August 7, 2012
When used in a rigorous and targeted manner, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) can ensure efficiency, speed, transparency, and economic impact in the delivery of services or vital infrastructure.
Attacks aimed at small businesses doubled in the first half of 2012 suggesting that hackers are dedicating more resources to what they see as the most vulnerable marks, according to Symantec.
August 6, 2012
The decentralized model of alternative power generation can be a bonus, cutting grid transmission losses and construction times, but it can also be a burden for investors, particularly during a downturn that favors defensive stocks.
The Middle East economies will be hit by a decrease in tourism, trade and direct investment from Greece and other Euro zone countries.
Oil demand in emerging markets and oil producing countries will top 45.7 million barrels per day (bpd) that is some 600,000 bpd more than expected demand from OECD countries.
August 5, 2012
Big numbers of Arab tourists are seen everywhere in Istanbul and other Turkish cities this year, as other tourism destinations, especially Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon, are grappling with the Arab Spring and its aftereffects.
Electricity supply deteriorated across Lebanon to unprecedented levels over the past months due to the standoff at EDL.
Iran is being hit by a "war" on its economy, according to officials facing tightened US sanctions and renewed Israeli threats of imminent military action over Tehran s nuclear activities.
August 2, 2012
The new Investment Funds Regulation implemented by the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) this week applies to all matters relating to domestic investment funds and to the promotion and offering of foreign funds in the UAE.
With the globe still reeling under the scourge of recession and people of over 100 countries still finding it difficult to find jobs, the Sultanate has bucked the trend with Omanis quite optimistic on the job front.
Regional companies raised a total of $1.29 billion through five initial public offerings (IPOs) in the second quarter of 2012.
August 1, 2012
The method by which travellers in the UAE purchase their flights and hotel nights is changing rapidly according to a pilot study of 50,000 users of travel comparison site, Wego.
Ramadan is more of a prompt for Gulf citizens to stay at home rather than venture overseas. Ernst & Young’s data bears this out.
A range of projects that span the Middle East have been chosen among the 100 most innovative and inspiring urban infrastructure projects in the world, in the second edition of KPMG’s Infrastructure 100 report.
July 31, 2012
The Agriculture Ministry is pursuing efforts to facilitate maritime transport to compensate for delays in land cargo through Syria, where the security situation has deteriorated significantly in the last few weeks.