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Posted: 03-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. New York is famed as "the city that never sleeps" but London, reveals a new study, sleeps even less, as do over 30 other cities worldwide. None sleepless than Cairo, the strife-torn capital of Egypt, which is today named the "world's most 24-hour" city by a study of the world's most round-the-clock metropolises. But New York ranks a humiliating 32nd, behind London (17th), Paris (18th), Rome (27th) and an embarrassingly long list of other cities. The first global ranking of the world's "most 24-hour" - or most nocturnal - cities, comes from analysing 120 million online chat
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The path to the acceptance of the participatory approach to development was forged, through trial and error, over several decades until the 1990s, when its global recognition by development practitioners became well-established.
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. McKinsey Global Institute research paper puts the global cost of obesity, at around US$2 trillion or 2.8% of world economic output, about the same as smoking or armed conflict.
Posted: November 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Mr. Naqvi will lead one of the Foundation's five global initiatives as part of its global mandate to develop public-private partnerships in enhancing international police and law enforcement.
Posted: November 19, 2014
MENA. 35.8 million people are enslaved across the world; India tops the list with 14.29 million; Improved methodology highlights 20% more people, according to the 2014 Global Slavery Index.
Posted: November 19, 2014
UAE. Survey of 835 INSEAD alumni highlights appeal of UAE to new generation of top global business talent in terms of professional and private life; Dubai ranks first in economic dynamism, third in overall attractiveness, and fourth in quality of life and cost of living.
Posted: November 14, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. FIFA appeared to be in limbo as a long-awaited report on the turbulent bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was criticized by its own investigator.
Posted: November 11, 2014
UAE. Less than half (40%) of senior executives rank work/life balance as a high priority, a London Business School survey has found. This is in direct contrast to the priorities of their Generation Y employees who put work/life balance at the top of the priority list.
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. The agreement includes setting up Real museums and expanding their soccer schools around the world, as well as creating content for digital media platforms.
Posted: October 28, 2014
UAE. Inaugural exhibition to feature local and international contemporary art.
Posted: October 24, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Foreign maids from impoverished countries endure physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the United Arab Emirates, trapped by a system that denies them protection.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. HSBC global expat survey highlights job prospects, better salaries, higher personal security as primary factors attracting expats to the country.
Posted: October 20, 2014
UAE. An international fund which provides aspiring social entrepreneurs with US$1 million of financial assistance, global exposure for their company or idea and support from world-famous business mentors.
Posted: September 17, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Five year programme to encourage a new generation of creative leaders in growth markets; First cohort of Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholars originate from India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Thailand and Turkey.
Posted: September 8, 2014
QATAR. The second Ajyal Youth Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute, will host the Middle East premiere of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet as its Closing Night Gala on December 6, 2014.
Posted: September 5, 2014
QATAR. The world premiere of the Salma Hayek-Pinault-produced film takes place on Saturday, September 6, at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The trajectory of Japan's economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of Keynesian policies. Those who are not blinded by left-wing dogma should take a good look at where the road of permanent stimulus ultimately leads.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The path to the acceptance of the participatory approach to development was forged, through trial and error, over several decades until the 1990s, when its global recognition by development practitioners became well-established.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. There is a high degree of uncertainty over how the Iranian negotiations and the OPEC meeting will play out, but the end of November will be hugely important for energy markets.
INTERNATIONAL. Both countries posted freedom scores of 8.1, according to the annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute. Bahrain dropped from first place last year to third place and a score of 8.0 in this year's report, which is based on 2012 data, the most recent available.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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