June 12, 2012
GCC banks as a whole registered a growth of 15.8 percent in 2011.
Four out of five women professionals in the UAE have taken on more responsibility to advance their career prospects, according to a survey by Accenture.
The survey, released today (12 June), shows that Abu Dhabi has fallen nine places over the last year, to rank at 76, and Dubai in turn has fallen 13 spots to position 94.
A look at the effects of the Eurocrisis in concert with social and political unrest on the Middle Eastern economy.
Qatar has set an excellent example of a forward-looking country whose government has implemented legislations to liberalise the aviation industry and create an environment conducive for growth, a top official of Boeing Commercial Airplanes has said.
Given the sorry state of the post-Mubarak economy and the deep financial woes of the past 16 months – compounded by the political unrest and uncertainty likely to persist even after the inauguration – this will be a daunting task.
Lebanon’s agricultural exports to Syria in the first four months have surged for the first time in many years as the war-ravaged country is trying to cope with dwindling production of wheat, vegetables and fruits.
June 11, 2012
Muscat is among the lowest risk cities in the region, with a rating that puts it ahead of international business hubs such as Barcelona, Milan, Lisbon, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, according to the findings from the 2012 People Risk Index.
The United Arab Emirates' public finances swung into a surplus of 2.9 percent of economic output in 2011 after two years of deficits.
Lebanese insurance companies were hit hard in the first quarter of 2012 on slower economic activity due to regional turmoil and domestic instability.
Television sales increased up to 35 percent last week ahead of the Fifa Euro 2012 football tournament that began on Friday to kick off a long summer of sport.
Taxi drivers were not the only ones suffering a slump in business due to Sunday’s heat.
Global airline industry profits are expected to be $3 billion, unchanged from the last update in March, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) outlook for 2012 said.
June 10, 2012
The Arab World will need to create a staggering 75 million jobs in the coming decade – an increase of 40 percent more than what currently exist – to keep pace with the young and fast-growing population set to enter the workforce, a report said.
Three million people in Zarqa and Amman would benefit from the ongoing five-year project, while over 19,000 households in Zarqa will be connected to sewage networks once the venture is completed.