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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: July 24, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The state-of-the-art system employs GfK's universal metering system, TV Loggers, which gave outstanding performance in the field test and is being successfully used in Lebanon.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. The human factor drives the innovative capacity; The GII 2014 surveys 143 economies around the world, using 81 indicators-to gauge both their innovation capabilities and measurable results.
Posted: July 15, 2014
UAE. 81% state finding a job is the biggest challenge, with banking and finance being the preferred industry to work in.
Posted: July 9, 2014
LEBANON. Event held in partnership with the Economic and Capital Markets Research Center (ECMRC) of the University of Balamand.
Posted: July 4, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The surprise declaration of a "caliphate" by jihadists accused of committing atrocities in Syria and Iraq has provoked an outcry even among Islamists who dream of a state under Sharia law.
Posted: July 1, 2014
UAE. 55% claim that important decisions and vital meetings are not postponed till the Holy Month is over, according to the latest Bayt.com "Ramadan in the MENA Workplace" poll.
Posted: July 1, 2014
LEBANON. The hydrocarbon sector potential holds a promising medium-term outlook. However, the political standoff is likely to delay commercial exploitation beyond stated government targets.
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 20, 2014
LEBANON. The event tackled key issues affecting the concrete and construction industry, and offered high-quality discussions on trends and developments to address the challenges affecting the local industry and key regional markets.
Posted: June 16, 2014
LEBANON. Under the agreement, a total of 45 million euros in credit will be made available to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Lebanon.
Posted: June 6, 2014
UAE. Decision makers and influencers from companies and organizations representing top regional publishers met in Dubai Media City to share insights about pressing industry digital challenges.
Posted: June 2, 2014
LEBANON. The recent presidential vacuum reflects continued political paralysis. The risk is that it could presage of a wider institutional crisis, further weighing on economic activity and confidence.
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 6, 2014
LEBANON. Report issued by Byblos Bank, in cooperation with the American University of Beirut; "The high cost of living, an eroding purchasing power and the poor quality of basic day-to-day public services, continued to affect consumer confidence."
Posted: May 2, 2014
UAE. The recruitment day will take place in Beirut on 19 May; New cabin crew members undergo a seven-week training program conducted at Etihad's state-of-the-art Training Academy in Abu Dhabi.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 19, 2014
KUWAIT. The global Islamic finance industry reached approx. US$1.9 trillion in assets as at end 1H2014; The report analyses the role of Islamic finance in supporting economic growth.
date:Posted: September 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. We have entered a new chapter in the history of central banking. This paradigm shift changes the policy tools that have traditionally defined the sphere of macroeconomic decision-making; We have built an economy that is now so leveraged that it needs zero percent interest rates just to tread water.
date:Posted: September 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. World Bank report spells out the repercussions of the political uncertainty and restrictions on movement and access and recommends remedial actions by all parties.
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia will need to keep cutting oil output to sustain prices above US$100 a barrel, according to BNP Paribas and Societe Generale; "We are swimming in crude, and they know that better than anyone because they are the biggest exporter."
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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