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
UAE. Islamic banks in the gulf ended 2014 with healthy balance-sheet growth and improving bottom line results but lower net income growth is on the cards in 2015-2016, although we still believe the long-term supportive factors remain unchanged, says S&P report.
UAE. Transborder rail transport in the Arabian Peninsula dates back to the early 20th century and the Hejaz Railway which linked Damascus in Syria to Medina in Saudi Arabia; Over a century following its closure, the GCC is now embarking on one of the largest modern cross-border rail networks in the world.
UAE. UAE ranks eighth overall in Arcadis Retail Operation Index, with a strong economic environment and infrastructure ranking; UAE tops Middle East ranking as the most attraction location for retailers, followed by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt.
UAE. The Middle East real estate market is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, with foreign developers injecting billions of dollars in residential, office/commercial, retail and hospitality segments.
UAE. Governments, employers and academic institutions in the MENA region all have a role to play to address labour market inefficiencies, develop national talent, and ultimately drive long-term sustainability into the 21st century and beyond.
UAE. After several years of stabilizing asset quality, declining credit losses, and improving returns, banks in the Gulf are navigating rougher waters, Standard & Poor's said in a report published today.
INTERNATIONAL. Suspected anchors on the gold price, such as an interest rate increase and devaluation of the yuan, could actually be a rallying cry for commodities, he says in this interview with The Gold Report.