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There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable. For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on the type and level of innovation that is most beneficial for organizations. Somestudiessuggest that radical innovation (which does sound sexy) confers sustainable competitive advantages, butothersshow that “mild” innovation – think iPhone 5 rather than the original iPhone – is generally more effective, not least because it reduces market uncertainty. There is also inconclusive evidence on whether we should pay attention to consumers’ views, with somestudiesshowing that a customer focus is detrimental for innovation because it equates to playing catch-up, butothersarguing for it. Even Henry Ford’s famous quote on the subject – “if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said fast…

Indians biggest buyers of Dubai real estate, invest $2 billion in first half of 2015


According to Dubai government's data, Indians were the most prolific foreign investors in H1 of 2015, with a total of 3,017 transactions worth more than $2 billion, a PTI report cited Sumansa Exhibitions President Sunil Jaiswal as saying. Jaiswal said going by the data, Indians top the foreign property investment chart, a position they have consistently maintained for several years. 

Sumansa Exhibitions organises property expos. The company is bringing Dubai Property Show to India in November from 6-8 here. 

"The characteristic Indian mindset of solidifying assets in multiple arenas compliments the dynamics of Dubai real estate that offers a number of options to buyers to accommodate their budget and preferences. Recent trends of purchasing properties in locations such as Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers and The Palm also suggest that the buyers are looking at profitable dividends in the shape of rents and resale value," Jaiswal said. 

What boosted the sentiment of Indians? Lower property rates in Dubai compared to certain metropolitan cities in India, interest in exploring foreign markets for a balanced real estate investment portfolio and recent move by RBI allowing investors to send up to $2,50,000 freely overseas to buy property. 

"Easy and hassle-free commuting to the country for both business and recreational purposes and no levy of tax on rental income, which means that investors can make free and clear profit on rents are also attracting Indians to invest in Dubai's property market," Mr Jaiswal added.

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