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Posted: 09-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Concerned about possible Israeli encroachment upon recently discovered offshore natural gas fields, Lebanon's Parliament has passed draft legislation demarcating its maritime borders with Israel. The 18-article law was drafted in the Parliament’s Public Works, Transport, Energy and Water Committee, headed by MP Mohammad Qabbani, The Daily Star reported. At issue are two massive offshore natural gas fields, Tamar and Leviathan, off Israel's northern city of Haifa, where initial prospecting estimates have concluded that the pair of sites between them could hold as much
Posted: October 21, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Napco National will meet with food and beverage manufacturers about packaging raw materials, lightweighting, and recyclability at Gulfood Manufacturing 2017 in Dubai.
Posted: October 9, 2017
UAE. Booster program for tech startups proves great value for money in international rankings; The Nucleus run by the UK Lebanon Tech Hub tops ranking.
Posted: September 30, 2017
LEBANON. Titled "Witnesses of Time", Joe Ghanem's winning series of photographs documents the oldest living people in Lebanon, through unique portraits.
Posted: September 27, 2017
BAHRAIN. Forum to feature an international lineup of experts in disruptive technologies.
Posted: September 26, 2017
LEBANON. Latest technology expected to benefit both customers and banks in areas like lead generation, onboarding and customer service.
Posted: September 13, 2017
LEBANON. The competition incorporates three tracks: the Ideas track, the Startups track and the Social Entrepreneurship track, with cumulative cash prizes of US$160,000.
Posted: September 10, 2017
LEBANON. Promoting a culture of entrepreneurship to find innovative technology solutions for refugee challenges.
Posted: September 8, 2017
LEBANON. In recognition of the bank's recently launched innovative products and services, notably its mobile payment application ByblosPay, and the instant card issuance service.
Posted: September 7, 2017
BAHRAIN. In partnership with Bahrain EDB & Investcorp, forum to explore emerging technologies and promoting a culture of innovation in the Arab region.
Posted: August 17, 2017
LEBANON. Up to US$20 million will be on-lent to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Lebanon, in order to support their financing needs and contribute to creating more jobs and spurring growth and development.
Posted: August 10, 2017
UAE. Dubai recorded the highest H1 2017 RevPAR at US$209; Softer global and regional market economic conditions made the first six months of 2017 challenging for the hospitality industry, which is expected to continue the rest of the year.
Posted: August 9, 2017
LEBANON. Low interest rates on mortgages and relative political stability are factors that have supported the near-term plans of potential buyers; Increase in taxes or transactions fees would delay recovery in demand.
Posted: August 3, 2017
UAE. LinkedIn Lite will be available in countries such as Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia.
Posted: July 26, 2017
LEBANON. Net Profit decreased by 9% as a result of the bank's deconsolidation of investments in Syria and Sudan, along adopting a conservative strategy amid the uncertainties prevailing in the region.
Posted: July 20, 2017
LEBANON: "The overall decline in the level of household sentiment in the second quarter of 2017 was due to consumers' widespread disappointment by the misplaced priorities of the government."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 23, 2017
UAE. Investors betting on faster economic growth bought riskier assets while bond holders reduced their positions on worries that inflation and federal borrowing could rise.
date:Posted: October 23, 2017
UAE. Overwhelming Majority expect significant barriers; Chief AI Officer emerging to drive strategy and ROI from AI technologies.
date:Posted: October 21, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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