Saudi Arabia was highlighted for its declining performance with its gender gap widening across the economic participation and opportunity subindex, especially relating to earned income. (Shutterstock)
October 27, 2016 - 13:49 GMT
The World Economic Forum's annual Global Gender Gap rankings saw MENA close its overall gender gap by more than 60 percent, but it continued to rank last globally in the overall index.
The Belgian airliner, one of the six proprietary airlines in the German-based TUI Group, is the latest among European airlines to announce a resumption of flights to Sharm El-Sheikh.  (Wikimedia Commons)
October 27, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Belgium’s Jetairfly are set to operate two flights per week on Sundays and Tuesdays to and from the Egyptian resort during the winter season.
The central bank governor's visit to Asia highlights Iran's efforts to get over a raft of banking problems which have hampered the country's trade normalization with the world.  (File photo)
October 27, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Iran's central bank governor is in Singapore meeting businessmen from Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore and Australia to sell Iran's 'unprecedented opportunities' post-sanctions.
A $299M property, the mall will boast of major leisure attractions such as an amphitheater, mini water park and a mini Miracle Garden, which will blend retail with recreation and wellness. (Cityland)
October 27, 2016 - 11:10 GMT
Dubai's Cityland Mall will be a single-level shopping complex with 1.13 million sq ft of leasable space and a colossal green reserve at the mall’s core.
One of the main targets of the meeting is to put a joint experience database in which all can benefit from the Gulf's successful experiences. (File photo)
October 27, 2016 - 10:50 GMT
Housing ministers from across the GCC are meeting in Riyadh to collaborate on ways to overcome the impact of the global economic crisis on housing projects in the Gulf region.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi. (Ritz Carlton)
October 27, 2016 - 10:33 GMT
The Ritz-Carlton brand will see its fifth hotel in the UAE in 2017 with the opening of its first property in RAK.
Uber has become a popular alternative to riding in often-dusty and dilapidated Cairo taxis, whose drivers are notorious for switching off metres, jacking up fares and chain smoking. (File photo)
October 27, 2016 - 10:14 GMT
The app-based taxi service is building a support centre in Cairo that will serve the Middle East and parts of Africa, with its current staff of roughly 175 expected to reach 1,000 by the end of 2017.
The two authorities will work on highlighting architectural heritage through brochures, documentaries, and in retail outlets.  (Twitter)
October 27, 2016 - 09:57 GMT
Enhanced cooperation between the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) is aimed at boosting investment in tourism and improved cooperation on data exchange.

Together, Etihad Airways and its partners will provide a boost to African productivity equivalent to $1.1 billion in 2016. (Etihad Airways)
October 27, 2016 - 05:21 GMT
A report released by Oxford Economics Group reveals that EAG and its partners make a substantial contribution to economic prosperity in Africa, adding $3.6B GDP to the African economy in 2016.
Since 2008, Berytech Fund has invested in 15 ventures focusing on technology companies in Lebanon with proven commercial viability. (
October 26, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Berytech I has sold its stake in three of its tech portfolio companies, with a 14.4 percent profit.
Changi Airport International has been contracted to run King Fahd International Airport for the last eight years. (Shutterstock)
October 26, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The biggest ground handler at Singapore's Changi Airport will expand operations in the Middle East with a new air cargo project at Dammam airport.
The UAE is eagerly awaiting suggestions on best practice and the ideal regulatory framework that would allow its mining industry to grow and thrive even in difficult times. (Shutterstock)
October 26, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The UAE is calling on technical experts, manufacturers and policymakers to submit their recommendations to the government in order to develop its mining laws.
Women are coming to the UAE on visit visas and then they are brought to Oman most often illegally. (File photo)
October 26, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
A new investigation reveals that domestic workers from Asia and Africa are being imported to work illegally in Oman by unscrupulous agents.
The underwriting applications for the bonds reached around $4 billion, or 400 per cent of the issuance value.(Shutterstock)
October 26, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Economists voiced mixed reactions on Jordan's bond issuance, voicing concerns for adding to Jordan's rising public debt.
Alabbar, who made his fortune as the chairman of Emaar Properties, has been moving into other areas, in particular technology. (AFP/File)
October 26, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The Emaar chairman is planning to launch a messaging service app that would be designed for an Arabic-speaking audience.
Al Jazeera Steel believes that the determined margin/duty will not have impact on the company’s revenue and profit. (Shutterstock)
October 26, 2016 - 07:19 GMT
The US Department of Commerce has imposed an anti-dumping duty for the export of circular welded steel pipes.