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November 11, 2013

The United Arab Emirates has ranked eighth in the world in a survey of the most important global buyers of new build property.
04:55 GMT

“International investors want liquidity. They want the best places to invest and be secure,” said Sarah May-Brown, associate director of International Residential.

November 10, 2013

At the start of November, the bank returned a $500m deposit to Qatar after Qatar refused to renew it upon its maturity, Reuters reported last Wednesday.
08:44 GMT

CEO of Signet Institute Angus Blair said that this decline should not come as a surprise.

Lebanon is still looking to sign some agreements with smartphone manufacturers that use 4G in an effort to grow the use of this new technology in the country (Shutterstock)
08:38 GMT

Lebanon's 4G technology growth has been slow because many smartphones in the country do not have the capacity to handle the new technology

Approximately 50,000 illegal workers are supposedly employed in Bahrain (Courtesy of Asia News International)
08:18 GMT

Embassies in Bahrain are helping the government crackdown on illegal workers in the country, estimated to be approximately 50,000.

Abu Dhabi has hosted the ADIPEC conference in years past, with this year's expo expected to attract 50,000 energy professionals from over 80 countries (Courtesy of Arabian Oil & Gas)
07:22 GMT

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference is set to open Sunday, welcoming more than 50,000 energy professionals from 80 countries from around the world.

TAQA is the largest UAE investor in the Netherlands (Courtesy of UAE Interact)
07:04 GMT

Abu Dhabi's National Energy Company TAQA has agreed to sell its 40 percent stake of its natural gas pipeline in the Netherlands to a Danish pension fund for $240 million.

Qatar Holdings will join other companies in investing in Blackberry. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
05:44 GMT

Qatar Holding joined the group led by BlackBerry’s largest shareholder Fairfax Financial Holdings in making the cash infusion after the company abandoned hopes of finding a buyer earlier this month.

Power generation, distribution and transmission markets in MENA are expected to grow. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
05:14 GMT

The Middle East and North Africa region will witness a massive wave of investments in the power and water sector.

The two-seater RV 12 is six metres long, has a top speed of 217kph and a range of 900km, meaning it could fly to Qatar capital Doha, Salalah in Oman or Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.
04:55 GMT

They normally spend billions on buying planes, but now they’ve made one for themselves.

  World Luxury Expo Doha, the fourth edition of the World Luxury Expo series, will be held at The St Regis Doha from November 14 to 16.
04:55 GMT

he event will feature a selection of luxury categories such as fine art, high-end jewellery, fashion, handcrafted time pieces, designer furniture and exquisite table settings, luxury automobiles, fine dining, private aviation and luxury travel.

November 7, 2013

KFC was the first US fast-food restaurant to set up shop in Syria in 2006, with Kuwaiti businessman Nasser Khurafi bringing the chain to the country.
14:09 GMT

The violence has left Syrians in poverty, making the cost of a KFC meal beyond the reach of many.

Drivers have told local media that they do not work for their original sponsors. They had tried to rectify their status during the amnesty period, but some were in dispute with their sponsors and could not get other sponsors to transfer their sponsorships.
12:36 GMT

A water crisis is looming in this port city as many drivers of water trucks have stopped working fearing arrest.

The political situation in Lebanon and the conflict in neighboring Syria is becoming increasingly detrimental to trading activity within Beirut's stock exchange (Courtesy of the Daily Star)
09:11 GMT

Brokers are projecting that the Beirut Stock Exchange will continue to see "lackluster trading" in 2014 due to the country's political stalemate and the region's turmoil more generally.

The Arab food gap is affecting most types of farm products, including cereals, what and rice (Courtesy of the Saudi Embassy)
08:52 GMT

Investment shortages in the GCC agricultural sector has made the estimated food gap reach $23 billion, which represents more than 100 percent increase since 2011.

Aldar Properties holds assets amounting to $13 billion (Courtesy of Mubasher)
08:18 GMT

Abu Dhabi's larger property developer Aldar Properties reported a 98 percent increase in their third-quarter net profit Thursday