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August 13, 2012

The bourse rises 0.1 percent to 6,995 points, its highest close since May 29
14:55 GMT
Saudi Arabia's index advances to a fresh 11-week high, boosted by food stocks, but volumes slump as investors wind down ahead of the upcoming Eid holiday.

August 12, 2012

Electricity theft represents close to 30 percent of EDL’s losses
13:54 GMT
Electricite du Liban announced Friday that electricity production will start improving as of Monday in most Lebanese areas after the technical teams nearly completed maintenance work on some of the power plants.
MENA reported that the loan was agreed to on Saturday
13:17 GMT
The Qatar government has loaned Egypt $2 billion in an effort to assist Cairo in bolstering its struggling economy, the official state-run MENA news agency reported on Saturday.
It is indeed hard to get the daily or monthly trends right in markets
12:33 GMT
Gold and silver prices are showing signs of renewed life after a long trek sideways since the highs of last year.

August 9, 2012

Inflation in GCC countries has generally remained low
11:17 GMT
“Real gross domestic product growth in the GCC is seen dipping from 5.1 percent in 2012 to 3.5 percent in 2013, though the decline is largely due to a policy-driven cut in oil output from Gulf OPEC members”.
The different feasibility studies about the funding of a new pipeline have shown that it would not be profitable for investors. But such decision can be politically motivated, analysts say
10:52 GMT
Sudan's ruling National Congress Party reiterated that oil deal with South Sudan cannot be implemented without a comprehensive agreement over the remaining unresolved issues, particularly the security matters.
The outlook for the region's oil industry is optimistic
10:21 GMT
How can the region's operators capitalise on this positive outlook for the oil industry, compete positively against their rivals and ensure that they get a significant slice of market share?

August 8, 2012

Among the markets that were well-represented in the ACCA/IMA sample, the UAE remained the most confident
14:56 GMT
The global economic recovery has slowed down again in early 2012, according to a worldwide survey of finance professionals.
Are these young graduates capable enough to support the needs of a constantly changing workplace?
14:54 GMT
When over 8,000 students graduated from private universities in Dubai, universities are continuing to create a young workforce looking for employment in local markets.
Bahrainis continue to show lower levels of work engagement than expatriates
10:29 GMT
Bahrainis are keen to bridge the gap between their educational preparation and actual job requirements.

August 7, 2012

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15:30 GMT
The "Expat Financial Screening" service is designed to help financial institutions understand the background/financial history of their customers.
GCC countries' natural resource endowment makes PPPs a development option rather than a fiscal necessity
15:22 GMT
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.
Small businesses lack the money of larger companies to buy expensive technology that can bolster defences
15:11 GMT
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

Operators of renewable energy projects are often small, privately held and sub-investment grade
14:19 GMT
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 global economy is recovering as a result of a review in the fiscal policies over the past few years
11:48 GMT
The Middle East economies will be hit by a decrease in tourism, trade and direct investment from Greece and other Euro zone countries.