May 12, 2013
The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has mandated all banks operating in the sultanate to allocate five per cent of their total credit portfolio to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by the end of December 2014.
The appointment of both agencies will ensure Commercial Bank, one of the leading full service banks in the region, benefits from a naturally integrated approach to communications planning, beginning with the Bank launching a new campaign and re-positioning the brand.
May 9, 2013
A World Bank report released Wednesday cautioned Jordan of a “moral hazard” phenomenon.
The report represents a collection of articles prepared by KPMG specialists throughout the Middle East and provides insight into the recent trends and developments in SWF investment strategies
Legislation introduced by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators would block Iran's access to billions of dollars worth of foreign currency reserves.
ikoo, the integrated digital marketing solution provider with the largest reach in the Middle East and North Africa [MENA], announced a major partnership with STC Ventures, backed by Saudi Telecom Company, which has invested US$3 million in the company.
Qatar Petroleum plans to list on Qatar Exchange four subsidiary companies worth $50 billion over the next two years, Qatar Exchange Chairman Hussein Ali al Abdullah said, in Doha, on Wednesday.
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, also known as Taqa, on Wednesday said its first-quarter profit before tax fell 68 per cent to Dh445 million due to lower production in the UK North Sea.
Tamkeen signed an agreement with Bahrain Development Bank (BDB) to add BD10 million to the Enterprise Financing Portfolio
Marriott International plans to aggressively grow its portfolio of 'extended stay’ segment which includes brands like the Marriott Executive Apartments and the Residence Inn, in the Middle East over the coming few years, according to a senior Marriott executive.
Saraya Bandar Jissah will have a major positive impact on the economy of the sultanate, said chief executive Sheikh Hamood Sultan al Hosni on Tuesday, as he hailed the progress in ongoing construction work.
The Coastal Zone and Waterways Management Section at Dubai Municipality has recently started running a website which details the coastal monitoring programme.
UAE trade with GCC countries through Dubai is estimated at Dh95 billion in 2012 up 28 per cent compared to the previous year. Saudi Arabia accounted for 41 per cent of overall trade, Dubai Exports, An Agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) said yesterday.
The Saudi stock market could possibly take the lead in any moves for integration of regional exchanges, say industry analysts.
May 8, 2013
The Capital Market Authority is finalizing a regulatory framework which will allow foreigners to directly own stocks in Saudi Arabia, though the market has no need for liquidity from international investors, says its Chairman Mohammed bin Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh.