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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 23, 2014
UAE. "On the whole, the outlook for the region is a good one;" 35% of respondents claim job opportunities will increase; Concerns about rising cost of living.
Posted: September 9, 2014
EGYPT. US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Arab foreign ministers in Saudi Arabia Wednesday as he bids for a broad coalition against the Islamic State.
Posted: September 8, 2014
UAE. Investment is fifth in the region; Al Jazeera is the only fully integrated poultry and chicken feed producer and distributor in Jordan.
Posted: September 1, 2014
JORDAN. The market recorded an increase in profit after tax to JOD 13.7 million in 2013, stemming from improved returns on underwriting and investment activities. Partially assisting this recovery has been the bullish performance of the Amman stock exchange.
Posted: August 26, 2014
UAE. Paperless offices are popular, with 50% of respondents saying that they are encouraged to use email or online resources instead of printing out documents.
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.
Posted: August 19, 2014
UAE. Executives and junior executives are especially in demand amongst MENA employers, according to Bayt.com and YouGov survey.
Posted: August 6, 2014
UAE. It is said that education is the best investment you can make for yourself and for your children. The affluent population in the Middle East appear to agree. They are also amongst the most digitally plugged-in in the world.
Posted: August 4, 2014
JORDAN. Elects to divest stake in project that it co-developed, attracting foreign institutional investors.
Posted: July 15, 2014
UAE. 81% state finding a job is the biggest challenge, with banking and finance being the preferred industry to work in.
Posted: July 14, 2014
UAE. The industry will see a slowdown in the summer months, however EY report remains positive and predicts strong growth through the rest of 2014.
Posted: July 4, 2014
JORDAN. New Arab Advisors Group survey reveals that around a quarter of mobile app Saudi users are not aware of the operating system of their smartphone.
Posted: July 1, 2014
UAE. 55% claim that important decisions and vital meetings are not postponed till the Holy Month is over, according to the latest Bayt.com "Ramadan in the MENA Workplace" poll.
Posted: July 1, 2014
JORDAN. Ibrahim Muasher and his partners have created a concept café that roasts fresh coffee beans on the premises every week, the first of its kind in Jordan.
Posted: July 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. At a time when reasonable people thought that the fighting had been contained in Iraq and elsewhere in the region, they have discovered that there was no basis for that assumption.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 23, 2014
TUNISIA. Removing the economic obstacles would double employment creation to 100,000 new jobs per year, according to a new report from the World bank.
date:Posted: September 23, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Currency debasement is often done by inflating the money supply through QE; When a currency is debased, a unit of that currency doesn't buy the same amount of stuff that it once did.
date:Posted: September 23, 2014
UAE. The broad based recovery witnessed in the residential sector over the past 18 months has now slowed down, as rental prices and sale values have stabilized in most locations.
INTERNATIONAL. The United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria on Tuesday, U.S. officials said, opening a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants.
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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