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Posted: 03-08-2011
QATAR. Despite the grim global economic landscape of the past few years, the number of construction sites in Qatar has increased steadily.  As the construction sector continues its seemingly unabated growth, companies are increasingly cognisant of the importance of implementing effective health and safety policies, particularly in respect of site safety.  Construction sites by their very nature tend to expose employees to heightened risks of accidental injury or even death, and the implementation and observation of effective policies are an integral part of mitigating those risks
Posted: April 28, 2016
UAE. Company strengthens presence in the region with five new deals and five openings in 2016 across the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Posted: April 27, 2016
QATAR. The global leader in the elevator and escalator industry has won an order to supply elevators and escalators for the Qatar Rail project in Doha.
Posted: April 25, 2016
QATAR. Geotechnical investigation contracts comprised drilling more than 400 boreholes, reaching a maximum depth of 60 meters.
Posted: April 20, 2016
QATAR. QFB won the prestigious award after Global Finance magazine had extensive consultations with bankers, corporate finance executives and analysts throughout the world.
Posted: April 19, 2016
QATAR. "Removing uncertainty and considering new models of compliance could provide increased clarity and consistency for taxpayers whilst maintaining resources efficiency for tax administration."
Posted: April 19, 2016
QATAR. World leader in aerial inspection and survey using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
Posted: April 18, 2016
UAE. The disagreement is mainly due to Tehran's resistance to the idea of an output freeze; Saudi Arabia is not willing to do a deal without Iran's participation as this could ignite a market share war.
Posted: April 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. New report focuses on changing face of luxury, with a younger generation of UHNWI increasingly focused on pursuing rare, tailored experiences over accumulating replicable "things."
Posted: April 14, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Despite the impact of low oil prices and civil unrest on many countries in the Middle East, a number of economies have a favourable long-term growth outlook, including the UAE, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.
Posted: April 6, 2016
QATAR. Leading bank announced Net Profit of QAR2.9 billion (US$787 million); Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) calculated as per the QCB and Basel III requirements stood at 15.8%.
Posted: April 1, 2016
QATAR. Qatar's hydrocarbon dependence is a key rating weakness, with oil and gas extraction averaging more than 50% of GDP over the past five years and hydrocarbon-backed government spending accounting for a further 30% of GDP.
Posted: March 30, 2016
QATAR. The potential of VAT in GCC countries, some as early as January 2018, will present a number of challenges for businesses and individuals operating in these states.
Posted: March 28, 2016
QATAR. The appointment of a number of young technocrats to the politburo suggest that Vietnam is likely to press ahead with reforms, says QNB report.
Posted: March 18, 2016
QATAR. For the first time in 15 years, Qatar to experience a budget deficit.
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: April 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. SAGIA announced in early 2016 their plan to focus on priority sectors identified as having a direct impact on economic and human development, including healthcare.
date:Posted: April 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The investment community is significantly more likely than CEOs to consider misaligned performance incentives as a barrier to change: almost half (49%) of investors surveyed in the report flagged this as a major concern compared to only 17% of chief executives.
date:Posted: April 28, 2016
UAE. 51% of all Dubai hotels in mid-market segment versus 89% in New York; PwC research released at ATM 2016 touts construction figure of US$80k per room as incentive for developers looking for solid returns in high demand segment.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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