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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 21, 2014
UAE. Nearly 60% of families-run businesses globally are struggling to find external finance; KPMG identifies HNWIs as a highly underutilised route for investment.
date:Posted: September 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Against the backdrop of a rising dollar, uneven developments in global economic growth and interest rates commodities suffered broad-based selling across most sectors.
date:Posted: September 21, 2014
UAE. Average residential rents dipped marginally by 1% during Q3 this year; Office rents across the CBD area remained unchanged while secondary locations grew by 3% quarter-on-quarter; Average villa rents have witnessed a single digit growth of around 8%.
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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