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Posted: 14-03-2009
KUWAIT.Kuwait will cooperate with France in the field of nuclear power, the deputy prime minister of the Gulf nation said on Friday, hinting it could take a stake in French nuclear group Areva. Speaking after a meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy, Sheikh Jaber Moubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said the two leaders had discussed the possible purchase of French military material and the issue of energy and nuclear reactors. Asked if Kuwait would cooperate with France in the domain of nuclear energy for civilian use, he said: "Yes." In response to a question on whether Kuwait was among the Gulf co
Posted: April 13, 2018
LEBANON. 80 semi-finalists from 14 countries competing for US$160,000 in cash prizes for top nine.
Posted: April 9, 2018
UAE. Despite low revenue growth of 2.3 % in 2017 from about 3 percentage points in 2016, GCC banks achieved 6% profit growth due to declining LLPs and cost reductions, BCG's annual banking performance study revealed.
Posted: April 9, 2018
UAE. Most of the regional indexes ended last week on a negative note with Bahrain -2.7%, followed by -2.6% in Kuwait, -0.8% and -0.2% in Dubai and Egypt, respectively.
Posted: April 6, 2018
UAE. The hospitality market across the MENA region witnessed marginal growth in 2017, according to the latest Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey Report from EY.
Posted: March 19, 2018
UAE. Geopolitical tensions and trade tariffs were the main focus last week, with investors being cautious on news the US may impose tariffs on Chinese imports.
Posted: March 19, 2018
UAE. Total of 94 projects competing for honours in 16 different categories.
Posted: March 18, 2018
UAE. UAE leads the MENA IPO value with US$2.2 billion in Q4 2017, raising the highest value since 2014; More regional energy companies to go public in 2018 and beyond.
Posted: February 27, 2018
UAE. GESS Dubai to discuss challenges and opportunities in teacher recruitment; the total number of schools is 1,597 with a little over 1.1 million students.
Posted: February 14, 2018
LONDON. Insurers in the GCC have historically enjoyed significant capital buffers and benefited from extensive reinsurance support, however continuing headwinds could lead to potential volatility in the operating performance and capitalisation of market participants.
Posted: February 4, 2018
UAE. Saudi Arabia was the best performer over the month with a 5.9% increase, followed by Abu Dhabi and Kuwait up 4.6% and 4.4%, respectively.
Posted: February 2, 2018
KUWAIT. Senior Ministers and executives from leading energy companies attend Kuwait Energy Strategy Forum.
Posted: January 29, 2018
UAE. Mandatory health insurance and higher oil price expected to boost spending in the healthcare sector that will create new jobs and help GCC grow.
Posted: January 28, 2018
UAE. Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait ended the week on a positive note, +0.6%, +0.4% and +0.2%, respectively.
Posted: January 27, 2018
UAE. Global deal activity remained flat year-on-year; Overall Middle East M&A activity increased in volume and value in Q4 2017 compared to Q3 2017; UAE dominated both inbound and outbound Middle East M&A by volume.
Posted: January 25, 2018
KUWAIT. Partnership with Jacobs Douwe Egberts will enhance coffee choice for local consumers.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 20, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Focus of the report is how we are nearing the end of the largest monetary policy experiment of all time in a backdrop of ascendant nationalism, staggering inequality and a widespread loss of hope among the younger generation.
date:Posted: April 19, 2018
UAE. Software technology sector saw most number of professionals changing jobs in 2017; Lack of opportunities for career advancement touted as the biggest reason.
date:Posted: April 19, 2018
LEBANON. Drop due to the suspension of interest-rate subsidies on housing loans at the beginning of the year; The index is at its lowest level since Q2 2015 and the third lowest level in 43 quarterly readings; Reviving demand in Lebanon requires immediate measures and incentives from the government.
INTERNATIONAL. Focus of the report is how we are nearing the end of the largest monetary policy experiment of all time in a backdrop of ascendant nationalism, staggering inequality and a widespread loss of hope among the younger generation.
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