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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: 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."
Posted: May 21, 2014
UAE. Dubai features this year as the only Middle-Eastern city in PwC's Cities of Opportunity report; study looks at what makes cities function best.
Posted: May 12, 2014
UAE. Mercer's latest Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines provide an important insight into normal retirement ages and requirements from countries around the globe.
Posted: May 12, 2014
UAE."They will sharply lift the growth rate in the region and create hundreds of thousands of new GCC jobs, but more needs to be done to co-ordinate these projects at a regional level and to share the knowledge the GCC will acquire in megaproject delivery."
Posted: May 7, 2014
UAE. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls on governments and business to take meaningful action to mitigate impact of climate change.
Posted: May 4, 2014
OMAN. Premier venue for culture and the arts, showcasing the diverse artistic creations of Omani artists; ROHM announces participitation in ATM.
Posted: April 29, 2014
BAHRAIN. 75% of employees surveyed were not saving enough; Over 90% of companies see the importance of being involved in not just the welfare of their employees but their families too.
Posted: April 29, 2014
UAE. Pakistan, Lebanon and Egypt have the highest number of UHNW second citizenship applicants, with nearly 40% of all applicants worldwide coming from these three countries.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. The world's most luxurious hotel is taking romance to new heights 212 metres above the Arabian Gulf.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 30, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation; Saudi Arabia has supported the global economy through its stabilizing role in the global oil market.
date:Posted: July 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. One aspect of this war is that both sides apparently found it necessary, despite knowing it would have no definitive military outcome. The question therefore is not what the point of all this is but where all this ends.
date:Posted: July 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. S&P opinion "reflects the increasing need for life and health insurance products in those countries as well as some largely underdeveloped personal lines, such as property."
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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