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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: 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."
Posted: May 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Only 2% of the Middle East's people live in free media environments; Significant deterioration took place in Jordan and to a lesser extent in Iraq and the United Arab Emirates.
Posted: April 25, 2014
UAE. First office outside of the UAE marks company expansion and commitment to Jordan.
Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. January 2014 was another positive month for the hospitality industry in the Middle East, with several GCC cities, including Dubai, Doha, and Muscat, witnessing robust increases in their hospitality KPIs.
Posted: April 13, 2014
UAE. Eight MENA countries included in the Social Progress Index ranking 2014:UAE ranks 37th followed by Kuwait 40th, Saudi Arabia 65th, Jordan 75th, Lebanon 83rd, Egypt 84th, Iraq 118th and Yemen 125th; Social Progress Index enables better understanding of worldwide progress and growth.
Posted: April 11, 2014
IRAQ. Iraq Future Energy Summit will provide an opportunity to hear experts involved with Iraq's energy sectors discuss the key issues affecting and aiding progress.
Posted: March 17, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The World Bank's support to Jordan over the last two years, amounted to US$700 million in loans and grants.
Posted: March 12, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. New report details impact of Syrian refugees on growing water crisis, recommends urgent and coordinated infrastructure investments.
Posted: March 11, 2014
JORDAN. The Jordanian economy is recovering from the crisis in 2012, with support from the IMF and GCC countries. The international reserves of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) have more than doubled in 2013 and economic activity is picking up.
Posted: February 25, 2014
JORDAN. Cisco joins European Investment Bank, King Abdullah Fund for Development, and Accelerator Technology Holdings in fund's first closing.
Posted: February 24, 2014
UAE. 90% of jobseekers in the Middle East and North Africa, say companies should position themselves as great places to work, according to Bayt.com survey.
Posted: February 24, 2014
JORDAN. Jordanian University students translate popular software education tool into Arabic; The project, which took four months to complete, was managed by the Oracle Academy and Carnegie Mellon University.
Posted: February 19, 2014
JORDAN. Rental rates remain relatively unchanged at 2% due to increased supply, says latest Asteco Q4 2013 research report.
Posted: February 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A short term focus on political and security concerns has stood in the way of the structural reforms needed for growth and stability.
Posted: January 20, 2014
UAE. The Astrarium is an integrated entertainment, hospitality, and leisure development that is sure to become a family destination, attracting visitors from across the Middle East.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 24, 2014
UAE. Qatar and UAE share equal first place globally, with Saudi Arabia in third position; Overall tax cost and compliance burden lower for businesses around the world.
date:Posted: November 24, 2014
UAE. Low interest rates, evolving investment strategies and a growing appetite for alternative asset classes causing shift in SWF investment strategies; Regional SWFs are viewing the West with caution and have redirected a portion of their funds back into the Middle East.
date:Posted: November 24, 2014
UAE. The gap between low market expectations and actual investment potential in the resources sector has reached very attractive levels; Resource equity returns are now increasingly driven by improved capital allocation and restructuring within companies, making stock selection ever more key.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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