October 31, 2013
The UAE’s expat population is finding the country’s rising cost of living is eating into their disposable incomes despite the region’s higher “earning potential”, according to a global HSBC survey.
The event will bring many firsts to the scene.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is often lauded as one of Jordan’s most promising- and fastest growing sectors. Last year, it grew by 25 percent accounted for 14 percent of the country’s GDP
What did Ruchir Surma, author of "Breakout Nations", have to say about the Gulf's lack of economic miracles?
Sharma, a writer and Morgan Stanley investor, draws on 20 years touring the developing and developed worlds, and provides unconventional insights on both.
UAE's banking sector is playing dirty tricks with its customers. We highlight the "dirty dozen" tactics that bankers in the Emirates are using against customers in their shallow efforts to get the best bang for YOUR buck.
Amidst regional political tensions, competition with emerging economic powers, and a plethora of domestic challenges, Arab countries must consider how to transform their expertise and capital resources into mechanisms to transform their future economies.
October 30, 2013
There are signs under the new president, Hassan Rouhani, that efforts to attract old clients of Iran’s oil may be boosting the country’s most essential economic lifeline.
It remains unclear though when the GCC and the EU will be able and willing to display the required political will and the necessary strategic vision to realize the benefits of upgrading their mutual relations.
A recently released World Bank report ranked the UAE and Saudi Arabia as the top two countries in the Middle East for "ease of doing business."
Emirates ID's advanced identity verification systems are believed to have the potential to launch and develop a comprehensive eCommerce sector for UAE in the future.
While the potential benefits of specialisation are likely to be many and are widely anticipated, less attention has been paid to potential difficulties and downsides.
October 29, 2013
Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine told UAE and GCC representatives that it is ready to provide assistance for food security throughout the region.
International Institution for Finance (IIF) cautioned the UAE to be proactive in framing policies that would insulate the economy from major problems.
The base of Middle Eastern buyers has increased over the last five to six years, which reflects the region’s growing appetite for art, says Jeha.
Because of the need to safeguard more than $4 billion that will flow annually from being squandered or pilfered in a country plagued by corruption, NATO officials are planning a postwar force.