Education should be directed towards addressing skills deficiencies in the jobs market, and not just towards educating individuals and increasing literacy rates. (Twitter)
February 28, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
In order to boost participation of GCC nationals in the workforce, we must acknowledge that as job markets evolve, so do the skills required for them.

SAR will operate six railway cars, but will begin with two in the first stage to transport a maximum of 444 passengers in one journey. (File photo)
February 28, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia's Riyadh-Qassim railway line is the first stage of the project with three stops, but will eventually link the capital city of Riyadh with Al-Haditha land port at the Saudi-Jordanian border.
In a recent editorial, Al Habtoor said Trump’s policies ignite fear and loathing.  (YouTube)
February 28, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The Dubai business magnate, an outspoken critic of Trump, is not impressed with Trump's obsession with the media or the negative media coverage.
More people are beginning to perceive boating, and more particularly, yachting, as a destination in itself, rather than as a means to an end.  (AFP/File)
February 28, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The era of cheap boats due to the market crash is now over, with new waterfront real estates fuelling a renewed interest in luxury cruising.
The Emirati Safwan Petroleum Technologies company allocated $2m initial investments for the Egyptian market. (Shutterstock/Wan Fahmy Redzuan)
February 28, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The UAE's Safwan Petroleum Technologies has allocated $2m for oil field testing, while Al-Mousa Specialized Cables is targeting sales of $35m in Egypt this year.
The World Government Summit 2017 was organised in cooperation with the Prime Minister’s Office and the International Monetary Fund.  (AFP/File)
February 28, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The IMF's Christine Lagarde stresses the importance of developing a medium-term strategy for generating higher and more predictable government revenues to promote GCC growth, equity, and inclusiveness.
Khalil did not reveal the size of the eurobonds which will be launched in 2017 or the yields on these bonds. (Shutterstock)
February 28, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Lebanon is currently preparing the launch of a new eurobond issue under the British law in addition to the issuance of the bonds under US law.

The announcement was made on the second day of a four-day state visit to Malaysia by Saudi Arabia's King Salman. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)
February 28, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The agreement will make Aramco the single largest investor in Malaysia's $27 billion Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) project.
The arrangement with Uber will provide easy financing for drivers with a “reasonable” interest rate which would be commensurate with the driver’s monthly income. (File photo)
February 28, 2017 - 05:13 GMT
Uber Egypt aims to remove the costly barriers to purchasing a new car by providing easy financing for its drivers.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 emphasizes the importance of nurturing female talent, and acknowledges women’s significant contribution to the development of Saudi society and economy. (File photo)
February 27, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Attracting female talent, fostering an organizational culture that will retain them, and providing professional development tools to enable them to climb to top positions remain key challenges in Saudi Arabia.
In 2016, Alabbar went from UAE real estate heavyweight at the head of Emaar and Eagle Hills to a big name in food and e-commerce after several acquisitions.  (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
In total, 37 of the most powerful 100 Arabs originate from the UAE.
The switch to more renewable forms of energy will also result in the reduction of up to one gigaton of carbon emissions by 2030, and the creation of countless jobs across the region. (Shutterstock)
February 27, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Investment in renewable energy has the potential for the GCC to reap savings of up to $87 billion, a recent report by Orient Planet Research has found.
The integration aims to enhance the competitiveness, financial performance, and resilience of both companies. (
February 27, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The formation of Qapco will allow the realisation of synergies through creating a single entity that operates the assets on behalf of both companies’ shareholders.
Buyer demand for healthy and Halal products has turned Gulfood 2017 into a window to global food sector reinvention. (Shutterstock/Maksym Poriechkin)
February 27, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the 22nd edition of the show that will run for five days and is expected to draw up to 90,000 food professionals from 150 countries.
Work is underway to create an agenda of governmental activities over a period of weeks. (File photo)
February 27, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Jordan's efforts to address the budget deficit have started with reducing governmental expenses, followed by economic incentives such as more support for Aqaba Special Economic Zone.
Egypt last increased its entry visa fees in April 2014, from $15 to $25. (Shutterstock/Andriy Oleksienko)
February 27, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Tourists to Egypt will have to pay $60 instead of $25 for single entry visas, in a move to raise revenues that have plummeted since a Russian plane was shot down over the Sinai peninsula in October 2015.