July 31, 2012
A panel discussion in Malaysia included a discussion of whether tax incentives for Islamic finance should be continued (they were first introduced in 2004/05).
Dubai real estate developer Emaar Properties rallied to its highest level since April 2011 yesterday, lifted by forecast-beating second-quarter earnings, but trading across the rest of the Gulf region was more mixed.
July 30, 2012
South Sudan and Israel signed, in the latter’s capital Tel Aviv this week, their first economic cooperation agreement which focuses on development of technology and water infrastructure.
The committee of Electricite du Liban contract workers announced Sunday that a new round of talks with officials would begin this week.
Ahead of Federal Reserve meeting on pro-growth measures, Gold price climbs over $1640.
A new initiative aims to bring British luxury goods to the Middle East Arabian Business magazine reported Saturday.
This is not the first time an iPhone 5 rendering has been leaked. Earlier this month tech site Gizmodo too had come out with several other renderings of the new phone.
July 29, 2012
Consumers worldwide are projected to spend some spend $2.1 trillion in 2012 on digital information and entertainment products, such as mobile phones, computing equipment, digital media and services, according to Gartner.
With Qatar pushing forward on a number of headlining investment moves over the past month it is not surprising that bilateral trade between China and Qatar is rising.
Saudi Arabian stocks advanced the most in almost four weeks on speculation governments and central banks will take steps to contain the euro-region debt crisis and stoke economic growth.
Iran is expanding its insurance on its fleet of 47 oil tankers through a multi-billion-dollar line of credit as it seeks to get around European Union (EU) sanctions crimping its crude exports, reports said yesterday.
Companies will no longer have to employ a set percentage of Bahraini nationals in a move praised by businessmen.
July 26, 2012
Dubai Gulf Arab markets dipped into negative territory on low volumes yesterday as investors, focussed on the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and avoiding the region's searing summer heat.
Refugees are smuggled through but Turkey has deemed official borders with Syria too dangerous to stay open.
After a series of attacks on the gas line, the Egyptian president takes a stand.