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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: November 27, 2015
QATAR. The companies will develop use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios for 5G; MoU enables Ooredoo and Ericsson to evaluate Key 5G components in a controlled environment.
Posted: November 18, 2015
UAE. Despite global economic uncertainties, GCC countries are better-placed than many parts of the world. They can expect continued strong, if slightly slower, growth going into 2016 according to a new ICAEW report.
Posted: November 13, 2015
QATAR. Euromoney Qatar Conference 2015 set to hold special session on "FinTech" including opportunities and risks for Qatar.
Posted: November 11, 2015
QATAR. Conditions for workers on World Cup-related projects rather than broader infrastructure projects have improved dramatically as a result of workers' standards adopted by several Qatari institutions.
Posted: November 11, 2015
UAE. Report released ahead of World Diabetes Day calls for a coherent region-wide approach to tackle the growing diabetes burden.
Posted: November 6, 2015
QATAR. In the survey conducted by Gallup, members of WISE call for more collaboration between schools and the world of work.
Posted: November 6, 2015
QATAR. The new Qatar Wage Protection System (WPS), which comes into effect this month, is set to bring much needed transparency to the payments of low-income employees, particularly in the construction sector.
Posted: November 5, 2015
UAE. Aviation market worth an estimated US$730 billion; Hub aggregation, diverse business strategies, infrastructure investment drive traffic growth.
Posted: October 29, 2015
QATAR. 2022 World Cup-host Qatar has adopted a new law that is more likely to convince critics that it aims to put a friendly face on its controversial kafala or sponsorship system rather than radically reform a legal framework.
Posted: October 29, 2015
QATAR. Manhattan West is a five-building, 7-million-square-foot development project on the west side of Manhattan.
Posted: October 23, 2015
QATAR. Doha Bank CEO: Upgrade GCC markets with MSCI, develop wider instruments for regional and global investors, encourage short selling...
Posted: October 21, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. KSA built asset wealth is US$3.5 trillion, followed by the UAE and Qatar; The index calculates the value of all the buildings and infrastructure that contribute to economic productivity.
Posted: October 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. FIFA while rejecting responsibility has said it was working with Qatari authorities to improve labour conditions in the Gulf state.
Posted: October 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The new geostrategic development in the region offers Israel a golden opportunity to effectively neutralize the Iranian threat and at the same time reach a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace.
Posted: October 12, 2015
QATAR. Dr Riad Hijab's office in Doha issued a communiqué calling on all Syrians to unite and face the dangers besetting the country.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 12, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. A Syria in which the regime and IS, rather than other rebel groups, are the only real domestic players turns Bashar al-Assad into a pivotal cog in the fight against jihadism. That is something Saudi Arabia cannot allow to happen. To turn the tide, it needs a United States that is engaged and willing to do its bit.
date:Posted: February 11, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "Although we anticipate some strain on Gulf banks' funding and liquidity this year, good asset quality and strong capitalization remain positive factors."
date: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.
INTERNATIONAL. A Syria in which the regime and IS, rather than other rebel groups, are the only real domestic players turns Bashar al-Assad into a pivotal cog in the fight against jihadism. That is something Saudi Arabia cannot allow to happen. To turn the tide, it needs a United States that is engaged and willing to do its bit.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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