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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: June 29, 2016
KUWAIT. Over the next five years, private wealth held by upper high-net-worth households in the country is expected to increase by 14.2%,according to BCG.
Posted: June 22, 2016
KUWAIT. The oldest bank from the Gulf and MENA region to continuously operate in the UK market.
Posted: May 18, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Announces a significant donation to the Bloomsbury Research Institute; will help accelerate the development of new treatments, vaccines and diagnostics for major global killers.
Posted: May 11, 2016
KUWAIT. Only 27% of customers banking interactions are made on smartphones, mainly due to lack of digital convenience.
Posted: April 5, 2016
UAE. Growth in luxury and mid-market accommodation options opens up Gulf state to new market segments; Tourism accounted for 1.5% of total GDP in 2015, and is set to rise to 1.8%.
Posted: April 4, 2016
UAE. In total, some US$7 billion was invested across 163 deals in Q1 2016, compared to the 161 deals worth US$ 10.2 billion announced in the final quarter of 2015.
Posted: March 15, 2016
UAE. According to a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), written in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), since 2010, approximately 3,200 education companies around the world have received private ed-tech investments - however, only a mere 12 were based in the Middle East.
Posted: March 11, 2016
UAE. With economic commentators predicting a difficult 2016 employers across the region may be forced to look at staffing levels; this article examines the issues involved when an employer reduces headcount together with the various regulations applicable across the GCC.
Posted: February 13, 2016
KUWAIT. Kuwait has built up very large fiscal and external net asset positions over many years, which will continue to help it weather the current low oil price environment; The overall fiscal and external balance sheets will remain strong, backed by a significant stock of financial assets.
Posted: February 11, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. A record 5,967 teams comprising over 16,500 entrepreneurs from 21 Arab countries enter competition; Winners ceremony to be held in Jeddah on 14 April, 2016.
Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Low oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to Gulf sovereigns and banks to support the region's substantial infrastructure bill in coming years; S&P projects a gap as large as $270 billion through 2019 between capital spending for projects and project contracts awarded.
Posted: February 9, 2016
UAE. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the Middle East and North Africa declined for the fifth consecutive quarter, falling nearly one point to 56.4, below the global confidence level of 58.0; Economic confidence in the UAE fell 7.2 points to 50.3, its lowest score in the six-year history of the index.
Posted: February 2, 2016
KUWAIT. Huawei teams up with government entities and private enterprises to examine how better connected cities and systems can contribute to future economic competitiveness.
Posted: January 27, 2016
UAE. Attraction and international mobility are key to national success and prosperity; UAE ranks number one in sustainability of retaining talent and night-safety of employees; Among global top 10 in use of social and virtual networks for career growth; Social mobility rankings within global top 10.
Posted: January 19, 2016
UAE. Nine of the 13 MENA sovereigns are investment grade; Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon are speculative grade; Oman and Saudi Arabia ratings lowered on the sharp deterioration in their fiscal deficits; GCC members to maintain their exchange rate pegs to the US dollar over the medium term.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 1, 2016
UAE. Digital technology, changing workforce demographics and speed of innovation are causing companies to redesign organizational structure, evolve leadership models, and drive an employee-centric culture and experience.
date:Posted: July 1, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Ministry of Commerce and Investment signs agreement with PwC in New York to set up PwC's Academy in the Kingdom to provide training and development to Saudi Nationals.
date:Posted: June 30, 2016
UAE. The Middle East has not been an area of mainstream activity in dispute resolution funding; It is only recently that funding has started to gain more tangible traction with potential litigants.
UAE. Speculators are being replaced by end users; Cooling prices are not a concern; Brits are the third largest group of investors outside the Middle East.
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