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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: August 3, 2016
UAE. Oil prices and global economic volatility, regional political unrest as well as the recent UK vote on the referendum to leave the EU, "Brexit", continued to bring uncertainty to GCC markets.
Posted: August 1, 2016
UAE. "This will be a significant addition of 7,000 more schools than the current number to address the burgeoning school student population across the region."
Posted: July 15, 2016
OMAN. The core idea aims to bridge the gap at the national and domestic job markets through building connections between job searchers and labor market requirements of qualified manpower.
Posted: June 28, 2016
OMAN. Private wealth held by upper high-net-worth households in Oman is projected to increase by a healthy 8.8% over the next five years.
Posted: June 27, 2016
UAE. 15 active projects are adding value to local communities and the tourism economy in the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and India.
Posted: June 22, 2016
OMAN. The UAE-based global marine solutions provider has successfully supported Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production LLC's (OOCEP) first shipment of crude oil from the Musandam gas plant (MGP).
Posted: May 24, 2016
OMAN. "Businesses in Oman and across the region will need to focus on developing a holistic VAT strategy to manage the associated costs and demands on internal resources."
Posted: May 11, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Downgrades more than double upgrades; Saudi Arabia and Oman were downgraded in Q1.
Posted: May 3, 2016
OMAN. Be'ah, Oman Environmental Services Holding Company, awards contract to Veolia and Omani partner Al Ramooz National.
Posted: April 28, 2016
OMAN. With two Autoclave lines for medical waste treatment having a capacity of 150 kg/hr and 200 kg/hr, the daily treatment capacity is expected to double.
Posted: April 14, 2016
OMAN. Offering full spectrum of telecommunication solutions in Oman, Omantel is the first SIGFOX network operator in the Middle East.
Posted: April 13, 2016
OMAN.OSC's new fortnightly Oman Express Service will be the first freight feeder operator to connect all Omani ports.
Posted: April 12, 2016
OMAN. Event organised as a family-friendly event, with games and activities for children to learn about the environment and the importance of energy saving.
Posted: March 23, 2016
UAE. GCC integration could boost the economy by US$36 billion; strongest gains in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman; Three key areas of change needed: remove barriers to trade, increase foreign investment, develop GCC institutions.
Posted: March 15, 2016
UAE. According to a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), written in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), since 2010, approximately 3,200 education companies around the world have received private ed-tech investments - however, only a mere 12 were based in the Middle East.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars and Italian banks turn out to the best performing equity asset class?
date:Posted: December 7, 2016
UAE. Smart Grids can help lay the foundations for energy and cost-saving applications and renewable energy development in the MENA region.
date:Posted: December 6, 2016
UAE. Knowledge Summit 2016: "Over 2 billion jobs will disappear by 2030 and that is the hidden results of our rapid technology growth. But, if we understand all these hidden consequences we can create jobs at a much higher rate".
UAE. The Global Cross-Border report shows Middle-East as one of the regions with the highest incidence of cross-border online shoppers; UAE consumers continue to increase their online shopping. In 2016, 68% of adults in UAE shopped online in the past 12 months, increasing from 63% in 2015.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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