December 1, 2013
A leading hotelier warned Thursday of grave consequences to Lebanon’s hotel industry if the crisis in Syria persists.
Finding work as a freelancer can be hard – and doing it in the Middle East can be even harder.
November 28, 2013
Strobes of garish neon lights greet the visitor at the entrance of the Women’s Cafe in south Beirut, an ingeniously titled female-only establishment off Hadi Nasrallah Street that its customers say offers them an opportunity to be themselves, outside home.
Can the EU's economic relationship with the GCC promote greater trade liberalization as well as region-to-region cooperation?
Telecom operator Etisalat launched "Business MiFi" this week, which allows customers from large, small and medium sized enterprises to "enrich their clients with a connected drive experience on the move."
With Tuesday's announcement that the 2020 world expo will be held in Dubai, how will the emirate's economy transform over the upcoming years?
With a fast growing population in the GCC countries, with close to 60 per cent below 30 years old, the public sector is unable to sufficiently absorb school and university graduates as it could in the past; this presents an economic, education and social challenge for the region, says Deloitte.
Oil and gas exports account for around 97 percent of foreign currency earnings, despite the government’s long-stated commitment to developing the non-hydrocarbons sector.
November 27, 2013
Give me the gold! Why Middle East demand for the precious metal in the jewelry business is growing 25+ percent annually
Consumers' demand for gold jewelry
Islamic banks may need to reorient their operation in order to "enter the next cycle of growth," according to some bank executives.
The world is changing rapidly and what is emerging is the need for countries like Oman to become more competitive. The nature of competitiveness is changing too.
November 26, 2013
According to a Colliers International report, the healthcare sector in the region is forecast to grow significantly on the back of high population growth rates, introduction of compulsory health insurance by a number of regional governments, continued growth of regional medical tourism and heavy reliance on imported medicine and medical equipment, among others.
The Dubai government announced Monday that it intends to bolster its economy through increased government spending and revenues over the next year, but will this serve as an ideal remedy for an economy that is already quite healthy?
"Say no to terrorism and visit Lebanon": how Beirut's struggling tourism sector hopes to woo travelers during the holiday season
Lebanon's tourism ministry is calling on Lebanese diasporas abroad and travelers from all over to "say no to terrorism and visit Lebanon" this upcoming holiday season.
Hani Nehmi, general manager of iStyle, Apple premium reseller, said that it is very good to buy locally than in the US. It is a good price and declined to comment more on the pricing gap.