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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: 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.
Posted: June 13, 2014
UAE. Aims to learn about migratory journeys, whether the grass is greener on the other side and to establish what is now relevant to expats; Highlights revealed.
Posted: June 12, 2014
UAE. All 64 games will be transmitted live at 30,000 feet of the air carrier's long haul aircraft during the month long tournament.
Posted: June 11, 2014
UAE. The upcoming Football World Cup in Brazil is a fantastic example of how our consumption of both data and content is changing.
Posted: June 11, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Blatter blasted some of the criticism of Qatar's 2022 bid as racist, and attacked those he said were "plotting" to destroy FIFA. Those comments brought derision from some within UEFA.
Posted: June 9, 2014
UAE. After watching late night matches, one-third of all employees will go to work tired, one in ten will go to work late, and 3% will call in sick, reveals GulfTalent survey.
Posted: June 9, 2014
UAE. The largest increase this year was seen in the English Premier League, which grew revenues to US$3.8 billion; the "big five" leagues top the US$12 billion mark, according to the Sports Business group at Deloitte.
Posted: June 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Qatar strongly denied a British newspaper report that a former top Qatari football official paid more than US$5 million to win support for the its bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
Posted: May 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The book's popularity is not at all surprising when you consider its central premise. What is surprising, however, is that the absurd ideas contained in the book could captivate so many supposedly intelligent people.
Posted: May 29, 2014
UAE. It is human nature to want to help another who needs medical assistance, but in today's society, there is understandable concern that individuals who attempt to help another may be at risk of having a claim brought against them if that person suffers harm as a result of their intervention.
Posted: May 23, 2014
UAE. "Combining the phenomenal management team that created bubsboutique.com, with our existing team at BabySouk.com, will substantially accelerate our combined growth initiatives and extend our reach to significantly more parents throughout the MENA region much more rapidly."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. We have entered a new chapter in the history of central banking. This paradigm shift changes the policy tools that have traditionally defined the sphere of macroeconomic decision-making; We have built an economy that is now so leveraged that it needs zero percent interest rates just to tread water.
date:Posted: September 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. World Bank report spells out the repercussions of the political uncertainty and restrictions on movement and access and recommends remedial actions by all parties.
date:Posted: September 18, 2014
EGYPT. Qalaa Holdings' Hisham El-Khazindar discusses Egypt's economic prospects at Euromoney Conference.
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia will need to keep cutting oil output to sustain prices above US$100 a barrel, according to BNP Paribas and Societe Generale; "We are swimming in crude, and they know that better than anyone because they are the biggest exporter."
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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