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Posted: 01-08-2011
UAE. Nada al Qassimi was the head of media and marketing at the Dubai Health Authority when the company hired to run the campaign on diabetes botched the job. Having seen too many companies, especially foreign ones, run bad campaigns because of the lack of understanding of the local culture, she decided to open her own company, Two 12, in the midst of the recession in March 2008, to provide better marketing and advertising services to organisations in the UAE. Over in Abu Dhabi, Ziad al Khaja and Abboud al Braiki of Visual Advertising created the city’s first roadside recycling bins that g
Posted: August 4, 2015
UAE. July data suggested that the UAE's non-oil private sector regained some of the growth momentum that was lost at the end of the second quarter; Output and new orders both rose at sharper rates, contributing to a robust overall improvement in business conditions.
Posted: August 4, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Stronger growth of the sector as a whole was mainly driven by sharper expansions in both output and new orders, while purchasing activity also rose more quickly; However, data for employment bucked the general trend, as the rate of hiring eased to a 14-month low.
Posted: August 4, 2015
UAE. Performance due to the growth in recurring revenues, higher development margins and lower finance costs following significant refinancing and deleveraging efforts over the last 24 months.
Posted: August 3, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. "There has been relatively little change in the real estate market in Riyadh in the second quarter of 2015 although recent changes to mortgage regulations have caused downward pressure in the residential sales market."
Posted: July 31, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. New research from PwC projects that traditional assets under management (AuM) in 12 markets across Africa will rise to around US$1,098 billion by 2020, from a 2008 total of US$293 billion.
Posted: July 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. JINSA's Gemunder Center Iran Task Force has released a new report to provide an expert analysis of the JCPA, the final agreement with Iran on nuclear disarmament.
Posted: July 29, 2015
UAE. Investment values in Egypt increased in 2014; UAE, Lebanon, Jordan and Morocco continue to be active in venture capital investments, according to the latest "MENA Private Equity & Venture Capital" report.
Posted: July 28, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Study by Glowork highlights women's perceptions before graduation, shows regional differences within the Kingdom, and the need to develop part time jobs and internship programs.
Posted: July 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector; It all translates into lower prices of refined fuels that will eventually benefit Asian customers who will pay less for transportation, basic commodities and essential services.
Posted: July 27, 2015
UAE. New report by Citi and Nielsen reveals key attitudes and trends towards wealth management; Arriving HNWI: Respondents are more focused on making planned investments; Upgrading HNWI: Respondents are pragmatic and less risk averse.
Posted: July 27, 2015
UAE. To preserve economic and social stability and continue with development plans, MENA governments are considering tax measures to broaden their revenue base and increase tax yields.
Posted: July 27, 2015
UAE. "Following a two year bull-run we are currently going through a period of mid-cycle stabilization. This is primarily driven by a slow-down in the pace of demand growth, but with short term supply completions under control the market conditions are stable."
Posted: July 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, GeoPoll, the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners throughout sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship.
Posted: July 24, 2015
UAE. Women are just as likely as men to find employment in small and medium-sized businesses in the UAE; Under-30 employment seekers also favoured by small business owners.
Posted: July 23, 2015
UAE. Deregulating oil prices should support the national economy in the longer term whilst also helping consolidate government finances. The context - of sustained lower oil prices - means that the UAE has chosen the right period to adjust oil subsidies.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 4, 2015
UAE. July data suggested that the UAE's non-oil private sector regained some of the growth momentum that was lost at the end of the second quarter; Output and new orders both rose at sharper rates, contributing to a robust overall improvement in business conditions.
date:Posted: August 4, 2015
EGYPT. Latest data painted a bleak picture; Business conditions worsened amid declines in output, new orders and employment, although the respective rates of contraction were only slight.
date:Posted: August 4, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Stronger growth of the sector as a whole was mainly driven by sharper expansions in both output and new orders, while purchasing activity also rose more quickly; However, data for employment bucked the general trend, as the rate of hiring eased to a 14-month low.
UAE. July data suggested that the UAE's non-oil private sector regained some of the growth momentum that was lost at the end of the second quarter; Output and new orders both rose at sharper rates, contributing to a robust overall improvement in business conditions.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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