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February 1, 2012

Phase 2 will see the network extended to the greater Doha area and to neighbouring areas
13:32 GMT
The country has been on an accelerated programme to complete its inner city railway project before the upcoming Fifa World Cup 2022.
Since customers do not distinguish between channels, retailers will have to support seamless integration among all their channels such as access to their full range of products, customer information, and order information
12:54 GMT
The strongest growth in fiscal year 2010 was generated by Middle Eastern, African and Latin American retailers, with Middle Eastern and African retailers generating the highest compound annual growth rate of all regions over the 2005-2010 period.
“The country has experienced a substantial decrease in financial accounts,” said the U.N
11:37 GMT
Layoffs, slumping tourism, falling construction activity and declining remittances from Lebanese expatriates have marred the performance of the economy of Lebanon in 2011, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday.

January 31, 2012

Engineer Abdullah bin Rashid Al Kiyumi said: "The construction industry is one of the mainstays of our economic growth and prosperity"
16:41 GMT
Spending will continue apace on a wide array of infrastructure projects, notably roads, ports, airports, water supply schemes, sewerage treatment plants, real estate projects and dozens of schools and hospitals.
Data for the Bayt.com Management Challenges in the MENA poll was collected online from November 10 – December 30, 2011
16:21 GMT
A recent Management Challenges in the MENA poll conducted by Bayt.com, the region’s number one job site, has uncovered that 24.3% of managers in the region look for ‘professional success’ above all else in candidates.
Continuing growth in crucial sectors such as infrastructure, manufacturing, food and beverages and construction will fuel the use of plastic resins
16:19 GMT
The Gulf states’ plastic industry is poised to boom while investments of some $57 billion could enter the petrochemical industry over the next five years.
Dubai was the sole tourist destination in the region that has shown a rise in occupancy and revenue per available room with a very slight decline in room rates
09:51 GMT
In a report on the hotel industry in the Middle East and North Africa, it said the emirate had proved its "magnetic attraction as a tourist attraction."
The creation and development of an active social entrepreneurship sector in the UAE will be gradual and take a number of years to achieve
08:58 GMT
A recent study into entrepreneurs and business owners in UAE showed higher education correlated with the likelihood of starting up a business.
The world on the network has become so complex that it makes it more difficult to understand what the allocation of the budgets are
08:15 GMT
Video currently has the biggest impact on business networks, according to network solution providers. This includes video in all its forms – including live, collaboration and streamed.

January 30, 2012

Economically, optimised choices make it so that potentially sensitive C-Mn steels are used in a number of processing and transporting equipments
16:51 GMT
Steels have been enhanced into materials with improved properties, says Dr Patrick Toussaint, marketing and product support manager with Industeel, a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal specialised in advanced technology carbon, alloy and stainless steel plates.
According to ZonesCorp, the auto city ICAD V provides a world-class infrastructure and services
16:38 GMT
Abu Dhabi will develop an automobile city in the Mussafah area, the auto city ” Industrial City of Abu Dhabi V (ICAD V) ” spans 11 squaret kilometres and caters to Abu Dhabi's automotive value chain.
Do we really need to add more capacity because we want to reach areas for development or are we doing this only because of the congestion?
16:02 GMT
A planned expansion of Emirates Road from Dubai to Abu Dhabi would improve traffic flow and economic development, but not solve long-term safety issues or strains on commuters, experts say.
Lack of required qualifications largely prevents Qatari students from taking up responsible positions in the local job market
12:13 GMT
a Qatari student costs the state a staggering QR39, 000 on average a year, while the figure for each preparatory school student is QR30, 500.
Many Iranian lawmakers have called for an immediate ban on oil exports to the EU before its ban goes into effect in July
10:29 GMT
Oil prices could hit $150 a barrel as a result of the ongoing international standoff over Iran’s nuclear programme, the head of the country’s state oil company said yesterday.
Since the start of the year, average daily traded value on both Dubai Financial Market and Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange have averaged $16 million (Dh58.7 million)
08:49 GMT
The UAE stock markets are crying for liquidity as investors shy away from the once-hectic trading platforms.