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September 2, 2014

Saudi Arabia's economy should gather pace for the second half of 2014 (File/AFP)
09:32 GMT
How well is Saudi Arabia's economy doing? It's time to have optimism towards the non-oil economy as it transitions into the labour market to turn favourable for 2015.
Price hikes resulted in fewer property sales in Q2 across the MENA region (Image: Dubai Marina)
08:17 GMT
As developments are on the rise across the MENA region, the increase of prices have diverted first time buyers from purchasing new homes.

September 1, 2014

Traffic congestion and journeys in old – and not necessarily reliable – vehicles are a way of life in many parts of the Middle East.
20:49 GMT
Whether you’re a tourist or a resident, transport challenges are a way of life in the Middle East – just as they are in many other parts of the world. But technology is beginning to have an impact on this space.
Abu Dhabi's economy continues to expand in all sectors including tourism, retail and real estate (Image: Gobash)
11:01 GMT
The UAE's economy is continuing go grow in both the retail and real estate markets, which means there is room for more investment.
There is no need to increase oil production. Instead, Saudi Arabia should use its resources better (File/AFP)
10:26 GMT
Norway makes good use of its oil and gas industries respectfully. There is room for investment with the large income obtained from the energy sector. Why doesn't Saudi Arabia live off Norway's example?
The summit will have a mix of lectures and presentations (File/AFP)
09:27 GMT
The upcoming Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit in Saudi Arabia will be much more than an event. It will help enhance business solutions and improve technology across the kingdom.

August 31, 2014

Today we have our “actual selves” and our “digital selves” and surely our existence in the digital world requires more protection.
15:40 GMT
In May this year, a European court issued a ruling that supports his right and it has started a chain reaction that will affect everyone and everything on the Internet.
the founder and CEO of HotelTonight, says whenever he gets an application from anyone claiming to want to work for “HotelTonihgt” — he puts it straight in the bin.
15:04 GMT
To exclude someone simply because they have transposed two letters makes even less sense now than it ever did.
Although there is a growth in the housing market, occupier activity levels in the office remain low in Bahrain (Image: Al Shorfa)
09:06 GMT
A healthy economy fuelled by stability and job creation led to growth in Bahrain's real estate market, according to an industry expert.
More than half of the UAE will be hiring over the next three months, according to a recruitment portal (Image: File)
08:48 GMT
The UAE is the place to job hunt! According to a leading recruitment portal, over 60 percent of the UAE's employers will be hiring over the next three months.
Saudi, Bahrain and the UAE pulled their ambassadors out of Qatar in a diplomatic row earlier this year, straining GCC relations (File/AFP)
08:11 GMT
GCC leaders agreed to improve relations and develop principles between nations, including the reinstatement of Bahrain, Saudi and Emirati ambassadors to Qatar "any time".
Tourism is expected to be boosted by the move (Image: PortofSohar)
07:13 GMT
With Oman's cargo authorities shifting port activities from Muscat to Sohar, it will not only boost the economy but also create a positive future for the country's industrial development.
GCC equities in general continue to show characteristics that will continue to make them attractive to investors over the rest of this year.
04:55 GMT
While the Iraqi conflict has also kept some international investors at bay and risk premiums across the region elevated, the political backdrop seems to have improved in a number of countries in the region.

August 28, 2014

Shayne Nelson said that the UAE attracted safe investments from the likes of Iraq and Syria (File/AFP)
10:22 GMT
With turmoil continuing in the Middle East, the UAE has been the safe haven for many people in terms of property and flights, according to a senior banker.
DP World is a global marine terminal operator with around 65 locations across six continents (Image: File)
09:43 GMT
Global marine terminal operator DP World has reported profit attributable to owners of the company before separately disclosed items of $332 million for the six months to 30 June, 40.8 per cent ahead of the first half of 2013 on a like-for-like basis.