July 28, 2016
Market research company YouGov and recruitment site Bayt.com have polled more than 4,000 young candidates in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) to find out how they feel about their job hunting experience.
Belhaj said the international community is keen on helping Lebanon overcome challenges imposed by the Syrian crisis and other internal issues such as institutional weaknesses.
The campaign is hoped to boost local tourism and domestic flights.
Saudi officials hope for the Saudi Vision 2030 plan to stimulate
Online shopping is bringing in billions in the Middle East.
A survey conducted by the JSF in April found that investors’ outlook for the coming year was positive
With new major attractions in the pipeline, the UAE is set to bring in 90 percent of the region's leisure tourists.
If you know where and when to look, vacations in Europe and Asia can cost less than $800 including airfare.
Twitter has introduced a Dark Theme for its official Android app.
Careem is now the first app service in the region to offer transportation solutions to people with disabilities and mobility issues.
The telecommunications giant reported $626 Million in earnings in the second quarter of 2016.
But finding passion for that first job is a challenge, as employers say recent grads lack necessary skills to be successful.
According to a report from news agency Bloomberg on Tuesday, Aramex founder and vice-chairman, Fadi Ghandour sold his 9.9 per cent stake in the company to Gulf investors including Alabbar.
July 27, 2016
The source said a total of 15,745 establishments have successfully implemented the Saudization plan.
Oman's National Programme for Enhancing Economic Diversification has received Royal approval and stems from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said's interest in addressing the issue and his directives to diversify the economy.
Middle-class Middle Easterners are increasingly turning to phone apps and online banking for their financial management.
As of July 20, people travelling from 38 countries to the Sultanate can now stay for three months at a time, rather than just three weeks.
Member from Morocco's Chamber of Commerce met with counterparts in Tunisia to discuss trade and ties.
US airlines asked the US government to freeze access to Gulf airlines over what it sees as unfair government subsidies from their home countries.
DP World blames ‘reduction in lower-margin cargo’ for declining cargo numbers in Dubai ports.
iPhone sales better than expected and its revenue for the current quarter will surpass analysts' views.
A total of $700 million will be deposited at the CBJ over the years of the programme.
UAE is fighting the economic downfall of decreasing oil prices by focusing on tourism, trade, and finance.
The Middle East's hotel sector saw a widespread decline in occupancy and slight increase in room price over the past quarter.
Recruiting in the highly saturated and highly competitive Egyptian job market can be complicated.
The Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates debuted family-sized ski-chalet themed rooms with views of Ski Dubai.
Egypt's high inflation rate is only expected to climb in upcoming months.
July 26, 2016
The deal spells the end of Yahoo's years-long fight to survive as an independent company.
Many of those firms cited political instability, corruption, unreliable electricity supply and inadequate access to finance as factors that were holding them back.
The central bank put up its key rates by 100 basis points to their highest level in years at its last MPC meeting on June 16, a move economists said was meant to rein in surging inflation and ease downward pressure on the Egyptian pound.
The trip took over a year to finish, breaking nine world records in the process.
Netanyahu said his government has defeated the international boycott movement by attacking it on 'many fronts'.
The labor office told these workers that their case will be forwarded to the higher court. But it will take at least three weeks because of procedural issues, the workers were reportedly told.
BLOM Bank is in talks with HSBC to take over the bank's operations in Lebanon.
Job cuts in the oil and gas sector have led some to downsize, which means the vacant housing is lowering rental costs.
Many millionaires are expected to move from unstable Turkey to settle in Dubai instead.
July 25, 2016
The airline said in a statement the employees were sacked for connection to the Fethullah Gulen movement.
Media companies based in Kuwait must now have a Kuwaiti owner, and existing companies have one year to comply.
They took out advertisements in newspapers in Germany, France, the U.K. and the U.S. on Monday, aimed at boosting the perception of Turkey following the July 15 coup attempt.
According to a recent report by Trend Micro, the mining industry is being targeted by cyber criminals.
Overall, Arab investors contributed investments worth $1.9 billion in the first half of 2016.
Assertiveness, integrity, creativity most important qualities in new hires, says Fadi Bachir of Talabat.com
The human resources expert shares the top qualities he looks for, as well as how to create rewarding work environments.
A recent study by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed that closing shops early would have widespread negative economic impact.
Consumers may soon no longer have to worry about extra fees for paying with plastic.
Credit card fraud is a rising issue in the UAE, with up to one in ten residents victim to fraud.
The council upheld the decision that only Saudi nationals can own property in the two holy cities and country's capital.
The rumored removal of the traditional headphone jack has tech insiders contemplating between
Italian renewable energy projects in Egypt are seeking compensation for unhappy investors.
July 24, 2016
Fresh graduates face complex challenges when applying to jobs after university.
Turkey will shut down over 2,000 businesses that have links to US-based Fethullah Gulen.
Kuwait awarded KD812 million ($2.7 billion) worth of contracts in Q216, according to Meed Projects, bringing the total value of contracts awarded so far this year to KD2.25 billion ($7.5 billion).
Saudis and Jordanians are the top Arab buyers in the Dubai property market.
According to a recent poll, the biggest benefit of employer branding is better employee engagement.
Verified accounts are no longer reserved solely for celebrities or brands.
A special annual health insurance package is available for Dubai residents, who must have some health insurance coverage by the end of the year.
Owning a home can be less expensive in the long-run than renting - but there are many factors to consider before taking the leap!
The World Bank is offering Jordan $1.4B to address health, education, and employment needs of Syrian refugees.
Yasser Mallawany, an Egyptian businessman with connections to the Mubarak family, may be the "ringleader" in a HSBC banking scandal with $3.5B USD at stake.
Middle Eastern governments are increasingly providing online services in order to collect and learn from citizens' data.
Lebanon dropped the daily minimum wage by roughly $2.65, and activists are protesting the change.
July 21, 2016
The incident, which happened last week, is the latest of many “bizarre” situations taking place around the city
Everything about the phone is likeable- starting from the packaging which is basically a VR headset.
According to the government, the new law will allow foreign investors 100 percent ownership in various market sectors.
The vital railway suffers from years of negligence due to the reliance on a manual system for maintenance and the signals system.
HotelGate is launching a special site focused on the needs and wants of Saudi tourists.
Turkish banks and the deputy prime minister and reassuring foreign investors that the country's economy is still stable, despite recent events.
While young expats can be tempted by living lavishly, cutting back is the key to building savings while young.
Leaders who achieve look for reasons to say “yes”. They focus on how to make a good idea great and then to make it happen.
The major provision that is expected to make a difference is that the Europeans have allowed made-in-Jordan products to include more than 70 per cent of production inputs from non-local materials.
Salameh said the U.S. law must be enforced to keep Lebanon's banks within the global financial system and stabilize the hugely indebted economy as neighboring Syria's civil war hits tourism and growth.
World forecast, however, revised down to 3.1% in 2016 and 3.4% in 2017.
Monthly revenues have tumbled at the start of this year in January and February before climbing up again in March by 11.8 per cent compared to the month before, reaching EGP 3.477 billion.
July 20, 2016
Salalah Air will link the capital of Dhofar with the main destinations in Oman for locals and tourists alike.
SBG has long enjoyed a privileged position in Saudi Arabia, but the group's future will remain under pressure in the face of new economic realities.
Banks have now been invited to submit bids to takeover Barclays banks in Egypt, with the bank's equity value estimated around $400 million.
The US State Department has authorized the sale of 14,640 bombs and guidance kits to the UAE to fight Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
The rapid rise in numbers of professionals looking to undertake further education online is hampered by the lack of suitable courses, especially those delivered in Arabic.
The app-based car service said the pods would be safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly than today’s vehicles.
Jimmy Choo will be launching a special collection of shoes and bags that will be exclusive to Jimmy Choo stores in the UAE and KSA.
Overall hiring activity in the Gulf is still slow, but things are looking better in the UAE.
Each of the GCC countries will issue their own VAT legislation, providing details on what would be subject to VAT.
The Dhs 30 billion-Desert Rose City will cover an area of 14,000 hectares on Dubai-Al Ain Road, accommodating up 160,000 people.
Euromonitor International's report indicates that UAE captures more than 14 percent of MENA's flourishing health and wellness tourism.
The Jordan Investment Fund aims at investing in national development for-profit mega projects in strategic sectors like transportation, energy, water and infrastructure.
Empower will build up to six cooling plants in Jumeirah Village Circle and Jumeirah Village Triangle to provide 260,000 refrigeration tons (RT) for the 400 buildings.
July 19, 2016
On the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Rwanda, Egypt's President Sisi and Ethiopian PM Desalegn agreed to begin technical studies on the Grand Renaissance Dam.
When you look at the substantially more expensive Samsung Galaxy S7, these two phones have a lot in common.
Before you embark on a relocation or home renovation, make sure you plan and budget for as much as you can.
Taking care of your people is the centerpiece of a successful business.
The troubled Saudi contractor has requested extra time to meet a debt repayment, claiming it is awaiting outstanding payments from the government for completed works.
Iran continues to courted potential European and Asian trading partners as sanctions pressures ease, but operational hurdles remain.
Mind the gap - in wealth? Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his son Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum spotted on the tube.
British aviation security experts have returned to Cairo International Airport to review security measures for London-bound flights.
The new company created between Germany's Hapag-Lloyd and Dubai-based United Arab Shipping Company will have 237 ships with a total transport capacity of 1.6 million TEUs and revenues of around $12B.
The five-year contract covers engineering and support services for its gas-to-liquids complex at Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar.
Banking operation Bank Asya, allegedly linked to Gullen supporters, were temporarily suspended in Turkey after the tender for the sale of the bank did not attract any bids.
Despite announcement of a breakthrough in the six-year battle to develop Lebanon's oil and gas reserves, the hopes of passing vital decrees have hit another stumbling block.
July 18, 2016
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has team up with the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) to launch a trading platform to boost the commercial drones market.
Increasing motorization rate from a rising number of nuclear families and expatriates in Qatar will boost demand for car components from the aftermarket segment.
The Saudi shipping company and the Arabian Petroleum Investments Company (APICORP) aims to own 15 giant oil tankers, financed from the fund's capital.