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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 8, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. As Qatar continues to dither, the UAE has decreed the very reforms Qatar has yet to implement, and a prominent Saudi intellectual has called for abolition of kafala.
Posted: October 8, 2015
UAE. Changes are likely to cushion the industry's financial soundness in the long run, but their cost could prove challenging for smaller insurers in the short term; Regulators will need to step up their game in order to take on the more sophisticated supervisory requirements.
Posted: September 30, 2015
UAE. Study reveals insights about the lives of residents in the GCC; Safe place to live and work, possibility of making good friends and having a comfortable lifestyle are main attractions.
Posted: September 29, 2015
UAE. 14,000 more teachers needed in UAE international schools in the next five years; British expat teachers top international educators in premium internationals in KSA, UAE and Qatar.
Posted: September 28, 2015
QATAR. "State of Broadband" report highlights challenges of international "digital divide" with 57% of the world's people remaining offline; Qatar ranked second on the report's top ten countries for household Internet penetration, with 98% of homes connected.
Posted: September 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Middle Eastern hub airports all recorded significant gains: Dubai (DXB) +29.5%, Doha (DOH) +24.9%, Abu Dhabi (AUH) 23.3%.
Posted: September 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Singapore takes the top spot in the Expat Explorer country league table 2015; The UAE comes fourth in the rankings as the expat destination for career success and financial wellbeing.
Posted: September 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The region's modern day projection of a visionary cutting- edge, 21st century urban environment masks however the fact that some things have not changed.
Posted: September 22, 2015
QATAR. Emerson's expertise and technology helps Qatargas save energy and reduce greenhouse gases
Posted: September 21, 2015
UAE. Switzerland, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, USA are leaders; Saudi Arabia (43rd) tops GCC, followed by UAE (47th) and Qatar (50th); Jordan is among a group of countries outperforming their economic peers.
Posted: September 21, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. On September 10th the EIA reported a production decline in the Lower 48 - essentially shale production - of 208,000 BOPD. That is a staggeringly enormous number.
Posted: September 21, 2015
UAE. Debt issuance by corporate and infrastructure companies has fallen by 58% in the past 12 months to about $7 billion. This also reflects S&P's view that the credit cycle has reached a potential tipping point, with higher pricing anticipated going forward.
Posted: September 19, 2015
QATAR. Qatar continues to implement its large public infrastructure investment program. S&P views this as supportive of medium-term real economic growth, although it will contribute to a deterioration in fiscal and external balances, exacerbated by the large fall in oil prices.
Posted: September 17, 2015
QATAR. Approximately 70% of valuations for loan security purposes providing a strong indicator of a thriving market.
Posted: September 17, 2015
UAE. Finding the right talent continues to be a challenge in some Gulf countries.


date:Posted: November 26, 2015
UAE. Legal experts say move will influence oil major investment plans in Iran ahead of the lifting of sanctions; Lawmakers likely to be mindful of "missed opportunities" in Iraq and Lebanon.
date:Posted: November 25, 2015
UAE. EMAAR, Shell, and Emirates lead The LinkedIn InDemand list of the most sought-after employers in the region based on millions of interactions from members; Rather than relying on questionnaires, InDemand measures the actual behaviour of professionals as they explore their career journey.
date:Posted: November 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Commodities still under pressure; Oversupply in the oil market continues to be a concern; Gold consolidating as December rate hike now priced in.
UAE. "Middle Eastern interest in African investment opportunities has been noteworthy historically given that Sub-Saharan Africa is just next-door. Over the last decade, Dubai logistics and air travel have become Africa's hub and link point for China and the rest of Asia."
INTERNATIONAL. Robotics is making this new area of medicine possible. Cary G. Vance, CEO of Hansen Medical Inc., tells The Life Sciences Report about disruptive advances in interventional radiology and Hansen's own revolutionary robotic catheters.
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