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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: May 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The corruption scandal engulfing world soccer's governing body drew warnings from major sponsors and criticism from senior Western politicians.
Posted: May 14, 2015
QATAR. Qataris have for the first time voted two women onto the Gulf emirate's only directly elected body, the Central Municipal Council, officials announced on Thursday.
Posted: May 11, 2015
UAE. 66% say their salary is lower than other companies in their industry, according to the latest Bayt.com and YouGov Salary Survey; A staggering 87% of UAE respondents have seen the cost of living rise in 2014, with 34% saying that it grew by more than 20%.
Posted: May 6, 2015
UAE. Emirates remains the most valuable brand, with a brand value of US$6.6 billion; The total value of Qatari brands is up 47% in a year, the fastest rate of growth; KSA has the most brands (17) together worth US$21.7 billion
Posted: May 5, 2015
UAE. JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group has released its 2015 Middle East Hotel Intelligence Reports today for the key markets of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Jeddah and Riyadh, at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) in Dubai.
Posted: May 4, 2015
QATAR. French President Francois Hollande sought to boost ties in the Gulf as he oversaw the signing of a warplanes deal with Qatar and headed to Saudi Arabia for a summit.
Posted: April 29, 2015
QATAR. Located in the Lagoona Mall in Doha, it is the brand's first store offering ready-to-wear and accessories in the Middle East.
Posted: April 29, 2015
UAE. Slow start to 2015 will be bolstered by deals anticipated for later in the year; Egyptian market sees three new listings; UAE remains most targeted GCC country, but Qatar overtakes the UAE to become the most active outbound investor in Q1 2015.
Posted: April 27, 2015
UAE. Industry must focus on cyber security, integration and analytics to reduce extraction costs and plug systemic skills crisis; Strategy firm releases white paper on data driven oil fields.
Posted: April 27, 2015
UAE. Family Business Network GCC releases a legal white paper assessing succession planning legal vehicles available for GCC family businesses.
Posted: April 23, 2015
EGYPT. Naguib Sawiris, testified for the defense at the retrial of two Al-Jazeera television journalists, possibly boosting their standing in a case criticized from abroad.
Posted: April 23, 2015
UAE. Research shows new technology an important factor for the construction industry to remain competitive; "This is a particularly crucial time for the UAE and Qatar's construction sector, as they move full speed to meet strict completion deadlines."
Posted: April 22, 2015
UAE. The UAE tops the GCC ranking with access to 72 countries visa free, Qatar follows in 52nd place, whilst Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are both ranked at 57th in the list by passport power.
Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. 39% of Arab youth agree it will never work, 36% think it could work while the remaining 25% are unsure, according to the 7th Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey.
Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Positive market signals for the remainder of the year; Nine Middle East deals worth US$1.8 billion in Q1 2015; Middle Eastern M&A and Private Equity Forum will take place in Dubai on 4th May.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 2, 2015
UAE. AQR Asset Management Institute hosts inaugural debate on monetary policy impact on global markets; 64% of delegates felt that Quantitative Easing is highly likely to create an asset price bubble - where prices become disconnected from reality.
date:Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. 53% of employers rank lack of work experience as affecting nationals' employability, with only 30% of GCC students having taken any work experience; According to employers, communication skills (36%) and required skills and qualifications (22%) are further challenges to retention in the private sector.
date:Posted: July 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Many Chinese business become successful innovators in the domestic market first and then go global, while others expand globally first and then invest in innovation.
UAE. AQR Asset Management Institute hosts inaugural debate on monetary policy impact on global markets; 64% of delegates felt that Quantitative Easing is highly likely to create an asset price bubble - where prices become disconnected from reality.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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