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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 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.
Posted: January 27, 2016
UAE. Attraction and international mobility are key to national success and prosperity; UAE ranks number one in sustainability of retaining talent and night-safety of employees; Among global top 10 in use of social and virtual networks for career growth; Social mobility rankings within global top 10.
Posted: January 24, 2016
QATAR. This article sets out some of the provisions introduced or amended by the new Law which may be of interest to expatriate currently working in Qatar and those individuals considering working in Qatar in the future.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 23, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The NTP aims to boost non-oil revenue by 2020 through more than 500 initiatives including the implementation of new taxes and increasing government fees and taxes on "harmful products."
date:Posted: June 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 27% believe digitalization is the greatest disruptor to their core business.
date:Posted: June 22, 2016
UAE. A new generation of young, highly motivated and mostly well-educated men and women is ready to take over leadership of their family businesses, according to new Deloitte report.
SAUDI ARABIA. The NTP aims to boost non-oil revenue by 2020 through more than 500 initiatives including the implementation of new taxes and increasing government fees and taxes on "harmful products."
UAE. Speculators are being replaced by end users; Cooling prices are not a concern; Brits are the third largest group of investors outside the Middle East.
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