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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: October 20, 2017
UAE. Equity and equity-related issuance: US$1.2 billion; Debt issuance: US$84.1 billion; Investment banking fees: US$669.2 million.
Posted: October 4, 2017
UAE. A special report by Al Masah Capital outlines growth drivers, performing segments, trends, investment opportunities, and key growth areas across the region.
Posted: September 19, 2017
UAE. Markets traded sideways last week, with the exception of the Qatari market which reached close to its 5 year lows.
Posted: September 11, 2017
UAE. The total value of 21,893 construction projects reaches US$2.4 trillion; urban projects: US$1.185 trillion; energy projects: US$331 billion; utility projects: US$302 billion; industrial projects: US$181 billion, BNC Construction Intelligence report shows.
Posted: September 8, 2017
KUWAIT. Markaz report examines and analyzes the performance of equity markets in the MENA region; Blue chips were mostly positive, except the ones from Qatar, which performed negatively in August.
Posted: August 29, 2017
UAE. Along with the end of earnings season, regional markets have been in a very thin range, trading volumes declining and no major macro or micro news affecting stocks' prices.
Posted: August 14, 2017
UAE. Al Masah Capital: A set of disappointing regional earnings for Q2 coupled with negativity on the global scene had its effect with a subdued market performance last week.
Posted: August 7, 2017
UAE. Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Oman ended the week up by 1.9%, 0.6%, 0.3% and 0.2% respectively. Qatar was the worst performer losing 1.7%.
Posted: July 14, 2017
UAE. European football market revenues exceeded US$27 billion in the 2015/16 season, according to Deloitte's Annual Review of Football Finance.
Posted: July 11, 2017
UAE. Top GCC lenders were the main beneficiaries of the economic boom brought about by strengthened foreign reserves, regional deals, rise in customer deposits, as well as high credit demand.
Posted: July 10, 2017
UAE. Geopolitical tensions weighed down on investors' sentiments affecting regional markets' performance.
Posted: June 22, 2017
UAE. The new risk tool uses a bespoke seismotectonic source model to give a more accurate assessment of earthquake risk in the UAE and 10 other regional countries.
Posted: June 16, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. "We do not anticipate that exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar to major markets in Asia and Europe will be affected by the sanctions at this point."
Posted: June 13, 2017
UAE. The positions of different authorities is evolving and shipping companies do not yet have a complete picture on which to base their contingency planning, but they should all take care to distinguish between official and unofficial news.
Posted: June 12, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The main danger to the region and indeed to oil prices is that increased tension could lead Qatar to reach out even further to Iran for support which would sour relations even more.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 20, 2017
UAE. Fintech will reduce the profitability of some of the UAE. GCC banks' business lines, particularly money transfer and foreign-currency exchange.
date:Posted: October 20, 2017
UAE. Equity and equity-related issuance: US$1.2 billion; Debt issuance: US$84.1 billion; Investment banking fees: US$669.2 million.
date:Posted: October 19, 2017
Analysts discuss security trends at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit in Dubai; Security services will continue to be the fastest growing segment in line with global trends, especially IT outsourcing, consulting and implementation services.
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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