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Posted: 07-03-2008
ALGERIA. The Algerian government plans to privatise Algérie Telecom in the first half of the year, Communications Minister Boudjema Haichour said this week.The Minister stressed, however, that the state would maintain a majority stake in the firm. The government is seeking to partner with a foreign company in order to bring more technological added value. Companies interested in the estimated US$3 billion deal include Etisalat, France Telecom, Telefonica, Portugal Telecom and Deutsche Telecom. Algérie Telecom operates 3.5 million fixed lines, 4.0 million mobile lines and provides Intern
Posted: August 19, 2013
UAE. 69% of UAE companies 'definitely hiring' in the next quarter expect to take on up to 10 employees, according to the latest Bayt.com Job Index survey.
Posted: August 12, 2013
UAE. The bank applied for licenses in Algeria and Libya and is considering Tunisia and Morocco, CEO Tirad Mahmoud, said. We are seeking to expand in nations with "a critical mass in terms of population and economic activity."
Posted: July 22, 2013
UAE. 13% of UAE respondents claim that they are "extremely satisfied" with their life in general, according to a Bayt.com and YouGov survey. The top reasons for satisfaction are safety and security, and stability of political environment.
Posted: May 27, 2013
UAE. Only 3% state a high level of satisfaction with their current remuneration; 21% expect a raise of more than 15% in 2013, according to Bayt.com and YouGov Salary survey.
Posted: May 25, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Oil exporters maintain healthy non-oil growth, oil importers see moderate recovery; Transition countries need resolute actions to maintain economic stability and promote inclusive growth.
Posted: May 8, 2013
ALGERIA. The Oran tramway is 18.7 km long and features 32 stops located in the largest boroughs of the greater Oran region.
Posted: April 29, 2013
UAE. MENA sales increase by 27% for fiscal year 2012-2013; Land Rover sales up 29%; Jaguar sales up 19%.
Posted: April 11, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Saudi Arabia "seems poised to ramp up" production further to meet seasonal demand, after restoring output to a four-month high of 9.3 million barrels a day in March, an increase of 50,000 a day from February.
Posted: April 11, 2013
TUNISIA. The African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Bank convened a workshop with representatives of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia to review and upgrade the region's path-breaking regional Investment Plan for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), with funding from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF).
Posted: April 9, 2013
UAE. 46% of online respondents think that people join violent extremist groups for money; 36% of online respondents think the French intervention in Mali will increase the likelihood of terrorist attacks in Europe.
Posted: April 4, 2013
UAE. An upsurge in business has sharply boosted imports by the UAE over the past few years to turn into the largest market in the Middle East although it has one of the smallest populations in the region.
Posted: March 27, 2013
QATAR. The plant's commercial production, expected to start in 2017, is planned to meet Algeria's requirements of over 5 million MT/PA of steel.
Posted: March 18, 2013
UAE. 55% of MENA residents believe business conditions will also become better, according to the latest MENA Consumer Confidence Index Survey conducted by Bayt.com and YouGov.
Posted: March 15, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Arab States could reap a major "demographic dividend" if they can convert their advances in education into employment opportunities for youth, says the 2013 Human Development Report.
Posted: March 4, 2013
UAE. World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Accenture, releases report on countries' energy systems; "Significant renewable energy projects in the GCC are expected to see the Middle East's rankings rise in future reports."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 23, 2014
UAE. Managing an internationally mobile workforce can be challenging, particularly as home country and host country laws can be vastly different; Legal compliance with local laws may mean that it is not possible to impose global policies on the workforce.
date:Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. "Adapt to Survive", a global study by PwC, commissioned by LinkedIn, reveals the economic impact of not having the right people in the right jobs.
date:Posted: April 22, 2014
KUWAIT. For much of the past decade, international companies operating in the major projects sector have found Kuwait a challenging market in which to do business. However, there are good reasons to believe this year will be different.
UAE. Abu Dhabi's state oil producer is almost finished reviewing technical aspects of international companies' bids to develop the biggest onshore crude deposits in the emirate.
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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