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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: 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.
Posted: December 5, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. A new research report by Jones Lang LaSalle on Africa, reveals that, as the world's most rapidly urbanising continent, the Sub-Saharan African commercial real estate market is primed for a "once in a lifetime" positive growth opportunity.
Posted: December 3, 2013
UAE. Respondents in the MENA region want better work/life balance and more challenging work to be more engaged and less distracted, according to new Bayt.com survey.
Posted: November 26, 2013
UAE. New Global Talent Competitiveness Index ranks over 100 leading economies on their ability to attract and retain talent; UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon ranked in top 50; Switzerland and Singapore top global rankings.
Posted: November 25, 2013
UAE. Over 100 renewable energy projects are currently under development in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region; Non-hydro renewable energy capacity to grow 30 fold in MENA region by 2020.
Posted: November 19, 2013
MOROCCO. Morocco is a strategic and oft-overlooked ally of the U.S. that embodies many of the traits that Washington hopes to engender in the Middle East; However this country's slow-developing liberalism and insulation from the region's hottest conflicts stem from a geographic reality unique to Morocco.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The upcoming Scottish election, whichever way it goes, demonstrates the enormous power of the desire for national self-determination. If it can corrode the British union, it can corrode anything.
date:Posted: September 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Sentiment towards Europe has picked up in the wake of recent monetary policy easing by the ECB; U.K. unpopularity deepens as Scottish independence vote looms.
date:Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. In the rental market, Cluttons expects affordability to remain central to the rental value growth equation, with rises likely to slow further in the coming months; Residential values in Dubai rise by 3.8%; 19% growth in Abu Dhabi residential capital values over the same period.
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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