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February 26, 2012

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.
UAE prices are tied to the global market
09:04 GMT
The Federal National Council (FNC) that consists of 40 members demanded that prices should be brought in line with the rest of the GCC nations.
In order to remain viable, the Egyptian real estate market would need the support of the government and the banking system
08:36 GMT
Although the Egyptian housing market slowed last year due to political unrest and legal challenges facing several real estate developers, the market is improving as property appears to be regaining its reputation.
Businesses are evolving from mere acceptance to actual productivity gains
08:13 GMT
Users are moving from just messaging applications on mobile units to line-of-business applications, said Brian Duckering, senior manager with the endpoint management and mobility group at Symantec.

February 22, 2012

Much of the dissatisfaction stems from supervisors' unwillingness to listen to their employees
16:42 GMT
The survey was conducted by talent management expert DDI as a way to determine what today's leaders are doing right and what they are doing wrong.
S&P said it continued to observe structural imbalances in the financial sector stemming mainly from sharp growth in lending
16:19 GMT
International rating agency Standard & Poor’s said Lebanon’s path to recovery over the next few years will be slow, but maintained a stable outlook of the country’s banking sector.
Could silver still stumble?
16:04 GMT
What’s been holding the price of silver below $34 this year? It’s been the possibility of a disorderly default by Greece.
Dubai-based industrial bakeries are calling on the government to give them equal opportunities as they face stiff competition from their counterparts in Abu Dhabi
14:18 GMT
Manufacturers and retailers are forced to swallow the increases rather than pass them on to customers such as hotels, supermarket bakeries and the end-consumer — a move that is not sustainable in tough economic times, they told Gulf News.