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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: December 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. If fully implemented, the move could have far-reaching consequences for FIFA's future selection of World Cup hosts and current tournament hosts Russia and Qatar.
Posted: December 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Jaguar Land Rover confirms its electric future with entry for Jaguar into the innovative FIA Formula E Championship; Formula E to provide a real world performance test bed for future Jaguar Land Rover technology.
Posted: December 9, 2015
UAE. OMD explores UAE residents' sentiments about the future; Research study delves into Emiratis and expatriates' views on happiness, lifestyles, technology, values, financial priorities, health, work-life balance, entrepreneurship and purchasing decision influencers.
Posted: December 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The sale was led by Egyptian artist Mahmoud Mokhtar's sculpture, On the Banks of the Nile (Nahw Ma'a ElNil), which sold for 317,000 pounds.
Posted: December 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The aim is to employ the UAE's financial muscle to project the state as a major military, political and diplomatic power to shape politics and policies far beyond its borders.
Posted: December 2, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "Witchweed" infestations cause enormous yield losses each year; Research aims to enhance food security for millions in Africa.
Posted: December 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Qatar's failure to enact wide-ranging reforms heightens the risk of its hosting rights being called into question against a backdrop of legal investigations into the integrity of its bid.
Posted: November 30, 2015
UAE. GPCA presents new book covering how the GCC has become a global petrochemical hub.
Posted: November 27, 2015
UAE. Pressure has been felt on revenue for Dubai City Spas owing to the increase in walk-in guests -typically local residents - as opposed to in-house guests, according to Colliers International's Dubai Spa Benchmark Report.
Posted: November 24, 2015
UAE. 45% of those surveyed by compareit4me.com admitted they found their debt stressful; credit cards top the list (57.2%), followed by personal loans (45.3%).
Posted: November 20, 2015
UAE. Deloitte report reveals the golf industry's contribution to Dubai's sports industry; Golf accounts for a quarter of total sports expenditure and contributes 30% to sport's total economic impact in Dubai.
Posted: November 20, 2015
UAE. Award in recognition of Habayeb's outstanding leadership in improving the lives of people in the region and for serving as an inspiration for Arab professionals to excel in their careers.
Posted: November 16, 2015
JORDAN. Jawabkom, dream analyzing tool, connects over 6 million registered Arabic-speakers; reveals Arab countries' political, social and economic realities affecting their nationals' dreams.
Posted: November 13, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Jeddah hosts Saudi International Sport & Fitness Exhibition in November.
Posted: November 12, 2015
UAE. Goal to increase women's representation at Board level across the GCC; A focus on the compelling economic and business case for gender balance; Support GCC public and private organisations to increase leadership participation by women.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 11, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "Although we anticipate some strain on Gulf banks' funding and liquidity this year, good asset quality and strong capitalization remain positive factors."
date:Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Low oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to Gulf sovereigns and banks to support the region's substantial infrastructure bill in coming years; S&P projects a gap as large as $270 billion through 2019 between capital spending for projects and project contracts awarded.
date:Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Across the Middle East, educational institutions and providers face a myriad of challenges and opportunities; "Educational organizations are increasingly being asked to demonstrate their wider impact and contribution to goals around employability, social mobility and inclusion."
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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