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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: 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.
Posted: January 15, 2016
UAE. "Digital marketing offers the best option for many consumers, including those with lower incomes, to go online."
Posted: December 30, 2015
LEBANON. The digitization of industries points to a future where the consumer is more relevant than ever; "The question is how can this data be sourced, organized, and presented in a secure way that works for the "I" of the individual? This is the challenge of the future."
Posted: December 15, 2015
IRAQ. Byblos Bank inaugurated its fourth branch in Iraq and the first for a Lebanese bank in the City of Sulaymaniyah, in the presence of Mr. Abdul Rahman Saleh, General Director of the Central Bank of Iraq.
Posted: December 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The sale was led by Egyptian artist Mahmoud Mokhtar's sculpture, On the Banks of the Nile (Nahw Ma'a ElNil), which sold for 317,000 pounds.
Posted: November 25, 2015
LEBANON. Deloitte hires over 600 employees in FY15 in the Middle East to support demand for professional services.
Posted: November 20, 2015
LEBANON. In the first initiative of its kind in Lebanon and the Arab World, Byblos Bank launched the Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index for Lebanon
Posted: November 19, 2015
UAE. Beirut In: "Next big thing in marketing is convergence of conventional and digital platforms to convey corporate messages."
Posted: November 2, 2015
LEBANON. Adding and updating users in Skoolee will automatically update the corresponding information in AD.
Posted: October 29, 2015
UAE. 157 new launches, 600 cars on show alongside the first ever Motoring Nostalgia Museum for exotic classics from the 1950s to the '80s adding a new dimension for showgoers.
Posted: October 29, 2015
LEBANON. Net income stood at US$113.1 million, an increase of 0.3% from the same period of last year; The Bank reported one of the highest capital adequacy ratio in the Lebanese banking sector, which amounted to 17.6%.
Posted: October 27, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Funds will help rapidly expand refugee support operations in Europe; Foundation has provided US$17.5 million over past two years to support Middle East refugees and internally displaced people.
Posted: October 26, 2015
LEBANON. Partnership will propel car dealer's business performance forward.
Posted: October 14, 2015
UAE. Reconfiguring the Arab region and its global space beyond political economy and security threats.

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date:Posted: May 25, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Recent resolutions indicate a growing approach by the Ministry of Labour to require the complete Saudisation of certain activities within the retail sector. This article examines the existing requirements and also the proposal for a weighted Nitiqat.
date:Posted: May 24, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 52% of companies don't have the necessary data to enhance insight into mobility plans; More than a third (35%) struggle to secure the right talent for mobility; 72% are not tracking the success of their international assignments.
date:Posted: May 24, 2016
UAE. "The current weakness in some submarkets of Dubai's office market is expected to persist, with further rental declines likely as we move into the summer months."
SAUDI ARABIA. Recent resolutions indicate a growing approach by the Ministry of Labour to require the complete Saudisation of certain activities within the retail sector. This article examines the existing requirements and also the proposal for a weighted Nitiqat.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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