February 17, 2014
With Iran re-rentering the scene, should Saudi Arabia be waving goodbye to its reign over oil markets?
Saudi Arabia continues to find itself pitted against Iran, both on the battlefield in Syria and at economic conferences in Davos.
February 16, 2014
More worries for the boycott-hit economy? IMF criticizes the Bank of Israel, warns of massive real estate bubble
The IMF reports says that home prices are now 25% above their equilibrium value, after rising 80% in the past six years since 2007.
The uncanny resemblance: why the outlook for Russia and GCC oil states is starting to look shockingly similar
There is a very strong parallel between the economic outlook for Russia and the GCC Oil States.
Lebanese banks made an estimated profit of $1.6 billion in 2013, but where is the money coming from?
ArabAd Magazine reported this week that advertising spending in the Middle East has dropped approximately $100 million over the past year. Is this the start of a larger decline in the MENA's advert industry?
Billboards on the highway outside Turaif, a remote desert town in the far north of Saudi Arabia, foretell a glittering future of glass offices and palm-shaded residential streets.
In the Middle East, Dubai is the powerhouse, raking in almost half of the region’s market share of retail spending.
February 14, 2014
With over 277 million members worldwide – 10 million in the MENA region – LinkedIn is a social media giant.
Corporate power in Israel is more closely concentrated than almost anywhere else in the developed world, with the 10 largest groups controlling 41 per cent of the $200 billion-plus value of the 495 companies on the Israeli bourse.
February 13, 2014
As if competition with fellow humans wasn't tough enough: Robots to replace human laborers ‘in 10 years’
Artificial intelligence and robots are expected to replace humans in the next 10 years.
As per the preliminary budget, Kuwait's spending for the next fiscal year is likely to hit KD21.9 billion ($57.7 billion) on an oil price of between $103 and $105 barrel per day (bpd).
To attract foreign investments into the pharmaceutical sector, governments across the region should engage with the multinational companies and effectively communicate their plans of encouraging private sector involvement in the regio
At least no one's going to starve this time around: the impending Iranian/Russian oil-for-cars program
Russia's economy chief on Wednesday announced plans to visit Iran amid reports of the two sides nearing a mammoth oil-for-goods deal that has raised consternation in the United States.
February 12, 2014
Arab economies could achieve a near doubling in growth rates if women participated at similar rates as men.
Despite political and economic turmoil, Internet users in Lebanon and throughout the Levant remain active and engaged in the digital world, particularly on mobile devices.