December 2, 2013
The lack of Arab investment in Lebanon is plunging the country's economy into a dire situation.
MENA faces an urgent need to need to create a mechanism for cooperation between the private and public sectors so as to increase rates of work opportunities.
Driven by two primary factors, it's Abu Dhabi that is growing faster than you can say "Burj Khalifa."
At least 60 per cent of IT decision makers in GCC feel that not enough time or money is available to develop IT security policies.
December 1, 2013
How would the global markets be affected in the aftermath of an increased supply of Iranian oil?
An inside view into Turkey's multibillion dollar deal with Kurdistan that is threatening to break up Iraq
Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan signed a multi-billion-dollar energy package this week that will help transform the semi-autonomous region into an oil and gas powerhouse, but the deal infuriated the central government in Baghdad.
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