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Posted: 09-08-2011
EGYPT. Egypt should be careful what it wishes for. According to YouGov‟s latest survey of Egyptian public opinion, a majority of 67% want Hosni Mubarak, their deposed president, to face a death sentence if convicted of the charges against him. This compares with only 22% who oppose the sentence. Among the age groups of 18-24 and 25-29, support for execution rises to 77% and 70% respectively. It may be popular, but this event could actually do more harm than good to the progress of reform in Egypt. The YouGov figures are hardly surprising, given that justice for Mubarak was a key demand o
Posted: July 7, 2015
UAE. Arab tourists increase by 21.4% during the first five months of 2015 compared with the same period in 2014.
Posted: July 3, 2015
UAE. The Middle East real estate market is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, with foreign developers injecting billions of dollars in residential, office/commercial, retail and hospitality segments.
Posted: June 25, 2015
EGYPT. The stakes Qalaa is acquiring are in companies that have leading positions in the energy, cement and transportation sectors, among others.
Posted: June 18, 2015
UAE. New study highlights the uptrends and downtrends in these emerging markets; The region is anticipated to witness around five per cent growth this year due to the gradual shift in investment to non-oil sectors.
Posted: June 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. 2015 Global Peace Index Reveals an Increasingly Divided World; The Middle East is spiralling into deepening violence; Peacefulness in Europe reaches an historic high.
Posted: June 16, 2015
EGYPT. Earlier, the court sentenced Mursi to life in prison in an espionage case. Other top Muslim Brotherhood officials, including Khairat el-Shater, were handed death sentences.
Posted: June 15, 2015
EGYPT. Qalaa Holdings management reiterates strategy going into 2015 with key factors being financial and operational risk reduction.
Posted: June 15, 2015
EGYPT. The celebrations and global communications campaign will be overseen by the SCA and implemented by a consortium comprising WPP and a number of local Egyptian businesses.
Posted: June 15, 2015
UAE. Governments, employers and academic institutions in the MENA region all have a role to play to address labour market inefficiencies, develop national talent, and ultimately drive long-term sustainability into the 21st century and beyond.
Posted: June 15, 2015
EGYPT. Arab tourists increase by 20.9% during the first four months of 2015, according to the Chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Authority; Saudi tourists increase by 69.9 Emiratis 49.8% and Kuwaitis 37.1%.
Posted: June 12, 2015
EGYPT. The projects that include sea water desalination installations and sewage treatment plants will be concluded over the course of this year and are aimed to bolster the critical infrastructure at these resorts.
Posted: June 10, 2015
UAE. Cairo led the region in hospitality performance in Q1 2015, with RevPAR increasing by over 100%; Increasing political stability continues to be main driver for region's hospitality sector.
Posted: June 9, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Secularism in the Muslim world appears to be in terminal retreat. The two levels of struggle within that world are, at the top, Sunni versus Shiite, and at the base, complex and interacting factions.
Posted: June 8, 2015
EGYPT. "Ethics in accounting are of the utmost importance", says ACCA Fellow, Mohanad Khaled (FCCA), speaking at a World Bank event about strengthening the Accountancy Profession in Egypt.
Posted: June 4, 2015
EGYPT: Mohamed Alabbar: Announcing the price range today is another key milestone in Emaar Misr's IPO process; Price range set at between EGP 3.50 to EGP 4.25 per Share.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 7, 2015
UAE. The price action of Dubai's real estate market will be greatly influenced by the rate of completion of on-going projects. If the rate falls below 60%, the lopsidedness will cause prices to trend upwards.
date:Posted: July 7, 2015
UAE. PA Consulting Group says failure to grasp how to communicate with this entrepreneurial group of people may threaten the survival of organisations reluctant to change; Three-point strategy to help regional employers avoid shortage of new talent in new era of digital revolution.
date:Posted: July 7, 2015
UAE. Central Bank of Malaysia, one of the largest issuers of sukuk worldwide, stopped issuing earlier this year; The pullback saw total sukuk issuance drop by 42.5% compared with the same period a year earlier.
UAE. PA Consulting Group says failure to grasp how to communicate with this entrepreneurial group of people may threaten the survival of organisations reluctant to change; Three-point strategy to help regional employers avoid shortage of new talent in new era of digital revolution.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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