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Posted: 19-07-2011
JORDAN. Price stability continues across the Jordanian property sector, which is showing positive activity in both apartment and villa sales and leasing, according to Asteco Property Management’s Q2 2011 report. “Despite regional political conflict, Jordan has remained consistent economically. Government statistics indicate the property sector has played a substantial role in this ongoing stability, indicating a 42% increase in all property and land transactions over the quarter. Rental prices for two-bedroom apartments ranged from JOD3,000 and  JOD13,000 per annum, with three-bedro
Posted: April 25, 2016
JORDAN. Aqaba was Averda's first city served in Jordan and, to date, more than 60,000 tons of waste have been collected and over 300 people employed, with half of these being Jordanian nationals.
Posted: April 14, 2016
JORDAN. PwC Jordan held a workshop on the Foreign Account Tax compliance Act; Country Senior Partner stresses the importance of the transition period and its influence on Jordan's economy.
Posted: March 15, 2016
UAE. According to a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), written in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), since 2010, approximately 3,200 education companies around the world have received private ed-tech investments - however, only a mere 12 were based in the Middle East.
Posted: January 29, 2016
JORDAN. Jawabkom is the largest questions and answers Arabic website, connecting users to certified experts who can answer urgent and serious questions in dozens of fields, spanning medicine, law, counselling, IT support, and many more.
Posted: December 18, 2015
JORDAN. The 117-megawatt wind farm is directly connected to the national grid and will produce 400 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually; The project will save the government US$50 million annually.
Posted: December 11, 2015
JORDAN. A comprehensive analysis of current operations was developed, followed by identification of sector priorities and goals for improvement, to deliver better services to residents.
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 6, 2015
JORDAN. This expansion will enable the business to better serve corporate clients' insurance and risk management needs in Jordan, and regional and international clients with operations in Jordan.
Posted: October 27, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Funds will help rapidly expand refugee support operations in Europe; Foundation has provided US$17.5 million over past two years to support Middle East refugees and internally displaced people.
Posted: October 24, 2015
JORDAN. S&P has revised 2015 growth expectations down slightly based on weaker regional demand. However, it expects low oil prices and some upside potential for foreign investment to support medium-term growth; Fiscal deficits are gradually narrowing, despite pressures posed by the difficult geopolitical environment.
Posted: October 10, 2015
JORDAN. The award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency aims to help the Jordanian government secure its borders with Syria .
Posted: October 8, 2015
JORDAN. 20 exceptional female founders to partake in Open Hands Initiative's "Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs"
Posted: October 7, 2015
JORDAN. "This is a very worrying trend, showing how hard the situation is for many families in Syria's neighbouring countries," says the Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Jordan.
Posted: October 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. New research uncovers surprising reasons some Jordanians join extremist groups in Syria and Iraq.
Posted: September 4, 2015
UAE. The Middle East's 16 largest centres of economic growth could have substantial risk from a series of threats over the next decade, according to research for Lloyd's.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. SAGIA announced in early 2016 their plan to focus on priority sectors identified as having a direct impact on economic and human development, including healthcare.
date:Posted: April 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The investment community is significantly more likely than CEOs to consider misaligned performance incentives as a barrier to change: almost half (49%) of investors surveyed in the report flagged this as a major concern compared to only 17% of chief executives.
date:Posted: April 28, 2016
UAE. 51% of all Dubai hotels in mid-market segment versus 89% in New York; PwC research released at ATM 2016 touts construction figure of US$80k per room as incentive for developers looking for solid returns in high demand segment.
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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