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Posted: 08-08-2011
UAE. Emirates, Dubai's flagship carrier, said the European Union's planned carbon emission scheme may cost it as much as US$1 billion over 10 years, as it joined others airlines in objecting to the tax. From January, airlines flying to or from Europe will have to buy permits from the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) for 15% of the carbon emissions produced during the entire flight. "It (the scheme) will have a very significant impact on Emirates," Andrew Parker, Emirates' senior vice president for industry and environmental affairs, said at a conference in Dubai. "It's safe to assume som
Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. "I have focused management efforts on balance sheet optimization, diversification of income, addressing the legacy NPL position, improved capital efficiency and stronger liquidity."
Posted: July 24, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The state-of-the-art system employs GfK's universal metering system, TV Loggers, which gave outstanding performance in the field test and is being successfully used in Lebanon.
Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. Overall group revenue up 14% year-on-year to AED 12.8 billion for H1 2014; Successful opening of the Mall of the Emirates Fashion District; Issued its first 10 year US$$500 million bond.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. Net profit increased to AED 1.16 billion; Operating income up by 26% YoY to AED 2.9 billion; Liquid assets stand at 29%; Capital adequacy steady at 16.1%.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. Net Profit for H1 2014 Notches up AED114.6 million, an increase of 145% from AED46.6 million for H1 2013; Launched bespoke hotel apartment project "The Atria" in Business Bay in Q2 FY14.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. The UAE Central Bank has announced recently a new lending facility to assist banks which face short term liquidity shortfalls in the future.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. Griffiths joins the company from Thailand-based Oriental Copper, one of the top 5 global suppliers of fabricated copper based products and solutions for the electrical energy and electronics industry.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. If Saudi Arabia was to join the MSCI Frontier Markets, it would become its first component with a weighting above 60%.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. Global banking sector increases IT spend to meet customer and regulatory demands, with 65% saying mobile is most important tech trend, according to SAP study.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. Awards aim to promote ethics and innovation in financial services.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. Yas Mall to house new shopping concept set to be the largest department store in the region comprising 200,000 square feet of prime retail space.
Posted: July 22, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Muhammad Anum Saleem, Senior Associate, D&P Dhabaan and Partners in association with Eversheds, Saudi Arabia, comments on the opening up of the market.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. Arabtec fell to the lowest level in a week as some investors questioned the government's support for the UAE's biggest publicly traded builder.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. Topics of major consideration for the industry include Big Data analytics, core banking optimization, mobile and social marketing, regulatory compliance and new payment solutions.
Posted: July 21, 2014
KUWAIT. First half 2014 net profit figure represents an increase of 10% over the same period last year; Deposits increased by 4% to reach US$ 38.1 billion.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 31, 2014
UAE. Rotate into high-yield bonds which offer better value; Large IPOs could drain money out of stock markets and raise volatility ahead, says Emirates NBD investment chief.
date:Posted: July 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. One aspect of this war is that both sides apparently found it necessary, despite knowing it would have no definitive military outcome. The question therefore is not what the point of all this is but where all this ends.
date:Posted: July 31, 2014
UAE. Indonesia should lead the way in ASEAN markets over the next year; The best performing markets in the second quarter were Thailand and the Philippines; Health care strongest sector in ASEAN in Q2.
INTERNATIONAL. Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists Thursday to bolster forces fighting in Gaza as Washington gave its ally the go-ahead to raid stocks of emergency US weapons stored on Israeli soil.
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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