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December 7, 2014

Iran’s Internet policies should not be determined by the Islamic Republic’s intelligence and security agencies.
04:55 GMT
"Authorities in the Islamic Republic have long had an embattled relationship with the online space."

December 4, 2014

Demand is rising as prices of newbuild superyachts become more sensible compared to numbers six years ago,
23:37 GMT
Superyachts in the UAE have caught a wave of fresh interest over the last year from residents of the Arabian Gulf, Russian and European tourists.
Wages paid to administrators at AUB are on average 20 to 70 percent higher relative to their counterparts in the United States.
19:23 GMT
“What one administrator earns in a month is more than what an instructor earns in a year.”
Based on the survey, food & food services and education ranked as a higher expense category in American Muslim households relative to the national average.
16:45 GMT
The American Muslim market's unique opportunity is put in context of a fast growing global Islamic/Muslim lifestyle economy representing $2 trillion in consumption (2013).
Wealthy Gulf nations have agreed on measures to improve the working and living conditions of migrant workers who constitute a substantial segment
14:47 GMT
Despite a recent agreement to improve their situation, activist pressure is set to continue as many controversial issues remain in place.
Around 40 million of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims are now clients of the Islamic finance industry.
05:55 GMT
The Islamic banking industry is being hampered by low profits and "mediocre" customer satisfaction despite impressive growth.
The year 2015 is therefore likely to see virtual working becoming increasingly mainstream ,
04:55 GMT
The year 2014 was marked by a number of potentially historic technological innovations.

December 3, 2014

Rural dwellers were much more likely to be living in poverty than urbanites.
19:23 GMT
Turkey is among the poorest countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Investment has been a key part of the GCC-Morocco Strategic Partnership, which the GCC and Morocco’s heads of state launched in 2012.
13:54 GMT
Presently, the two-way trade is estimated at less than $4 billion, up from $700 million a decade ago, a healthy fivefold growth.
“This new decision will lead to disastrous consequences,” he said.
04:55 GMT
Farmers are expecting further deterioration to the agriculture sector following a decision by Syrian authorities over a week ago to halt the import of Lebanese produce.

December 2, 2014

Recent falls in international oil prices have triggered a rash of negative prognoses for energy producers in the Gulf
23:04 GMT
The negative outlook for oil prices for the Gulf states should be placed firmly in the context of geopolitical and technical reality
"Jordan is mature, disciplined, stable and professional," said the banker,
16:57 GMT
A bonanza is in store for the banking industry in Jordan after the dust settles in Iraq and Syria, according to a top banker.
Turkey is a major beneficiary of the collapse in Brent crude since the cost of imported energy narrows the current account deficit
04:55 GMT
The Turkish banking sector is inexpensive at just above one times price/book value due to the macro risks and consumer credit losses.
State procurement budgets could be cut, subsidies removed and big construction projects slowed or cancelled.
04:55 GMT
Plunging stock markets in the Gulf show investors are panicking about the prospect of $70 oil next year.

December 1, 2014

 One way in which Middle East investors are increasing their holdings is by placing more capital into alternatives
17:10 GMT
At this point, the outlook for 2015 is all good news.