November 16, 2015
Only 14 percent of surveyed MENA customers use mobile banking despite high number of smartphone users, according to a report by Ernst & Young.
Speaking at the G20 Summit in Turkey, IMF Director Christine Lagarde has said that Islamic financing should be supported.
OPINION: With controversy surrounding migrant labor, Qatar's new slavery museum is sending mixed messages
Qatar's new museum charting slavery throughout history is an odd gesture given the controversies surrounding the dire labor conditions of its migrant workers, argues one academic.
Held under the theme 'Blueprints', eight speakers covered a variety of topics from web science, brain drain, polarization of refugees, to oil and gas.
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The transition to parenthood is difficult enough without having to juggle a career from home.
With the rising costs of living outpacing salary hikes, it may be time for some tough negotiations at the office.
Saudi Arabia's airports and airport services, followed by the information technology sector, are slated for privatization next year.
The ban on Turkish Airlines flights to the Egyptian resort city, due to end on Monday, has been extended until 30 November.
Increased border and aviation security measures, the migration crisis and coping with jittery markets are expected to dominate G20 discussions in Antalya.
Social media users were quick to point out that the UAE was slow off the mark to join the world in lighting up their landmarks following the Paris attacks.
November 15, 2015
Dubai SME, an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), identified the top-performing 100 SMEs in a bid to help them grow bigger and support them through their growth.
Facebook is striving to assuage those criticising the social media platform for displaying “double standards” in launching its Safety Check feature, which was activated during the attacks in Paris but not those in Beirut the day before.
Iran’s media said on Saturday that a new airline will become operational in the country by next April.
The Saudi Organization for Industrial Estates and Technology Zones (Modon, in Arabic) is set to establish four new industrial cities in Jeddah, Yanbu, Qassim and Al-Jouf.
Almost 60 percent of applicants for global second citizenship/residence visas for Europe came from ultra-high net worth Middle East migrants. Can they be part of a funding solution for the less fortunate?
Saudi Arabia has raised cigarette prices by nearly 11 percent without prior notice, in an attempt to reduce smoking-related illnesses and deaths.
A slowdown in the auto sales market has brought the bargain hunters out, and dealers in the UAE are piling discounts on top of freebies to seal deals.
Low oil prices are forcing the GCC to diversify away from oil; Bahrain is turning to aluminium as well as developing its financial sector.
Public and private investment in the sports industry has increased by 40 percent alongside the boom in the hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia.
Assistance comes as 127.9M euros in soft loans, grants, and technical assistance for the education, energy, environment and sanitation sectors.
With the focus is on Russia and Iran, Iraq has quietly overtaken Saudi Arabia as Europe's second largest seller of oil.
Egyptian authorities were reportedly not notified of Russia's decision to suspend all EgyptAir flights from Cairo to Moscow.
World leaders begin to arrive in Antalya, where security measures for the G20 Summit have been tightened in light of the Paris attacks.
Social media played a positive role in the deadly violence in Paris and Beirut as users took to Twitter and Facebook to spread information, search for survivors and provide support.
Putting money matters into someone else's hands is convenient, but a sudden change of circumstances can spell disaster for the financially inexperienced.
When a pay bonus isn't an option, keep employees motivated in other ways.
Some of the world's most iconic landmarks have been lit with the colors of the French flag to show solidarity for the victims of Friday's terror attacks in Paris.
November 14, 2015
In a precautionary move following Friday's terror attacks in Paris, France has temporarily imposed border controls but the Schengen visa application process remains the same.
November 13, 2015
Moscow has announced that all EgyptAir flights to Russia would be banned from November 14.
November 12, 2015
The United Kingdom-based King’s College Hospital London has announced that it will open a 80-100 bed hospital and a network of clinics in Dubai.
Dubai-based e-commerce site Souq.com plans to offer up to one million products on sale during its upcoming White Friday event.
Egypt will set up a new residential village in the Nile Delta's Beheira governorate to accommodate locals harmed by the past week’s flooding that has devastated parts of the city and forced dozens to leave their homes.
Bank accounts in the UAE and Lebanon are among the most targeted by cybercriminals worldwide, a new report showed.
More than 100 tea importers and 1000 pre-registered visitors are expected at the specialized trade show for the coffee and tea industry.
The toughest Windows 10 laptop will soon be available in a lightweight, detachable model. But it's not cheap.
Banking stalwart Citibank is repositioning itself as a premium-focused institution by imposing a minimum balance of Dh35,000 for new UAE customers.
The year-long expansion by the Dubai-based developer has added 10,000sq m and and 60 new retail stores.
New telecom alliance against free internet-based calling services such as Tango and Whatsapp is an effort to increase revenue.
After a slow first day and delays from rain, the five-day event closes today with a predicted $100B in inked deals.
Israel claims to be unfairly targeted by the new EU label policy for West Bank-produced exports, naming other disputed territories which are not subject to similar guidelines.
60 Omanis took on the country's telecom giants TRA, Omantel and Ooredooa nd won in an unprecedented ruling in the industry.
Egypt's tourism investors are requesting the Central Bank of Egypt to extend loan payment periods, reconsider interest rates and delay payments in light of the sharp decline in visitors.
Rapid expansion of relative newcomer Alpha Star Aviation Services mirrors the explosive growth in MENA's private aviation sector.
Improvements to electricity, water, transport and jails should be executed via public-private partnerships, acccording to Lebanon's secretary-general of the Higher Privatization Council.
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November 11, 2015
To increase the scope of income tax laws, GCC countries are pursuing tax determinations with significantly broader interpretations of activities or actions that constitute doing business in-country.
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Nine airport employees just won $1 million (Dh3.6 million) in Dubai Duty Free’s Millennium Millionaire draw.
Kuwait's seventh-largest bank by assets closed a deal to acquire a 98.5 percent stake in Piraeus Bank Egypt, reports Reuters.
The European Union has finally passed their directive to clearly label exports from the West Bank settlements, in a move branded as 'anti-Semitic' by Israel.
Saudi's Civil Defense Department urges contractors to take increased protective measures, two months after a collapsed crane killed 111 people and injured 238.
New investment from the Abraaj Group will allow the taxi-app company to expand and compete with Uber in a rapidly-growing market.
Speaking ahead of the EU publication on settlement product label guidelines, a US State Department spokesman says that it's unsurprising that some would want to limit commercial ties to West Bank settlements.
With most Middle East currencies pegged to the dollar, the weaker euro means more bargains for Arab real estate hunters in Berlin.
Egypt's new metro line running from the national airport to Cairo University is on track for development.
Emirates' new Flight Training Academy in Dubai will be taking on up to 400 cadets a year, and is expecting to see more interest from women.
The biggest names in the car industry unveiled their latest offerings at the Dubai International Motor Show, but here's a look at the 15 craziest models on the floor.
The international hotelier will develop the 261-room hotel as part of Tamdeen's mall expansion and the Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah International Tennis Complex.
Consider the rewards and job satisfaction of working at a non-governmental organization (NGO).
An Iraqi delegation will head to Amman next week to hammer out the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline deal, which is expected to cost $15B.
London-based company Global Jet Capital has said that 11 percent of their private jets with Middle East owners are up for sale.