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Posted: 03-08-2011
QATAR. Despite the grim global economic landscape of the past few years, the number of construction sites in Qatar has increased steadily.  As the construction sector continues its seemingly unabated growth, companies are increasingly cognisant of the importance of implementing effective health and safety policies, particularly in respect of site safety.  Construction sites by their very nature tend to expose employees to heightened risks of accidental injury or even death, and the implementation and observation of effective policies are an integral part of mitigating those risks
Posted: August 14, 2017
UAE. Al Masah Capital: A set of disappointing regional earnings for Q2 coupled with negativity on the global scene had its effect with a subdued market performance last week.
Posted: August 7, 2017
UAE. Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Oman ended the week up by 1.9%, 0.6%, 0.3% and 0.2% respectively. Qatar was the worst performer losing 1.7%.
Posted: July 14, 2017
UAE. European football market revenues exceeded US$27 billion in the 2015/16 season, according to Deloitte's Annual Review of Football Finance.
Posted: July 11, 2017
UAE. Top GCC lenders were the main beneficiaries of the economic boom brought about by strengthened foreign reserves, regional deals, rise in customer deposits, as well as high credit demand.
Posted: July 10, 2017
UAE. Geopolitical tensions weighed down on investors' sentiments affecting regional markets' performance.
Posted: June 22, 2017
UAE. The new risk tool uses a bespoke seismotectonic source model to give a more accurate assessment of earthquake risk in the UAE and 10 other regional countries.
Posted: June 16, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. "We do not anticipate that exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar to major markets in Asia and Europe will be affected by the sanctions at this point."
Posted: June 13, 2017
UAE. The positions of different authorities is evolving and shipping companies do not yet have a complete picture on which to base their contingency planning, but they should all take care to distinguish between official and unofficial news.
Posted: June 12, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The main danger to the region and indeed to oil prices is that increased tension could lead Qatar to reach out even further to Iran for support which would sour relations even more.
Posted: June 5, 2017
QATAR. Qatar retained first place among the Arab countries and placed 30th on global level among 163 countries, according to a report issued by the London Institute for Economics and Peace in collaboration with the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney.
Posted: June 2, 2017
UAE. A.M. Best briefing states that as implementation laws have yet to be passed, this has resulted in a debate as to whether the target date is achievable.
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.
Posted: May 15, 2017
UAE. UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman's aviation infrastructure to help fuel travel and tourism sectors and accelerate economic growth; Around 46% of region's aviation projects are located in Saudi Arabia; More than two-thirds are being executed in the GCC.
Posted: May 15, 2017
UAE. Over the week Qatar was the best performer (+ 1.7%), breaking the 10,000 point up, followed by Egypt (+ 1.6%); UAE markets were mainly flat over the week.
Posted: May 2, 2017
UAE. Latest MEED research shows improvement despite spending cuts; Private sector investment will be a key driver of new construction opportunities in 2017.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 17, 2017
UAE. Inaugural Global Interconnection Index finds interconnection becoming an essential building block of the global digital economy.
date:Posted: August 16, 2017
UAE. Jeff Youssef, Partner at Oliver Wyman and co-author of "Leveraging the Private Sector to Improve Airport Infrastructure", comments on airport privatisation in the region.
date:Posted: August 16, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. 2017 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle garners insight from more than 2,000 technologies.
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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