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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 28, 2015
UAE. Documentary about Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai received standing ovations at both Telluride and Toronto International film festivals earlier this month.
Posted: September 23, 2015
UAE. Beirut Institute Summit attracts power house line up of political leaders, blue chip CEOs and global experts; Aims to reposition the Arab world's standing within the global landscape.
Posted: September 22, 2015
LEBANON. The campaign contributes to support and strengthen the fight against drug addiction and was launched in coordination with Mentor Arabia, a regional NGO.
Posted: September 17, 2015
LEBANON. A unique banking experience designed for youth between 18 and 24 years old; Account is free and provides young clients with innovative payment tools, special discounts and exclusive deals on classes and workshops.
Posted: September 17, 2015
UAE. Forbes Middle East unveiled lists; Lubna Al Olayan leads the 100 Most Powerful Businesswomen list; Egypt has the most number of entries in total at 22, followed by the UAE and Lebanon at 17; Nemat Shafik leads the Arab women globally.
Posted: September 12, 2015
LEBANON. Domestic and regional political instability could further dampen economic growth in Lebanon over 2015-2018, says S&P; Nevertheless, the banking system's deposit inflows continue to support the government's debt servicing capacity, complemented by the central bank's ample foreign exchange reserves.
Posted: September 4, 2015
UAE. The Middle East's 16 largest centres of economic growth could have substantial risk from a series of threats over the next decade, according to research for Lloyd's.
Posted: September 4, 2015
EGYPT. A new IFC-supported report by Wamda Research Lab finds that although support for start-ups has grown substantially, many challenges remain, hindering job creation and economic growth.
Posted: August 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Lebanon's protest slogan, 'You Stink,' refers to much more than the piling up of garbage on the streets of Beirut and the lack of an efficient waste management system.
Posted: August 19, 2015
LEBANON. "The positive impact on households' budgets of the 30% drop in local gasoline retail prices and of the sharp reduction in telecom tariffs, as well as the acceleration of the Ministry of Public Health's food safety campaign, helped improve the outlook of consumers."
Posted: August 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The lifting of trade restrictions placed on Iran may present a significant opportunity for the MENA (re)insurance market.
Posted: August 12, 2015
UAE. Saudi Arabia and the UAE both witnessed the largest number of deals in 1H 2015, while Algeria led in terms of value.
Posted: July 29, 2015
IRAN. According to a report published by the Iranian media, citizens of Turkey, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bolivia, Egypt and Syria can travel to Iran without visa.
Posted: July 29, 2015
UAE. Investment values in Egypt increased in 2014; UAE, Lebanon, Jordan and Morocco continue to be active in venture capital investments, according to the latest "MENA Private Equity & Venture Capital" report.
Posted: July 28, 2015
Lebanon. Bank posts an increase in its consolidated Net Profit by 1.1% compared to the same period of last year to reach US$70.1 million.


date:Posted: October 3, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia is leveraging low oil prices to accelerate development of its downstream petrochemical derivatives sector and will add over 30 million tonnes of production capacity by 2020.
date:Posted: October 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Countering IS should not just focus on neutralising violent jihadism but also addressing its root causes and translating that notion into policy.
date:Posted: October 2, 2015
UAE. In times of economic uncertainty, cold-hearted international investors seek more diversification of their property portfolios. As London provides opportunity for property capital appreciation, reasonable prices and growing yields in Dubai make an equally attractive income generating opportunity.
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia is leveraging low oil prices to accelerate development of its downstream petrochemical derivatives sector and will add over 30 million tonnes of production capacity by 2020.
INTERNATIONAL. Suspected anchors on the gold price, such as an interest rate increase and devaluation of the yuan, could actually be a rallying cry for commodities, he says in this interview with The Gold Report.