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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: 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.
Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Low oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to Gulf sovereigns and banks to support the region's substantial infrastructure bill in coming years; S&P projects a gap as large as $270 billion through 2019 between capital spending for projects and project contracts awarded.
Posted: February 9, 2016
UAE. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the Middle East and North Africa declined for the fifth consecutive quarter, falling nearly one point to 56.4, below the global confidence level of 58.0; Economic confidence in the UAE fell 7.2 points to 50.3, its lowest score in the six-year history of the index.
Posted: February 8, 2016
QATAR. Qatar is set to award more than $22bn worth of new contracts in 2016 as it maintains its spending spree in advance of the FIFA 2022 World Cup
Posted: February 4, 2016
QATAR. Masini, who taught at the London Business School before joining HEC in September 2010, and has also taught in Executive Education programs in HEC Paris in Qatar, was appointed to his new post by Peter Todd, Dean of HEC Paris.
Posted: February 2, 2016
UAE. As in 2015, lower energy prices will continue to translate into markedly weaker deposit growth and contracting liquidity; S&P anticipates slowdowns in lending, and in revenue and earnings growth; Banks will retain a higher portion of their profits by limiting dividends to meet regulatory capital requirements.
Posted: February 1, 2016
UAE. Real Madrid tops the list for the 11th year in a row, with Barcelona climbing to second, Manchester United falling one place to third and Paris Saint-Germain climbing one place to fourth; Nine Premier League clubs in the top 20, with revenues totalling US$3.6 billion.
Posted: January 30, 2016
QATAR. QNB's Group Corporate Banking received the Best SME Customer Service award, while its Treasury and Investment Banking Department received the Best Managed Advisory Service award.
Posted: January 30, 2016
QATAR. The risk-benefit analysis of China's devaluation suggests that a small, controlled devaluation could benefit Chinese exports and growth. But this needs to be done without triggering a large devaluation or a currency crisis in China with unpredictable repercussions.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Just 10% of insurers have strategic plans in place for the arrival of driverless vehicles; It will be up to 20 years before they become mainstream.
date:Posted: July 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The botched coup was nothing but, as he put it, "a gift from God" to purge what is left of Turkey's democracy and cleanse the army and judiciary in order to ensure the total subordination of all institutions to his whims.
date:Posted: July 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 90% of non-tech companies face increased competition from digital adopters; 67% plan acquisitions to upgrade their digital capabilities.
INTERNATIONAL. The botched coup was nothing but, as he put it, "a gift from God" to purge what is left of Turkey's democracy and cleanse the army and judiciary in order to ensure the total subordination of all institutions to his whims.
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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