May 17, 2012
The increasing interest in Islamic finance in major markets across the globe presents a unique opportunity of expanding the global footprint of the Islamic investments industry.
With markets in turmoil, Greeks are said to have withdrawn about €700 million (Dh3.27 billion) from banks since May 6 in the expectation of a rapid depreciation if the country exits the euro zone, Reuters reported yesterday.
Hotels are the number one contributor to global warming. That’s even more prevalent across the Gulf region where the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has just ranked Qatar, Kuwait and then the UAE as having the globe’s largest carbon footprints.
Eight Bahraini women have made history as they were named among Forbes' most powerful females in the Arab world.
May 16, 2012
The new Companies Law will add value and attract investments with large capital requirements into the country.
Essentially, the source said, U.S. passport holders banking in the Lebanese system will be asked to sign documents that waive their right to privacy.
Sometimes it pays to ditch the office and stay home or go to a cafe. At least that’s what many so-called telecommuters across Lebanon have discovered, as an increasing number do their work from the convenience of ... anywhere.
The euro zone narrowly avoided recession in the first quarter as growth remained flat, showed data released yesterday by Eurostat, the area's statistics agency.
May 15, 2012
Seventy-two hours into the official launch of the latest iPad in the UAE, retailers are still waiting for the rush of customers.
Demand for consumer electronics could be in for another bout of growth, fuelled mainly by intense competition.
Starting out on one's own was never easy, but today there are a number of funds and support networks that promise to make the ride smoother.
Fostering creative industries can spur economic growth and create jobs in addition to promoting international cultural cooperation, Jordanian and European officials said at a forum Sunday.
Retailers are adopting eco-friendly measures in their mall fit-outs across Dubai to reduce the impact of doing business on the environment, says a major retailing firm.
Crude oil continues to be an enigma for market analysts policy makers and the layman alike whether it is related to its supplies pricing and environmental issues despite the fact that crude oil per se can't be used as such by anyone.
May 14, 2012
One of the clearest (and most dire) changes over the past year has been the disappearance of independent voices in traditional media outlets (newspapers, television and radio).