October 20, 2014
Military might alone won’t defeat Islamic State and its ilk. The US needs to promote economic empowerment
One's catastrophe, another's celebration: Middle East's oil importing states benefiting lower oil prices
The decline in oil prices will provide significant boost to the oil importing countries in the Middle East.
October 19, 2014
If Saudi Arabia no longer has the same influence on the markets it once had, what can explain the slumping prices observed today, at a rate that exceeds the relative downturn in the oil markets felt usually in autumn?
The number of tourists arriving in Egypt increased by 15.8% in July compared with the same month a year ago.
“A lot of the Middle Eastern buyers are next generation. They went to university in the US and the UK....They don’t want to stay in dad’s house in Knightsbridge."
Pregnancy and motherhood bring many changes — including some major ones to your bank account.
October 17, 2014
The UAE is the biggest market for Jordanian property investors, he said, indicating that the drive behind Jordanian investments in other markets is the incentives they are offered abroad.
October 16, 2014
Wishful thinking: is Saudi Arabia slowly, but maturely, winning the global oil price war against the US?
Saudi Arabia effectively started a global oil price war this month aimed at quickly denting U.S. oil output.
Istanbul’s Crystal Tower is a 35-story symbol of diverging fortunes. Due for completion next year,
October 15, 2014
Hundreds of migrant workers in the UAE face dire conditions and are being denied days off and overtime benefits, according to an XPRESS investigation.
A lawmaker in Kuwait has insisted that expats in "unskilled and semi-skilled" occupations should only be allowed to reside in Kuwait until the age of 50.
Saudis love using their phones! The kingdom's market is the largest in the Middle East with 53 million subscriptions in 2013 alone.
October 14, 2014
His comments underlined the obstacles still faced by many economies in the region three years after the Arab Spring.
Around 53 per cent of the Mena region's population subscribed to a mobile phone in 2013. This year, that number got even higher.
It's a roller coaster ride! MENA has great theme parks but no appropriate hotels to go with them. Why?
With around 45 theme park attractions and waterparks across the GCC, there's no shortage of these entertainment centres. However, hotels and adequate lodging are lacking according to a recent report.