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Posted: 25-07-2011
UAE. The Islamic finance industry is pegged to grow at 15%-20% per year. 63% of Islamic finance institutions are in the Middle East, controlling more than 50% of Islamic banking assets. These statistics were discussed at the recently concluded first ever Oman Islamic Banking Conference. “Oman’s move to Islamic finance comes at just the right time as ethical finance gains a foothold around the world. The speakers illuminated a number of key aspects of the industry and question time after each presentation was lively as delegates delved deeper into the topic. We are proud to be supporting
Posted: July 15, 2014
UAE. 81% state finding a job is the biggest challenge, with banking and finance being the preferred industry to work in.
Posted: July 3, 2014
OMAN. BP has selected Veolia to design, build and operate a raw water treatment plant for its project to develop the Khazzan gas field, located southwest of Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman.
Posted: July 1, 2014
UAE. 55% claim that important decisions and vital meetings are not postponed till the Holy Month is over, according to the latest Bayt.com "Ramadan in the MENA Workplace" poll.
Posted: July 1, 2014
OMAN. The property consultancy's Muscat Spring 2014 Commercial Market Outlook report indicates a shortage of mid-range hotels to cater for Oman's growing tourism market.
Posted: July 1, 2014
OMAN. Organized by OAPGRC in partnership with Dhofar University and the Indian Ocean Rim Association's Regional Centre for Science and Technology Transfer, the Salalah Declaration aims to enhance regional medicinal plant co-operation through high-profile events and annual joint activities.
Posted: June 15, 2014
OMAN. Tenant demand has improved in line with increased job creation, according to Cluttons' Spring 2014 Residential Market Outlook report.
Posted: June 13, 2014
UAE. New UAE debt issuance and Omani power IPOs' bode well for future pipeline; Saudi consumer and petrochemicals equities continue to offer value; Equity and credit markets propped up by easy ECB money.
Posted: June 11, 2014
UAE. Executive Education programmes with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and National Bank of Oman (NBO) will significantly enhance Oman's talent pipeline.
Posted: June 11, 2014
UAE. Fundamental shifts in defence policies around the world are occurring; Other Middle East countries included among the top 50 spenders include the UAE, Oman, Iraq, Kuwait, and Egypt.
Posted: June 7, 2014
OMAN. Oman's strong net external and net government asset positions mitigate the risks to the economy from its high dependence on hydrocarbons; The outlook is stable.
Posted: June 3, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A fund focused on the six GCC countries will target sale-and-leaseback deals for shopping centers, warehouses and infrastructure such as schools and hospitals.
Posted: May 22, 2014
OMAN. The joint investor roadshow held in Muscat was well attended by a wide cross-section of investor groups; The IPOs will close on 9 June 2014.
Posted: May 12, 2014
UAE."They will sharply lift the growth rate in the region and create hundreds of thousands of new GCC jobs, but more needs to be done to co-ordinate these projects at a regional level and to share the knowledge the GCC will acquire in megaproject delivery."
Posted: May 4, 2014
OMAN. Premier venue for culture and the arts, showcasing the diverse artistic creations of Omani artists; ROHM announces participitation in ATM.
Posted: April 26, 2014
OMAN. 2014 GITR report shows countries with a strong vision to develop their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) capacity have a dominant economic presence.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 19, 2014
KUWAIT. The global Islamic finance industry reached approx. US$1.9 trillion in assets as at end 1H2014; The report analyses the role of Islamic finance in supporting economic growth.
date:Posted: September 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. We have entered a new chapter in the history of central banking. This paradigm shift changes the policy tools that have traditionally defined the sphere of macroeconomic decision-making; We have built an economy that is now so leveraged that it needs zero percent interest rates just to tread water.
date:Posted: September 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. World Bank report spells out the repercussions of the political uncertainty and restrictions on movement and access and recommends remedial actions by all parties.
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia will need to keep cutting oil output to sustain prices above US$100 a barrel, according to BNP Paribas and Societe Generale; "We are swimming in crude, and they know that better than anyone because they are the biggest exporter."
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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