January 19, 2014
The EU foreign ministers will announce the move in Brussels as soon as inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog, the international Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), confirm that the agreement started to be carried out,
Israeli Energy Minister Silvan Shalom attended a meeting Saturday of the International Renewable Energy Agency in the United Arab Emirates, which has no diplomatic relations with the Jewish state.
January 16, 2014
Qatar’s delayed Hamad International Airport (HIA) is scheduled for a phased opening by mid-2014, a senior official confirmed.
Overall, the kingdom is ranked 13th out of 178 economies worldwide, between the US and the UK which rank 12th and 14th respectively and is the only Mena country to rank in the top 20.
Saudi Arabia refused to renew the contracts of 9,267 expatriate employees working in its public sector and rejected around 2,607 new applications last year in a bid to boost employment among its locals, according to a senior official.
A book on the president’s first-term accomplishments will soon be released – though it might take time for the book’s publishers to find such accomplishments.
Etihad is doubling its flight offerings from UAE to New York.
Many illegal expats are coming back to KSA to work regardless of previous government deportations and crackdown on undocumented workers less than three months ago.
Professional salaries in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region are expected to grow six to eight percent this year.
MENA IPO activity is expected to remain on firm footing in 2014 following a strong uptick in listings in the last quarter of 2013
Organizers of the World Economic Forum said Wednesday that hundreds of public figures are expected to attend, including the leaders of Iran, Israel, Japan and Britain.
January 15, 2014
Abu Dhabi plans to sell crude from its main onshore oil fields to major oil companies at a premium after a 75-year production agreement ended Saturday.
The developing economies of the region “remain depressed” despite the global economy showing signs of strengthening this year, according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report.
Despite a shortage of local talent, the GCC consulting market, which grew by 20 percent to $1.9 billion last year, is expected to be the fastest growing consulting market in the world in 2014.
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