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February 28, 2012

Potential growth of SFI is expected to range between $6 and $10 trillion by 2013
10:17 GMT
The global landscape for Sovereign Financial Institutions (SFI) connected with their structure, safeguarding their sovereign tax exemptions and their compliance requirements have remained key issues for the state-owned funds.
Emerging markets need to get online
08:41 GMT
In these challenging times, the online sector represents a giant opportunity.

February 27, 2012

The last stock market in the world to catch up with a global rally that has almost topped out?
16:45 GMT
You can take your pick when looking at the 24 percent surge in the Dubai Financial Market since it finally bottomed in mid-January.
Solar EOR can improve heavy oil economics, benefiting producers in such geographies as California, Alberta, Venezuela, and perhaps most of all, the Arabian Gulf
08:51 GMT
Can solar thermal technology transform the economics of enhanced oil recovery (EOR), is the big question posed by a new report by Raymond James & Associates.
Across the GCC, sustainable building projects spearhead the growing real estate construction boom
08:31 GMT
The total value of current UAE construction projects is $1.249 trillion with buildings accounting for $871.6 billion.
Mobile broadband subscriptions increased by 60 percent year-on-year and now number close to 1 billion
07:55 GMT
Mobile penetration has reached 85 percent globally and subscriptions now total around six billion — fast catching up with the 80 percent of people who have access to electricity, figures released show.

February 26, 2012

Communications companies are very good at differentiating themselves from their competition
18:35 GMT
One question that continually gets asked is How do we measure return on investment?
Implementing green technologies, developing new initiatives in the bio-fuel field, using modern and fuel efficient fleet will certainly have a big impact on limiting the greenhouse gas emissions
17:52 GMT
The Middle East region will record 7.1 percent increase in passenger transport numbers annually until the year 2029, while it will be 6.8 percent annual growth for the freight segment.
Some people still assume that Iran supply its needed equipment from abroad
16:48 GMT
Last week, Iran announced that the country's researchers plan to manufacture a low-altitude satellite which helps predict earthquakes from space.
The services and banking sectors are going to be quite attractive in terms of dividend yield
11:13 GMT
Higher cash dividends from cheap stock valuations on the Muscat Securities Market (MSM) could lure investors and boost activity on the bourse, according to analysts and brokers.
The political instability in some markets across the region such as Egypt and Syria has forced an upward growth in leisure demand in Dubai
09:43 GMT
Occupancies across Dubai hotels are starting to skyrocket and are expected to continue the trend during the course of the year, largely driven by the Arab Spring and opening of new tourism markets.
There is a need for immediate strategies to address the issue of unemployment in Jordan
09:17 GMT
“Developing countries will never become developed unless they properly utilise their human capital,” Omar Razzaz, former director general of the Social Security Corporation, said Thursday.

February 23, 2012

“Social media can help any business unless it’s a very niche B2B company,”  said Goel, an executive director at Socialize
21:48 GMT
The lack of YouTube content from the Arab world presents great marketing opportunities due to the fact that in 2011, it was the most visited social media site in the UAE alone.
The Gulf is the next strategic market for Palestinian companies
16:49 GMT
A sluggish Palestinian market, the rise of olive oil prices due to the Israeli destruction of farms and the occupation’s continued choking of Palestinian economic activity are driving these companies to seek international markets, they told Gulf News.
The study looked at 320 transactions that took place between 2001 and 2009 in eight industry sectors
16:18 GMT
The study demonstrates an important truth about mergers and acquisitions that is critically important to anyone considering growth through inorganic means: Structuring transactions with capabilities in mind can result in deals that outperform peers and that avoid ‘adjacency traps.