80% of families in Latvia cannot afford to buy housing
This statement was made by Latvian Minister of Economy Arvils Aseradens. According to him, the rapidly growing demand for housing, as well as a weak purchasing power represent serious problems that limit the affordability of real estate in Latvian regions.
Sales of new housing in Israel are slowing down
According to a study published by the Central Bureau of Statistics, sales of new properties in the period from May 2017 to April 2018 have decreased by 19.2% compared to the period of May 2016-April 2017, Globes reports.
New residential projects in Monaco are in high demand
Monaco remains the most expensive real estate market in the world, however, prices throughout the country were stable in 2017 — at a level of €53,000 per square meter. At the same time, some apartments in demanded areas exceeded €100,000 per square meter.
Russian Railways may take part in ambitious Latin American project
Ministers from Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru met on June 15 in Lima to agree on the creation of a single regulatory framework for a project envisaging the construction of the bi-oceanic railway. The Russian Railways has also shown its interest in the project.
Polish diplomats “work hard” to complicate Nord Stream 2 construction
The Polish authorities insist that the European Union accelerates the elaboration of amendments to a gas regulation, the norms of which will complicate the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the country's Deputy Minister of Energy Michal Kurtyka told Polish Radio.
Dispersed concrete — old new composite
In the 1970s, research and testing were carried out in Moscow on the development of modified concrete and, at the same time, improving the ecology at plants for concrete products and reinforced concrete structures of The Moscow Capital Construction Department (Mosstroikomitet). After a thorough study of foreign experience in using metal and glass shavings for reinforced products, a material was discovered and tested, which does not react with cement alkalis and does not cause corrosion in products, and most importantly, it is durable in a severe Russian climate. Domestic experience in using dispersed concrete for reinforced concrete products was implemented at the construction of a bridge in Germany — 30 years later.
Counterfeit and fake at the construction site: wrongly accused
In late May, the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation brought together law enforcement and public officials, as well as supervisory authorities and businessmen so as to discuss the current situation in the area of the circulation in poor-quality and counterfeit building materials.
20 metro stations to be built in new Moscow
According to the head of the Department for Development of New Territories of Moscow, Vladimir Zhidkin, the city authorities intend to extend the metro in the Troitsk and Novomoskovsk districts, increasing its length by 70 kilometers.
Naftogaz: Construction of Nord Stream 2 violates EU legislation
The construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will negatively affect the gas market in Europe, says Yury Vitrenko, Business Development Director at Naftogaz, a Ukrainian company engaged in the extraction and transportation of oil and gas.
IKEA opens up to seven new format shops in Russia
IKEA is ready to open up to seven small-sized shops in Russia in a matter of months in case the experience of a pilot outlet in Moscow is positive, IKEA Deputy Director General in Russia, Gerhard Moritz, said.