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March 7, 2012

Businesses today are going green because it’s essential in terms of business success
13:07 GMT
Not only does greening your business make financial sense in terms of energy savings; it contributes to efficiency, productivity, innovation, customer loyalty and profit.

March 6, 2012

To contain inflation you need foreign investments, and for this you need a very attractive investment environment
16:44 GMT
Observers such as the World Bank’s president link the protests that triggered the Arab spring with high inflation – and thus bad policy – while others blamed Mubarak of sacrificing everything – including civil rights – for economic growth.
World equities and oil have typically been closely correlated since 2008 because both were driven by global demand
12:59 GMT
A jump in energy prices is jamming the slow-turning cogs of an economic recovery in the West, but that may be nothing compared to the economic shock an Israeli attack on Iran would cause.
Arab countries account for 55.8 percent of agro-industrial exports
12:44 GMT
Lebanon’s agro-industrial sector expanded to reach $2.67 billion by the end of 2011, after posting moderate growth over the last five years.
A lack of fair salary is an emotive issue, especially at a time when a lot of people are under financial strains
08:11 GMT
Keeping the employees motivated is central to the success of a company, so managers don’t hesitate to say words of praise or show recognition to their staff. But employers need to do more than just utter words of encouragement to keep their employees stoked for success.

March 5, 2012

The unrest left the country in a state of uncertainty, especially with poor levels of security
16:46 GMT
The number of tourists visiting Egypt in the last quarter of 2011 decreased by 29.2 percent, compared to the same period in 2010.
There is a rising demand by consumers across most markets to keep up-to-date with their brands of choice
16:30 GMT
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.
Gold correcting following failure to break 1,800
16:10 GMT
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.
37 percent of respondents stated that the country’s economy will get worse overall
12:30 GMT
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.
Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman, told Gulf News that the airline’s commercial division was evaluating all its popular routes
11:01 GMT
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.
Good deals on the best located property are hard to find and this is starting to chase up prices
10:11 GMT
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

The country's Eighth Development Plan aims to increase the contribution of the private sector in economic and social development by raising the participation of Saudi women in such areas
16:29 GMT
Saudi Arabia is making a smooth transition into an advanced industrialized country.
The Iranian foreign minister went on to say that Tehran has managed sanctions against the country by maintaining its political independence in the international arena
15:55 GMT
European sanctions against Iran's oil exports will affect the world economy and hurt European and non-European countries.
The global trend is no friend to private investors in infrastructure
15:14 GMT
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.
The UAE’s luxury segment will continue to increase its market share, said Cheaito, who has a 20-year experience in the luxury goods sector
10:20 GMT
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.