December 3, 2013
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.
December 1, 2013
How would the global markets be affected in the aftermath of an increased supply of Iranian oil?
An inside view into Turkey's multibillion dollar deal with Kurdistan that is threatening to break up Iraq
Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan signed a multi-billion-dollar energy package this week that will help transform the semi-autonomous region into an oil and gas powerhouse, but the deal infuriated the central government in Baghdad.
A leading hotelier warned Thursday of grave consequences to Lebanon’s hotel industry if the crisis in Syria persists.
Finding work as a freelancer can be hard – and doing it in the Middle East can be even harder.
November 28, 2013
Strobes of garish neon lights greet the visitor at the entrance of the Women’s Cafe in south Beirut, an ingeniously titled female-only establishment off Hadi Nasrallah Street that its customers say offers them an opportunity to be themselves, outside home.
Can the EU's economic relationship with the GCC promote greater trade liberalization as well as region-to-region cooperation?
Telecom operator Etisalat launched "Business MiFi" this week, which allows customers from large, small and medium sized enterprises to "enrich their clients with a connected drive experience on the move."
With Tuesday's announcement that the 2020 world expo will be held in Dubai, how will the emirate's economy transform over the upcoming years?