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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 19, 2016
QATAR. "Removing uncertainty and considering new models of compliance could provide increased clarity and consistency for taxpayers whilst maintaining resources efficiency for tax administration."
Posted: April 19, 2016
QATAR. World leader in aerial inspection and survey using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
Posted: April 18, 2016
UAE. The disagreement is mainly due to Tehran's resistance to the idea of an output freeze; Saudi Arabia is not willing to do a deal without Iran's participation as this could ignite a market share war.
Posted: April 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. New report focuses on changing face of luxury, with a younger generation of UHNWI increasingly focused on pursuing rare, tailored experiences over accumulating replicable "things."
Posted: April 14, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Despite the impact of low oil prices and civil unrest on many countries in the Middle East, a number of economies have a favourable long-term growth outlook, including the UAE, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Iran received its first delivery of Russian-made S-300 air defense systems in May; Satellite imagery shows intensive construction underway at an air base near Tehran to accommodate the systems.
date:Posted: July 28, 2016
LIBYA. Libyan strategic projects set to soar after Libyan Local Investment & Development Fund (LLIDF) appoints PwC as its strategic advisor.
date:Posted: July 28, 2016
BAHRAIN. "The move will also improve investor confidence and make Bahrain an attractive place to work and live in."
INTERNATIONAL. As smart devices are becoming autonomous, chief information security officers are being required to adopt new mechanisms and approaches to trust.
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