January 20, 2015
The Arab Spring's success story: what will it take for Tunisia to unlock its full economic potential?
Four years after Tunisia sparked off the Arab spring uprisings, the country is seen as a rare regional success story, but its prospects hinge on it deepening reforms and attracting foreign investment.
Tobacco consumption in the region is notoriously high. Smoking is everywhere. But who's running this powerful industry?
January 19, 2015
of talented and committed individuals. The project showcases the very best of what Dubai has to offer and we will continue to use the platform to demonstrate the progress the city makes," said Ismaeil Al Hashmi, Project Manager for Dubai 360.
United Arab Bank, UAB, has made a contribution of AED250,000 to Al Thiqah Club for the Handicapped, another milestone in the Bank’s long-standing relationship with an organisation that provides invaluable support for people with special needs in the UAE.
January 18, 2015
Stock markets in the GCC have had a rough few weeks, following the recent drop in oil prices.
Education in Egypt has been further dented by the unrest that has engulfed the country since the start of the Arab Spring in January 2011.
January 17, 2015
Saudi Arabia's housing ministry is moving to tax undeveloped land, official media quoted the housing minister as saying, in a policy that could help to end a shortage of homes and spur economic growth.
January 14, 2015
New research has found that it is cheaper to buy properties in certain areas of Dubai as compared to renting them.
Before everything gets out of control, here are 10 money-saving tips to consider for 2015, as suggested by financial advisors in the UAE.
The interviewee sees the plummeting prices a factor to force the American leadership to become diplomatically more active and negotiate with OPEC and other producers.
January 13, 2015
The UAE is a country of “fantasy weekenders”, more prone to staying at home and making exaggerated claims later, according to research released by Hilton.
Tough foreign competition in the London commercial property market is forcing local investors to invest in regional cities in order to tap rising rents there.
The successful roll-out so far of a new "smart card" system to distribute subsidised bread has been a major achievement for Egypt's government,
January 12, 2015
Relentlessly bullish and upbeat the Dubai Government shows no sign yet of reigning back its ambitious expansion plans in the wake of the collapse in oil prices to below $50.
A decision by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to abandon plans to adopt a unified contract for domestic workers increases pressure on Qatar to significantly revamp its controversial labour regime.