Monthly Archives: September 2018

Women’s land ownership in sub-Saharan Africa

A recently released World Bank working paper, Gender gaps in land ownership in sub-Saharan Africa, explores women’s land ownership across the continent. The paper, using data from 28 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, finds that women are significantly less likely to own assets (land and housing). The study also examines both …

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The future of virtual land and real estate

Owning land and property has long been viewed as a profitable investment. But as the world becomes more and more digital, a whole new sphere of land and land ownership is occurring in a different reality – virtual reality (VR). It was Second Life, according to many, that popularized the …

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Vietnam has yet to streamline the foreign ownership process

Huynh Truc Mai’s Finnish husband was happy when he bought an apartment in District 2, HCMC two years ago and was eager to see their names appear as co-owners. But it was refused because he was not Vietnamese. Mai said: “Eventually my husband had to accept that I was the …

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