May 4, 2014
Domestic gas requirements are set to expand rapidly over the next few years as Oman’s industrial base expands and as the utilities sector grows to keep pace with rising demand for water and electricity.
Qatar's property market is growing significantly on a quarter-to-quarter basis, most recently reporting a 29 percent increase in the number of transactions in the last quarter.
Omanis are flocking to the UAE for their shopping needs, but is their spending behaviors abroad hurting their own country's economy?
May 2, 2014
Sharjah is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to be a diverse economic hub and investment destination of choice. But can it do so in Dubai’s ever expanding shadow?
The city of Paris hosted an exclusive event organized by Renault for its dealership owners. The operation gathered Chairmen and CEO’s from the Middle East region together.
Though Nassef Sawiris predicts Egypt’s turbulence will continue until the summer, he says there are sectors right now that are still attracting investors.
May 1, 2014
Ahead of Expo 2020, the Middle East's biggest industrial, residential and commercial community is expanding. Good quality housing and reliability is the reason why.
In recent years, Turkey has witnessed a surge in high investment from the Gulf Region.
April 30, 2014
Egypt's subsidies account for 14 percent of it's $250 billion GDP and can't be sustained. Something has to be done before the country dips further into a financial crisis.
Lebanese brands are of excellent quality. So why are they not venturing abroad and expanding beyond the Middle East?
What an honour: Middle East defense spending to hit $920 billion by 2020, and GCC calls it 'diversification'
“Economic diversification is seen as one avenue to achieve long-term economic goals and defense industrialisation is viewed as a route to economic change and an opportunity to create jobs for nationals.”
The UAE has set its sights on increasing its gross national income per capita by 65 per cent by 2021, placing the country among the world’s top ten economies per capita income.
April 29, 2014
“Data shows that USAID allocated $557 million in 2003 for Egypt alone, including $200 million in cash transfers to provide hard currency for new projects. But 70 percent of this conditional aid is routed back to the U.S., to Egypt’s detriment.”
“We see a similar trend also in the Middle East with an increasing amount of women as CEOs or in other senior leadership positions, not least in family-owned businesses that constitute an important part of these economies.”
It is no exaggeration to state that the world is on the eve of an entirely new world energy order, whose first drafts will be written by energy journalists in 2014.