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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: 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."
Posted: July 19, 2017
LEBANON. MONEYSMART helpes Lebanese youth make better financial decisions and plan their future.
Posted: July 12, 2017
UAE. Aline Ashkarian takes the role as Patchi's General Manager and will lead the brand to continued international success.
Posted: July 3, 2017
LEBANON. Under the agreement, EUR 100 million will be lent to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as to mid-cap companies in Lebanon, in what represents some 40% of the total amount of credit granted recently by EIB to Lebanese banks.
Posted: June 24, 2017
LEBANON. A fully-fledged range of services and products catered to answer the banking needs of Lebanese expatriates.
Posted: June 22, 2017
UAE. The new risk tool uses a bespoke seismotectonic source model to give a more accurate assessment of earthquake risk in the UAE and 10 other regional countries.
Posted: June 22, 2017
LEBANON. The EuroMena Funds acquires minority stake in leading diversified retailer in Morocco; Proceeds to fund expansion.
Posted: June 3, 2017
LEBANON. Political breakthrough, in the absence of concrete policy measures, insufficient to generate sustained demand, according to Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.
Posted: May 4, 2017
LEBANON. Findings from latest ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller survey released: Young Arabs view unemployment and extremism as the biggest problems holding the Middle East back, with the region increasingly divided by access to opportunity; 77% of young Lebanese say Daesh has become weaker over the past year.
Posted: May 3, 2017
LEBANON. Promundo-US and UN Women study reveals that although traditional attitudes about gender equality dominate, at least one quarter of men hold more open and equitable views, supporting women's economic, social, and political equality.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 21, 2017
UAE. As the population growth rates increase, not only are fears of over supply unfounded, rather there is a significant possibility of sustained under supply as Dubai continues its expansion plans towards achieving its goals of the World Expo 2020 and beyond.
date:Posted: August 20, 2017
UAE. According to MEED Projects, just US$56bn worth of contracts were awarded in H1 2017 compared with US$69bn over the same period in 2016; Long-term prospects bright with over US$2 trillion of known active projects in the pipeline across the GCC.
date:Posted: August 18, 2017
UAE. As many as 292 tenders with an estimated value of US$9.5 billion were awarded in Q2, while the total value of urban construction project awards set to reach US$50.9 billion in 2017, according to BNC Network.
UAE. As the population growth rates increase, not only are fears of over supply unfounded, rather there is a significant possibility of sustained under supply as Dubai continues its expansion plans towards achieving its goals of the World Expo 2020 and beyond.
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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