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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: August 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Faisal Hoque and Drake Baer hold up a mirror to society, business, and human beings, and shows how they interrelate.
Posted: August 19, 2014
UAE. Richard Branson tells young entrepreneurs to celebrate both failures and successes, in an exclusive interview with Vision.
Posted: August 18, 2014
QATAR. A longer-term perspective is needed to judge the economic merits of hosting a major sporting event. This could provide useful lessons for Qatar, where the 2022 World Cup will take place.
Posted: August 12, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Robin Williams, the versatile actor whose madcap comic style made him one of television and film's biggest stars, was found dead on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. HNW business owners in Asia, Africa and the Middle East are highly focused on growing their business, and personal wealth ambitions come second, finds a study by Standard Chartered Private Bank.
Posted: July 17, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Hugh Jackman joins VIP guests for launch of high performance leather goods.
Posted: July 17, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The building, designed by architect Frank Gehry, will become a new center in Paris for contemporary French and international artistic creation.
Posted: July 11, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. San Francisco's Asian Art Museum to hold exhibition offering audiences a first look at recent archaeological discoveries from the Arabian Peninsula.
Posted: July 10, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. In her first interview since Brazil's devastating 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that the defeat was an "extremely painful situation" but one that Brazil will overcome.
Posted: July 6, 2014
UAE. As part of the partnership, the airline will benefit from a comprehensive range of commercial rights which will include access to England players for promotional appearances, advertising, tickets and hospitality packages.
Posted: July 4, 2014
UAE. New book by Professors Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine provides a transformative framework to spur strategic growth and disrupt industries.
Posted: July 4, 2014
UAE. UAE travelers have spent US$1.145 million, Saudi travelers US$607,000 and visitors from the 2022 host nation Qatar have spent over US$317,000.
Posted: June 30, 2014
UAE. "Such devices do not really address the emotional and intellectual development of the child, but simply provide a temporary form of distraction over the real cause of their stress."
Posted: June 26, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was banned for nine matches by FIFA on Thursday after being found guilty of biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Posted: June 19, 2014
UAE. Samba-loving football fans from Saudi Arabia and the UAE are the biggest GCC spenders.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "I believe that in the wake of the Gaza war and the basis on which the ceasefire was established, a new momentum for peace negotiations might have been created."
date:Posted: August 30, 2014
QATAR. Price increases may suggest a potential overheating of the real estate sector. Closer analysis, however, indicates that the increase is still within the fundamentals of Qatar's fast growing economy and rapid population growth.
date:Posted: August 29, 2014
KUEAIT. There is plenty of potential in the Kuwaiti market, should investor interest remain and the government carries out its proposed spending plans. The government's 2014/15 budget is expansionary, with expenditure growth of 3.2% to US$77.3 billion.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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