While consumers strive to lead healthier lives, food manufacturers and retailers are important partners in supporting consumers in looking after their well-being. (File photo)
September 26, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
Consumer product marketers, take heed - Gulf shoppers think current product offerings are not healthy enough.
An overstaying expat will have to pay OMR30 at the immigration counter at the airport and OMR18 at the Ministry of Manpower counter for every month they remain in Oman. (Dhaka Tribune)
September 26, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Government and trade union officials in Oman have called on construction companies to pay overdue salaries and send expat workers home instead of leaving them in dire and illegal circumstances.
By refusing to grant access despite requests from the authority, it was concluded that Ooredoo had damaged competition and “likely maintained artificially high prices for consumers”. (
September 26, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Qatar's communication regulatr has ordered telecoms company Ooredo to place 'millions' of riyals in a performance bond for blocking rivals' access to its ducts to install fiber optic broadband.
Build-operate-transfer (BOT) port projects have also seen a high failure rate, including Aqaba New Port in Jordan. (Construction Week Online)
September 26, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
A MEED study of the region’s public-private alliances over the last 20 years failed to deliver, usually due to poorly defined deal structures.
The Dh4-billion medical city will accommodate 732 hospital beds, including two royal and 36 VIP suites, 424 hospital beds for post-operative inpatients and 120 for the maternity and infant ward. (Seha)
September 26, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City in the Mafraq area of Abu Dhabi is more than 85 percent complete and is on track for handover to the emirate's health services company Seha in 2017.
The filming of Game of Thrones and Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the island have increased its ability to reach into new markets. (Pixabay)
September 26, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Ireland is looking to attract big spenders from the Gulf as a crucial tourism strategy to counter the impact of Brexit.
Headquarters of Kuwait Projects Company (Kipco), the country's largest investment company. (Kipco)
September 26, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
Kuwait Projects Company (Kipco) expects Hessah Al Mubarak, the first mixed-use development of its kind in Kuwait, to be inhabited by 2020.
The Mafraq plant is the first PV solar plant to be financed out of the four planned under the Jordanian government’s second round of solar PV projects, said the statement. (Shutterstock)
September 26, 2016 - 05:39 GMT
The financing package, which includes $21 million from the IFC-Canada Climate Change Programme, will support the construction of Fotowatio Renewable Venture's first solar power plant in the northern city.
None of the available positions were in the main cities of Riyadh, Jeddah or Mecca. (AFP/File)
September 25, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
The total number of women applicants for the Ministry of Education had reached 72,542 when the system froze, prompting the education ministry to extend the deadline for applications.
Saudi Arabia suffered a deficit of $98 billion in 2015, while the projected shortage this year is $87 billion. (Shutterstock/Andrew V Marcus)
September 25, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
With the exception of the UAE, Gulf economies must embrace a new reality of budgetary shortfalls for the foreseeable future.
The UAE population is very small but its dealer tops the world for Bentley sales. The Bentley Bentayga 2017. (Pinterest)
September 25, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
The British luxury carmaker has defied the UAE car market with a 45 percent year-on-year growth.
Millennials demand the latest technology to help them stay connected and engaged and expect hotel chains to personalise their experience during their stay. (Shutterstock)
September 25, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
With today's travellers carrying three or more mobile devices, a hotel with 1,000 rooms can have 4,000+ devices accessing their network simultaneously.
An ECESR economist argues that the same economic structural problems persist, and the IMF adopts more or less the same approach towards countries as it did back in 1991.   (AFP/File)
September 25, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
The first in a series of policy papers from The Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights wonders whether lessons have been learned from the 1991 rescue package.
Costa Brava is one of two landfills of a government plan to end the country’s trash crisis, which began July of last year with the closure of the Naameh landfill after 17 years of operation. (The Daily Star/ Hasan Shaaban)
September 25, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Activists prevented garbage trucks from entering the Costa Brava landfill, in protest of the environmental damage the dump would have to the surrounding areas.
An increase in the risks related to the country’s considerable external debt and the weakening in previously supportive credit fundamentals were the main factors for the rating cut. (File photo)
September 25, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the government of Turkey’s long-term issuer and senior unsecured bond ratings to Ba1 from Baa3 amid increased political turmoil following the botched coup last month.
Initially, Dubai’s broader medical tourism plan is focusing on elective procedures, like aesthetic and weight loss surgeries. (File photo)
September 25, 2016 - 06:53 GMT
Dubai's strategy to become a medical tourism hub is being carefully crafted, but to compete with Asia and Europe it must establish key differentiators.