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Posted: 02-08-2011
SAUDI ARABIA.  The chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, who has been the driving force behind the decision to build the world's tallest tower in Saudi Arabia, announced that the construction contract has been signed today. Kingdom Tower, with a height of over 1,000 meters, will begin construction imminently in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  Kingdom Tower will be the centerpiece and the first construction phase of Kingdom City, Jeddah Economic Company's (JEC) new urban development of more than 5.3 million square meters of land in the
Posted: December 9, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The successful firms will be those able to harness the creativity of a cross disciplinary and cross culturally diverse workforce in order to deliver a competitive advantage.
Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. Abu Dhabi's residential market continued to soften during the third quarter with the fall in capital values (-2.4%) outpacing rental declines (-1.0%).
Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Although the sharing economy operates on a peer-to-peer business approach, could the same dynamic be applied on a business-to-business scale?
Posted: December 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Aurecon has partnered with the School of Public Leadership (SPL) and the Designthinkers Academy to present a "Design Thinking for Sustainable Neighbourhoods" course.
Posted: December 4, 2016
BAHRAIN. Dredging Corporation of India and Riyada Group-Bahrain signs MOU in Bahrain for business cooperation in dredging and allied services.
Posted: November 30, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 'Fractional' property sales that are really timeshare sales are illegal (Spanish supreme court); Requiring clients to sign before notaries and witnesses compounded the ruse (Consumer Timeshare Association).
Posted: November 28, 2016
UAE. The showcase of One Blackfriars, an exclusive new London residential tower, saw a model of the luxury development featured alongside the unveiling of the Aston Martin AMRB001.
Posted: November 28, 2016
UAE. An analysis of the 'ready' and 'off-plan' transactional activity in Dubai real estate market reveals that both markets account for equal weightages in the number of overall transactions.
Posted: November 25, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Assemble a list of motivated, product-specific selling agents; Building networks is essential in hot buyer markets such as the UAE, China and South East Asia.
Posted: November 24, 2016
UAE. "There was a noticeable slowdown in the rate of price drops and a visible uptick in average rental values in both emirates following months of continued downward movement."
Posted: November 23, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Many resources that are critical for life are taken for granted with little regard as to how the water came to be in the tap or how the power got to the bulb. They are regarded as an entitlement.
Posted: November 22, 2016
UAE. A closer examination of price trends reveals that from its apartment peak, prices are still down 13%, whereas city-wide villas are down 11%. However, if you measure price change from its lows, we can witness an uptick in apartment price action by 1.3% and villas by 1.6%.
Posted: November 22, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Around 60 Saudi companies specialized in construction and building materials look forward to make new trading deals and sign strategic partnership contracts.
Posted: November 22, 2016
UAE. Forum to cover Hospitality & Tourism, Real Estate, Manufacturing & Production and Infrastructure sectors; Over 300 C level, regional and international industry leaders and key RAK entities coming together.
Posted: November 21, 2016
OMAN. 50% room supply increase in four and five-star hotels expected in the next two years; Average residential rental rates down by a further 2.3% in Q3.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. New research from Bain & Company and Red Hat indicates that many traditional companies are at an early stage in their digital journey; leaders stand out based on their use of advanced technologies, such as cloud computing, advanced analytics and modern app development.
date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
date:Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars and Italian banks turn out to the best performing equity asset class?
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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