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Posted: 01-08-2011
UAE. Results from the recently concluded Consumer Confidence Index survey conducted jointly by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s number one job site, and research and consulting organisation YouGov shows that residents in the UAE hold an optimistic view of their personal financial future, as well as of the country’s economy. However, a majority of surveyed employees feel that the current remuneration is not in line with the cost of living, with only 17% believing that now is a good time to buy consumer durables. According to the Bayt.com quarterly MENA Consumer Confidence Index survey, expec
Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. Operating profit at AED1.276 million, up 4% over Q1'13 and 18% over Q4'13.
Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. First-quarter 2014 revenue of AED2.256 billion (US$ 614 million); Shopping malls & retail contribute AED1.346 billion (US$366 million) in recurring revenues.
Posted: April 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The infrastructure bottlenecks need to be resolved urgently if the U.S as a whole is set to reap the benefits of the shale boom in the form of cheap and widely available gas.
Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. ADPC signs Memorandum of Understanding with MICCO, a leading freight contracting and logistics service provider.
Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. Chairman rings the market opening bell; Listing underpins DAMAC's plans to expand high-end property development.
Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. KPMG Global Anti-Money Laundering Survey emphasises far-reaching global AML regulations, reveals MEA readiness and challenges; UAE more proactive since criminalising act of money laundering in 2002.
Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. The GCC region is poised for an unprecedented surge in healthcare consumption driven by robust population growth and rising income levels. Higher income levels and sedentary life styles have led to poor health conditions.
Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. Market continued to show signs of growth and recovery during Q1 2014; Optimism focussed on the prime residential sector which witnessed increased rents and prices and near to full occupancy for high quality product, says JLL report.
Posted: April 21, 2014
UAE. With mixed availability of commercial space across the market, potential occupiers remain focussed on prime Grade A stock, which is sustaining rents at the top end of the market.
Posted: April 21, 2014
UAE. Qatar's economy is predicted to grow by 6.0%, Saudi Arabia by 4.3% and the UAE by 4.1% in 2014; The key challenge for the GCC remains continuing to diversify its economies and invest in its growing non-oil sectors.
Posted: April 21, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. GCC focused on targeting greater diversification in non-oil sectors.
Posted: April 19, 2014
UAE. This is Etihad Regional's first year-round route to France from its Swiss base.
Posted: April 19, 2014
UAE. Dubai developer has awarded contracts worth over AED47 million for design and supervision services on Deira Islands including the Night Market and Board Walk on the project.
Posted: April 19, 2014
UAE. Mortgage providers prepare to take full advantage of investor confidence at Cityscape Abu Dhabi.
Posted: April 19, 2014
UAE. Building and construction project management, design engineering and civil engineering are top skills in demand, reveals DIAC study conducted by Deloitte.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 23, 2014
UAE. Managing an internationally mobile workforce can be challenging, particularly as home country and host country laws can be vastly different; Legal compliance with local laws may mean that it is not possible to impose global policies on the workforce.
date:Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. "Adapt to Survive", a global study by PwC, commissioned by LinkedIn, reveals the economic impact of not having the right people in the right jobs.
date:Posted: April 22, 2014
KUWAIT. For much of the past decade, international companies operating in the major projects sector have found Kuwait a challenging market in which to do business. However, there are good reasons to believe this year will be different.
UAE. Managing an internationally mobile workforce can be challenging, particularly as home country and host country laws can be vastly different; Legal compliance with local laws may mean that it is not possible to impose global policies on the workforce.
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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