May 24, 2015
A $100 billion city to be built from scratch in Saudi Arabia will be completed by 2035 to serve as a commercial hub for countries on the Red Sea.
An Iranian official said the country's mineral reserves have been estimated at 50 billion tonnes.
The general manager of cellular operator touch submitted his resignation Friday.
The TV we've come to know may be old news.
The country's main index EGX30 jumped 8.25 percent this week after the government put a hold on a new tax on capital gains.
Nearly a year after the 50-day Gaza war, the World Bank called for urgent reforms to avoid a "dangerous fiscal crisis" in Gaza.
Jordan confirms investment projects worth $8.5B finalized at the conclusion of the World Economic Forum meeting at the Dead Sea.
Oman is set to expand its water infrastructure by spending $6.5 billion over the next 25 years.
A leading Lebanese banker called on Lebanese businesses abroad to invest 5 percent of their profits in the country's private sector.
$2.97 billion was deposited into the 'Kuwait Fund' as compensation for environmental damages caused during the 1990 invasion by Iraq.
BRT in Tajikistan looks to Saudi-based ICD, an arm of the Islamic Development Bank, in their move towards a shariah compliant financial system.
Iraq is determined to complete the oil and gas pipeline linking Basra to Aqaba despite 'challenges on the ground' according to the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister.
Duke University researchers are developing a tool that allows hi-res video games to be played on mobile devices for a fraction of cloud-gaming bandwidth.
Getting to grips with the basics of interest rates will help you make an informed decision about your financial affairs.
Low interest rates and savings surpluses, as well as low oil prices, mean the time is right for MENA countries to focus on infrastructure development; public-private partnerships are essential.
Assess your management style and understand how delegation can help you become more effective and efficient.
May 23, 2015
Chaotic geopolitics across the Middle East and North Africa could lead to a new strategic order in the region.
Young people should be educated in critical thinking skills, while the inclusion of women in the workforce can reduce unemployment levels.
Egypt's President Sisi stressed the importance of engaging young people and addressing extremism, while Palestinian leader Abbas expressed hope for resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Three outstanding social entrepreneurs from Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine working in the areas of health, disability, employment and gender are this year's MENA awardees.
The New Vision for Arab Employment Initiative commits to making 100,000 youth job-ready by 2017.
Meeting is a platform to promote economic and social progress; King calls for entrepreneurship and inclusive growth to achieve regional prosperity; MENA should focus on innovation and not be sidetracked by regional turmoil.
May 22, 2015
The plans were revealed at a press conference at the Imex Frankfurt 2015 in Germany.
The governor disclosed his plans for massive development in the region.
Israel has refused a court order to pay compensation to Iran as part of an agreement dating back to the Islamic Revolution.
May 21, 2015
The forum will be held on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea, where over 58 countries plan to attend.
Gulf News visited the office on Thursday and was told that while it is still officially open, no employees appear to have ever worked in the office.
Suez Canal revenues marked a $2 million increase compared with revenues in March.
The Saudi Development Fund board of directors is scheduled to discuss Jordan's request for a longterm, low-interest loan at a meeting next month.
Talks with Egyptian officials on reducing the charges of Lebanese goods shipped by sea have made progress.
African migrants seeking refuge in Egypt often find an equally dire situation as domestic workers.
Five common myths about gaming - debunked.
Two new variants of Apple's MacBook are now available in the UAE.
The latest great big bond dump is a worry trend, but one expert says not to panic.
The IMF said reconstruction was going "far more slowly than expected."
As one of the fastest growing segments in the global financial industry, islamic financing should focus on three areas to help fulfill its potential.
Egyptian court orders PM to move towards censoring online pornography, contradicting a 2013 verdict allowing the websites.
The use of video interviews during recruitment in the MENA region is beneficial for both employers and job applicants alike.
Netanyahu backtracks on a just-implemented decision banning Palestinians from using Israeli buses in the West Bank.
May 20, 2015
The industry is creating immense value for consumers, who value mobile technologies at 11 to 45 percent of their income.
A meeting among the countries' envoys was aimed at boosting aid for Jordan's efforts on the refugee crisis.
The $500 million power plant comes as part of the state's five-year plan to provide environment-friendly electric energy.
The country is likely to avoid deep cuts in spending as the real GDP grows by 4 percent in 2015.
The factory will start production in June and has the capacity to increase Lebanon's cigarette boxes by 23,000.
Hundreds of residents in southern Tunisia gathered in the streets Wednesday protesting the country's high unemployment rate, residents said Wednesday.
A small start-up in Gaza City employs 89 people, many of them young and waiting for an employment opportunity.
The Social Security Corporation increased the salaries of its retirees to match the inflation of 2014.
The UN's World Economic Situation and Prospects Report forecasts slow economic growth for 2015-2016.
Family-run SMEs are the heart of Egypt, but need nurturing through the generations to survive, according to KPMG.
Four Qataris received life imprisonment and hit ith a Dhs1 million for social media offences.
A study by One Hour Translation reveals six of the hottest global technology trends.
Australian outsourcing service does your dirty work by breaking up electronically or by proxy.
Employers are often reluctant to spend on training, but the benefits of such spending often outweigh the cost. Here's why.
Big families like buying in bulk, but there are drawbacks. Here are a few tips for your next grocery shop.
May 19, 2015
A ministry official said the sudden drop showed evidence of "the scale of the damage to infrastructure."
Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum issued a new law establishing the Dubai World Trade Centre as a freezone.
The Jordan National Commission for Women said ladies faced less discrimination in the public sector compared with private companies.
Techies have developed a system that allows smart devices to 'talk' to each other without user intervention.
Abu Dhabi-based Al Ahli Group delves deeper into superhero territory with plans for broadcast-ready animation.
The IMF has released a report with details of the direct aid given to Arab nations by Saudi Arabia.
Egypt seeks an expansion of the Qualifying Industrial Zones (QIZ) trade agreement, which would allow more of its products to enter the US duty-free.
The International Monetary Fund has cautioned that the current political standoff and the weight of hosting refugees are taking a toll on Lebanon's economy.
Iran has relaunched the process for reapplying for membership in the World Trade Organization, amid ongoing nuclear negotiations.
Air Arabia Jordan launches an inaugural flight to Kuwait as part of a strategy to promote low-cost tourism.
The newly launched robotics challenge in the UAE has a pleasant surprise for the winners.
Investment in innovation and technlogy will help the Middle East to meet the region's growing energy needs, according to Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC).
Cabinet will continue its discussions of the budget bill in a session Wednesday.
Talking money with your employers may be awkward, but your performance is only one part of getting the salary that you think you deserve. Here are some tips to help.
Sponsors of soccer's World Cup were urged Monday to seek labor reforms in Qatar.
Know what you're worth before talking to your manager about a salary increase.
May 18, 2015
Lufthansa passengers can now use their watches as a boarding card.
Profits built over the past two years is expected to keep the banks strong against the real estate market.
Reports said sides agreed that just 40 workers would be laid off instead of 115 in plants in the South.
The government hopes to preserve the competitiveness of Egypt's financial market and investments.
Up to 47 percent of Lebanese people aged over 15 have access to a bank account, up ten percent from the year before, according to World Bank figures.
An NGO has teamed up with the Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance to combat counterfeit goods across the GCC.
On average the region's viewers will consume an estimated 545 million hours per month of short-form video.
The killing of a top Daesh commander by US forces in Syria could have a severe impact on the country's oil industry, experts have said.
The official said Iran is still likely to request the oil reduction but has low expectations for the next meeting in June.
Following the release of the D&B Business Optimism Index survey in Saudi Arabia for Q2, it seems hope in business has dropped slightly. But why?
Most companies will face problems with retention at some point.
Salaries have increased by seven percent in H1 this year across the GCC's construction sector, according to an industry expert.
Any choice you make can jeopardize your professional relationship.
Jordan's King Abdullah inaugurated a solar power plant Sunday at the Royal Court.
"Mobile technology is fundamentally changing the world we live in today."
Microsoft's new smartphone is available for pre-booking.
May 17, 2015
A new device to launch this summer has a built-in iris scanner, used to replace phone passwords.
The DNA robot laboratory, run by a professor at Bar-Ilan University, developed a method of producing DNA molecules that can be programmed for various parts of the body.
Leading investors from around the world are eager to invest in real estate properties in Turkey.
The Dubai freehold property market's gap in affordable homes is being addressed.
"Islamic banks are significantly improving the process of financial inclusion."
International credit ratings agency Moody's said promises given by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to his coalition might be worth billions of shekels.
A new study shows unemployment rate in three areas increased to 22.1 percent, from 14.5 percent before the Syrian war began.
The largest Gulf logistics group's net profit soared to $39.4 million, a 5 percent jump compared with the same period last year.
The Israeli company has sold its 50 percent stake in the iconic Times Square Building in Manhattan, New York.
CEOs of the US airlines pointed toward the Gulf carriers' 25 percent growth in the US this year, saying evidence of the advantage "cannot be ignored."
Egypt's finance minister welcomed a revision of ratings provider Standard and Poor, saying the change will encourage financial institutions to offer further funding.
The "deal" that you lock in today will have an impact on your personal budget for years.
Egypt's market plunged after MSCI's decision to exclude Telecom Egypt from its emerging markets index.
May 16, 2015
Adi Yoffe can predict the future — she spots trends before consumers are even aware of what's popular.