September 12, 2012
Saudi Aramco confirmed this week that investigations were still underway to find out the origins of a virus named “Shamoon” which attacked the company's networks last month.
The black market for visa's in Saudia Arabia is booming, with 30 per cent of the visa's that are issued ending up being traded illegally. The trade in visa's is being blamed for the rise in unemployment in the Kingdom, which the government is desperate to reduce.
A modern, energy-efficient mode of public transport system for Oman is the need of the hour, said Anthony Pearce, honorary life member and former director-general of the Geneva-based International Road Federation.
September 11, 2012
Like Starbucks but don't like coffee? Argo Tea set to expand in to the 'window of the Middle East', with their first store outside of the US.
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has given its go-ahead to increase taxes on all tobacco products, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Health.
The GFBTU has over 60 trade unions covering close to 15,000 members under its umbrella, but only trade union heads can nominate themselves to contest seats on the GFBTU board.
South Sudan's inflation has dropped from 60.9 per cent in July, to 43.3 per cent in August, the National Bureau of Statistics reveled. After seceding from its northern neighbour in 2011, fuel crises have rocked the new nation causing massive inflation.
September 10, 2012
The consumer spending in Kuwait is set for another strong year in 2012 backed by solid salary increases and an improving employment scenario, according to a report by the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK).
The increasing price of gold is evidence in the lack of confidence in the global economy, as investors seek the traditional safe haven of the precious metal. Gold prices are helped by the 6 per cent decline in supply caused by lower recycling levels
The UAE and China are registering economic growth, and are increasing trade relations. The relationship between the two nations has increased fivefold over the last ten years, with a growth rate of 395 per cent in spite of the global downturn.
September 9, 2012
There is tremendous opportunity for banks and financing institutions as almost 50,000 UAE-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are on the lookout for additional capital and financing.
The Egyptian market is particularly well known for its aversion to automation in the area of customer service.
Lebanon's offshore gas fields could be larger than Cyprus and Syria's offshore field, according to early, better than average data. 26 companies are bidding for anchorage, despite government delays.
September 6, 2012
Saudi Arabia’s automotive accessories, repair and after-sales service equipment market will reach around SR9 billion ($2.4 billion) in the coming years, said industry experts ahead of a major automotive event in Riyadh.
Companies in Bahrain could be set to lose major contracts as a result of delays being suffered by truckers crossing the King Fahad Causeway into Saudi Arabia.