A modest recovery in US economic activity has begun. So far in 2017, there have been some key economic drivers to watch out for in real-estate markets. First of all, inflation, which, owing to an upturn in raw-material prices, is set to rise significantly: to well over 2 percent in the United States.
China is considered as a semi-transparent country regarding real-estate investments, according to JLL’s 2016 Global Real Estate Transparency Index. And progress is estimated as slow, although China’s Tier 1 Alpha cities (i.e., Shanghai and Beijing) have shown the greatest improvements in transparency in the country, led by market fundamentals.
With world gross domestic product growth expected to be around 3.3 percent in 2017, little better than the 2016 level of 3.1 percent, and inflation coming back at a moderate pace in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Eurozone, will the commercial real-estate market attract investors?
Casino executives are once again beginning to sound optimistic about the prospects of the gambling industry in Macau, the only region in China where gambling is legal. Macau, Asia’s gambling capital, has seen its gaming revenue shrink for nearly two years.