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Posted: 01-08-2011
UAE. The winds of change whipping through the Middle East during the Arab Spring of 2011 never quite made it to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The country’s strong, oil-fuelled economy and robust public spending have acted as a protective shield from the region’s storm of pro-democracy protests. UAE citizens, who make up less than a fifth of the country’s 8.2 million residents, are among the most privileged in the world. Assisted from birth to death by funds from the nation’s oil wealth, they also have the social advantages that come with living in one of the region’s most
Posted: August 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Afriwise Consult unlocks value of local expertise in Africa and offers clients a more holistic consulting approach.
Posted: August 26, 2014
UAE. Population growth, industrial expansion and demand for power has had a dramatic impact on the Middle East gas industry with many countries turning to imports to keep pace.
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
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Agro-Food 2014 trade show to connect international food and agriculture players with local industry professionals.
Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. GCC countries to triple healthcare expenditure by 2018.
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 23, 2014
KUWAIT. Euromoney Conferences will hold their sixth annual Kuwait Conference on 9 September in Kuwait City.
Posted: August 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. By 2040, Africa will experience faster economic growth than any other region and is expected to have the biggest labour force in the world; By 2030 Dar es Salaam and Luanda could have bigger populations than London has now.
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.
Posted: August 21, 2014
UAE. Employers worldwide step up investments in workers' wellness; 78% report strong priority to create a culture of health.
Posted: August 21, 2014
UAE. "The establishment of QIFs aimed at sophisticated, high-net worth investors is a welcome development which reflects the fact that a one size fits all approach to regulation is not appropriate."
Posted: August 21, 2014
EGYPT. The Suez Canal is the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia and brings in around US$5 billion in revenues per year; Bahrain-registered engineering firm Dar al-Handasah Shair and Partners, is part of the consortium.
Posted: August 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The leading human rights lawyer has detailed the injustices in the Egyptian trial of three Al Jazeera English journalists in an incisive opinion piece for the Huffington Post.
Posted: August 19, 2014
UAE. Executives and junior executives are especially in demand amongst MENA employers, according to Bayt.com and YouGov survey.
Posted: August 19, 2014
UAE. Globally nearly 55,000 candidates passed Level I, II, and III exams and join the CFA Institute effort to create an environment where investors' interests come first.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

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.
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.
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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