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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: April 10, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. "A Step Ahead" is a program designed to expose Saudi woment to new job opportunities. It targets especially postgraduate students or fresh graduates by encouraging them to become active members of the Saudi workforce.
Posted: April 9, 2014
UAE. The discussion revolved around growth strategies, entrepreneurship and Mr. Sanjay Manchanda's personal journey in this region.
Posted: April 9, 2014
UAE. Large commercial disputes are on the increase; Protecting reputation is a key driver for pursuing a dispute; The majority of conflicts are being resolved in court.
Posted: April 9, 2014
UAE. Leapfrogging the traditional expansion models, airports in emerging markets are setting a benchmark in the world for airport infrastructure by offering a complete package.
Posted: April 8, 2014
UAE. The survey had 38 entrepreneurs from the UAE; Results show that business is pacing at a good rate in the Middle East as compared to its global counterparts.
Posted: April 7, 2014
UAE. Arab Youth Survey results show third consecutive year of top rankings for UAE, with favourably increasing year-on-year; Emirati youth most likely of respondents from 16 nations to state that their country is "heading in the right direction."
Posted: April 7, 2014
UAE. More than two-thirds of organizations are investing in the wrong employees; Companies must reinvigorate high-potential programs to build and maintain strong talent pipelines.
Posted: April 7, 2014
OMAN. The inaugural edition of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Advisory Summit 2014 discussed the depth and breadth of how the Sultanate can maximize the potential of the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, scheduled for completion in 2016.
Posted: April 7, 2014
UAE. Your Middle East Startup Istanbul - to be held on April 14 - is the first in a series of free-2-attend, informal and inspirational evening gatherings focusing on tech startups and women entrepreneurs in the MENA region.
Posted: April 3, 2014
UAE. Booz & Company has changed its name to Strategy& (pronounced Strategy and). This new name, which will be used alongside the PwC name and brand, reflects the strength in strategy consulting that Booz & Company brings to the PwC Network.
Posted: April 3, 2014
UAE. The free-to-attend seminars and workshops to focus on key topics relevant to the design and architecture community; INDEX International Design Exhibition will run from 19-22 May at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Posted: April 3, 2014
UAE. Quest for improved efficiency set to drive IT spending by 12.6%; Industry in the middle of a major transformation, driven by liberalization within the region's energy markets.
Posted: April 3, 2014
UAE. Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi taking place from 7-8 April; The summit will focus on the challenges of driving industrialization and growth while adapting to global socio-economic change.
Posted: April 3, 2014
UAE. 2013 was the second best year for project awards since 2008; More than US$23 billion contracts awarded in the construction sector; More than US$1.8 billion hospitality projects.
Posted: April 2, 2014
UAE. Tech-focused seminars to highlight digital insight from global trendsetters; Research reveals that one in six consumers in the region uses the Internet as their preferred booking platform.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 17, 2014
KUWAIT. According to a newly released report by Kuwait Finance House Research, the global sukuk market saw a modest volume of US$31.14 billion in new sukuk issuances in 1Q2014. This volume represents a drop of 9.82% compared to US$34.53 billion worth of issuances in 1Q13.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The WGC pointed out that the Chinese bank savings amount to US$7.5 trillion but only about US$300 billionn is allocated to gold, signifying the potential for gold demand to grow as Chinese wealth climbs.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. "A similar drop to 2013 is unlikely. Those who wanted to get out of gold did, and the rest of 2014 will probably be a year of sideways trading."
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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