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April 23, 2012

The UAE will soon become a nation of enterprising innovators as home to one of the richest talent pool in the world
14:28 GMT
While it is easier to justify investments in innovation during boom times, businesses are confronted with the challenge to keep the tempo going when the going gets tough.
Banks have been freely able to tap long term CDs and bonds locally
13:22 GMT
The latest global regulatory standards on bank capital adequacy, stress test and market liquidity risk called 'Basel III' will be introduced for Omani banks by the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) next year.
Businesses, landlords and tenants are becoming increasingly aware of the various advantages of occupying green buildings
12:38 GMT
Any efforts to decrease energy expenses in buildings can increase net income for the landlord by up to 3 percent, a report said.

April 22, 2012

In fact silver almost always outperforms gold by a factor of two to the upside, and offers reverse disappointment when things go sour
13:24 GMT
Gold demand should pick up this week due to the Indian religious calendar and silver prices do tend to follow gold upwards.
Of the Middle East and Levant markets, Egypt, Oman, the UAE and Qatar have seen increasing scores recently
12:23 GMT
MasterCard’s latest Index of Women’s Advancement for the Middle East and Levant report, which measures the socioeconomic level of women in relation to men, has revealed an increasing recognition for women’s empowerment in the recent years.
The UAE has always been amongst the top recipients of FDI in the region
11:09 GMT
Foreign direct investments (FDIs) in the GCC will continue to generate business opportunities despite current sluggishness, said a report by Global Investment House.

April 19, 2012

One obvious worry is the ability of Asian economies to maintain export growth while Europe struggles
14:10 GMT
The new World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund on Monday has a tone of cautious optimism.
One of the downsides of being part of a family business is that it is often perceived as having no separation between family and business interests
11:34 GMT
Family businesses will increasingly be the backbone and a major driver of growth, with a huge capacity to create employment across the Middle East and Europe, a report said.
GCC oil producers are called upon to produce more oil to fill the shortfall in supply created by the regional political turmoil
10:59 GMT
Gulf countries are experiencing a big surge in their balance of payment surpluses due to high oil prices and increased oil production and exports, senior officials from the Institute of International Finance (IIF) said yesterday.

April 18, 2012

To secure the global recovery, the IMF urged central banks in the United States, euro zone and Japan to stand ready to deliver further monetary easing
12:14 GMT
Global growth is slowly improving as the United States recovery gains traction and dangers from Europe recede, but risks remain elevated and the situation is very fragile, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said yesterday.
The price of a standard pack of bread is currently capped at LL1,500
10:52 GMT
The Union of Bakeries has decided to hold an open-ended strike starting Thursday.
Moving toward a green economy will make the Kingdom a producer of knowledge
09:04 GMT
The Kingdom should move toward that to be action wise, mental wise and investment wise," says Nahed Taher in an exclusive interview with Arab News.

April 17, 2012

The union said the sharp increase in the prices of raw materials used by bakeries was the major reason behind the strike
13:58 GMT
Lebanon’s Union of Bakeries announced Monday it would hold an open-ended strike from Thursday until the government compensates them for the increased cost of raw materials used in bread production.
The logic is: don’t put all your eggs in one basket
10:18 GMT
Diversification is a risk management strategy since prices of different assets often move in opposite directions and having more than one asset in your portfolio helps limit the risk or impact of sharp price changes in one asset class.
Al Mansouri touched on the investments going into the expansion of infrastructure
08:39 GMT
The aviation industry has directly contributed Dh61.3 billion to the UAE's economy, which is around 6.3 percent, said Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, in Abu Dhabi yesterday.