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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 26, 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.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 26, 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.
date:Posted: February 26, 2015
UAE. Collinson Latitude report calls for travel brands to reinvent loyalty schemes as they unveil a new breed of traveller who demand more choice and flexibility.
date:Posted: February 26, 2015
UAE. New report's findings are based on Deloitte Global's review of data from a Facebook-commissioned global survey of 10,500 people who use social media.
BAHRAIN. During an interview with Euromoney Conferences, John Sfakianakis the GCC Regional Director at Ashmore Group, said the milestone decision to liberalise the Saudi Tadawul Index is extremely significant as investors will be able to gain exposure to a formidable oil economy by investing in its market.
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