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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: April 16, 2014
UAE. New devices, growing interest and improved internet stability is transforming the world of games according to a new Ericsson ConsumerLab report; Potential for gamification to increase employee performance and personal development.
Posted: April 13, 2014
UAE. Eight MENA countries included in the Social Progress Index ranking 2014:UAE ranks 37th followed by Kuwait 40th, Saudi Arabia 65th, Jordan 75th, Lebanon 83rd, Egypt 84th, Iraq 118th and Yemen 125th; Social Progress Index enables better understanding of worldwide progress and growth.
Posted: April 12, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The call ended abruptly possibly "because the aircraft was fast moving away from the (telecommunications) tower", The New Straits Times quoted a source as saying.
Posted: April 10, 2014
UAE. To address the obesity epidemic in the UAE, Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation is conducting workshops in collaboration with Yale University.
Posted: April 9, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Chelsea overturn a 3-1 deficit with a 2-0 home thanks to a late Demba Ba goal that secured a dramatic away-goals win over Paris St Germain.
Posted: March 31, 2014
UAE. Badr Jafar, CEO of Crescent Enterprises, says Arabs "haven't paid enough attention to the arts in educational institutions." We need to start embrace culture and arts "as life tools, not just entertainment, and as a means to generate economic value."
Posted: March 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A sombre Prime Minister Najib Razak said a new analysis of satellite data on flight MH370's path placed its last position in remote waters off Australia's west coast.
Posted: March 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "We are insisting that the responsibilities lie first with the state of Qatar and secondly with the companies employing the workers," Sepp Blatter said.
Posted: March 19, 2014
UAE. Deloitte launches the 2014 Middle East Technology, Media and Telecommunications predictions report; Expected 15-20% hike in sports rights in the Middle East; 10 million Arabian "Massive Open Online Courses".
Posted: March 18, 2014
UAE. Multi-format venue for opera, theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, orchestra, film, sports events and seasonal programmes.
Posted: March 12, 2014
UAE. The museum's permanent collection will feature in an exhibition which is the largest display outside of Abu Dhabi to date.
Posted: February 14, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "While this may be a good starting point, the charter will only address the concerns of a relatively small proportion of migrant workers in Qatar; those involved in the construction of stadiums and training grounds."
Posted: February 12, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Jacky Chamoun says pictures are three years old; Lebanese Olympic Committee will not send athlete back.
Posted: February 5, 2014
EGYPT. The show is back in a new season on "MBC MASR"; The first episode brings "more of the same" magic formula; "You ain't seen nothing yet!" satirist tells fans and critics.
Posted: February 5, 2014
UAE. The Reebok Delta symbol represents "the positive and transformative change that fitness can have on a person's life."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 19, 2014
UAE. Key sectors driving growth in the housing market are the tourism, hospitality, education and healthcare sectors, which is translating into robust population growth and demand.
date:Posted: April 17, 2014
KUWAIT. According to a newly released report by Kuwait Finance House Research, the global sukuk market saw a modest volume of US$31.14 billion in new sukuk issuances in 1Q2014. This volume represents a drop of 9.82% compared to US$34.53 billion worth of issuances in 1Q13.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The WGC pointed out that the Chinese bank savings amount to US$7.5 trillion but only about US$300 billionn is allocated to gold, signifying the potential for gold demand to grow as Chinese wealth climbs.
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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