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: August 26, 2013
UAE. 95% of MENA respondents want to do more community service work, 41% say that they don't know where to start, reveals Bayt.com poll.
Posted: August 20, 2013
JORDAN. Under the plan, Jordan will draw water from the Gulf of Aqaba at the northern end of the Red Sea to the nearby Risheh Height, where a desalination plant is to be built to treat water.
Posted: August 19, 2013
UAE. 69% of UAE companies 'definitely hiring' in the next quarter expect to take on up to 10 employees, according to the latest Bayt.com Job Index survey.
Posted: August 17, 2013
EGYPT. Most Arab leaders tacitly support Egypt's deadly crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, fearing the group's growing regional influence since the Arab Spring threatens their own power.
Posted: August 6, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Author Danya Greenfield evaluates the role of youth in Jordan's political environment and contends that ultimately youth will take the helm of democratic reform efforts given Jordan's current political and economic climate.
Posted: August 5, 2013
UAE. The overall occupancy rate in Dubai increased by 5 percentage points compared to May 2012, with average room rates increasing by 12.1% and RevPAR increasing by 19.4%.
Posted: July 25, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Orange Money enables Orange customers to transfer money from mobile to mobile, to pay bills and withdraw and deposit money through a network of certified distributors.
Posted: July 22, 2013
UAE. 13% of UAE respondents claim that they are "extremely satisfied" with their life in general, according to a Bayt.com and YouGov survey. The top reasons for satisfaction are safety and security, and stability of political environment.
Posted: July 17, 2013
UAE. New Social Progress Index ranks countries by their social and environmental performance; Out of the 50 countries selected, five are from the MENA region: The UAE, Tunisia, Jordan, Morocco and Egypt.
Posted: July 16, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Jordan today on his sixth trip to the Middle East in as many months to push Israelis and Palestinians back to peace talks.
Posted: July 11, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. The conference aims to enable a dialogue on opportunities and principal barriers that need to be addressed to increase investment and trade in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Jordan and Yemen.
Posted: July 10, 2013
JORDAN. Average rental rates remain stable during second quarter of 2013 with minimal increases in sales prices across the apartment sector, according to the latest Asteco research report.
Posted: June 29, 2013
JORDAN. The IMF said earlier this year it expects the economy to expand above 3% in 2013, reflecting an increase in government capital spending, a recovery in exports and higher domestic consumption.
Posted: June 29, 2013
JORDAN. Direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in late 2010 in a dispute over Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Posted: June 27, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. US Secretary of State entered two days of intense talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, voicing hope that they want peace but warning they must show progress.
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UAE. Healthcare delivery the Middle East dominated by public sector; Growing and aging population coupled with increasing total healthcare expenditures per capita boosting industry growth.