January 25, 2015
The passing of King Abdullah in the early hours of Friday led to speculation that a leadership transition could result in a change to the country’s oil policy and strategy.
At the offices, dozens of women, most wearing headscarves, are busy at work, one group entering data on global trademarks for a company in the Netherlands.
Mixed signals: why King Abdullah's passing could not have come at a worse time for Saudi's oil sector
King Abdullah's death could not have come at a worse time for Saudi Arabia's vital oil sector as the absolute monarchy seeks to reassert its leadership in a fast-changing industry.
The proposed Arab Stabilisation Plan, ASP, would build a regional framework to promote infrastructure investment and create jobs.
January 24, 2015
Saudi Arabia’s new king is expected to focus economic policy on creating jobs and multibillion dollar infrastructure projects to prevent tumbling oil prices from causing social tensions or undermining business confidence.
January 22, 2015
Television has fared positively in an increasingly digital Middle East, but should be conscious of the ever-changing digital environment and the power it can provide in advancing regional television, said an industry analyst, commenting on a new report.
Rising from the sands on partly reclaimed land and jutting into the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, this is Abu Dhabi’s cultural masterpiece in the making.
January 21, 2015
Turkey's mutual trade volume with Israel reached over $5.6 billion in 2014, representing a nearly 50 percent rise over 2009 despite lingering diplomatic tension between the two.
The UAE ranks as the number one economy in the Middle East in attracting and retaining talent, according to the Second Global Talent Competitiveness Index released on Tuesday.
Oil prices have fallen by almost 60 per cent since June, crashing on worries over global oversupply and weak demand in a faltering world economy.
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.