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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: June 24, 2017
LEBANON. A fully-fledged range of services and products catered to answer the banking needs of Lebanese expatriates.
Posted: June 22, 2017
OMAN. Landmark agreement to redevelop Oman's Port Sultan Qaboos into an integrated tourist port and lifestyle destination that includes hotels, residences, as well as a dining, retail and leisure offering.
Posted: June 21, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The design development and approval procedures with their changes and then further compliance reviews is a spaghetti bowl of processes that is not quick.
Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. Lack of investor understanding is the biggest challenge to the growth of REITs in the country and region, according to latest CFA Society Emirates survey.
Posted: June 19, 2017
UAE. Capturing and analysing Big Data, the app is set to change the way consultants, project managers, contractors and suppliers collaborate on projects.
Posted: June 14, 2017
UAE. The premium for freehold communities is synonymous with gated communities; where freehold buildings have come up in leasehold areas, rental and price rates have gone up.
Posted: June 12, 2017
UAE. JLL announced today that it rose 45 spots to 391 on the Fortune 500 list; Prestigious 2017 list recognises firm's revenue growth over last year.
Posted: June 6, 2017
UAE. One tool that is increasingly delivering seamless and integrated asset management is a Bridge Management System or BMS.
Posted: June 3, 2017
LEBANON. Political breakthrough, in the absence of concrete policy measures, insufficient to generate sustained demand, according to Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.
Posted: June 2, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Our challenge is to redefine the role we play as engineers, in particular to sit at the top of the innovation chain of design; we need to trailblaze and excel.
Posted: May 30, 2017
UAE. Payment plans have progressively eased from 2013 (when more than 80% of launches had payment terms that were front ended) to 2016 when more than 55% of launches had back ended and post-handover payment plans.
Posted: May 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The question remains: how do we inspire more of our graduates to achieve Elon-like innovation and Musk-like drive?
Posted: May 27, 2017
UAE. As demand for the luxury segment signals a comeback, developers have responded by scaling up launches; general consensus that the segment has underperformed appears to be factual.
Posted: May 25, 2017
UAE. Emaar Malls to acquire 51% of leading fashion e-commerce retailer in the Middle East in an all-cash transaction.
Posted: May 25, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Cities are the engine rooms for economic advantage on the chessboard of global competition; A radically different paradigm is in order. It will require big picture thinking.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 25, 2017
UAE. New report shows that while more men use seed crowdfunding than women, women are more successful in reaching their finance goals; This is also true for the Middle East where women were also found to be more successful in achieving their finance targets (10% vs 6%).
date:Posted: July 24, 2017
UAE. Confidence is now at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest edition of the Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS);The sharp fall in confidence mirrors the oil price.
date:Posted: July 24, 2017
UAE. Oxford Business Group (OBG) Business Barometer: 75% of UAE CEOs indicate significant capital investment in the coming 12 months.
UAE. New report shows that while more men use seed crowdfunding than women, women are more successful in reaching their finance goals; This is also true for the Middle East where women were also found to be more successful in achieving their finance targets (10% vs 6%).
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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