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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: July 15, 2014
UAE. 81% state finding a job is the biggest challenge, with banking and finance being the preferred industry to work in.
Posted: July 14, 2014
UAE. The industry will see a slowdown in the summer months, however EY report remains positive and predicts strong growth through the rest of 2014.
Posted: July 4, 2014
JORDAN. New Arab Advisors Group survey reveals that around a quarter of mobile app Saudi users are not aware of the operating system of their smartphone.
Posted: July 1, 2014
UAE. 55% claim that important decisions and vital meetings are not postponed till the Holy Month is over, according to the latest Bayt.com "Ramadan in the MENA Workplace" poll.
Posted: July 1, 2014
JORDAN. Ibrahim Muasher and his partners have created a concept café that roasts fresh coffee beans on the premises every week, the first of its kind in Jordan.
Posted: July 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. At a time when reasonable people thought that the fighting had been contained in Iraq and elsewhere in the region, they have discovered that there was no basis for that assumption.
Posted: June 27, 2014
JORDAN. AFED Food Security report aims to provide an overview of the state of agricultural resources in Arab countries.
Posted: June 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The money would be part of Obama's US$1.5 billion plan for a Regional Stabilization Initiative that also would aid Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.
Posted: June 23, 2014
IRAQ. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraq's prime minister in Baghdad to push for a more inclusive government, even as Baghdad's forces abandoned the border with Jordan.
Posted: June 2, 2014
UAE. Company to deliver a district cooling plant and undertake Engineering scope of works for 4 hotels and 12 villas.
Posted: May 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Visit to focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and underscore the 'commitment and support.
Posted: May 14, 2014
UAE. The MENA region has more than 16,500MW of renewable capacity, the vast majority of this is in the form of hydropower.
Posted: May 9, 2014
JORDAN. Boost for defence industrial capability as Middle East - Africa JV signs first deal.
Posted: May 6, 2014
JORDAN. Joint venture annoucement a major boost for defence and aerospace production in the Middle East.
Posted: May 2, 2014
Jordan. S&P: "We do not expect a significant improvement in Jordan's fiscal or external performance, both of which have deteriorated in recent years partly due to external conflicts such as unrest in Egypt and Syria's civil war."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The diversified BBG Commodity Index was almost unchanged on the week; Geopolitical concerns will continue to play an important part when determining a price for crude oil.
date:Posted: July 27, 2014
QATAR. In the long run, the dynamism and innovation of the private sector is expected to drive growth and development with the government focusing on creating the right physical and legal environment to encourage that process.
date:Posted: July 25, 2014
UAE. Royal Decree amending some of the provisions of the Oman Agencies Law comes into force; Marks a significant departure from the regime under the old law.
INTERNATIONAL. In a presidential statement, the 15-member body expressed strong support for a ceasefire, and urged all parties to accept and fully implement it into the Eid period marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and beyond.
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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