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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: September 13, 2014
QATAR. It remains to be seen whether the new set of measures will be enough to combat the Eurozone's problems of slow growth, high unemployment and near zero inflation.
Posted: September 12, 2014
KUWAIT. A strong bullish trend is currently being witnessed with some fluctuation along the way. The DSM Index is now traded at a new record high and ended the week at 14,088.82 points.
Posted: September 11, 2014
QATAR. Doha Bank hosted a Knowledge Sharing Session event under the theme "Empowering SMEs" held recently at Doha Bank Tower in Qatar.
Posted: September 10, 2014
QATAR. Dani Kabbani, Doha Managing Partner of International Law Firm Eversheds, comments on Qatar's 7.8% projected economic growth in 2016.
Posted: September 10, 2014
UAE. The benefits of insurance are much more widely recognized in Malaysia than in the GCC region; Social and religious structures in the GCC countries have inhibited the use of insurance as a risk management tool, meaning that demand is largely driven by compulsory covers.
Posted: September 9, 2014
UAE. Takaful industry globally expected to reach US$20 billion by 2017; Saudi Arabia accounts for 77% of GCC takaful contribution and almost half of global takaful contribution.
Posted: September 9, 2014
EGYPT. US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Arab foreign ministers in Saudi Arabia Wednesday as he bids for a broad coalition against the Islamic State.
Posted: September 8, 2014
QATAR. The second Ajyal Youth Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute, will host the Middle East premiere of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet as its Closing Night Gala on December 6, 2014.
Posted: September 8, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Hydrocarbon revenues in KSA and Kuwait make up to 90% plus of total revenues; Leading GCC economies remain susceptible to fluctuations in global energy prices, according to Alkhabeer Capital latest report.
Posted: September 7, 2014
UAE. Global rapid-growth markets (RGMs) will grow by over 4.5% in 2015, according to EY's latest Markets Forecast. In the UAE and Qatar, growth in the non-oil sector will be a significant driver of GDP.
Posted: September 6, 2014
QATAR. Net EM portfolio flows were US$9.3billion, the lowest reading since January 2014; Net portfolio outflows from Africa and the Middle East were estimated at US$1.5 billion in August; Africa, rather than the Middle East, was responsible for the bulk of the outflows from the region, according to the IIF.
Posted: September 6, 2014
KUWAIT. Islamic microfinance plays a prominent role in supporting the utilisation for financial services; Financial inclusion plays a critically important role in poverty reduction, reducing income disparities and increasing economic growth.
Posted: September 5, 2014
QATAR. The world premiere of the Salma Hayek-Pinault-produced film takes place on Saturday, September 6, at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Posted: September 4, 2014
QATAR. This strategic partnership with Ecobank Transnational Inc. is a fundamental step towards QNB's strategy of being a MEA Icon by 2017.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. The Middle East's top brands have grown by an average of 38%, according to The Brand Finance Middle East 50; This brings the total value of the top 50 above US$50 billion for the first time; Emirates holds the top spot and remains far ahead of the rest.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 23, 2014
UAE. Deflationary reading of data endangers risky assets; Global cues drive GCC markets; Growth scare unsettles investors; Extreme bearishness on oil may be overdone.
date:Posted: October 23, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The 2014 study - which outlines the top priorities that concern young Saudis - is key to helping policymakers and business leaders design initiatives targeted at improving the lives of the Kingdom's current and future generations.
date:Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. 47% of Middle Eastern respondents indicated that they are considering a proactive shareholder engagement policy which can open and sustain a productive dialogue with investors.
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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