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Posted: 09-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Concerned about possible Israeli encroachment upon recently discovered offshore natural gas fields, Lebanon's Parliament has passed draft legislation demarcating its maritime borders with Israel. The 18-article law was drafted in the Parliament’s Public Works, Transport, Energy and Water Committee, headed by MP Mohammad Qabbani, The Daily Star reported. At issue are two massive offshore natural gas fields, Tamar and Leviathan, off Israel's northern city of Haifa, where initial prospecting estimates have concluded that the pair of sites between them could hold as much
Posted: May 4, 2017
LEBANON. Findings from latest ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller survey released: Young Arabs view unemployment and extremism as the biggest problems holding the Middle East back, with the region increasingly divided by access to opportunity; 77% of young Lebanese say Daesh has become weaker over the past year.
Posted: May 3, 2017
LEBANON. Promundo-US and UN Women study reveals that although traditional attitudes about gender equality dominate, at least one quarter of men hold more open and equitable views, supporting women's economic, social, and political equality.
Posted: May 3, 2017
BAHRAIN. Three Egyptian teams scoop the top prizes; Lebanon, Jordan and UAE teams share secondary prizes that total US$160,000
Posted: April 26, 2017
LEBANON. The reported drop in net profit (14.9%) in Q1 resulted mainly from the deconsolidation of investments of the Bank's subsidiaries in both Syria and Sudan, as well as from a lower risk appetite in some overseas markets.
Posted: April 23, 2017
LEBANON. Byblos Bank is one of the key institutions supporting the University with direct sponsorship of a number of its academic activities.
Posted: April 23, 2017
LEBANON. latest Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index shows recovery in sentiment in the first three months of the year remains tentative at best.
Posted: April 20, 2017
LEBANON. MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition winners award ceremony to be held in Bahrain on April 27; 74 semi-finalists from 11 Arab countries compete for cash prizes exceeding US$160,000.
Posted: April 12, 2017
UAE. Primarily designed to give companies more control over their finances, the MasterCard World Business Credit Card also offers its holders a wide array of functionalities and benefits.
Posted: April 7, 2017
LEBANON. Advanced Construction Technology Services Founder Engr. Khaled Awad to lead world's leading authority in concrete construction.
Posted: February 28, 2017
LEBANON. Full-year results show continuing stagnation; Political breakthrough insufficient to generate sustained demand, according to Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.
Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. Arab Reading Index dispels widespread inaccurate statistics, which placed reading levels in the region much lower than they really are.
Posted: December 30, 2016
LEBANON. The award, introduced for the first time by Visa, acknowledges the achievements of leading banks in the Levant that make use of cutting-edge technologies such as the Visa Token Service (VTS).
Posted: December 20, 2016
LEBANON. The successful closing of a third fund is a clear demonstration of the Fund Management Team's ability to create value for its shareholders.
Posted: December 16, 2016
LONDON. The ratings reflect Arab Re's strong risk-adjusted capitalisation, good track record of operating profitability and stable business profile.
Posted: December 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Although Christians have lived in the Middle East - the birthplace of Christianity - for nearly two thousand years, as a result of years of persecution and discrimination, especially in the past 15 years, they now constitute no more than 3-4% of the region's population, down from 20% a century ago.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 25, 2017
UAE. Over 25% of successors think they will lose market share to new entrants; Quicker than ever, the past is being left behind - a tendency that in the perception of many goes against the tradition of family-owned businesses.
date:Posted: May 25, 2017
UAE. 88% of executives surveyed in the Gulf region experienced a fraud incident in the past year compared to 62% in 2015, according to the Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report - the highest increase of any region.
date:Posted: May 18, 2017
UAE. 2020 Expo key to 'lukewarm' construction market in UAE with costs forecast to rise by 2% in 2017; Rest of the region including Qatar and Oman seeing construction slowdown and stable costs, reflecting oil prices.
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