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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: August 26, 2014
UAE. Paperless offices are popular, with 50% of respondents saying that they are encouraged to use email or online resources instead of printing out documents.
Posted: August 26, 2014
UAE. The UAE had no comment after U.S. officials said warplanes from the Gulf state had secretly bombed Islamist militia targets in Libya flying from bases in Egypt.
Posted: August 26, 2014
UAE. Phase Two will add 25,000m2 in gross leasable area (GLA); Multi-stage redevelopment, worth more than AED1 billion, includes a new 24 screen VOX Cinemas and further entertainment, dining and retail experiences.
Posted: August 25, 2014
SYRIA. "JLL's intent is to deliver an inviting community retail environment which cements the metro stations as local hubs."
Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. Karim Daoud, MD of Pearson's Middle East Hub says the commendable performance of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar in the 2014 Index is in part due to the commitment seen in these countries to embedding meaningful education reform.
Posted: August 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Commodities have been generally flat on the week as a rise in industrial metals was offset by losses across other sectors such as metals and grains.
Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. Valoris Capital to support the ambitious expansion plans of the leading multi-channel home shopping business in the Middle East and North Africa.
Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. Significant orders, project wins and expansion on the agenda for DI's glass, steel and polystyrene subsidiaries.
Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. GCC countries to triple healthcare expenditure by 2018.
Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. Wi-Fi connectivity will be key enabler for procurement, logistics and workforce planning at construction phase.
Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. The results of a CRS allow informed decisions to be made on how to maximize the use of equipment and devise a modernization schedule to increase equipment uptime and improve material handling productivity.
Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. With its oil wealth, population growth and strong demand for industrial and consumer goods, the MENA region is an attractive market. There are, however, potential pitfalls in doing business, particularly when it comes to appointing local agents to distribute products in the region.
Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. Dar Al-Handasah will undertake design, engineering and supervision services for the project, for which a construction tender will be released in Q1 2015. The mall is due to be completed in Q2 2017.
Posted: August 22, 2014
UAE. Advanced cyber-attacks target confidential corporate data, business critical IP, and valuable customer information and represent one of the biggest threats to businesses.
Posted: August 22, 2014
UAE. Parsons to perform infrastructure design services; The project includes a new shopping center, hotels, and restaurants, in addition to luxury housing and cycling paths.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 28, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The Saudi Arabian index is the region's most diverse capital market due to its size and maturity; Jadwa Investment views the opening up of the Tadawul as an overall positive but believes a cautious and considered path to reform is the best way forward, much like the Chinese example.
date:Posted: August 28, 2014
LEBANON. The results of the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index show a marginal improvement in January and February, picking up pace in March and April, and regressing in May and June 2014.
date:Posted: August 28, 2014
UAE. The Saudi equity market index hits a 6 year high; Fed Chief Yellen's commentary at Jackson Hole summit seen as constructive; India in a sweet spot for emerging market debt investors.
LEBANON. The results of the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index show a marginal improvement in January and February, picking up pace in March and April, and regressing in May and June 2014.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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