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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: December 7, 2017
UAE. Hujiang EdTech has already served more than 160 million people online, with a hundred thousand new e-learning users joining every day.
Posted: December 6, 2017
UAE. "Every year, we send four to six students from the region where they meet over 600 students from China, Europe, India and the Americas to let them explore their career options in management accounting."
Posted: December 4, 2017
UAE. Stable energy prices will underpin growth, with the price for Brent crude oil fluctuating in a tight range of US$50-60 per barrel; Regional political instability remains the main risk to MENA economies.
Posted: November 27, 2017
QATAR. WISH 2018 will take place at Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, on 13 and 14 November 2018.
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: October 26, 2017
QATAR. Net Operating Income reached QAR 932 million, up 7% compared to the same period in 2016; Net profit of QAR 454 million, an increase of 7% compared to the same period last year; Customer Deposits grew by 8% year on year to QAR 32.2 billion.
Posted: October 20, 2017
UAE. Equity and equity-related issuance: US$1.2 billion; Debt issuance: US$84.1 billion; Investment banking fees: US$669.2 million.
Posted: October 4, 2017
UAE. A special report by Al Masah Capital outlines growth drivers, performing segments, trends, investment opportunities, and key growth areas across the region.
Posted: September 19, 2017
UAE. Markets traded sideways last week, with the exception of the Qatari market which reached close to its 5 year lows.
Posted: September 11, 2017
UAE. The total value of 21,893 construction projects reaches US$2.4 trillion; urban projects: US$1.185 trillion; energy projects: US$331 billion; utility projects: US$302 billion; industrial projects: US$181 billion, BNC Construction Intelligence report shows.
Posted: September 8, 2017
KUWAIT. Markaz report examines and analyzes the performance of equity markets in the MENA region; Blue chips were mostly positive, except the ones from Qatar, which performed negatively in August.
Posted: August 29, 2017
UAE. Along with the end of earnings season, regional markets have been in a very thin range, trading volumes declining and no major macro or micro news affecting stocks' prices.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 15, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. AI will create 2.3 million jobs in 2020, while eliminating 1.8 million.
date:Posted: December 15, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Nearly all (94%) device makers have invested in software development in the past five years; Nine in 10 (88%) believe the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving growth within the manufacturing industry; 84% have changed their business model to put software at its core in delivering services and generating revenue.
date:Posted: December 14, 2017
UAE. As the interconnection junction between network providers, cloud providers and the enterprise, Equinix has a unique perspective on IT trends and where things are headed.
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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