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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: July 3, 2015
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.
Posted: June 29, 2015
UAE. Carmudi analyses the fuel price and general affordability of petrol in eighteen emerging markets; Prices in the oil-wealthy Middle East are incredibly low.
Posted: June 24, 2015
UAE. The findings serve as a performance indicator on the pace and pattern of regional economic growth and seek to benchmark MEA against developed countries.
Posted: June 23, 2015
QATAR. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirms the rating based on their annual review of Industries Qatar's current and future financial and operational performance.
Posted: June 19, 2015
QATAR. Dr. R. Seetharaman was awarded for his dynamic leadership qualities in leading Doha Bank with strong values and firm principles.
Posted: June 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. A major revolution in the passenger experience is set to emerge as airlines invest in the IoT; Beacons first step to improve check-in, bag drop and collection.
Posted: June 18, 2015
UAE. Dubai and Abu Dhabi listed at 23rd and 33rd places respectively; Economic and political unrest challenge multinationals' planning for international assignments to compete globally.
Posted: June 15, 2015
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.
Posted: June 11, 2015
QATAR. Ooredoo's 2014 speed boost increases average peak connection speeds by 72% year-on-year - among the fastest in the world.
Posted: June 9, 2015
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.
Posted: June 8, 2015
UAE. European football market grows again to almost US$29 billion in 2013/14, with "big five" leagues surpassing the US$15 billion mark, according to the latest Annual Review of Football Finance from Deloitte; Stakeholders from the Middle East continue to play a key part in the story of growth.
Posted: June 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. In a paid political address entitled "The gloves are off" broadcast in Trinidad and Tobago late on Wednesday, Warner said he feared for his life, but would reveal everything he knows.
Posted: June 4, 2015
QATAR. "Just as the business landscape is changing and becoming increasingly complex, so Internal Audit is moving toward leveraging advanced business analytic techniques to provide deeper insights," says Fadi Sidani, partner and enterprise risk services leader at Deloitte Middle East.
Posted: June 3, 2015
QATAR. Qatar's stock index tumbled 2.8% to a six-week low in early trade on Wednesday after Sepp Blatter unexpectedly resigned as president of soccer's world governing body FIFA.
Posted: June 1, 2015
UAE. The forecast for projects planned and underway in the GCC in 2015 is US$172 billion; US$32 billion Al Maktoum International Airport expansion anticipated to be the biggest airport in the world.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
date:Posted: July 2, 2015
UAE. AQR Asset Management Institute hosts inaugural debate on monetary policy impact on global markets; 64% of delegates felt that Quantitative Easing is highly likely to create an asset price bubble - where prices become disconnected from reality.
date:Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. 53% of employers rank lack of work experience as affecting nationals' employability, with only 30% of GCC students having taken any work experience; According to employers, communication skills (36%) and required skills and qualifications (22%) are further challenges to retention in the private sector.
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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