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: February 28, 2015
UAE. In S&P's view, the sharp drop in oil prices since mid-2014 is likely to lead to weakening economic, external, and fiscal profiles for the region, particularly for the GCC.
Posted: February 19, 2015
UAE. Sherpa Kids International - a company that runs before and after school clubs and holidays activities for primary school-aged children - is launching its wide-ranging programme of activities in the Middle East.
Posted: February 5, 2015
JORDAN. "We are waging this war to protect our faith, our values and human principles and our war for their sake will be relentless and will hit them in their own ground."
Posted: February 4, 2015
JORDAN. Islamic State video appeared to show the captured Jordanian pilot, Muath al-Kasaesbeh, being burnt alive by the hardline group.
Posted: January 21, 2015
UAE. Strong growth momentum in GCC countries continues, economic recovery in oil importers is on track; Oil exporters diversified their economies, but still heavily dependent on hydrocarbon sector in terms of budget and export revenues; Oil importers face higher risks of geopolitical tensions.
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. 61% feel they deserve to work in a higher level position, and 50% state that a key reason for seeking employment is to be financially independent.
Posted: December 16, 2014
UAE. 49% believe women and men are treated equally in the workplace, according to "Status of Working Women in the Middle East" survey by Bayt.com and YouGov.
Posted: December 5, 2014
JORDAN. Global property portal releases new research on emerging markets real estate, examining the habits of online property-seekers, while offering insights into the future of the sector.
Posted: December 4, 2014
BAHRAIN. Thomson Reuters announces 2015 findings of Annual Sukuk Perceptions and Forecast Report at WIBC 2014; Survey of 44 lead arrangers and 106 investors reveal most expect a boost in sukuk issuance in 2015, to be between US$150 billion and US$174.9 billion.
Posted: November 25, 2014
OMAN. The report showed that Oman has improved its "access to sound money" while also recording an increase in the "regulation of business, credit and labor".
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Both countries posted freedom scores of 8.1, according to the annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute. Bahrain dropped from first place last year to third place and a score of 8.0 in this year's report, which is based on 2012 data, the most recent available.
Posted: November 14, 2014
JORDAN. S&P expects Jordan's fiscal and external balances to moderately improve over the medium term; Ratings affirmed.
Posted: November 1, 2014
JORDAN. The fiscal and external balances will moderately improve over the medium term; energy-sector reform is likely to ease spending and import pressures, according to S&P.
Posted: October 28, 2014
UAE. PwC commissioned a survey of more than 500 retail banking customers in the GCC, to find out what customers really want.
Posted: October 26, 2014
UAE. Standard Chartered Bank hosts second Annual Global Research Briefing sessions for its clients in the UAE; Briefings also held in Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar.
date:Posted: March 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Unexpected developments can catch the herd wrong-footed and spark major movements when the masses scatter at the same time. When that occurs, those who resisted the herd may find themselves rewarded. We believe that we are approaching such a point.
date:Posted: March 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. This isn't about Netanyahu and Obama, and both know it. It is about the reconfiguration of a region the US cannot subdue and cannot leave. It is the essence of great power strategy: creating a balance of power in which the balancers are trapped into playing a role they don't want.