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May 17, 2012

More and more of the 513 hotels in the UAE are saying they’re reaping the rewards of adopting eco-friendly practices
09:55 GMT
Hotels are the number one contributor to global warming. That’s even more prevalent across the Gulf region where the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has just ranked Qatar, Kuwait and then the UAE as having the globe’s largest carbon footprints.
Leading the list in the Top 50 Richest Arab Businesswomen in Listed Companies category was Shaikha Amna bint Mohammed Al Thani
09:09 GMT
Eight Bahraini women have made history as they were named among Forbes' most powerful females in the Arab world.

May 16, 2012

The UAE free zones contribute more than 25 percent to the country’s GDP
16:13 GMT
The new Companies Law will add value and attract investments with large capital requirements into the country.
The choices of Lebanese banks – and non-U.S. banks around the world – under the new rules are, indeed, limited
15:06 GMT
Essentially, the source said, U.S. passport holders banking in the Lebanese system will be asked to sign documents that waive their right to privacy.
Employers are now more tolerant of people working outside the office
13:01 GMT
Sometimes it pays to ditch the office and stay home or go to a cafe. At least that’s what many so-called telecommuters across Lebanon have discovered, as an increasing number do their work from the convenience of ... anywhere.
Europe's debt crisis has triggered concerns about the ability of GCC companies and banks to refinance debt this year
11:56 GMT
The euro zone narrowly avoided recession in the first quarter as growth remained flat, showed data released yesterday by Eurostat, the area's statistics agency.

May 15, 2012

The basic model of the new iPad carries a retail price of Dh2,099 in stores
15:49 GMT
Seventy-two hours into the official launch of the latest iPad in the UAE, retailers are still waiting for the rush of customers.
Technological innovations making the lives of consumers even easier
15:32 GMT
Demand for consumer electronics could be in for another bout of growth, fuelled mainly by intense competition.
Academic qualifications, past experience and the ability to convince are key criteria for funding
15:03 GMT
Starting out on one's own was never easy, but today there are a number of funds and support networks that promise to make the ride smoother.
Cultural industries that do not have positive impact on local development and do not serve local communities are a lost cause
12:46 GMT
Fostering creative industries can spur economic growth and create jobs in addition to promoting international cultural cooperation, Jordanian and European officials said at a forum Sunday.
To get there, retailers must meet a short list of rating categories ranging from water and energy to materials and operations
10:29 GMT
Retailers are adopting eco-friendly measures in their mall fit-outs across Dubai to reduce the impact of doing business on the environment, says a major retailing firm.
Global oil demand is forecast to grow by around 900,000 barrels a day in 2012
09:49 GMT
Crude oil continues to be an enigma for market analysts policy makers and the layman alike whether it is related to its supplies pricing and environmental issues despite the fact that crude oil per se can't be used as such by anyone.

May 14, 2012

Journalists still based in Bahrain have also tried to work around the restrictions imposed on them
16:25 GMT
One of the clearest (and most dire) changes over the past year has been the disappearance of independent voices in traditional media outlets (newspapers, television and radio).
There are very good financial reasons for embracing the green revolution
16:02 GMT
Academic studies have shown that consumers value the green credentials of a company and are prepared to pay a premium price.
The spending problem has paralyzed the work of the Cabinet and [state] institutions
15:45 GMT
Prime Minister Najib Mikati is optimistic about finding a solution for the problem of extra-budgetary spending, which is threatening to throw the government into disarray, during Wednesday’s Cabinet session, Information Minister Walid Daouk said Sunday.