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February 1, 2016

Banagas plans on multi-million dollar expansion. (AFP/File)
13:45 GMT
With the help of Japanese firm JGC, Banagas plans on expanding its business.
An initial eight commodities will be traded by the end of the year, with plans for expansion in five years. (Eco Global Business)
13:38 GMT
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.
Saudi Telecom recently gained majority control of Viva. (Mubasher)
13:04 GMT
After months of negotiation, Saudi Telecom ups it stakes in Viva.
The Royal Atlantis Hotel will be an upscale apartment complex on 37 stories in Dubai. (Construction Week Online)
12:51 GMT
The consortium includes Chinese and European partners and will includes plans to build the $1.6B Royal Atlantis Hotel and $386M Palm Gateway project.
Working in the hospitality industry was rated less stressful than banking and finance sectors, according to the Bayt survey. (Shutterstock)
12:33 GMT
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.
Bright ideas to help your savings grow.  (Shutterstock)
10:23 GMT
Weeding out a few misconceptions about money management.
Excessive sharing on social media can leave one with little space for accommodating a partner's needs. (File)
10:07 GMT
Trust, personal opinions, and personal space in relationships all get eroded by overusing social networks.
The sky's the limit for Abu Dhabi's upcoming kite festival. (Pixabay)
09:56 GMT
Abu Dhabi will host its first-ever Kite Festival on February 19.
Traditional health care facilities have not kept pace with demand, leaving a gap being filled by home care treatment. (Shutterstock)
07:18 GMT
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.
Iraq, Syria and Libya have not prevented commercial airlines from using their airspace as the UN has not declared them as no-fly zones. (World Airline News)
06:13 GMT
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 signed an agreement with China that will facilitate tour operators to send large groups to Bahrain this year. (Facebook)
15:28 GMT
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.
The idea of carpooling is not new, but the widespread usage of smartphones has facilitated implementation. (Lebfeed)
14:13 GMT
In a welcome move to ease Lebanon's crowded roads, a Lebanese engineer has invented a new carpooling app that connects hitchers with rides.
Trump's inflammatory comments about Muslims drew the ire of Arab businessmen, with whom Trump has many financial investments. (AFP/File composite)
13:50 GMT
The billionaires continue their battle on Twitter.
Items such as household appliances, food, plastics, and clothing will be affected by the new customs tax increase. (Wikimedia Commons)
13:11 GMT
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.
The SSE initiative aims to explore how exchanges can enhance corporate transparency. (RT)
08:34 GMT
Qatar becomes a Partner Exchange and commits to transparency and maintaing standards under the voluntary United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative.
Save the next generation from financial illiteracy by teaching them about money when they're young. (Shutterstock)
08:19 GMT
Whether it's done with tech or talk, children should learn the basics of financial literacy: saving, borrowing and shopping around.
Be careful about revealing too much to new acquaintances and partners in case the relationship sours. (Shutterstock)
08:15 GMT
Loose lips can sink ships, and your reputation too. Keep it confidential when it comes to talking about your co-workers.
Bahrain's Government Action Plan has made cost-cutting measures, but has not yet adopted all of the IMF recommendations. (File photo)
06:46 GMT
The IMF has warned Bahrain that urgent fiscal reforms are needed to combat the country's widening deficit.
The emirate plans to source three-quarters of its total power output from clean sources by 2050. (File photo)
06:12 GMT
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

Le Grand Hotel Paris passed into Qatari hands in 2014 when it was sold by InterContinental for 330 million euros to Constellation Hotels. (
14:00 GMT
Landmark hotels in London and Paris have proven to be irresistible to Arab investors.
An estimated 1.5 million homes are needed to bridge the demand. (Imad Company)
13:30 GMT
Rental demand in Saudi Arabia is expected to increase as low oil prices have slowed the construction of affordable homes.
The new facility is scheduled to open in 2017 and will offer advanced medical care to children with the support of CHOP expertise. (PR Newswire)
13:00 GMT
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.
Iran's Khodro Haima S7 was launched in 2015. (
12:00 GMT
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.
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Perkins & Will)
11:00 GMT
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.
Dubai Islamic Bank's 2015 profit jumped by 37 percent. (Google Plus)
10:32 GMT
Despite challenging markets, DIB has joined the billion dollar profit club for 2015.
Syrian children in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The grant is part of NetHope Foundation's Project Reconnect, which targets refugee education.
Local investors are concerned that amendments to the foreign investment laws will have a negative impact on small businesses. (Shutterstock)
09:30 GMT
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.
The Microsoft Band allows you to choose from 40 lifestyle goals and helps you set achievable targets. (Techebizz)
09:16 GMT
Whether your goal for the New Year is fitness, financial or family-oriented, there's an app to help you.
The dam project will provide more irrigation water to the region of Cap Bon. (Wikimedia Commons)
08:41 GMT
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.
“It’s all about your story. Work on it and move if you feel that you’re not being yourself or that you‘re unable to grow or pursue your dreams.” (Photo courtesy of Qatar is Blooming)
08:29 GMT
Zeid Hreish joined Uber as Senior Operations Manager and has oversen launches in Qatar, Bahrain, Riyadh and Jeddah.
The Hilton Hotel in Taba. (Wikimedia Commons)
08:10 GMT
With occupancy rates below five percent, the majority of hotels in the Red Sea resort of Taba have been forced to shut down.
Bahrain's Central Bank put Future Bank and the Iran Insurance company under administration last year. (Central Banking)
06:49 GMT
The joint venture between Iran's Bank Saderat, Bank Melli and Bahrain's Ahli United Bank was put under administration last year.
Jordan will host the International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment, also known as KADEX 2016. (File photo)
06:17 GMT
Jordan is set to purchase an undisclosed number of Arlan armored vehicles, weapons and equipment under a new military cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan.
Qatar Airways' Doha-Santiago route will become the second longest flight at 18 hours and 25 minutes. (Facebook)
05:57 GMT
The proposed Doha-Auckland route would take 18 hours and 25 minutes, beating the Qatas Dallas-Sydney and Dubai-Panama City routes.