November 20, 2013
Go back a couple of decades and the Hong Kong stock exchange was something of a joke in global terms with just a handful of listings. Just look at it today. A similar transformation could occur in the United Arab Emirates in a much shorter period as hundreds of candidates for initial public offerings start to line-up.
Financial Analysts have recently released research that shows how a successful Dubai Expo 2020 bid could lead to another economic bubble in the Emirates.
US Treasury official Daniel Glaser threatened Lebanese bankers to consider their clients at this week's annual Arab Banking Conference, and linked the fate of Lebanon's economy to that of the international community.
Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways will not have the pilots necessary to fly the airplanes ordered this week in multi-billion dollar deals unless there are changes in pilot training, aviation industry experts have warned.
November 19, 2013
The next seven years will be decisive as the UAE works towards becoming a key global economic player, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said.
Will web TV disrupt existing broadcast models in the the Middle East?
I wonder why foods such as hamburgers are so popular among Arabs, when Arab dishes have not become famous in the West. The same applies to Kim Kardashian, who has become the most loved celebrity in the Arab world, while Haifa Wehbe is not well known in the West.
A joint industrial park is to be established along the Israeli-Jordanian border, giving Israeli companies the ability to tap into Arab markets, as their products will bear the misleading label “Made in Jordan.”
The emphasis on studying abroad is clearly on the rise, and ironically, it comes at a time when the number of Saudi universities is also on the rise.
Many who hear of the project have questioned the decision to develop in a country whose economic prospects have, on numerous occasions, been tarnished by the outbreak of war.
The potential for landing big contracts in the Gulf is amazing, but it is much easier to dream about your big deal than actually close it.
November 18, 2013
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Here are five developments from the last three months that are particularly worth noting.
A study in 2012 by Bait Al Anbat concluded that child labour in the tourism sector in Petra is increasing with the growth of the tourism industry in the area.
Ahead of the World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda , leaders are studying the market distortions and impediments to innovation created by energy subsidies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
With new networks, new flows, new players and more customers than ever before telecoms are battling with IT and technology companies to find their niche in a new, increasingly intricate, hyperconnected world.