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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: July 24, 2014
UAE. First-half throughput grew 9.3 percent on a like-for-like basis to 29.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units across its group of container terminals.
Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. The recent Budget Statement looks set to bring about a sea change in the tax regime surrounding domestic and international investment.
Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. Overall group revenue up 14% year-on-year to AED 12.8 billion for H1 2014; Successful opening of the Mall of the Emirates Fashion District; Issued its first 10 year US$$500 million bond.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. Colliers' Capital Flows Quarterly Report highlights Middle East investors' appetite for alternative product including hotels and serviced apartments.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. Net profit increased to AED 1.16 billion; Operating income up by 26% YoY to AED 2.9 billion; Liquid assets stand at 29%; Capital adequacy steady at 16.1%.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. Net Profit for H1 2014 Notches up AED114.6 million, an increase of 145% from AED46.6 million for H1 2013; Launched bespoke hotel apartment project "The Atria" in Business Bay in Q2 FY14.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. GCC equity markets bounce back strongly as profits surge; India boosts bank lending to long-term infrastructure projects; Major central banks remain accommodative; Watch US inflation data for clues to the future trajectory of interest rates.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. The UAE Central Bank has announced recently a new lending facility to assist banks which face short term liquidity shortfalls in the future.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. In preparation for the Law coming into effect in early September 2014, employers should now review who within the workforce is affected by the Law, what the duration of service will be and how the business is going to resource whilst the employee is away and ensure that the role remains open.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. HNW business owners in Asia, Africa and the Middle East are highly focused on growing their business, and personal wealth ambitions come second, finds a study by Standard Chartered Private Bank.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. Griffiths joins the company from Thailand-based Oriental Copper, one of the top 5 global suppliers of fabricated copper based products and solutions for the electrical energy and electronics industry.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. If Saudi Arabia was to join the MSCI Frontier Markets, it would become its first component with a weighting above 60%.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE This article provides an updated summary of the key employment law developments across the GCC; A new Government body known as the Manpower Authority is being created in Kuwait to take over certain functions of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. Office, retail and hospital sectors remain steady; The market continues to be dominated by Government related investment with short-term demand being fuelled by new major government backed construction projects.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. Global banking sector increases IT spend to meet customer and regulatory demands, with 65% saying mobile is most important tech trend, according to SAP study.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 29, 2014
KUWAIT. US$35.1 billioln of new sukuks issued during 2Q14; GCC primary market account for 26.7% market share or US$17.7 billion of the total global new sukuk issuances in 1H14.
date:Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Janet Yellen is very different from any of her predecessors. She is likely the most dovish and politically leftist Fed Chair in the Central Bank's history; She sees the Fed's mission as a tool to promote progressive social policy.
date:Posted: July 28, 2014
QATAR. The potential in Indonesia is enormous and more rapid growth could generate opportunities for a number of foreign companies, says QNB Group report.
INTERNATIONAL. Another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia; The Cold War treaty, ratified in 1988, was designed to eliminate ground-launched cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 km.
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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