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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: September 29, 2014
UAE. Booming GCC logistics sector continues to pile pressure on region's ports as trade demand outpaces infrastructure development; multi-billion dollar port expansion programmes and new GCC rail network to transform maritime landscape.
Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. PMI data indicates that MENA has still the same leaders, and same laggards, according to the latest Crédit Agricole report; UAE August 2014 PMI set a new record at 58.4; Saudi Arabia headline PMI in August hit its highest level in over 3 years.
Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. Arabtec originally announced in March that it had agreed with the Egyptian army to build the homes at 13 locations around the country on land provided free by the armed forces.
Posted: September 28, 2014
UAE. At the special meeting being held in Istanbul, GE highlighted its outlook in redefining economies of scale, creating new jobs for youth, reshaping supply chains, promoting SMEs and accelerating the pace of innovation.
Posted: September 28, 2014
UAE. "Maturing organizations in the Middle East are led by executives who believe that social business represents an opportunity to fundamentally change the way their organization works, and leave a positive impact on business outcomes," according to Deloitte's Rana Ghandour Salhab.
Posted: September 27, 2014
UAE. Property development organisation sees increase in investors over end-users at exhibition.
Posted: September 27, 2014
UAE. The SDN controller provides critical first steps toward the New IP era.
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Technical indicators are neutral to bearish putting short-term investors in danger; A close watch is needed for short term investors as they need to start cashing out at levels below 5,055 points.
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Abraaj, which has about US$7.5 billion in global assets under management, plans to reach its fundraising target by the end of the year, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Tory Burch and Roger Farah form Executive Directors Office to oversee the Company's global growth strategy.
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Professionals on the go can share multimedia and virtual paperwork on projectors and monitors for ultimate productivity.
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC, hosts signing ceremony with Ali Odeh, Chairman & CEO, Turner International Middle East to mark the occasion.
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Regional private wealth will reach US$7.2 trillion by end of 2018, approx. 3.6% of total global wealth; "Some clients are under the mistaken belief that their wealth may be very high to use the services of wealth management experts."
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Leatherworld Middle East brings new opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers as UAE leather imports and exports reach a value of US$2 billion in 2013.
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Created by leading brand consultants Landor Associates, the new livery is inspired by traditional Emirati design patterns, the landscapes of the desert and the geometric shapes found in the modern architecture of Abu Dhabi.

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date:Posted: September 30, 2014
IRAQ. The UN estimates land under IS control accounts for as much as 40% of Iraq's annual production of wheat, one of the country's most important food staples alongside barley and rice.
date:Posted: September 30, 2014
UAE. Bayt.com survey reveals that 78% consider meetings to be great for decision-making; Meetings in MENA workplaces often have agendas distributed in advance, according to 80% of respondents, and tend to start on scheduled time (according to 88%).
date:Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. Country assessment ranked at A3 by Coface; 5% growth projected for 2014; Business climate favourable with the new companies' law improving transparency; Debt profile improves, financing needs of GREs continue.
UAE. Bayt.com survey reveals that 78% consider meetings to be great for decision-making; Meetings in MENA workplaces often have agendas distributed in advance, according to 80% of respondents, and tend to start on scheduled time (according to 88%).
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