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Markaz exits Parc Santa Fe industrial property
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Markaz: Coronavirus and oil price crash - Kuwait Recovery Strategyneeds a Swift Disaster
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Markaz proposes a National Disaster Management Plan (NDMS)
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Markaz exits Parc Santa Fe industrial property

28 - Mar - 2020

Kuwait Financial Centre K.P.S.C “Markaz” announced the successful sale of Parc Santa Fe, a (344,542) square foot industrial property located in Denver, CO, for USD 58,000,000. Launched in April of 2018, the investment involved the acquisition and development of a greenfield land parcel into a Class-A industrial facility. The sale of the property, which was in line with the initial investment strategy, delivered a net internal rate of return to investors (IRR) of 27.7% and a Return on Equity (ROE) of 49.6%. Both return metrics exceeded initial estimates of 11.9% (IRR) and 43.0% (ROE) driven by strong market selection, excellent project execution and active monitoring & oversight of the project. ...

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Markaz: Coronavirus and oil price crash - Kuwait Recovery Strategyneeds a Swift Disaster

18 - Mar - 2020

Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” said that Kuwait has been simultaneously hit by a Coronavirus scare and oil price collapse. Therefore, Kuwait needs a swift Disaster Recovery Strategy (DRS) to contain the fear and impact....

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Markaz proposes a National Disaster Management Plan (NDMS)

11 - Mar - 2020

Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” has released a number of out-of-the-box ideas for crisis management in the time of Corona. Markaz said that the management of the Novel Coronavirus (also called Covid19) crisis should be through a country-wide National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) that can enable Kuwait to tackle the problems in a more organized way. A properly conceived NDMP can enable resumption of services following a crisis. An emergency communication plan is integral to NDMP as good and swift communication can calm nerves easily and enable people to return to normal routine at the earliest. While the suggested NDMP is focused on Coronavirus issue, the concept of NDMP should be a permanent one so that Kuwait can face future crises with minimal dislocation. ...

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“Markaz”: Sustainability of oil-based economies at risk following Qatar’s proposed solar power plant, won by the Total and Marubeni alliance, set to generate electricity at 5.3 fils per kilowatt-hour

08 - Mar - 2020

Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” recently issued a report titled “Solar Power Economic Cost- a warning alarm for oil-based economies”, following the agreement Qatar signed with the Marubeni and Total alliance in January 2020, to build a solar plant at a cost of 1.74 cents/ Kwh (5.3 fils/Kwh), prior to which Acwa power, a Saudi based company, won a bid of 1.69 cents/KWh (5.2 fils/KWh) for the development of Dubai’s new solar park. These two major projects break new grounds going forward in terms of declining prices for renewable energy and pose a risk for oil-based economies, in terms of their sustainability, and hence should be rigorously thought through. ...

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Markaz: Kuwait Markets pulled down by Coronavirus hurdle despite strong corporate earnings

03 - Mar - 2020

Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” recently released its Monthly Markets Review report for the month of February 2020. Markaz report stated that Kuwait and other GCC markets were affected by jittery investor sentiments surrounding the spread of Novel Coronavirus despite posting strong corporate earnings for the full year 2019....

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