March 5, 2012
The recently-published Digital Life study by TNS indicates that 48 percent of internet users access brand websites for product information before making a purchase.
A mixed week for commodities where the markets were driven by another injection of cheap money from the European Central Bank upbeat economic outlook comments from the Federal Reserve Chairman and continued geopolitical tensions.
Most Lebanese are pessimistic about economic prospects, revealed a consumer confidence survey released by regional job search website Bayt.com and human resources consultancy YouGov.
According to a recent estimate, Emirates will start receiving at least three planes a month this year and doubts had been raised whether there was enough hangar space for them.
If you are buying with a view to being able to sell or rent a unit then a large and liquid market for aftersales or rentals is essential.
March 4, 2012
Saudi Arabia is making a smooth transition into an advanced industrialized country.
European sanctions against Iran's oil exports will affect the world economy and hurt European and non-European countries.
More than a trillion dollars of what can broadly be catagorized as infrastructure projects are underway in the Middle East, a staggering two-thirds of them in the business-friendly UAE.
Through retail shopping, construction of new hotels and tourism attractions, the UAE is fast becoming one of the major global hubs for luxury goods and services.
Nobody likes losing money, absolutely nobody. That's one of the few things that can be safely said about almost every single person on the planet.
Some frontline service employees who are rewarded for hikes in customer loyalty and satisfaction also may engage in "service sweethearting," a clandestine practice that costs their employers billions of dollars annually in lost revenue, a new study had found.
March 1, 2012
The internet use in the UAE is among the cheapest and the fastest in the Middle East.
Marketers eager to reach Facebook’s 845 million users pay these software-savvy go- betweens fees as high as millions of dollars a year to create pages where customers can get discounts, participate in contests and interact with fellow fans.
The performance of Bahrain’s traditional export-orientated heavy industries is less sensitive to local issues.
Rather than imposing a unified minimum wage across the country, experts advise seeking alternatives that factor in regional and sectoral variations as well as imbalances in standards of living, growth and productivity.