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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: September 29, 2013
UAE. Social networking activities have changed employers' opinions of candidates, making a professional online presence more important than ever, according to Bayt.com survey.
Posted: September 28, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Her remarks came at the fourth annual Global Citizen Awards where the Atlantic Council honored the President of Poland, Queen Rania, and world-renowned conductor Maestro Seiji Ozawa.
Posted: September 15, 2013
UAE. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman in particular will have dense urban conglomerations, with 45.1 million people expected to reside in GCC cities by 2020 - 85% of the total estimated population.
Posted: September 8, 2013
JORDAN. BR works across the UK, Europe, Middle East and African markets, supplying and marketing health and personal care brands such as vitamins and supplements and home pregnancy tests to thousands of independent pharmacies.
Posted: September 4, 2013
JORDAN. Regional education initiatives need to better correspond with labour market demands; Traditionally vocational qualification are not considered to be prestigious.
Posted: September 2, 2013
UAE. The new show caters to regional audiences by providing all of Omaima's personal easy-to-do lifestyle tips in Arabic and English.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. "Adapt to Survive", a global study by PwC, commissioned by LinkedIn, reveals the economic impact of not having the right people in the right jobs.
date:Posted: April 22, 2014
KUWAIT. For much of the past decade, international companies operating in the major projects sector have found Kuwait a challenging market in which to do business. However, there are good reasons to believe this year will be different.
date:Posted: April 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The infrastructure bottlenecks need to be resolved urgently if the U.S as a whole is set to reap the benefits of the shale boom in the form of cheap and widely available gas.
INTERNATIONAL. Oman's plan to build a US$1 billion natural-gas pipeline from Iran is the latest sign that Saudi Arabia is failing to bind its smaller Gulf neighbours into a tighter bloc united in hostility to the Islamic Republic.
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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