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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: July 7, 2014
UAE. The ripple effects of the North American energy boom from major importer to soon-to-be exporter are being felt across the Middle East, Russia and China. This trend will reshape the global geopolitical landscape according to a Deloitte report.
Posted: July 4, 2014
QATAR. S&P: "We view QIC as an increasingly diversified insurance group with relatively mature operations in the still-growing GCC region, and with rapidly expanding reinsurance operations in Europe;" The outlook is stable.
Posted: July 4, 2014
UAE. UAE travelers have spent US$1.145 million, Saudi travelers US$607,000 and visitors from the 2022 host nation Qatar have spent over US$317,000.
Posted: July 1, 2014
UAE. Dubai Expo 2020 and the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar will see employers in the region demanding particular skill sets, according to Experts speaking at London Business School event.
Posted: July 1, 2014
UAE. 55% claim that important decisions and vital meetings are not postponed till the Holy Month is over, according to the latest "Ramadan in the MENA Workplace" poll.
Posted: June 30, 2014
QATAR. Known as Simlead, the Thales Leadership Simulator is an innovative training environment developed on the basis of the Thales helicopter flight simulator.
Posted: June 29, 2014
UAE. 75% expect an increase in spending over the next 12 months; UAE is top target for investing in capital projects and infrastructure, followed by Qatar and KSA; 54% of owners, and 43% of contractors consider the availability of skilled people as a top challenge.
Posted: June 25, 2014
UAE. Increase in new funding encourages Middle East sovereigns (and others) to allocate assets strategically rather than tactically; Sovereign investor risk appetite and time horizons increasing, while home market bias decreasing .
Posted: June 25, 2014
UAE. Consumers report high confidence in government, yet concerned about eroding privacy; 87% value the benefit of "easier access to information and knowledge", yet only 32% say they are willing to trade some privacy to receive benefits offered by the Internet.
Posted: June 24, 2014
QATAR. World merchandise export volumes declined by 1.0% in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the previous quarter on a seasonally-adjusted basis; Unless world export growth picks up again, the global recovery is likely to falter in 2014.
Posted: June 23, 2014
UAE. High inflows mainly from passive funds to be realised a year after the upgrade, says Fortress Investments.
Posted: June 23, 2014
QATAR. Global LNG deliveries were an estimated 240m tons- broadly flat compared with 2012. Qatar continued to be the largest LNG exporter, with about one third of global supply.
Posted: June 23, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. US$1.6 trillion offshore wealth from MEA in Switzerland; 111,000 HNWIs with up to US$5 million private wealth each in Saudi Arabia, UAE & Kuwait; Asset managers sees surge in flight of capital for secure returns.
Posted: June 17, 2014
UAE. Markets calmer than during past bouts of geopolitical instability; CDS stay low, no sign of pressure on currency pegs; Governments have shown they can spend to maintain social peace; Higher oil prices due to Iraq could even benefit Gulf.
Posted: June 15, 2014
QATAR. The most headline-grabbing measure was the lowering of the interest rate corridor leading to a negative deposit rate. The ECB is hoping that, by charging banks for depositing their excess reserves at the ECB, they would have a strong incentive to lend more money to the real economy.


date:Posted: July 25, 2014
UAE. Royal Decree amending some of the provisions of the Oman Agencies Law comes into force; Marks a significant departure from the regime under the old law.
date:Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. There is evidence of a more litigious approach developing in the area of medical malpractice. Damages awards which have historically been low, are now on an upwards trend.
date:Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. Report data shows that 64% of TV viewers in Saudi Arabia and 50% in the UAE are engaged in other digital activities simultaneously, higher than the global average.
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.