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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 23, 2015
UAE. Research shows new technology an important factor for the construction industry to remain competitive; "This is a particularly crucial time for the UAE and Qatar's construction sector, as they move full speed to meet strict completion deadlines."
Posted: April 23, 2015
UAE. JLL issues Q1 2015 Real Estate Market Overview at Cityscape Abu Dhabi; Report assesses the latest trends in the office, residential, retail and hospitality sectors.
Posted: April 23, 2015
UAE. Al Mazrouei replaces Khadem Al Qubaisi, according to a decree from Abu Dhabi's ruler published by WAM; IPIC is a government-owned oil and gas investment company.
Posted: April 23, 2015
UAE. Service charges should be applied and recovered on a non-profit/non-loss basis.
Posted: April 23, 2015
UAE. Three days of workshops and sessions showcased the latest Android advances, and featured expert speakers and people from across the tech and Android industry.
Posted: April 22, 2015
UAE. In a speech to the Dubai Global Convention on Leadership for Business Excellence and Innovation, Andrew Ratcliffe expressed to government officials and business leaders that companies should rethink how they behave if they want long-term success.
Posted: April 22, 2015
UAE. Promontory CEO explains what tough regulatory expectations mean for the region and the world.
Posted: April 22, 2015
UAE. The UAE tops the GCC ranking with access to 72 countries visa free, Qatar follows in 52nd place, whilst Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are both ranked at 57th in the list by passport power.
Posted: April 22, 2015
UAE. Leading property recruitment specialist releases eighth edition of the "Middle East Rewards and Attitudes Survey"; 55% of respondents anticipating an improvement in economic activity.
Posted: April 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Bank issues Convertible Tier 2 Notes in exchange for EUR 46.25 million and new equity capital in the amount of EUR 31.25 million.
Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. 39% of Arab youth agree it will never work, 36% think it could work while the remaining 25% are unsure, according to the 7th Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey.
Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Less than 0.15% of the dividends of GCC-listed companies and 0.59% of those of the UAE's dividends invested in tech start-ups vs. 5% in the USA; UAE invests 4x more of its public companies' dividends in tech start-ups.
Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Recent weaknesses in prices have now filtered into the rental market. We believe that the tenancy sector has entered into the period of softening for the medium term.
Posted: April 21, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. General Electric is in early-stage talks with Wells Fargo & Co about selling its entire US$74 billion U.S. commercial lending and leasing portfolio to the bank.
Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Company warned of the damaging effects from the flow in Chinese and Turkish steel to the UAE markets.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 25, 2015
JORDAN. Lower oil prices will support growth prospects, ease pressure on public finances, and help contain current account deficits. Bilateral loans and grants will support financing needs.
date:Posted: April 25, 2015
UAE. "Arab cinema industry must get more commercial and international," says Mohamed Hefzy, the award winning Egyptian producer and director; More investment is needed in Arab entertainment sector to enable the players to raise the bar, according to Fortress Capital Investments.
date:Posted: April 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The rally in crude oil and related products continues, and during the week it helped offset losses in industrial and precious metals, leaving the BBG Commodity Index flat.
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