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Posted: 14-03-2009
KUWAIT.Kuwait will cooperate with France in the field of nuclear power, the deputy prime minister of the Gulf nation said on Friday, hinting it could take a stake in French nuclear group Areva. Speaking after a meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy, Sheikh Jaber Moubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said the two leaders had discussed the possible purchase of French military material and the issue of energy and nuclear reactors. Asked if Kuwait would cooperate with France in the domain of nuclear energy for civilian use, he said: "Yes." In response to a question on whether Kuwait was among the Gulf co
Posted: March 19, 2018
UAE. Geopolitical tensions and trade tariffs were the main focus last week, with investors being cautious on news the US may impose tariffs on Chinese imports.
Posted: March 19, 2018
UAE. Total of 94 projects competing for honours in 16 different categories.
Posted: March 18, 2018
UAE. UAE leads the MENA IPO value with US$2.2 billion in Q4 2017, raising the highest value since 2014; More regional energy companies to go public in 2018 and beyond.
Posted: February 27, 2018
UAE. GESS Dubai to discuss challenges and opportunities in teacher recruitment; the total number of schools is 1,597 with a little over 1.1 million students.
Posted: February 14, 2018
LONDON. Insurers in the GCC have historically enjoyed significant capital buffers and benefited from extensive reinsurance support, however continuing headwinds could lead to potential volatility in the operating performance and capitalisation of market participants.
Posted: February 4, 2018
UAE. Saudi Arabia was the best performer over the month with a 5.9% increase, followed by Abu Dhabi and Kuwait up 4.6% and 4.4%, respectively.
Posted: February 2, 2018
KUWAIT. Senior Ministers and executives from leading energy companies attend Kuwait Energy Strategy Forum.
Posted: January 29, 2018
UAE. Mandatory health insurance and higher oil price expected to boost spending in the healthcare sector that will create new jobs and help GCC grow.
Posted: January 28, 2018
UAE. Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait ended the week on a positive note, +0.6%, +0.4% and +0.2%, respectively.
Posted: January 27, 2018
UAE. Global deal activity remained flat year-on-year; Overall Middle East M&A activity increased in volume and value in Q4 2017 compared to Q3 2017; UAE dominated both inbound and outbound Middle East M&A by volume.
Posted: January 25, 2018
KUWAIT. Partnership with Jacobs Douwe Egberts will enhance coffee choice for local consumers.
Posted: January 24, 2018
LEBANON. The competition includes three tracks : Ideas, Startup, Social Entrepreneurship; Money prizes exceed US$160,000.
Posted: January 22, 2018
UAE. Second round of the AIM Startup roadshows will see a number of new startup companies enter the final round of the region-wide pitch competition to select the best startups.
Posted: January 21, 2018
UAE. Regional markets continued their upward trend with all main indices ending the week higher with the exception of Oman (-1.2%).
Posted: January 15, 2018
UAE. All six regional indices ending the week in the green, with only Oman having a marginally lower weekly performance of -0.3%; Egypt market was best performer.


date:Posted: March 21, 2018
UAE. The need for coordinated action is particularly important in the Middle East and North Africa, where 47% of the population is under 25 years old, leading to increased demand for high-quality education.
date:Posted: March 20, 2018
UAE. 79% of regional CEOs confirm that consumer behaviour will be disruptive to their business over the next five years, compared to 68% globally; 81% are working to create transparency around their organisation's values, compared to 73% globally.
date:Posted: March 20, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Public-sector employees embrace government use of AI at a higher rate than other citizens.