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Posted: 11-05-2011
SAUDI ARABIA. The six Gulf monarchies Tuesday responded to Arab uprisings by agreeing to expand their regional grouping to include pro-Western Jordan and Morocco and urged a quick political deal in Yemen. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) welcomed bids by the two Arab kingdoms to join the six-nation grouping of Gulf monarchies, its secretary general Abdullatif al-Zayani said. "Leaders of the GCC welcomed the request of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to join the council and instructed the foreign ministers to enter into negotiations to complete the procedures," Zayani told reporters. He sa
Posted: May 27, 2014
UAE. Latest example of Abu Dhabi support for local firms; could draw complaints from rivals about the use of hydrocarbon wealth to subsidise businesses and distort competition.
Posted: May 14, 2014
UAE. The final consideration amounted to 4,138 million euros and Etisalat will start to consolidate Maroc Telecom and its subsidiaries from May 2014.
Posted: May 8, 2014
UAE. UAE-based telecoms operator says it expects the closing of the transaction to be completed on 14th May 2014.
Posted: May 2, 2014
MOROCCO. The new strategy, for fiscal years 2014 to 2017, aims to lend momentum to the Moroccan government's key reform and development programs; Gender, youth, voice and participation will be the guiding beacons.
Posted: April 28, 2014
UAE. Telecommunications companies in the Middle East are expanding abroad as domestic growth slows.
Posted: April 23, 2014
UAE. The Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, remains in a passive state according to the latest figures released by International Data Corporation (IDC).
Posted: April 17, 2014
UAE. Increase in market share for Jaguar Land Rover across GCC, Levant and Morocco; MENA now 5th largest market for Jaguar and Land Rover globally.
Posted: April 16, 2014
MOROCCO. Investment will consolidate Kool Food's market-leading position in Morocco and enhance its international expansion.
Posted: March 31, 2014
MOROCCO. Global law firm confirms another branded office on the African continent in Morocco.
Posted: February 24, 2014
UAE. 90% of jobseekers in the Middle East and North Africa, say companies should position themselves as great places to work, according to Bayt.com survey.
Posted: February 19, 2014
UAE. 442 deals were announced in 2013 as compared to 398 deals in 2012, an increase of 11%, according to EY's MENA M&A Update; The fourth quarter of 2013 saw higher deal activity yet lower deal value.
Posted: February 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Large current account deficits and declining conventional financing sources have prompted governments from Arab spring countries to look at Islamic finance.
Posted: February 7, 2014
MOROCCO. Abdelaziz Adnane has tried to clean up a public health system - which he has run since 2006 - by taking on fraud and finding ways to lower the prices of medicine.
Posted: January 31, 2014
MOROCCO. Figures represent an increase of 2.1% over the corresponding period in previous year; Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort recorded large increase in number of GCC families.
Posted: December 29, 2013
QATAR. Deal is part of a five-year package of financial assistance extended by four Gulf states to the North African kingdom to help it weather 'Arab Spring' protests.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 26, 2014
UAE. "In the final months of 2014, we expect further increases in occupancy rates, with the pleasant weather attracting more tourists, alongside the seasonal increase in events and conferences."
date:Posted: November 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. In the end, it is unlikely that the territorial Islamic State can survive. The truth is that Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia are all waiting for the U.S. to solve the problem with air power and a few ground forces. These actions will not destroy IS, but they will break the group's territorial coherence.
date:Posted: November 25, 2014
BAHRAIN. The "increasingly deregulated and competitive economic environment is facilitating rapid growth in business development within the private sector."
UAE. Hosting political expert and author of "End of History", Francis Fukuyama, who will talk about the political state of the world and the most prominent powers in the geopolitical landscape at present, in addition to highlighting major political trends for 2015.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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