March 20, 2013
Members of the UAE's Federal National Council (FNC) have blamed the Emirati Ministry of Health for lack of internationally recognized healthcare standards, shortage of doctors and hospital beds and failing in its efforts to prevent chronic diseases.
Lebanese banks in Cyprus are remaining wary about restarting operations in the island nation after the the Cypriot government rejected bailout plans on Tuesday.
Sales of seismic data relating to Lebanon's offshore gas reserves have netted the government $34 million.
March 19, 2013
Samsung and Apple are currently in the midst of a heated advertising war after the after the former announced last week that it would be releasing its new Galaxy S4 model smartphone, according to US global business magazine Fortune.
Lebanon’s government still lags behind many of its regional peers in promoting corporate social responsibility, despite successful initiatives by the private sector and civil society groups, said CSR experts who gathered Monday in Beirut.
The In Amenas terror attack will not slow down Algeria's energy sector, officials and investors agree.
The political stalemate in Kuwait is hurting the country economically. As long as reforms are put on hold because of corruption charges and changes in government, Kuwait will fail to adapt to the global economy and will struggle to diversify its economy.
A new study suggests there is overwhelming public support for the UAE’s nuclear energy programme.
Following the discovery off the coast of Lebanon, the Cedar nation faces a series of tough choices over the deposits that could dramatically change the economic map of the region.
March 18, 2013
There is strong potential for growth in electronic payment methods in the region as only 10 per cent of transactions in the UAE are paid for electronically compared to 15 per cent globally, senior MasterCard officials told Gulf News.
The total assets of funds domiciled in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region increased by three per cent in the first half of 2012, according to a new study.
As a prelude to the National Dialogue set to take place in Yemen today, donors who have pledged a significant amount of aid to the nation took a seat side by side on March 7th to discuss why disbursement of said funds has been an issue.
Egyptian bakers and bakery owners protest government decision to significantly raise price of flour used to produce subsidized bread.
The Arab revolutions have reversed GCC government's plans to decrease the size of the public sector in the region by giving people jobs to try and calm potential protest movements.
The UAE is planning to become a world leader in biofuels from the algae industry by 2020, joining major countries which have already started practical steps in producing energy and biofuels from the algae industry.