March 14, 2013
The Middle East region’s expenditure on Information Technology (IT) is projected to hit $192.9 billion in 2013, registering a 5.5 per cent increase from last year.
Egypt was last year's worse performer when it comes to budget transparency, according to new survey highlighting dramatic regression in post-revolution period.
Following a rise in the cost of gas cylinders in Yemen, traders are complaining that the increase in price is harming their ability to turn a profit.
Ali Hassan Khalil, Lebanon’s health minister, stated recently that Egyptian medical products would be given a high priority within the Lebanese market.
Already struggling with limited water resources and land degradation, farmers in Lebanon are likely to face additional challenges coping with the effects of climate change.
The UAE, a major player in the global energy market, is investing heavily to ensure that there is enough oil to power Asia’s major economies.
March 13, 2013
Since public sector workers started industrial action over the long running debate over a proposed pay increase, Lebanese citizens have faced difficulty in accessing government services.
With fighting continuing across Syria in the run up the the second anniversary, Syrian Kurds are hoping to find more lucrative oil reserves.
Industry insiders attribute recent shortages of several vital pharmaceutical products to Egypt's stringent system of price controls coupled with recent devaluation of local currency.
Tunisians can unite over a shared desire for better security and increased employment, a leading expert of the North African country says.
The delegations of Sudan and South Sudan in the Ethiopian capital. Addis Ababa, agreed on Tuesday to allow for the resumption of oil exports that were suspended last year.
Consumer confidence in the UAE is increasing, according to latest figures from MasterCard.
March 12, 2013
Unemployment in Yemen is currently around 60 per cent, but there is one area where those seeking work can always turn - taxi driving.
The value of new sukuk (Islamic bond) issuance worldwide will once again surge to more than $100 billion this year with GCC issuers dominating the market with bigger issues.
With the continuing growth of Islamic finance across the MENA region, especially in the GCC states, the UK is to create a hub for Sharia compliant banking options.