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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: 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.
Posted: March 15, 2016
UAE. Real Estate & Construction, Financial Services & Banking, Telecom and F&B most attractive sectors, accounting for 725 deals worth US$73.2 billion, reveals Al Masah Capital Report.
Posted: March 15, 2016
QATAR. The challenge of low oil prices can be transformed into a real opportunity for GCC countries to expedite the transformational process from oil-based economies to manufacturing economies.
Posted: March 15, 2016
QATAR. With several hundred million TV viewers watching live, there is no room for error.
Posted: March 14, 2016
QATAR. In accordance with the Qatar Labour Law, where an employee's employment is for an indefinite term, employment can be terminated in one of two ways.
Posted: March 14, 2016
UAE. Expat women in UAE highest globally to say the financial side of life most important incentive for moving away from home country; Qatar offers expat women the best financial rewards, with 57% earning more and 73% saving more.
Posted: March 5, 2016
QATAR. S&P expects Qatar's fiscal deficits will be financed through debt only; The huge infrastructure investment program will support growth over 2016-2019; External position to shift to a deficit from 2016, however, the large net asset position is expected to be maintained.
Posted: February 27, 2016
QATAR. The economic arguments against Brexit are substantial; The stronger arguments for Brexit are more political in nature, revolving around the principle of maintaining UK sovereignty.
Posted: February 26, 2016
QATAR. Luxury Swiss watchmaker looks to the future with innovative offering and commitment to be #ConnectedToEternity; Exclusive Ambassador Watch Faces also unveiled.
Posted: February 24, 2016
UAE. With the exception of Manama, Cairo and Makkah, all the MENA hotel markets witnessed a decrease in RevPAR in January 2016, according to latest EY hotel survey.
Posted: February 22, 2016
QATAR. HEC Paris and INTEL collaborate on cutting-edge project on the potential of wearable technologies.
Posted: February 18, 2016
QATAR. S&P: Qatar's economic growth of about 4% in 2016-2019 will be sustained by its large infrastructure investment program, but the latter will contribute to a deterioration in fiscal and external balances.
Posted: February 18, 2016
QATAR. According to the Qatar Tourism Authority 3 million visitors arrived in 2015, Doha targets 4 million by 2020; expanding tourism product to boost tourism GDP contribution in the next decade.
Posted: February 18, 2016
QATAR. Qatar Airways' corporate jet division, is participating for the first time at the Singapore Airshow.
Posted: February 13, 2016
QATAR. The turmoil in financial markets at the beginning of this year has prompted some to question whether the US Federal Reserve should have increased interest rates in December.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 2, 2016
QATAR. The government intends to support the private sector in a comprehensive manner by allowing private sector insurance companies to provide healthcare insurance cover for everyone.
date:Posted: May 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. In the grand scheme of geopolitics, over time the role of individuals is largely washed out - to be overly simplistic, the individuals rarely matter.
date:Posted: May 2, 2016
UAE. Average villa yields of 4.7% and apartments at 7.5% put affordable units at top of investor and tenant wish list; villa and apartment sales remain flat with prices down just 1.1% and 0.7% respectively, according to Chestertons MENA latest report.
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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