July 21, 2016
The incident, which happened last week, is the latest of many “bizarre” situations taking place around the city
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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.
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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.
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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.
Turkey's economy suffered immediate fallout after Saturday's failed coup, but will government reforms help it bounce back?
High mortgage deposit requirements, doubling transfer fees and stringent lending policies remain major barriers to home ownership in the UAE.
These are the top 25 emojis used across Instagram, released for World Emoji Day on July 17.
The rising trend of cashless payments has led to greater financial inclusion, supporting much of the non-bankable population.
Having a successful employer brand increases employee engagement, higher job acceptance rates and can help you market yourself as an employer of choice.
RWE has allegedly not been paid its accumulative dues by the Ministry of Petroleum for its development in four Suez concessions, leading to unpaid salaries for its workers in June.
Free zone growth in the GCC is showing no signs of slowing, but they are not immune from the evolving global dynamics and policy imperatives.
The expectation is that nuclear power will account for only three percent of Middle East electricity generating capacity by 2040, according to Apicorp's latest report.
The infrastructure and design contracts have been awarded to top industry leaders for development projects in the city's Residential District, adjacent to the Expo 2020 Dubai site.
Emirates,Etihad, and Qatar Airways have announced that flights to Istanbul's Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen have resumed following on July 16 attempted coup.
July 17, 2016
Officials in Jordan have warned that the popular car-service app is not licensed in the country and have moved to ban the app, issue fines and confiscate vehicles driven illegally.
The Jordan Country Partnership Framework (CPF) 2017-2022 takes aim at economic growth, job creation, social inclusion and the refugee influx.
VAT will be implemented from January 1, 2018. Here's why it is needed and how it will impact residents and businesses.
Everyone has a different perspective of success; what it means, how to reach it, what they owe their success to and things to help you stay on top of your game.
Top institutions from across Turkey’s business world express support for the country and its democratic institutions.
Moody’s latest report about the credit rating of Lebanese banks, maintained its negative outlook of the local lenders amid a volatile regional situation and lower GDP growth.
Abu Dhabi-based Advance Digital will will fund and host five to 10 creators to help them make pilot shows on the Netflix rival service.
France's SAIP app was supposed to flash a warning on a user’s mobile phone screen if there was an attack close to their location or suspicion of an imminent strike.
Egypt is already considered a cheap destination and another round of currency devaluation is unlikely to revive tourism specifically without improvements to security, analysts say.
The facility will provide Arabtec will additional funding to be directly deployed towards delivering ongoing and newly-awarded projects.
Minimum wage is now set at $198.54 a month, and follows last year's legislation establishing a limit of an eight-hour workday, mandatory weekend and 30 days of annual leave.
July 16, 2016
Flights out of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport have been suspended while inbound flights bound are being diverted to nearby countries or turning back in the aftermath of an attempted military coup.
July 14, 2016
The Iraqi government has received a $634 million installment from the IMF, the first of three payments expected in 2016.
The Omagine Project will have three hotels, a boutique mall, an open air amphitheatre, exhibition venues, marina area, offices, dining and entertainment venues.
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Remittances of Arab expatriates from Britain to Arab countries amounted to about $560m in 2015 of which 29.8 percent went to Egypt, 27.5 percent to Lebanon, 8.7 percent to Morocco and 7 percent to Yemen.
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Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are pools of money stored by governments in funds or corporations to generate profits.
With 450 luxury FRHI properties now under its belt, the French chain better known for its mid-market hotels will turn its focus on opportunities in the high-end markets in the Middle East.
The UN-funded project tackles the efficient use of treated wastewater for irrigation by preserving harvested rainwater in sand dams.
Under the new agreement with European planemaker Airbus, Abu Dhabi's Strata Manufacturing will provide components for Airbus A330, A350 and A380 planes.
LinkedIn asks professionals in the region about challenges they face when applying for jobs.
The agreement ends a halt to sales imposed in 2011 after the US had a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) commonly known as mad cow disease.
EgyptAir will add another nine Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its existing fleet of 20, with plans to expand their fleet to 105 airplanes by the end of the 2020/21 fiscal year.
Kuwait is currently looking into the potential public listing of four subsidiaries of the national oil company, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).
July 13, 2016
Lebanon's Dream 2016 is showcasing a wealth of new real estate projects to attract Lebanese expats and locals, despite a sluggish economy and oversupply concerns.
The new agreement between Gulf Air and Rolls-Royce follows recent wide-body orders by the carrier designed to meet its expansion plans.
The date of the first hearing of the suspects implicated in last year's crane collapse at Mecca's Grand Mosque is expected to be announced in the coming days.
Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways were awarded a place in Skytrax's top ten of the world's best airlines 2016, in a gala ceremony at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK.
Android Police has rendered an image of Google's Nexus smartwatch based on descriptions from an 'unnamed source'.
The holy month is a time when many people choose to reflect on their lives, become better people and better businesses by spreading kindness and giving to those in need.
The UK's decision to quit the EU will not have major credit impact on GCC sovereigns, according to ratings agency Moody’s.
The market reacted favorably to OPEC's latest report which predicts a reduction in output from non-member states.
Plans for the hospital are based on a new model of community partnership with Qatari investors and community members as stakeholders in the business.
The new snow-themed leisure and entertainment attraction at Al-Othaim Mall Rabwa will have a year-round temperature of -3 degrees.
Egyptian projects to be supported by China span the electricity, transport, housing, industry and communications sectors.
July 12, 2016
The Lebanese capital ranked 12th in a reader's survey in the New York-based travel magazine, making it the only Arab city on the list this year.
Instead of going on a shopping spree to celebrate your extended credit limits, consider your options and exercise even more financial restraint.
The suit, filed in a NY court by families of five American victims, argues that Hamas has regularly used Facebook services for recruitment, communications among members and to plan and carry out attacks.
Experts have warned that signing up to play Pokémon Go gives the app full access to your Google account.
St Petersburg Island, one of six clusters in The Heart of Europe project, will now be developed as an exclusive honeymoon resort, a first for the UAE.
Employers continue to report difficulty in finding the right candidates with the skill sets required to match the demands.
Careem will invest $100m in R&D with plans expand its teams in the UAE and Pakistan and open new R&D centres in Egypt and Germany.
Boeing predicts that the Middle East will be the be the fourth-largest region in terms of new aircraft deliveries by 2035 with 3,310 airplanes.
With the elderly population of Saudi Arabia expected to rise from 3 to 15 percent by 2050, the absence of absence of reforms to contain the cost of age-related spending will pressure public spending.
The 'Your vacation in Egypt' campaign runs from July 14 to September 5, is sponsored by the Civil Aviation Ministry to promote tourism in Sharm al-Sheikh, Hurghada and Luxor.
July 11, 2016
Qatar Airways Group says that the 2016 fiscal year is their 'best ever', registering a compound annual growth rate of 28 per cent from its relaunch in 1997 to March 31, 2016.
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage reports an increase in local tourism increased by about six percent to 15.4 million people so far this year.
Mustaqbali and Bayt.com helps children such as Mohammed Al Kurd from Gaza break out of their shells and succeed.
Solar Impulse 2 left Abu Dhabi in March 2015 and is travelling around the world to promote clean technology.