June 24, 2014
Time for some basic labour rights? Why hiring Filipino housemaids just got almost impossible in the UAE
The move has led to a shortage of maids from the Philippines, which imposes strict measures in maid deployment
This reclassification decision had been three years in the offing before the announcement was made on June 12 last year.
June 23, 2014
Sisi’s Gulf Arab allies have sent billions of dollars in aid to Egypt after Mursi’s fall which analysts said had saved Egypt from bankruptcy.
June 22, 2014
The road less traveled: how alternative tourism is proving to be a viable option for the Egyptian economy
El-Decken's group – and other like it – won't replace the value of the main tourism sector, but they are growing and attracting more locals and foreigners every day
he ever more rising status of the GCC, and the role of their sovereign wealth funds in economies affected by the repercussions of the global financial breakdown, has led to GCC states becoming more assertive in their relations with the EU.
As the largest exporter in the world, Qatar is likely to benefit from higher LNG prices, resulting in large current account surpluses for years to come, it added.
Iraq had been a popular play with some frontier investors because of the oil producer's low debt and high foreign reserves. But the unrest changes that.
June 21, 2014
Why, despite midday break, the Gulf countries should not be given a break from modern-day slavery criticism
Despite initiatives like the midday work ban, Gulf countries resisted voting in support of the new international standards to prevent forced labor.
June 19, 2014
It’s smaller than leading Android phone, but larger than Apple’s iPhone. Bezos calls the screen, measuring 4.7 inches diagonally, ideal for one-handed use.
After the extreme volatility that Arabtec’s share price has been through in recent days, the manner of Hasan Ismaik’s exit as the CEO was quite subdued in its intensity.
June 18, 2014
While Jordan has been described as the Middle East’s Silicon Valley, there are many challenges that stand in the way of the country’s entrance into the global gaming market.
A bolder Kurdistan, a bulwark against ISIL forces and strengthened by the seizure of the oil city of Kirkuk, wants a greater share of Iraq's oil revenue.
With the Egyptian Cabinet sworn in earlyTuesday, many of the economic team remained familiar.
June 17, 2014
Post-sanctions Iran for dummies: what foreign oil and gas companies re-rentering the country should keep in mind
Oil and gas companies must safeguard against bribery and sanctions risks as they prepare for re-entry into the Iranian energy industry later this month, according to top industry regulators.
From discontent to complete burnout: half of the Middle East's financial professionals are job hunting
When asked about their employer of choice, just over a third of respondents (34 per cent) said they didn’t have one