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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: November 17, 2014
UAE. The transaction represents the first Sukuk based on Murabaha trades of Sharia-compliant certificates on the NASDAQ Dubai Murabaha Platform.
Posted: November 17, 2014
UAE. Leading event in the region for construction professionals, The Big 5, Middle East Concrete and PMV Live open today at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Posted: November 14, 2014
UAE. The investment will be channeled through the company's two business verticals, KEF Infra and KEF Health.
Posted: November 13, 2014
UAE. DP World, the ports operator, agreed to buy an industrial parks company in a deal that may help Dubai World pay debt five years after its near default roiled global markets.
Posted: November 13, 2014
UAE. Net profit of AED584 million (Q3 2014: AED413 million) boosted by growth in profitability of recurring revenue assets and Yas Mall completion.
Posted: November 12, 2014
UAE. Dubai Silicon Oasis and Google release Key research findings on region's technology start-ups; Results to benefit technology start-ups in the digital and Arabic content domains.
Posted: November 12, 2014
UAE. Colliers International report provides a snapshot of the key factors impacting Dubai's education sector and its future outlook.
Posted: November 12, 2014
UAE. Dubai Tram opening is the first step to adding permanent long term value to Dubai's residential values in Dubai Marina, while setting a benchmark for other parts of the city, according to Cluttons.
Posted: November 12, 2014
UAE. MPS, a Dubai based real estate firm sees increased interest in Dubai properties from buyers in the Indian Sub-Continent, followed by the US and the UK.
Posted: November 11, 2014
BAHRAIN. Vacancy rates for commercial space currently average around 25%; Demand within the residential leasing sector has remained relatively steady over the past two quarters.
Posted: November 10, 2014
UAE. Over 75% of property investors in EMEA plan to increase real estate weightings in the region in 2015, according to the Global Investor Sentiment survey from Colliers International.
Posted: November 6, 2014
UAE. Average rental growth of 25.2% for energy centric cities; Emerging markets, particularly China, India and parts of Africa and the Middle East, are leading such demand.
Posted: November 6, 2014
UAE. Doors will open to the public for the first time at 10.00 a.m. on 19th November, days ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Posted: November 5, 2014
UAE. Total of US$8.9 billion in GCC deals during Q1-Q3 2014; Real Estate deals account for 54.1% of GCC's total deal value during first three quarters; Saudi Arabia M&A and IPO Forum on 12th November will focus on prospects for foreign investors in the region.
Posted: November 4, 2014
UAE. Dubai Internet City announces new Innovation Hub, which will provide 1.6 million sq. ft. of dedicated space to around 15,000 knowledge and creative workers.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The trajectory of Japan's economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of Keynesian policies. Those who are not blinded by left-wing dogma should take a good look at where the road of permanent stimulus ultimately leads.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The path to the acceptance of the participatory approach to development was forged, through trial and error, over several decades until the 1990s, when its global recognition by development practitioners became well-established.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. There is a high degree of uncertainty over how the Iranian negotiations and the OPEC meeting will play out, but the end of November will be hugely important for energy markets.
INTERNATIONAL. Both countries posted freedom scores of 8.1, according to the annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute. Bahrain dropped from first place last year to third place and a score of 8.0 in this year's report, which is based on 2012 data, the most recent available.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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