September 27, 2012
Publishing house Condé Nast International, known worldwide for its titles — Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Tatler and The New Yorker, among others — has finally decided to enter the market here with the Vogue Café and coffee lounge.
September 26, 2012
There is a need to change the Arab workforce's mindset to make them more productive, according to a Jordan-based regional training consultant.
Saudi Arabia has become one of the fastest growing IT markets in the Middle East region and is set to account for around 50 per cent of the GCC region’s total ICT investments by the end of 2012.
The Sudanese government has revealed that is struggling to implement budget cuts as it seeks to deal with a contracting economy.
Shopping in the Middle East and around the world is set to become more sophisticated as an increasing number of international retailers sell their products online.
If a draft law introducing higher salaries for different public sector workers is implemented inflation would rocket to 10 percent, Lebanon's economic committee warned on Tuesday.
Bahrain's Labour Minister claimed that a quarter of youth in the Middle East will be unemployed by 2017, double the global average.
September 25, 2012
A project rail boom within the transport sector in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) is expected to materialise in the next three years as the region allocates more than $250 billion worth of investments in various rail project
London Metropolitan University has been given a reprieve by the UK High Court, allowing students to continue their studies after action taken by the UK Border Agency removed the university's status to issue visas for non-EU nationals.
A total of LL40 billion in subsidies is needed to shore up Lebanon’s ailing apple production, the Farmers Association said on Monday as north Lebanon growers voiced fears that the current season could crumble despite high produce.
Global sukuk industry set to double in size, fuelled by GCC nations, according to Standard and Poor's
The global Islamic finance market will more than double in value during the next three years to more than US$2 trillion (Dh7.34tn), the ratings agency Standard & Poor's says, as the Arabian Gulf embarks on a renewed deal-making boom.
Jordan will host next year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa, the organization said in a statement on Monday.
After playing a pivotal role in the Egyptian Revolution, trade unions feel empowered to take action, with 300 protests taking place in the first half of September 2012, with some predicting further social upheaval.
September 24, 2012
After posting impressive GDP growth figures, one might suspect Saudi Arabia to help fellow nations in the MENA region. Whilst some neighbours of the Kingdom have benefitted, Sudan is left floundering with an ever increasing financial crisis
A new banking crisis is hitting Jordan, with customers repeatedly complaining of staff-shortages in the Kingdom.