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18 أيلول/سبتمبر 2013

IBM detailed the anticipated rise of smart cities that have been specifically designed to collect data, analyze it, and use it to improve the quality of city life.
09:34 بتوقيت جرينتش

The Saudi IT market, which is the largest in the Middle East totaled $1billion in 2012, and is expected to surpass $12.4 billion by 2016, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).

Dubai Airports experienced overwhelming support from volunteers in its trial recruitment campaign and was oversubscribed within the first 48 hours.
08:52 بتوقيت جرينتش

When completed, DWC will be the largest airport in the world with five runways and capacity for 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of cargo.

The automotive sector in the Middle East remains upbeat despite turbulence in many countries in the region.
08:39 بتوقيت جرينتش

Almost every car maker has reported sales growth in double digits, ranging between 20 and 40 per cent in the region.

Despite knowing what they want to achieve, investors do not have a clear plan to meet their financial goals.
08:25 بتوقيت جرينتش

“These findings demonstrate a clear change of direction for regional investors, who are now willing to be more adventurous than ever in their investment decisions,” said Moad Touhami.

Card holders can also enjoy exclusive offers on global hotel bookings, access to global airport lounges, complimentary multi-trip travel insurance and buy-one-get-one-free offers at cinemas across the UAE.
07:14 بتوقيت جرينتش

Cardholders will also have the chance to win all expense paid trips to watch City play in Manchester and money-can't-buy experiences including exclusive tours of the Etihad Stadium and visits to the training ground to meet the First Team and watch them train.

17 أيلول/سبتمبر 2013

Investment opportunities between Kuwait and India
15:55 بتوقيت جرينتش

Kuwait is keen on bolstering relations and exchange with all Indian states, and values its relationship with India, the Kuwaiti Ambassador to India Sami AlSulaiman has said.

The local domains also present a big opportunity for advertisers
13:55 بتوقيت جرينتش

After launching eight local domains in the Middle East and Africa, YouTube is extending its reach to Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.

Al Khonji fears that in the event of shortage of staff and inability to hire expensive Omani manpower, some of the smaller businesses will be left with no choice but to close down.
13:16 بتوقيت جرينتش

In an effort to create more job opportunities for the nationals, the Omani government has changed visa regulations, under which only those expatriates earning more than 600 riyals per month will be eligible to bring their wives and children.

Uganda, South Sudan and Kenya "possibly" within this year will create a joint company to construct and maintain the oil pipeline
12:10 بتوقيت جرينتش

A Japanese firm is set to lay down 2,000 kilometres of pipeline for oil exports from South Sudan and Uganda via Kenya.

Qatar shows a high degree of investor confidence
11:28 بتوقيت جرينتش

AN overwhelming majority of 93 percent respondents rated current business conditions in Qatar's oil and gas sector as positive, and 86 percent believe that conditions will remain positive in the next 12 months.

State debt is now around 140 percent of GDP, a figure which had fallen in the years of fast growth but which could increase again.
09:18 بتوقيت جرينتش

Lebanon’s central bank plans a further boost next year to an economy hit by war in neighboring Syria and domestic turmoil, but the package will be smaller than this year’s $1.46 billion, its governor said Monday.

Yinchuan had the only certified centre for Halal food in China.
09:08 بتوقيت جرينتش

Let us join your petro dollars with our trade dollars," Shi Haohua, a senior official at the Bonded Zone.

However, expectations for the future are high in the region with almost half of the survey’s respondents expecting their personal financial situation to improve in six months (Pictured: an empty shopping scene in Beirut).
07:09 بتوقيت جرينتش

Some 60 percent of Lebanese say that their savings decreased over the past year while eight out of 10 people report their personal financial situation worsened or remained the same, a survey published Sunday has suggested.

The IRISL, which carries an estimated one third of the country's dry bulk and container seaborne trade, faced European Union sanctions for its alleged role in smuggling banned weapons.
05:55 بتوقيت جرينتش

The European Court of Justice has annulled sanctions imposed by the European Union against the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), the IRISL managing director announced on Monday.

16 أيلول/سبتمبر 2013

Data for the quarterly Bayt.com Consumer Confidence Index survey (September 2013) was collected online from July 28-August 15 2013.
13:33 بتوقيت جرينتش

Respondents to bayt.com are mostly positive that their personal financial situation will improve within the next six months.