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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 10, 2015
UAE. Dubai sits in first place among the Middle East, followed by Abu Dhabi and Doha; Jeddah and Riyadh lead the way on environmental sustainability in the region; Doha performs stronger on Profit factors than People and Planet
Posted: February 9, 2015
QATAR. Silatech leads Qatar research as part of The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2014 Global Report; Finding sky-high ambition but low actual business ownership.
Posted: February 7, 2015
UAE. "It is possible that the next technological leap for the petrochemical industry is formulated by an engineer in Abu Dhabi, a scientist in Doha or a researcher in Riyadh or Dhahran City."
Posted: February 7, 2015
QATAR. Significant adjustments to global financial conditions in 2014 included a large drop in commodity prices, the end of Quantitative Easing (QE) in the US and a stronger US dollar.
Posted: February 4, 2015
QATAR. Consolidated EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2014 fell QR1.6 billion, or 19.4%; Strong close to the year with second half profits up 24% versus the first half of the year; Full year profit up on budget by 12%.
Posted: February 2, 2015
UAE. The winter months consistently attract an increased number of tourists and there is routinely a spike in events and conferences hosted regionally, often due to more favourable weather.
Posted: February 1, 2015
QATAR. Value of QNB brand increased to US$2.603 billion; 44% increase on 2014 levels; Bank rose to 79th place globally in the rankings of the World's Top 500 Banking Brands.
Posted: January 31, 2015
QATAR. In the end, monetary policy can be powerful in the short-term but is unlikely to change the long-term predicament of the Euro Area. The ECB may succeed in preventing prolonged deflation from taking hold, but this is a not a sufficient condition for sustainable growth.
Posted: January 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. With no rival bid forthcoming and holders of 86% of the shares backing the deal, Songbird said minority investors should accept.
Posted: January 26, 2015
QATAR. The IMF expects the slowdown to continue; This will add to the deflationary pressures that are threatening the global economic recovery
Posted: January 26, 2015
UAE. Broadcast rights deals push entire Premier League into world's 40 highest earning clubs; Middle Eastern commercial partnerships contribute to significant commercial increases at both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
Posted: January 24, 2015
QATAR. Deflation is starting to spread into lower global consumer prices, depressed wages and, to a lesser extent, softer asset prices. Unless an appropriate fiscal response is found, this disinflationary dynamics is likely to continue in 2015 and possibly beyond.
Posted: January 21, 2015
UAE. Strong growth momentum in GCC countries continues, economic recovery in oil importers is on track; Oil exporters diversified their economies, but still heavily dependent on hydrocarbon sector in terms of budget and export revenues; Oil importers face higher risks of geopolitical tensions.
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. Second Global Talent Competitiveness Index ranks leading economies on their ability to attract and retain talent; UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia ranked in top 35 for ability to grow, attract and retain talent; Switzerland and Singapore top global rankings
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. 61% feel they deserve to work in a higher level position, and 50% state that a key reason for seeking employment is to be financially independent.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: March 27, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Yemen's close proximity to Saudi Arabia and its strategic location on one side of the fourth busiest shipping lane for crude oil, raise worries about potential disruptions.
date:Posted: March 27, 2015
UAE. Consumption of luxury goods up 11% in the GCC, according to Bain & Company; China luxury market shows a shift in consumer preferences and ties to the GCC; In the UAE, Chinese represent about 2.5% of overall tourists, but account for 7% of the mall footfall and even bigger part of the spend.
date:Posted: March 26, 2015
UAE. Deloitte Middle East conference addresses recent changes in regulation and tax; Developments such as the refurbished runway at Dubai, the mid-field terminal project at Abu Dhabi, the opening of Hamad international in Doha, showcase the commitment to the aviation sector.
UAE. Consumption of luxury goods up 11% in the GCC, according to Bain & Company; China luxury market shows a shift in consumer preferences and ties to the GCC; In the UAE, Chinese represent about 2.5% of overall tourists, but account for 7% of the mall footfall and even bigger part of the spend.
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