December 4, 2013
Framed by the three-pronged credo fostering sustainability, mobility, and opportunity, Dubai had clearly placed green principles firmly at the heart of its bid to host the World Expo 2020.
e-SERVICES is trending in the region, and Kuwait is not lagging far behind.
No sun on MENA's economic horizon? How today's political turmoil is crushing region's future edge in the global economy
Political turmoil in the Middle East has had mixed results on the region's economy, but as such turmoil continues, MENA's future economic prospects and competitiveness in the global arena are deteriorating.
But amid investors’ fears of another property ‘bubble’ in the emirate ahead of the Expo 2020 exhibition, experts point to other cities in the region that have potentially lucrative, underexposed housing markets.
It’s claimed that the army has control over as much as 40% of the Egyptian economy. It owns football grounds and restaurants and provides services such as managing petrol stations.
December 3, 2013
In the three years since he bought Oceanco from Greek shipping magnate Theodore Angelopoulos for an undisclosed sum, Al Barwani has helped make the company into one of the world's most reputable luxury-boat makers.
Working in neighbouring Saudi Arabia has been a way for Yemenis to escape their country’s chronic unemployment; more than half of Yemenis aged 18 to 24 are unemployed.
Public-private partnerships are key to unlocking the potential of the healthcare industry in the Middle East.
The demand for pilots in the Middle East is soaring after estimates showed that 40,000 will be needed over the next 20 years
The debts remain from the borrowing binge by government controlled and owned companies in the 2003-8 boom, with around $13 billion added in the past year, according to Barclays Bank. Still the question remains: how does Dubai intend to pay for the $43 billion in infrastructure spending expected over the next seven years?
Many have argued that he was able to monopolize economic power – with a personal wealth estimated to reach into the billion dollar range – due to his familial ties with the regime, becoming one of the symbols of corruption and impunity.
December 2, 2013
The lack of Arab investment in Lebanon is plunging the country's economy into a dire situation.
MENA faces an urgent need to need to create a mechanism for cooperation between the private and public sectors so as to increase rates of work opportunities.
Driven by two primary factors, it's Abu Dhabi that is growing faster than you can say "Burj Khalifa."
At least 60 per cent of IT decision makers in GCC feel that not enough time or money is available to develop IT security policies.