March 5, 2013
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.
Libyans are getting ready to have a fist full of one dinar notes after the country unveils a new design that it hopes better reflects the post-revolution values.
The recovery of the Tunisian economy hinges on consensus among different political parties, which alone is able to restore security and economic and social stability, outgoing Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said on Friday.
Profits of Lebanese banks operating in Syria fell by 45.8 percent to $13.8 million in 2012, a clear indication that the turmoil in the country is having a negative impact on most sectors of the Lebanese economy.
A report by Kuwait Finance House (KFH) highlights the education sector as one of the focus areas for GCC governments with a growing share of spending being channelled to build new schools, colleges, and universities.
February 28, 2013
Libya could generate approximately five times the amount of energy from solar power than it currently produces in crude oil, research by the UK's Nottingham Trent University shows.