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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: February 11, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. A record 5,967 teams comprising over 16,500 entrepreneurs from 21 Arab countries enter competition; Winners ceremony to be held in Jeddah on 14 April, 2016.
Posted: February 1, 2016
UAE. US$500,000, two-year grant announced; This experiential learning program takes youth through the entire startup cycle of creating their own business during an academic year.
Posted: February 1, 2016
UAE. Real Madrid tops the list for the 11th year in a row, with Barcelona climbing to second, Manchester United falling one place to third and Paris Saint-Germain climbing one place to fourth; Nine Premier League clubs in the top 20, with revenues totalling US$3.6 billion.
Posted: January 29, 2016
OMAN. Qualifying Round of world's most famous sailing competition to take place from 27-28 Feb. in Oman.
Posted: January 27, 2016
UAE. HSBC survey finds that only four in ten retirees in the UAE rate their health as good for their age; 78% of pre-retirees say that lack of free time (37%) and work commitments (34%) are preventing them from leading a healthier lifestyle.
Posted: January 15, 2016
MOROCCO.The sapling to be planted will be a fig, one of several endangered varieties HAF is committed to protect. A thousand mature trees of various species will be distributed to local farming families.
Posted: January 15, 2016
SYRIA. "The people we met in Madaya were exhausted and extremely frail. Doctors were emotionally distressed and mentally drained, working round the clock with very limited resources."
Posted: January 14, 2016
INTERNATINAL. Disputes in Kuwait's ruling Al Sabah family that sparked international sports sanctions against the Gulf state went again on public display this week.
Posted: January 14, 2016
UAE. The region has started to explore opportunities such as business and cultural events, restaurants facilities, rental of commercial spaces and other retail opportunities; "A sports venue operator should build a commercial strategy upon a mixture of commercial uses, often referred to as the activity mix", says Deloitte.
Posted: January 13, 2016
UAE. Multi-award-winning footballer taking on an international role as a champion for Expo 2020 Dubai.
Posted: January 13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "If Iran is unable to protect embassies, how will it protect stadiums? We demand that the Saudi and Iranian teams play in a neutral country."
Posted: December 29, 2015
UAE. 24-minute firework spectacle to cascade along city's landmarks.
Posted: December 28, 2015
UAE. Ford trend report reveals a growing determination among consumers to become more collaborative, and to leverage technology and sustainability to decide where they live, work and play.
Posted: December 21, 2015
UAE. Global philanthropic giving among the world's ultra-wealthy totaled US$112 billion in 2014, 18% of a total of US$625 billion.
Posted: December 19, 2015
INTERNATINAL. Well, the answer is complicated by a number of factors most importantly, we just don't know a lot of about Santa's rounds, the shape of the sleigh, the air speed of the craft, or the weight of all those presents. But, we can take some educated guesses...

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 13, 2016
QATAR. The turmoil in financial markets at the beginning of this year has prompted some to question whether the US Federal Reserve should have increased interest rates in December.
date:Posted: February 13, 2016
KUWAIT. Kuwait has built up very large fiscal and external net asset positions over many years, which will continue to help it weather the current low oil price environment; The overall fiscal and external balance sheets will remain strong, backed by a significant stock of financial assets.
date:Posted: February 12, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. A Syria in which the regime and IS, rather than other rebel groups, are the only real domestic players turns Bashar al-Assad into a pivotal cog in the fight against jihadism. That is something Saudi Arabia cannot allow to happen. To turn the tide, it needs a United States that is engaged and willing to do its bit.
KUWAIT. Kuwait has built up very large fiscal and external net asset positions over many years, which will continue to help it weather the current low oil price environment; The overall fiscal and external balance sheets will remain strong, backed by a significant stock of financial assets.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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