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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: June 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The money would be part of Obama's US$1.5 billion plan for a Regional Stabilization Initiative that also would aid Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.
Posted: June 23, 2014
IRAQ. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraq's prime minister in Baghdad to push for a more inclusive government, even as Baghdad's forces abandoned the border with Jordan.
Posted: June 2, 2014
UAE. Company to deliver a district cooling plant and undertake Engineering scope of works for 4 hotels and 12 villas.
Posted: May 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Visit to focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and underscore the 'commitment and support.
Posted: May 14, 2014
UAE. The MENA region has more than 16,500MW of renewable capacity, the vast majority of this is in the form of hydropower.
Posted: May 9, 2014
JORDAN. Boost for defence industrial capability as Middle East - Africa JV signs first deal.
Posted: May 6, 2014
JORDAN. Joint venture annoucement a major boost for defence and aerospace production in the Middle East.
Posted: May 2, 2014
Jordan. S&P: "We do not expect a significant improvement in Jordan's fiscal or external performance, both of which have deteriorated in recent years partly due to external conflicts such as unrest in Egypt and Syria's civil war."
Posted: May 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Only 2% of the Middle East's people live in free media environments; Significant deterioration took place in Jordan and to a lesser extent in Iraq and the United Arab Emirates.
Posted: April 25, 2014
UAE. First office outside of the UAE marks company expansion and commitment to Jordan.
Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. January 2014 was another positive month for the hospitality industry in the Middle East, with several GCC cities, including Dubai, Doha, and Muscat, witnessing robust increases in their hospitality KPIs.
Posted: April 13, 2014
UAE. Eight MENA countries included in the Social Progress Index ranking 2014:UAE ranks 37th followed by Kuwait 40th, Saudi Arabia 65th, Jordan 75th, Lebanon 83rd, Egypt 84th, Iraq 118th and Yemen 125th; Social Progress Index enables better understanding of worldwide progress and growth.
Posted: April 11, 2014
IRAQ. Iraq Future Energy Summit will provide an opportunity to hear experts involved with Iraq's energy sectors discuss the key issues affecting and aiding progress.
Posted: March 17, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The World Bank's support to Jordan over the last two years, amounted to US$700 million in loans and grants.
Posted: March 12, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. New report details impact of Syrian refugees on growing water crisis, recommends urgent and coordinated infrastructure investments.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 17, 2014
UAE. "Building a sound, robust investment environment is crucial for boosting institutional investor confidence in the regional markets."
date:Posted: September 17, 2014
UAE. "Prospects for economic growth in the Gulf region remain healthy for the next few years. We expect most Gulf banks to continue to benefit from robust corporate activity and consumer consumption over the next 18-24 months."
date:Posted: September 16, 2014
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UAE. "Prospects for economic growth in the Gulf region remain healthy for the next few years. We expect most Gulf banks to continue to benefit from robust corporate activity and consumer consumption over the next 18-24 months."
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