INTERNATIONAL. Something extraordinary, albeit not unexpected, is happening in the Persian Gulf region. The United States, lacking a coherent strategy to deal with Iran and too distracted to develop one, is struggling to navigate Iraq’s fractious political landscape in search of a deal that would allow Washington to keep a meaningful military presence in the country beyond the end-of-2011 deadline stipulated by the current Status of Forces Agreement.
At the same time, Saudi Arabia, dubious of U.S. capabilities and intentions toward Iran, appears to be inching reluctantly toward an accommod
Posted: November 26, 2015
UAE. Legal experts say move will influence oil major investment plans in Iran ahead of the lifting of sanctions; Lawmakers likely to be mindful of "missed opportunities" in Iraq and Lebanon.
Posted: November 18, 2015
KPMG and international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer recently held a conference in the UAE to share insights on what to be aware of when approaching the Iranian market to do business.
Posted: October 29, 2015
UAE. Chairman of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and Gulf News Editor-at-Large discuss the war in Yemen, coping with Iran post-deal and what the future holds for the UAE at Capital Club event.
Posted: October 27, 2015
UAE. Iran needs 400-500 passenger aircraft in a decade to increase the potential of the Iran-based airlines; 27 airports to be upgraded in order to increase passenger and cargo handling capacity.
Posted: October 19, 2015
UAE. "Analysis shows the notion of Iranian pent up real estate investment demand is likely a myth spawned by over-interpretation of a limited dataset," according to a research note by Phidar Advisory.
Posted: October 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The new geostrategic development in the region offers Israel a golden opportunity to effectively neutralize the Iranian threat and at the same time reach a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace.
Posted: October 9, 2015
UAE. Industry experts at Seatrade conference turn their attention to the mixed prospects of multi-billion dollar contracts Iran’s offshore oil and gas sector – once sanctions are lifted.
Posted: October 7, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. President Putin's recent moves in the Middle East-to shore up Bashar al-Assad's regime, and the agreement with Iran, Iraq, and Syria on intelligence and security cooperation-could contribute to Russian efforts to combat the myriad negative pressures on its vital energy industry.
Posted: October 1, 2015
UAE. "Initially, the UAE could play a similar role to that which Hong Kong plays regarding China. It has the potential to become the gateway to the Iranian market thanks to its historical trade relations with Iran, world-class infrastructure and best-in-class logistics."
Posted: September 27, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Whilst the size and the sophistication of the MENA insurance market has increased notably over the past decade, it remains developing and dependent on international reinsurance support, with local and regional reinsurers generally acting in a follower capacity.
Posted: September 26, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The search for a solution to Syria's civil war and the unfolding tragedy of the Syrian refugees can be found only by defeating ISIS while simultaneously formulating a political solution to prevent the complete disintegration of the country.
Posted: September 25, 2015
IRAN. Iranian and Canadian firms join forces to bring "Digital Finance Iran" on Kish Island, a Visa-Free free economic zone off Iran.
Posted: September 25, 2015
IRAN. Iran's first logistics service provider & 3rd party fulfillment center, Pardakht E-commerce, expands its services to serve online international retailers.
Posted: September 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Yemen and Syria represent a battle with Iran for regional dominance. Military victory in south Yemen may prove difficult to translate into sustainable political achievement.
Posted: September 15, 2015
IRAN. The new hotels - Novotel IKIA and ibis IKIA - are connected to the main terminal of Imam Khomeini International Airport and scheduled to open in October 2015. AccorHotels is the first international hotel group to launch its brands in Iran.
date:Posted: November 28, 2015
UAE. Total passengers set to double to 7 billion by 2034; The UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia will all enjoy strong growth of 5.6%, 4.8%, and 4.6% respectively. The total regional market size will be 383 million passengers.
date:Posted: November 25, 2015
UAE. EMAAR, Shell, and Emirates lead The LinkedIn InDemand list of the most sought-after employers in the region based on millions of interactions from members; Rather than relying on questionnaires, InDemand measures the actual behaviour of professionals as they explore their career journey.