois Hollande, Putin voiced lingering anger at Turkey’s actions, saying he viewed the downing of the jet as an act of betrayal by a country Moscow had believed was its buddy.

But he stated he would order Russia’s military to intensify cooperation with the French armed forces – including exchanges of information about targets – and viewed that as element of creating a broader international coalition bringing together Russia and Western states.

“We are ready to cooperate with the coalition which is led by the United States. But of course incidents like the destruction of our aircraft and the deaths of our servicemen… are completely unacceptable,” Putin said at a news conference, standing alongside Hollande.

“And we proceed from the position that there will be no repeat of this, otherwise we’ll have no want of cooperation with anybody, any coalition, any nation.”

He mentioned he and the French leader had “agreed how we will cooperate in the near future, on a bilateral basis and with, as a entire, the coalition led by the United States.

“We are talking about a designation of the territories against which we can conduct strikes, and exactly where it is greater to refrain from strikes, about the exchange of information on a variety of problems, and the coordination of our actions on, so to speak, the battlefield,” Putin stated.

On bilateral cooperation with France, he mentioned the aim was to “establish constructive work by our military specialists to stay away from duplication and stay away from strikes on these territories and groups which are themselves prepared to fight terrorism.”

“We view this as the formation of a wide anti-terrorist coalition beneath the aegis of the United Nations,” Putin mentioned.

The Russian leader said, under the cooperation currently established with the U.S.-led coalition, Russia’s military had passed on details of the flight program of the jet that was shot down this week.

“Why did we pass this data to the Americans? Either they have been not controlling what their allies were performing, or they are leaking this information all more than the spot,” Putin said.

(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk and Elizabeth Pineau Writing by Christian Lowe Editing by Vladimir Soldatkin)

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