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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: August 31, 2015
UAE. The GCC states must decide soon on the fate of the long-awaited GCC rail railway network if it is to be operational by 2020.
Posted: August 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Gulf carriers admit to massive, ongoing subsidies in filings with US administration; US Airports claim Open Skies violations.
Posted: August 26, 2015
UAE. Symantec expands security portfolio with new Embedded Critical Systems Protection, designed to defend IoT devices against zero-day attacks, and signs ATM manufacturer Wincor Nixdorf as one of the early adopters.
Posted: August 26, 2015
QATAR. Sharp drop in price of gold has spurred strong buying interest from retail investors and jewelers in Qatar.
Posted: August 24, 2015
UAE. More than any other region, companies in the Middle East began looking for opportunities in new markets in the last three months. 43% of them took this approach, while over half of firms (53%) sought ways of reducing costs during this difficult period.
Posted: August 21, 2015
QATAR. Largest single order for Siemens WLL in Qatar to date; Substations are required for infrastructure development projects due to upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 and Qatar National Vision 2030.
Posted: August 18, 2015
UAE. GCC governments understands the urgent need for fiscal-sustainability in the long-term. This urgency, according to Deloitte's latest report, would be addressed if GCC governments could commit to the domestic implementation of a broad-based Value Added Tax on goods and services.
Posted: August 13, 2015
UAE. The upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE and other associated developments have been earmarked to showcase the region. Large-scale projects, coupled with short timeframes for completion, understandably carry with them the risk of construction disputes.
Posted: August 12, 2015
UAE. Islamic banks in the gulf ended 2014 with healthy balance-sheet growth and improving bottom line results but lower net income growth is on the cards in 2015-2016, although we still believe the long-term supportive factors remain unchanged, says S&P report.
Posted: August 12, 2015
UAE. Transborder rail transport in the Arabian Peninsula dates back to the early 20th century and the Hejaz Railway which linked Damascus in Syria to Medina in Saudi Arabia; Over a century following its closure, the GCC is now embarking on one of the largest modern cross-border rail networks in the world.
Posted: August 11, 2015
UAE. Deloitte holds inaugural business seminar on European football finance, and the Middle East influence on European football; Regional leagues need to build their brand to grow.
Posted: July 15, 2015
UAE. UAE ranks eighth overall in Arcadis Retail Operation Index, with a strong economic environment and infrastructure ranking; UAE tops Middle East ranking as the most attraction location for retailers, followed by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt.
Posted: July 7, 2015
QATAR. 25% of all HEC graduates are now entrepreneurs, up from 9% ten years ago.
Posted: July 3, 2015
UAE. The Middle East real estate market is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, with foreign developers injecting billions of dollars in residential, office/commercial, retail and hospitality segments.
Posted: June 29, 2015
UAE. Carmudi analyses the fuel price and general affordability of petrol in eighteen emerging markets; Prices in the oil-wealthy Middle East are incredibly low.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 31, 2015
UAE. Phidar Advisory's latest residential research note finds prices continue to decline; Key currencies are the Indian Rupee, British Pound and Pakistani Rupee; "Currency trends may help us understand and forecast local property prices," says Jesse Downs.
date:Posted: August 31, 2015
UAE. "It'll take some time before China adjusts to a more stable growth path. So, this sort of volatility will be with us for a while and perhaps worse," according to Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics, London Business School.
date:Posted: August 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Commodities have fallen to the lowest level in 16 years thereby wiping out all the gains that were made during the Chinese boom years during the first decade of this millennium.
UAE. Phidar Advisory's latest residential research note finds prices continue to decline; Key currencies are the Indian Rupee, British Pound and Pakistani Rupee; "Currency trends may help us understand and forecast local property prices," says Jesse Downs.
INTERNATIONAL. Suspected anchors on the gold price, such as an interest rate increase and devaluation of the yuan, could actually be a rallying cry for commodities, he says in this interview with The Gold Report.
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