February 4, 2016
Despite the continuous downward spiral of oil prices, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and a poll by Bloomberg predict a gain in prices by end year.
The luxury property developer aims to offer high quality accommodation at low prices, filling a much-needed gap in Dubai's housing market.
Two new explosive detectors will be installed at checkpoints on the road to Cairo International Airport.
The Connected Car Industry Report predicts that smart cars will be standard in the future.
A new study has found that the majority of the Kingdom's drinking water bottling plants do not comply with hygiene and environmental protection regulations.
The Solar-1 project will have an initial $2.65M investment and aims to produce 60,000 panels annually.
Barclays announced that it will close its Emaar Square offices in Downtown Dubai and cut jobs as part of a worldwide restructuring.
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Lafarge Jordan awaits approval on a proposed plan to develop the site of cement factory site into a green residential scheme.
The World Bank and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) are launching a three-year study to encourage investment in Saudi's historic sites.
Dubai's stock exchange has streamlined the membership process to facilitate Egyptian brokerages' easier participation.
Over a dozen news websites have signed a Charter of Honor for Electronic Websites, in an attempt to set principles governing electronic media in Lebanon.
UNICEF is coordinating the appeal on behalf of four million Syrian children whose learning has been disrupted by five years of war.
February 3, 2016
The Pentagon has announced that it is increasing funding for the war against Daesh by more than 50 percent.
The commission aims to establilsh a Russian industrial zone as well as stronger bilateral relations between Russia and Egypt.
Despite cheap oil prices damaging it's economy, Oman refuses to change its foreign exchange rate.
The delivery is part of a fleet expansion plan from 119 to 200 aircraft by 2020.
Jordan's Queen Rania, the IMF's Christine Lagarde and Italy's Emma Bonino are some of the high-powered women participating at the event on February 23 and 24.
With oil prices falling, Saudi Arabia's economy is running out of gas.
A Dutch company is training eagles to catch amateur drones that are a threat to public safety.
Following the successful test of a prototype underwater data system, Microsoft is extending the size of the project.
Ahead of the Middle East Rail conference, here's a summary of the 16 rail projects currently underway in the MENA region.
The loan will help boost liquidity for Egypt.s major national project to build one million units of social housing.
Accepting more work shows you're a team player, but sometimes saying no is the better option.
The successful transformation of South Africa's oldest working harbor into Cape Town's premier tourist destination has caught the eye of Oman's developers.
Italy's Trevi group contracted to handle essential repairs to Mosul dam.
Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council has rejected pressure from private businesses to maintain their decision on a two-day weekend and 40 hour working week.
International tourism officials are gathering at a three-day summit to discuss the implications of tighter border controls on the industry.
A new report indicates that despite opportunities available, many young Arabs are graduating universities and not joining the workforce.
February 2, 2016
The Predator 17 feeds on style and function and will eat its competitors alive.
A new study has revealed that Jordanians are suffering from shopping addiction, overspending, competitive purchasing and other unreasonable buying behaviors.
Adhering to long-term plans can help you save more over time.
Ultimate Tutankhamun, Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramids, The Egyptian Job and Time Scanners will be given special air time throughout the month of February.
IT spending in businesses is the latest casualty of low oil prices, with a slowdown in spending forecast for 2016.
Egypt's petroleum minister has approved an agreement for two firms to begin excavation on a 191sq km area southwest of Ta'er al-Bahr.
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The BDS movement in Jordan shared its criticism of the gas deal on Twitter, directing questions at officials.
Falling oil prices may teach Saudi students planning to study abroad a hard lesson.
Lebanon's position near the bottom of the Arab Advisors Group’s Cellular Competition Intensity Index remains unchanged from last year.
The latest Global Islamic Economy Report indicates that the growing halal industry could be worth $3.7 trillion by 2019 with 10.8 percent annual rise in spending.
Analysts from Goldman Sachs cast doubt on the likelihood of harmonized reduction in oil production, despite a campaign from OPEC member Venezuela.
Dubai International Airport first overtook London Heathrow in 2014 as the world' busiest airport in terms of international passengers numbers.
The mega-library will have more than 4.5 million titles and will open in Al Jaddaf area of the emirate in 2017.
The cruise will take between seven and ten days, and plans to launch later this year by Khedri Jahan Darya Company.
February 1, 2016
After false reports of Sierra Leone agreeing to import Lebanon's trash, Russia is the latest country to deny that they would accept the waste.
With the help of Japanese firm JGC, Banagas plans on expanding its business.
A bourse for the trading of the region's agricultural commodities will be launched as part of Egypt's plans to be a hub for grain exchange.
After months of negotiation, Saudi Telecom ups it stakes in Viva.
The consortium includes Chinese and European partners and will includes plans to build the $1.6B Royal Atlantis Hotel and $386M Palm Gateway project.
A better work-life balance helps to keep stress levels in check, but certain professions put on the pressure. Make sure your interests and disposition are well matched.
Weeding out a few misconceptions about money management.
Trust, personal opinions, and personal space in relationships all get eroded by overusing social networks.
Abu Dhabi will host its first-ever Kite Festival on February 19.
Demand for quality home care is outstripping supply in the GCC due to factors such as demographics, over-capacity in public facilities, and high numbers of chronic lifestyle ailment sufferers.
Higher security-related costs such as insurance premiums and higher fuel consumption present major challenges for airlines flying over the region.
January 31, 2016
Bahrain has enlisted UK agency M&C Saatchi to spearhead a global tourism campaign that will have a soft launch at Bahrain Formula One in April.
In a welcome move to ease Lebanon's crowded roads, a Lebanese engineer has invented a new carpooling app that connects hitchers with rides.
The billionaires continue their battle on Twitter.
Under Egypt's latest measures, higher import taxes on hundreds of imported products will be imposed on February 1 in an effort to protect local industries.
Qatar becomes a Partner Exchange and commits to transparency and maintaing standards under the voluntary United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative.
Whether it's done with tech or talk, children should learn the basics of financial literacy: saving, borrowing and shopping around.
Loose lips can sink ships, and your reputation too. Keep it confidential when it comes to talking about your co-workers.
The IMF has warned Bahrain that urgent fiscal reforms are needed to combat the country's widening deficit.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has opened the tenders for the development of the Dubai Green Fund, the framework for clean energy investment.
January 28, 2016
Landmark hotels in London and Paris have proven to be irresistible to Arab investors.
Rental demand in Saudi Arabia is expected to increase as low oil prices have slowed the construction of affordable homes.
The new partnership will establish a state-of-the-art pediatric center in Abu Dhabi and allow seamless referrals of specialized cases to the renowned children's hospital.
According to the plan, some 20,000 cars are expected to be built in the $200M factory in Oman, which is expected to break ground by the end of 2016.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz University and The American University of Beirut are the top universities in the Arab world, according to the latest Times Higher Education table.
Despite challenging markets, DIB has joined the billion dollar profit club for 2015.
The grant is part of NetHope Foundation's Project Reconnect, which targets refugee education.
A draft proposal to encourage foreign investment would overturn the current requirement for foreign investors to have Omani partners with at least a 35 percent stake.
Whether your goal for the New Year is fitness, financial or family-oriented, there's an app to help you.
The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development deal comes as a loan to support two dam projects and to conduct income-generating feasibility studies.
Zeid Hreish joined Uber as Senior Operations Manager and has oversen launches in Qatar, Bahrain, Riyadh and Jeddah.
With occupancy rates below five percent, the majority of hotels in the Red Sea resort of Taba have been forced to shut down.
The joint venture between Iran's Bank Saderat, Bank Melli and Bahrain's Ahli United Bank was put under administration last year.
Jordan is set to purchase an undisclosed number of Arlan armored vehicles, weapons and equipment under a new military cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan.
The proposed Doha-Auckland route would take 18 hours and 25 minutes, beating the Qatas Dallas-Sydney and Dubai-Panama City routes.
January 27, 2016
Bahrain's lawmakers want to sell off the country's biggest companies, including Gulf Air and the National Bank of Bahrain.
The 100,000 square foot wellness center at Dubai Healthcare City in Al Jadaf in the next four years.
New incentives to Oman’s Foreign Investment Capital Law are expected to include the removal of minimum investment amounts to boost job creation.
Microsoft has been trying to get a foothold in the mobile market for a few years now, and the Lumia 950's hardware is definitely on par with the best phones out there.
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The ECB has raised the ceiling on dollar deposits for imported basic commodities from $50,000 to $250,000 monthly, with no daily cap.
New offerings include Yahala Cinema HD, offering Arabic films shortly after theatrical release, H2 HD from the History Channel, and First HD Home of HBO.
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Retailers are concerned that a 9pm closure is inconvenient in the hot summer months, and will have a negative effect on sales.
The Zika virus is spread by the same mosquito that spreads dengue and yellow fever viruses, and it's spooking travelers around the world.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has unveiled a revamp of Dubai's health strategy that targets health and lifestyle, excellence in providing service, smart healthcare and governance.
With over $700 million were invested in tech startups in MENA between 2013 and October 2015, ArabNet Beirut 2016 optimism is high for its upcoming conference.
The suspension of plans involves the construction of a rail network between Abu Dhabi, the Saudi and Omani borders and Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.
January 26, 2016
The music app has quietly launched its video channel, which will feature content from ESPN, Comedy Central, MTV, BBC, Vice News, Slate, and more.
Malaysia's Attorney General has found no evidence of corruption in the transfer of millions of dollars by the Saudi royal family to the Prime Minister's bank account in 2013.
As OPEC's chief calls for cooperation to help oil prices recover, Russia's largest oil producer has said it would follow any OPEC decision to cut production.
ADSB has won the bid to provide Kuwait with eight patrol boats that will boost the country's maritime defense capabilities.
With an aging demographic and growth in medical infrastructure, Gulf markets are attracting investment in healthcare assets.
Deloitte's 'Global Powers of Retailing' report analyzes the performance of the 250 largest retailers around the world for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
The combination of lower oil costs, new airports, larger fleets and leading services in MENA is changing the aviation landscape.
Saudi Aramco, Bahri, Lamprell Energy and Hyundai Heavy Industries have inked a deal to construct a new maritime complex in Saudi Arabia.