June 3, 2012
Eight out of every ten respondents (81.6 percent) claim that the potential for social media to damage a company’s reputation is one of the biggest challenges to overcome.
There will not be any sustainable solution to the global economic crisis unless the level of unemployment is radically reduced in both developed and emerging countries.
Qatar is set to issue a new tourism law this month aimed at giving Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) more teeth to establish infrastructure ahead of the 2022 Football World Cup scheduled to be held in Doha, a top-ranking QTA official told Gulf News.
Investors can succumb to irrational behaviour, which can compound their losses and destroy the value of their investments.
May 31, 2012
The Kingdom's tourism sector lost around JD700 million in real and potential revenue last year, the government said on Wednesday.
As industry experts gathered at this year’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), one message was clear: now is the right time to invest in the Gulf’s growing hotel industry in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Oman.
Banque du Liban Governor Riad Salameh said Lebanese banks will comply with Basel III recommendations three years before a 2018 deadline.
The irrefutable benefits of sustainability in the Middle East hospitality industry, has once again been bought to the fore by internationally-recognised Green Globe Certificate (GGC).
The UAE attracted US$5.5 billion (Dh20.2bn) more in foreign direct investment last year than it invested abroad, data from the Central Bank shows.
“Middle East airlines’ traffic growth has started to pick up pace again, recording a 16 percent gain in passenger demand for April, after having softened in the second half of 2011,” IATA said.
May 30, 2012
Gold continues to eye the important psychological $1 600 per ounce level with moderate to good macro buying seen on dips but physical interest still limited said MKS Capital in a briefing.
Cement companies in the Gulf witnessed a 24.3 percent increase in revenues in the first quarter, touching $1.26 billion (Dh4.62 billion) as construction picked up in certain parts of the region.
The internet economy in the G-20 is larger than the GDP of Brazil or Italy and is expected to nearly double to $4.2 trillion by 2016.
A malware superbug described as the most complex and sophisticated "cyberweapon" ever devised has attacked computers in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East, a Russian digital-security provider says.
The Sultanate is also vulnerable to piracy due to its proximity to Gulf of Aden and therefore, the country has to look at the strategic interest of its ports and its shipping industry, its owners, operators and crew members.