February 25, 2015
US politicians are pushing to lift the country’s ban on crude oil exports, a move that if successful would challenge Saudi Arabia’s long held dominance over the global oil market.
Themed "Internationalisation Strategies for Islamic financial Institutions," the meeting was attended by senior Islamic bankers and international experts from more than 15 countries.
February 24, 2015
Eighty nine percent of respondents in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) consider creativity and innovation to be an important part of their life
With sector sales volumes dipping, new demands are placing an extra burden on them
Desperate for a blessing? Russia to open first Islamic bank, looks to Shariah funds to offset sanctions
Russia plans to open its first Islamic bank this year, seeking to attract Shariah-complaint funds as international sanctions push the economy toward a recession.
While the current oil prices are below most GCC countries’ fiscal break-even point, governments generally have the resources to help mitigate the immediate impact and maintain a supportive operating environment for economies.
February 23, 2015
Cyprus and Greece which are struggling following economic bailouts are looking to attract investors from the UAE.
The Labor Ministry has forced the minimum wage on the private sector to make sure that Saudis will not be exploited, the same should be done for expats.
The United States and Iran are shaping the contours of a deal that would initially freeze Tehran's nuclear program but would allow it to slowly ramp up activities.
From Michael Kors to Victoria’s Secret and Tory Burch, City Stars' entire floor is a line-up of the most luxurious brands in the world.
February 22, 2015
A government whistleblower who tweets under the pseudonym Fuat Avni argued on Tuesday that most lenders in Turkey are vulnerable to being seized by the government.
Air traffic control is a seemingly invisible concept, and as such it’s often forgotten about.
February 19, 2015
The oil sector is restructuring after the collapse of oil prices and opportunities may emerge for larger players wishing to snap up distressed companies.
The participants at the second Global Restaurant Investment Forum today believe there may be room for more. Has the market not become rather saturated?
The rise of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria presents a major challenge for the investment necessary to prevent an oil shortage in the next decade.