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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 27, 2014
UAE. Major road, bridge and railway projects are already underway, or in the planning phase, in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain.
Posted: October 27, 2014
UAE. The recent completion of two major and long-running projects to update financial reporting of revenue recognition and financial instruments will usher in a new set of challenges for users of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in the GCC, says ICAEW.
Posted: October 26, 2014
UAE. Standard Chartered Bank hosts second Annual Global Research Briefing sessions for its clients in the UAE; Briefings also held in Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar.
Posted: October 25, 2014
QATAR. Real GDP growth slowed to 7.3% in Q3 2014; However, the days of voracious Chinese demand driving up global commodity prices are probably over.
Posted: October 25, 2014
QATAR. QInvest's Dr Ataf Ahmad spoke at Opalesque Gulf Roundtable in Dubai; The event brought together leading asset managers and investors from around the world.
Posted: October 23, 2014
QATAR. A DMA is used where an owner wishes to engage a third party to carry out a development on the owner's behalf, and is suitable where the owner may not have the necessary skills, expertise or capacity to undertake the development.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. Saudi Arabia had the largest rail project pipeline in the region with over US$100bn, including the Riyadh Dammam High-Speed Rail, which is currently under study, along with the Eastern Province Municipality - Dammam Metro.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. The total number of IPOs in Q3 2014 was lower than the previous quarter where we saw seven offerings. However, the total value in Q3 2014 was US$ 1.6 billion, which is a 78% increase in total value compared to Q2 2014.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. Middle East investment banking fees reached US$138.2 million during Q3 2014; debt issuance reached US$6.3 billion; The UAE was the most active nation accounting for 45% of the debt issuance activity.
Posted: October 21, 2014
QATAR. Euromoney Qatar Conference set to examine funding opportunities of Qatar's US$250 billion investment budget.
Posted: October 21, 2014
QATAR. QInvest witnessing marked growth of interest in the GCC real estate sector; Craig Cowie recently discussed investment opportunities at SuperReturn Middle East.
Posted: October 20, 2014
QATAR. Deflation is defined as a generalized decline in prices; The risk of such a scenario occurring is rising as crude oil prices tumble and major equity markets witness a significant correction.
Posted: October 15, 2014
QATAR. QInvest has advised on 7 Sukuk transactions in 2014 with a total value of US$3.5bn; International medium-term Sukuk issuance has risen significantly vs. 2013 YTD, from US$12.7bn to US$18.1bn.
Posted: October 15, 2014
UAE. New ventures report shows spending will double this year across the region, with a focus on five areas: rail, roads, airports, ports and free trade zones.
Posted: October 14, 2014
QATAR. Agreement to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Qatar Emiri Air Force.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The trajectory of Japan's economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of Keynesian policies. Those who are not blinded by left-wing dogma should take a good look at where the road of permanent stimulus ultimately leads.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The path to the acceptance of the participatory approach to development was forged, through trial and error, over several decades until the 1990s, when its global recognition by development practitioners became well-established.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. There is a high degree of uncertainty over how the Iranian negotiations and the OPEC meeting will play out, but the end of November will be hugely important for energy markets.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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