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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: March 4, 2015
UAE. The strong fiscal positions of most GCC sovereigns curb the need for debt or sukuk issuance to meet financing needs for infrastructure projects or deficits.
Posted: March 3, 2015
UAE. Doha Bank Group CEO says the fall in oil price will impact economic growth and impact liquidity in GCC economies. Liquidity in both the Government sector and private sector will be affected.
Posted: March 3, 2015
QATAR. QNB Group report examines recent developments and the outlook for the Qatari economy as it continues its strong growth based on large investment spending.
Posted: March 2, 2015
QATAR. Paying homage to the forthcoming centenary of the last Fabergé Imperial Eggs ever delivered, Fabergé has crafted an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind egg objet in collaboration with Qatar's Al Fardan family, one of the world's most renowned collectors of pearls.
Posted: March 1, 2015
UAE. Residential (US$28bn), Commercial (US$11.46bn) and Education (US$7.13bn) were the leading sectors; Initial market indicators suggest sustained growth in 2015 with an estimated 21% increase in construction projects awarded across the GCC.
Posted: March 1, 2015
QATAR. The risk of a Greek exit is remote, but even if it happens, it poses less risks to the global economy than it did in 2012; Other items to dominate the foreseeable global economic agenda.
Posted: February 28, 2015
UAE. In S&P's view, the sharp drop in oil prices since mid-2014 is likely to lead to weakening economic, external, and fiscal profiles for the region, particularly for the GCC.
Posted: February 22, 2015
QATAR. The Louis Berger Egis Rail Joint Venture has been commissioned by Qatar Railways Company to provide project management consultancy services for all elevated and at-grade sections of the Doha Metro project.
Posted: February 22, 2015
QATAR. The divergence of global monetary policy stances could lead to further USD appreciation, which is likely to have negative implications for many EMs and lead to a tight USD liquidity squeeze.
Posted: February 19, 2015
UAE. Sherpa Kids International - a company that runs before and after school clubs and holidays activities for primary school-aged children - is launching its wide-ranging programme of activities in the Middle East.
Posted: February 17, 2015
UAE. In 2015 the majority of businesses expect to increase salaries by a maximum of 5%; Working professionals believe their monthly salaries will jump by over 10% this year, according to the Hays GCC 2015 Salary & Employment report, just published.
Posted: February 14, 2015
QATAR. We do not expect oil prices to recover much further in 2015, averaging around USD56/b for the full year. Falling investment spending by oil companies should begin to have an impact on production by 2016-17.
Posted: February 12, 2015
QATAR. The decline in oil prices has a moderate negative impact on Qatar's economic growth outlook; S&P forecast the real GDP growth rate to average about 4% in 2015-2018, supported the non-oil sector.
Posted: February 11, 2015
QATAR. Qatar ranks at the 21st position in the world ranking of retirement security, outperforms Kuwait and UAE in latest Global Retirement Index from Natixis Global Asset Management.
Posted: February 10, 2015
UAE. Rapidly growing populations and per capita incomes, rising life expectancies, a high incidence of lifestyle-related diseases, and ambitious medical infrastructure projects are driving health care industry growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council states, says new Deloitte healthcare report.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. 39% of Arab youth agree it will never work, 36% think it could work while the remaining 25% are unsure, according to the 7th Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey.
date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Less than 0.15% of the dividends of GCC-listed companies and 0.59% of those of the UAE's dividends invested in tech start-ups vs. 5% in the USA; UAE invests 4x more of its public companies' dividends in tech start-ups.
date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Leading property recruitment specialist releases eighth edition of the "Middle East Rewards and Attitudes Survey"; 55% of respondents anticipating an improvement in economic activity.
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