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Posted: 25-07-2011
UAE. The Islamic finance industry is pegged to grow at 15%-20% per year. 63% of Islamic finance institutions are in the Middle East, controlling more than 50% of Islamic banking assets. These statistics were discussed at the recently concluded first ever Oman Islamic Banking Conference. “Oman’s move to Islamic finance comes at just the right time as ethical finance gains a foothold around the world. The speakers illuminated a number of key aspects of the industry and question time after each presentation was lively as delegates delved deeper into the topic. We are proud to be supporting
Posted: December 17, 2017
UAE. Over the week, three out of the seven indices were in green, while four were in red.
Posted: December 11, 2017
UAE. Five out of the eight indices have a negative performance YTD so far, mainly affected by geopolitical tensions and the lack of any investment catalyst.
Posted: December 7, 2017
OMAN. EY's latest award-winning cyber analytics platform aims to better protect organizations against cyber-attacks and digital risk; Covering information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and the internet of things (IoT).
Posted: December 7, 2017
OMAN. A powerful local food movement is growing; a movement that is connecting Omani consumers with how, where and by whom their food is grown.
Posted: December 4, 2017
UAE. Oman came through as the best performer in the regional indices with gains of 2.0% for the month, followed by Egypt with 1.7%, Saudi Arabia 1.0% and Bahrain 0.6%.
Posted: November 30, 2017
UAE. The most popular international destinations for the holiday weekend include Muscat, Mecca, London, Medina and Istanbul.
Posted: November 27, 2017
OMAN. In partnership with Community Jameel; Finals to be held on 19 April, 2018; Application deadline December 5, 2017.
Posted: November 25, 2017
OMAN. With 130+ associations based in Oman, the country has the opportunity to host large international conferences and conventions over the coming years.
Posted: November 19, 2017
UAE. Investors adopting a cautious approach continued to weigh down global and regional markets for the past week; Four out of the eight regional indices in the red; Oman tops gains.
Posted: November 14, 2017
UAE. The GCC has one of the biggest construction pipelines in the world with US$3.1 trillion worth of projects planned or under way in the region, according to MEED Projects.
Posted: November 11, 2017
UAE. Gulf countries continue to invest in energy projects, as global demand for crude oil grows by 1.5 million barrels per day in 2017, according to OPEC; Hydrocarbon sector represents 30% of the GCC economy and 60% of the total exports value.
Posted: November 9, 2017
UAE. The projected growth in GCC ports brings opportunities for these ports to invest in technology that reduces operational costs, boosts utilisation of infrastructures, enhances productivity and streamlines business processes.
Posted: November 7, 2017
UAE. A slight increase compared to the previous quarter, however, proceeds raised from Q3 2017 IPOs amounting to US$140 million were lower compared to Q2 2017 (US$ 171 million).
Posted: November 2, 2017
UAE. "This is a significant step in further strengthening our operations in Oman. Sadolin is a successful homegrown brand that has enjoyed the trust and confidence of customers."
Posted: October 28, 2017
OMAN. Oman's GDP growth is expected to rise to 5.2% next year, aided by the introduction of natural gas production at the Khazzan gas field and the opening of the new airport in Muscat.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 18, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. The majority of women in Saudi Arabia (70%) say that they are most likely to drive after the ban is lifted. However, men will remain the decision-makers when it comes to car purchases.
date:Posted: December 17, 2017
UAE. The recent increase in mortgage activity can be attributed towards the rise of end users and investors taking advantage of capital structure through leverage. Structurally speaking, the higher levels of mortgage indicate that there will be lower levels of "flipping".
date:Posted: December 17, 2017
UAE. Announced MENA IPO deal value reached US$236.7 million in Q3 2017; Musharaka REIT Fund in Saudi Arabia raised US$ 95.1 million, largest IPO by capital raised; Global IPO activity for 2017 on course to be the busiest year since 2007.
UAE. The region will see the launch of new, futuristic technologies & solutions at the Future Cities Show, held in April 2018, that will change the way we live and work in the urban environment.
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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