March 5, 2013
The rich-list compiled by Forbes has angered Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who says that the rankings underestimate his wealth.
Egyptian Islamist preacher Safwat Hijazi has voiced objection to a tourism agreement with Iran, expressing fear that Ayatollah’s regime in Tehran might be sending Shiite missionaries disguised as tourists.
Lebanon waived its banking secrecy laws 24 times in cases that involved money laundering and terrorist funding in 2012, a new report said.
Kuwait's budget surplus keeps on growing, new figures show, climbing to $57 billion.
Middle Eastern airlines posted the fastest-growing air freight demand in January globally, reporting an increase of 16.3 per cent over the same month in 2012, new figures show.
The French government expects its $6.7 billion (Dh24.6 billion) bilateral trade with the UAE to grow at between 10-15 per cent this year, a senior official said.
Malls are the place to go shopping in the the Middle East, but will an online version woo customers in the UAE?
March 4, 2013
Lebanon's President pledged over the weekend to push forward salary increases for civil servants and teachers within a three-week deadline.
Financial institutions in Bahrain are being monitored as they impose precautionary restrictions on the staff of Gulf Air and Bahrain Air, according to the country's banking watchdog.
The Saudi non-oil private sector registered solid improvement in its business activity during February with firms reporting a surge in production and new factory orders compared to last month.
Following the discovery of potentially lucrative oil and gas deposits of the coast of Lebanon, one expert has urged a clear and transparent bidding process for contracts.
The UAE is making moves to ban non-biodegradable plastics from the the start of next year.
Trade between the United Arab Emirates and South Korea is booming, registering $22 billion, with further growth expected.
March 3, 2013
A big surge in smartphone suers in the Middle East should force operators to introduce 4G technology sooner rather than later, experts said on Saturday.
Trade Unions in Lebanon vowed on Friday to start a week of “exceptional” protests Monday in another bid to pressure the cabinet into passing a new salary scale to the Parliament.