February 28, 2012
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.
In these challenging times, the online sector represents a giant opportunity.
February 27, 2012
You can take your pick when looking at the 24 percent surge in the Dubai Financial Market since it finally bottomed in mid-January.
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.
The total value of current UAE construction projects is $1.249 trillion with buildings accounting for $871.6 billion.
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
One question that continually gets asked is How do we measure return on investment?
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.
Last week, Iran announced that the country's researchers plan to manufacture a low-altitude satellite which helps predict earthquakes from space.
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.
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.
“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
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.
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 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.