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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: September 1, 2016
LEBANON. The winners distinguished themselves by presenting a medium-term plan to efficiently develop The Makers Account.
Posted: August 29, 2016
UAE. Hospitality markets in Beirut and Cairo witnessed a positive increase, primarily due to the summer holiday where nationals living abroad return back to their home country for the holidays.
Posted: August 28, 2016
UAE. Entrepreneurs cite personal fulfillment, freedom to choose a work-life balance and the ability to be their own boss, according to Bayt.com and YouGov report.
Posted: August 24, 2016
LEBANON. Changing the paradigm of the real estate sector Concept based on three pillars: Smart Environment, Smart Infrastructure, and Smart Living.
Posted: August 18, 2016
LEBANON. As part of the promotion, Mastercard cardholders can receive a travel ticket to Germany this summer when they redeem 25,000 Akram Program points/miles.
Posted: August 17, 2016
LEBANON. Consumers across Lebanon to benefit from merchants accepting contactless and mobile transactions at checkout.
Posted: August 17, 2016
UAE. Former British Ambassador to Lebanon to help develop digital diplomacy skills to prepare UAE diplomats for global challenges.
Posted: August 12, 2016
LEBANON. Bank announced a series of new features and improvements to its flagship Mobile Banking Application.
Posted: August 10, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 54% of the working age population in MENA is unemployed with little prospect of any positive immediate change; A shift in focus towards giving young people employability skills is required.
Posted: August 4, 2016
LEBANON. 78% of the surveyed Lebanese considered that their personal financial situation is "worse off" than it was six months earlier, while 17.6% stated that their financial situation remained the same and only 4.4% said it was "better off".
Posted: July 28, 2016
LEBANON. Increase in net profit achieved despite adverse economic conditions, locally and regionally, and significant challenges that continue to impact the markets in which the Bank operates.
Posted: July 14, 2016
UAE. The Green MED Initiative (GMI) has as main objective the development of an integrated and environmentally sound waste management system by means of innovative technologies and sustainable waste treatment and recycling.
Posted: June 8, 2016
LEBANON: Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index posted the ninth steepest quarter-on-quarter decline on record and the ninth lowest level in 35 quarterly readings; the results show the sector continues to be affected by high levels of political uncertainty.
Posted: May 17, 2016
LEBANON. Celebrity makeup artist Hala Ajam sends a message to Arab women with latest work.
Posted: May 17, 2016
LEBANON. Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index improved by 5.7% in January, but declined by 1.3% in February and regressed by 10% in March 2016, which constituted the steepest monthly drop since September 2015.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. New research from Bain & Company and Red Hat indicates that many traditional companies are at an early stage in their digital journey; leaders stand out based on their use of advanced technologies, such as cloud computing, advanced analytics and modern app development.
date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
date:Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars and Italian banks turn out to the best performing equity asset class?
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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