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. The awards evening was a inspirational gathering, stirring budding entrepreneurs to aspire to brilliance and well-established businesses to expand their horizons, collaborate with the best in the region, and win.
UAE. Banking system is sound and has fully recovered from the spillovers of the global financial crisis; Gross foreign assets to exceed US$2.5 trillion by end-2013, reinforcing economic resilience if oil prices drop.
UAE. In a region where there is an acute deficit in terms of infrastructure, all eyes are back on governments and how they propose to manage their spending, says Deloitte Middle East's GCC Powers of Construction Report.
UAE. Report provides insight into the recent trends and developments in SWF investment strategies specifically in the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait. It also looks at the evolution of SWFs in the Middle East as the region looks to reduce its dependence on energy resources.
QATAR. US$1.26 billion investment to strengthen Bharti's capital structure and improve flexibility for its growth strategy; Bharti to gain exposure to strong investor base in Middle East, in addition to South East Asia.
INTERNATIONAL. The United States, with its European allies, does not have the force needed to end Syria's bloodshed. If it tried, it would merely be held responsible for the bloodshed without achieving any strategic goal.
INTERNATIONAL. In this exclusive interview, Chris Faulkner, CEO of Breitling Energy Companies discusses how Bakken has turned the US into an economic powerhouse and how the US can compete with Saudi Arabia.