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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: 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.
Posted: January 20, 2014
UAE. Dubai's overall average occupancy decreased by 5.1% in November 2013, however, ADR increased by 5.6%, according to "EY Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey."
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 26, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Is it time to stop thinking about stabilizing Syria and Iraq and start thinking of a new dynamic outside of the artificial states that no longer function? To do this, we need to go back to Lebanon, the first state that disintegrated and the first place where clans took control of their own destiny.
date:Posted: August 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Commodities have been generally flat on the week as a rise in industrial metals was offset by losses across other sectors such as metals and grains.
date:Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. With its oil wealth, population growth and strong demand for industrial and consumer goods, the MENA region is an attractive market. There are, however, potential pitfalls in doing business, particularly when it comes to appointing local agents to distribute products in the region.
SAUDI ARABIA. Strong demand fundamentals combined with increased public and private sector spending pushed up the average sales price; Momentum expected to continue as Riyadh attracts and promotes investment in industrial and supporting logistics facilities.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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