March 21, 2013
Lebanon's Cabinet meets Thursday under the shadow of a month-long public sector strike and is expected to meet protesters’ demands, but a dispute over the parliamentary elections law might derail the long-awaited session.
Social media can have a dramatic impact on job hunting and entrepreneurship in the MENA region, according to a study by Dubai School of Government.
Kuwait’s central bank expects the country’s economic growth to slow dramatically this year as it predicts a contraction in the contribution of the oil sector, as the crude exporter trims output.
An oil price of between $101 and $118 per barrel in 2013-14 could generate a budget surplus for Kuwait of up to $56 billion next fiscal year.
Development policies for Egypt's struggling economy fail to address the 'true needs of Egypt's citizens', according to a recent study.
Over two years after the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, starting the Arab uprisings, street vendors in the North African country are still reeling from two years of economic mismanagement.
March 20, 2013
According to estimates by Ernst & Young’s Global Islamic Banking Center, Islamic banking assets with commercial banks in the GCC reached $445 billion at the end of 2012.
Middle Eastern airlines are expected to post a profit of $1.4 billion during this year, while globally the airline industry will see a modest improvement in its financial performance, says an Iata forecast.
Jordan needs to market its image to investors as an open economy with a skilled labour force, according to President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Suma Chakrabarti.
Members of the UAE's Federal National Council (FNC) have blamed the Emirati Ministry of Health for lack of internationally recognized healthcare standards, shortage of doctors and hospital beds and failing in its efforts to prevent chronic diseases.
Lebanese banks in Cyprus are remaining wary about restarting operations in the island nation after the the Cypriot government rejected bailout plans on Tuesday.
Sales of seismic data relating to Lebanon's offshore gas reserves have netted the government $34 million.
March 19, 2013
Samsung and Apple are currently in the midst of a heated advertising war after the after the former announced last week that it would be releasing its new Galaxy S4 model smartphone, according to US global business magazine Fortune.
Lebanon’s government still lags behind many of its regional peers in promoting corporate social responsibility, despite successful initiatives by the private sector and civil society groups, said CSR experts who gathered Monday in Beirut.
The In Amenas terror attack will not slow down Algeria's energy sector, officials and investors agree.