January 26, 2012
Events play a great role in boosting the economy. Some specific events that shaped the job market the most last year were; some external events, like the Arab Spring, the great slowdown in the US and Eurozone.
Many at the elite economic gathering in Davos in the Swiss Alps accept that more must be done to convince critics that Western capitalism has a future and that it can learn from its massive failures.
The common stumbling block in enterprises really embracing social media is uncertainty over whether it provides real Return On Investment (ROI), and how that can be measured.
January 25, 2012
Many of the Iranian buyers are looking for a safe place to invest their money, property executives say.
Egyptian gas supplies fell from 220 million cubic feet per day in 2010 to an average of 80 million cubic feet in 2011 due to a series of 10 attacks last year on the Arab Gas Pipeline in the Sinai Peninsula that cut off the flow of natural gas.
Based on feedback, dealerships seem to have succeeded in their primary aim — to get the customer back to cruising through showrooms and model brochures.
Knowledge is where the value is being created in business today. Big data is of strategic importance to organisations and usually the second most valuable asset after their people.
Lebanon has come under international pressure to abide by international sanctions on neighboring Syria, which include freezing government assets and suspending cooperation with Syria's central bank and some other banks.
While the ADTA has leveraged the golf championship quite successfully to boost leisure tourism in the emirate, they are also big on niche sports like triathlon and take pride in the manner the capital has made giant strides as a sporting hub in the Middle East.
January 24, 2012
Several major international airlines seem to be wary of picking up stakes in the loss-making Indian carriers at this stage, even as the government plans to take steps to allow them to do so.
As the resources of the government are limited, it is only natural that sacrifices must be made by many layers of society to provide the funds necessary to ensure welfare.
The kingdom should make it a priority to ensure its young people are well prepared for the challenges of working in the modern economy," inJAz Bahrain executive director Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa said.
The global economy needs to create 600 million jobs in the next 10 years to sustain economic growth and maintain world social stability, a U.N. report said.
Growth prospects for the hardware, machinery and tools industries in the Middle East continues to look buoyant, driven by what is primarily an import-dependent market due to minimal local production.
What does this long shadow cast over the UAE economy mean? Does it call the UAE’s status as a safe haven from the Arab Spring uprisings into doubt?