March 3, 2014
Bank Muscat is planning to issue its first Islamic bond by September, representing the first sukuk issue of an Omani bank.
Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp has raised concerns among its users in Oman, especially after messages doing the rounds about changes in the messenger's privacy rules.
Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive city for companies to locate employees, significantly ahead of London and New York, which have been vying for second place over the past two years.
“We’re working on some things that are extensions of things you can see and some that you can’t see,” Cook said at the annual meeting, referring to a 32 percent increase in research and development costs last year.
The increase is likely to restore some confidence in Iraq's oil revival, which got under way in 2010 after decades of sanctions and war, but slowed last year due to technical and security problems.
March 2, 2014
By 2020, it is estimated that 6.5 billion people worldwide will use mobile networks for data communications and that 100 billion additional “things” — such as vehicles, metres, medical devices, and home appliances — will also be connected via mobile networks.
At the end of November 2013, foreign reserves at the Central Bank of Jordan rose by $5.4 billion or by 81.7 per cent, amounting to $12.1 billion.
The World Bank called on GCC government leaders this week to reform their healthcare sectors and industries this week to systems that promote health rather than only "treating sickness."
China-based company Trina Solar recently signed an agreement with Amman-based companies to build rooftop solar power plants.
State-owned Emirates airline told the media this week that it is under "no instructions" to list on the stock market, despite recent reports suggesting that Dubai is planning to sell off part of the airline.
Saudi Arabian billionaire prince Al Waleed Ibn Talal will meet with Palestinian leadership in the public and private sectors this Tuesday.
Energy-deficient India discussed the possibility of reviving a project for a deep sea pipeline connecting Oman and Iran to India.
Rents in Abu Dhabi’s prime residential areas increased by nearly 17 per cent during 2013 and there are projections for further hikes this year.
It is the biggest loan package Tunisia has received since the 2011 revolution that toppled autocratic president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.
The light tight oil revolution in the United States is changing the geographical map of oil trade.