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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: January 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. More than 3 million people have fled Syria and are taking refuge in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, causing great hardship and raising tensions in the region.
Posted: December 11, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. The agreement includes an 180-kilometer pipeline northward from Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba to the Dead Sea to channel 100 million cubic meters of water a year.
Posted: December 9, 2013
JORDAN. The Arabic Centre of Excellence will provide quality audit and Arabic translation services, giving PwC professionals on the ground more quality time with their clients
Posted: December 7, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Jordan, which will take up the seat on January 1, won 178 votes from among the 193 members of the UN General Assembly and was the only candidate put forward.
Posted: December 3, 2013
UAE. Respondents in the MENA region want better work/life balance and more challenging work to be more engaged and less distracted, according to new Bayt.com survey.
Posted: December 2, 2013
UAE. Princess Rym, founder of the Jordan Media Institute in Amman, spoke at an event held to mark the relaunch of the Al Arabiya News website and the 10-year anniversary of the Al Arabiya News Channel.
Posted: November 28, 2013
JORDAN. The 117MW wind farm is being developed by Jordan Wind Project Company, an investment by InfraMed, Masdar and EP Global Energy Ltd.
Posted: November 26, 2013
UAE. New Global Talent Competitiveness Index ranks over 100 leading economies on their ability to attract and retain talent; UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon ranked in top 50; Switzerland and Singapore top global rankings.
Posted: November 25, 2013
OMAN. Economic freedom is at the very heart of Oman's efforts to drive sustained prosperity, says Oman's PAIPED.
Posted: November 25, 2013
UAE. Over 100 renewable energy projects are currently under development in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region; Non-hydro renewable energy capacity to grow 30 fold in MENA region by 2020.
Posted: November 13, 2013
UAE. Trust is high but consumer perception is modest at best, impacting loyalty; Banks are ignoring customer demand for an improved, integrated multichannel experience.
Posted: November 13, 2013
UAE. Qatar, Jordan, Morocco and Egypt show significant potential; Government policy frameworks and regulation are the main challenges for renewable energy.
Posted: November 8, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Envoys said Jordan had been reluctant to take up the Asia-Pacific seat on the 15-nation council but had been persuaded by the Saudis.
Posted: October 31, 2013
UAE. Dubai's overall average occupancy increased by 7.8% percentage points in August 2013 YoY, with a further increase in average daily rate (ADR) of 11.7%, resulting in a healthy increase in RevPAR of approximately 25.8%.
Posted: October 30, 2013
JORDAN. The cost of accommodating hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan is hampering the economy's ability to grow substantially beyond a 3%-3.5% IMF annual growth target for the next two years, the central bank governor said.

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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.
date:Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. There is evidence of a more litigious approach developing in the area of medical malpractice. Damages awards which have historically been low, are now on an upwards trend.
date:Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. Report data shows that 64% of TV viewers in Saudi Arabia and 50% in the UAE are engaged in other digital activities simultaneously, higher than the global average.
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
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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