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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: 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).
Posted: September 3, 2014
UAE. YasHUB is a fast, fun and simple way to keep up to date with F1 news and content throughout the year.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. Climbing aficionado Rock Republic is officially launching its amazing new bouldering centre - the only one in the GCC - at a special event this week.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 26, 2014
UAE. "In the final months of 2014, we expect further increases in occupancy rates, with the pleasant weather attracting more tourists, alongside the seasonal increase in events and conferences."
date:Posted: November 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. In the end, it is unlikely that the territorial Islamic State can survive. The truth is that Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia are all waiting for the U.S. to solve the problem with air power and a few ground forces. These actions will not destroy IS, but they will break the group's territorial coherence.
date:Posted: November 25, 2014
BAHRAIN. The "increasingly deregulated and competitive economic environment is facilitating rapid growth in business development within the private sector."
UAE. Hosting political expert and author of "End of History", Francis Fukuyama, who will talk about the political state of the world and the most prominent powers in the geopolitical landscape at present, in addition to highlighting major political trends for 2015.
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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