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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: April 6, 2016
QATAR. Leading bank announced Net Profit of QAR2.9 billion (US$787 million); Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) calculated as per the QCB and Basel III requirements stood at 15.8%.
Posted: April 1, 2016
QATAR. Qatar's hydrocarbon dependence is a key rating weakness, with oil and gas extraction averaging more than 50% of GDP over the past five years and hydrocarbon-backed government spending accounting for a further 30% of GDP.
Posted: March 30, 2016
QATAR. The potential of VAT in GCC countries, some as early as January 2018, will present a number of challenges for businesses and individuals operating in these states.
Posted: March 28, 2016
QATAR. The appointment of a number of young technocrats to the politburo suggest that Vietnam is likely to press ahead with reforms, says QNB report.
Posted: March 18, 2016
QATAR. For the first time in 15 years, Qatar to experience a budget deficit.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 23, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The NTP aims to boost non-oil revenue by 2020 through more than 500 initiatives including the implementation of new taxes and increasing government fees and taxes on "harmful products."
date:Posted: June 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 27% believe digitalization is the greatest disruptor to their core business.
date:Posted: June 22, 2016
UAE. A new generation of young, highly motivated and mostly well-educated men and women is ready to take over leadership of their family businesses, according to new Deloitte report.
SAUDI ARABIA. The NTP aims to boost non-oil revenue by 2020 through more than 500 initiatives including the implementation of new taxes and increasing government fees and taxes on "harmful products."
UAE. Speculators are being replaced by end users; Cooling prices are not a concern; Brits are the third largest group of investors outside the Middle East.
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