Al Bawaba - Business http://www.albawaba.com/business/%2A en 'Breakthrough' in public wages expected in Lebanon next week http://www.albawaba.com/business/breakthrough-public-wages-expected-lebanon-next-week-589584 <p>Breakthrough in the long-running crisis over public workers’ salaries is expected next week, a ministerial source revealed to The Daily Star Thursday.</p> <p>“We are close to an agreement on holding a Parliament session on July 17 to pass laws adopting the new salary scale and government expenditures,” the source said.</p> <p>The ministerial source spoke after Cabinet failed Thursday to resolve the thorny issues of the Lebanese University’s contract professors and extra-budgetary spending.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/breakthrough-public-wages-expected-lebanon-next-week-589584" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Beirut_lebanon.jpg" alt="“We are close to an agreement on holding a Parliament session on July 17 to pass laws adopting the new salary scale and government expenditures,” the source said. 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All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/breakthrough-public-wages-expected-lebanon-next-week-589584" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/breakthrough-public-wages-expected-lebanon-next-week-589584#comments BUSINESS Economy & Trade Main headlines Lebanon Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:42:22 +0000 589584 at http://www.albawaba.com Beirut, Dubai take the lead: new survey reveals the Middle East's most expensive cities for expats http://www.albawaba.com/business/cost-of-living-me-589582 <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/uae-rents-2014-543553" target="_blank">Rising housing costs has pushed Dubai </a>up the rankings in an annual survey of the most expensive cities in the world for expatriates to live in.</p> <p>Dubai is ranked as the 67th most expensive city for expats among 211 cities across the globe, having shot up 23 places from 90th in 2013, according to the 2014 Cost of Living Survey released by human resources consultancy, Mercer, on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/cost-of-living-me-589582" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Beirut_Rauche.jpg" alt="The world’s most expensive cities for expats are both in Africa. Luanda in Angola is ranked first for the second year, followed by N’Djamena in Chad. " title="The world’s most expensive cities for expats are both in Africa. Luanda in Angola is ranked first for the second year, followed by N’Djamena in Chad. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.gulfnews.com" title="Gulf News" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/57.png" title="Gulf News" border="0" /></a> © Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2014. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/cost-of-living-me-589582" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/cost-of-living-me-589582#comments BUSINESS Economy & Trade Main headlines UAE Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:38:25 +0000 589582 at http://www.albawaba.com Revealed: the top ten paid people in the UAE http://www.albawaba.com/business/dubai-salaries-589580 <p>The 10 highest earning chief executives in the UAE make several million dirhams a year, taking home a total of Dh78.14 million in <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/dubai-employment-finance-563006" target="_blank">salaries and bonuses in 2013 alone</a>, according to a new survey.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/dubai-salaries-589580" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Dubai2.jpg" alt="The 10 highest earning chief executives in the UAE make several million dirhams a year, taking home a total of Dh78.14 million in salaries and bonuses in 2013 alone," title="The 10 highest earning chief executives in the UAE make several million dirhams a year, taking home a total of Dh78.14 million in salaries and bonuses in 2013 alone," class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.gulfnews.com" title="Gulf News" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/57.png" title="Gulf News" border="0" /></a> © Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2014. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/dubai-salaries-589580" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/dubai-salaries-589580#comments BUSINESS Industry Featured Articles UAE Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:33:57 +0000 589580 at http://www.albawaba.com Lasting a while: Egypt boasts 6-month supply of wheat http://www.albawaba.com/business/egypt-food-security-589578 <p>Egypt,<a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/egypt-bread-subsidies-577200" target="_blank"> one of the world's largest wheat importers</a>, said on Thursday it had enough wheat to last for six months.</p> <p>"Through what we have purchased locally and our import contracts, we now have enough wheat to last until the beginning of next year," ministry spokesman Mahmoud Diab said.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/egypt-food-security-589578" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Wheat_allergy-sick.jpg" alt="Egypt, one of the world&#039;s largest wheat importers, said on Thursday it had enough wheat to last for six months." title="Egypt, one of the world&#039;s largest wheat importers, said on Thursday it had enough wheat to last for six months." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://english.ahram.org.eg" title="Al-Ahram Gate" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/908.png" title="Al-Ahram Gate" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Al-Ahram Publishing House </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/egypt-food-security-589578" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/egypt-food-security-589578#comments BUSINESS Economy & Trade Main headlines Egypt Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:21:11 +0000 589578 at http://www.albawaba.com How a terminal is standing in the way of Egypt's ambitions to restore its gas industry http://www.albawaba.com/business/egypt-gas-supplies-589577 <p>Egypt has missed a window to avert gas shortages this year as plans to secure a floating import terminal from a Norwegian firm hit snags, causing officials to hedge their bets by restarting talks with U.S.-based rival Excelerate Energy.&nbsp;</p> <p>The two-year tale of Egyptian efforts to secure a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal is mostly one of delay, despite desperate <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/israel-egypt-relations-gas-586896" target="_blank">need at home for gas to keep the lights on.</a></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/egypt-gas-supplies-589577" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Egypts_Gas_Pipeline_EXPLOSION.jpg" alt="Reorganizing the shipments thanks to delayed efforts to secure a terminal will add to headaches. " title="Reorganizing the shipments thanks to delayed efforts to secure a terminal will add to headaches. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://english.ahram.org.eg" title="Al-Ahram Gate" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/908.png" title="Al-Ahram Gate" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Al-Ahram Publishing House </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/egypt-gas-supplies-589577" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/egypt-gas-supplies-589577#comments BUSINESS Oil & Energy Featured Articles Egypt Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:16:02 +0000 589577 at http://www.albawaba.com A glimpse of normalcy: how the restarting of the El-Sharara oil reignited hope for the Libyan economy http://www.albawaba.com/business/glimpse-normalcy-how-restarting-el-sharara-oil-reignited-hope-libyan-economy-589575 <p class="p1">Libyas oil sector took another big step back to normality with the restarting of an oil field that could double its current meagre crude output, a week after blockades ended at major ports.</p> <p class="p2">The 340,000 barrels per day (bpd) <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Sharara_oil_field" target="_blank">El Sharara oil field </a>has resumed operations after protesters ended a four month strike, state-run National Oil Corp. (NOC) said on Tuesday,</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/glimpse-normalcy-how-restarting-el-sharara-oil-reignited-hope-libyan-economy-589575" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Egypt_Libya_Border.jpg" alt="After that deal, shipments from Zueitina were delayed because of damage from the blockade, while Hariga has seen only a few tanker loadings." title="After that deal, shipments from Zueitina were delayed because of damage from the blockade, while Hariga has seen only a few tanker loadings." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jordantimes.com" title="The Jordan Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/62.png" title="The Jordan Times" border="0" /></a> © Copyright The Jordan Times. 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All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/aircraft-manufacturing-589574" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/aircraft-manufacturing-589574#comments BUSINESS Main headlines UAE Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:11:50 +0000 589574 at http://www.albawaba.com No Ramadan amnesty: 2200 'illegal' expats taken in Saudi Arabia http://www.albawaba.com/business/foreign-workers-saudi-589503 <p>Security officers in Saudi Arabia have arrested nearly 2,200 illegal foreign workers in Madinah and Hail and Baha this month for allegedly violating the <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/saudization--566856" target="_blank">country’s residency and labor regulations.&nbsp;</a>Madinah police arrested 884 Asian and African illegals during Ramadan following numerous inspection raids carried out at firms and establishments in the city.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/foreign-workers-saudi-589503" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/returning-pakistani-migrants-walk-away-from-the-wharf-at-the-citys-port-in-karachi-on-august-24-2012-following-their-deportation-from-oman1670.jpg" alt="In the meantime, Riyadh Municipality officials closed 23 restaurants in the capital for violating health regulations. " title="In the meantime, Riyadh Municipality officials closed 23 restaurants in the capital for violating health regulations. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.saudigazette.com.sa" title="The Saudi Gazette" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1526.png" title="The Saudi Gazette" border="0" /></a> © Copyright 2014 The Saudi Gazette. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/foreign-workers-saudi-589503" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/foreign-workers-saudi-589503#comments BUSINESS Main headlines Saudi Arabia Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:31:37 +0000 589503 at http://www.albawaba.com Thanks to Libya's slight comeback, oil prices settle at one month low http://www.albawaba.com/business/libya-oil-production-589292 <p>Brent crude oil traded at a one-month low below $109 a barrel on Wednesday after a Libyan oilfield restarted and <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/kurdistan-isis-oil--585588" target="_blank">supply worries faded</a>, prompting traders to reduce long positions.</p> <p>Libya has restarted the 340,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) El Sharara field <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/libya-oil--567024" target="_blank">after protesters ended a four-month strike</a>, which could double the country’s current crude output.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/libya-oil-production-589292" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Oil-Refinery1.jpg" alt="The price spread between the two benchmarks touched the narrowest point in almost a month at $5.20 on Wednesday, driven by speculators dumping Brent. " title="The price spread between the two benchmarks touched the narrowest point in almost a month at $5.20 on Wednesday, driven by speculators dumping Brent. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.khaleejtimes.com" title="Khaleej Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/44.png" title="Khaleej Times" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Khaleej Times. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/libya-oil-production-589292" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/libya-oil-production-589292#comments BUSINESS Main headlines Oil & Energy Libya Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:40:35 +0000 589292 at http://www.albawaba.com Wishful thinking? US shale revolution won't affect the Middle East, says second opinion http://www.albawaba.com/business/us-oil-production-589288 <p>The shale oil revolution in the United States<a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/shale-oil-gulf-us--522952" target="_blank"> is not expected to present a threat to the Middle East</a>, according to Duncan Anderson, chief executive officer at Gulf Marine Services (GMS).</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/us-oil-production-589288" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Crude-Oil.jpg" alt="Discussing other factors that may potentially influence Arabian oil, Anderson said he did not expect political disruptions to affect oil passage through the Strait of Hormuz. " title="Discussing other factors that may potentially influence Arabian oil, Anderson said he did not expect political disruptions to affect oil passage through the Strait of Hormuz. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.khaleejtimes.com" title="Khaleej Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/44.png" title="Khaleej Times" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Khaleej Times. 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All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/ramadan-deals-dubai-589285" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/ramadan-deals-dubai-589285#comments BUSINESS Construction & Real Estate Main headlines UAE Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:24:38 +0000 589285 at http://www.albawaba.com Sorry Dubai: why London's pricy property is still number one for ME investors http://www.albawaba.com/business/london-luxury-propoery-589283 <p>Middle Eastern buyers are increasingly investing in Central London’s residential property market as they are encouraged by the city’s transparency and its credentials as a finance centre, according to a report by real estate consultancy JLL.</p> <p>Although international investors control only nine of the largest 50 development sites in the city, these sites have the capacity to accommodate up to 28,000 new homes.</p> <p>This figure already represents 20 per cent of the total planning pipeline in Central London and is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, JLL said.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/london-luxury-propoery-589283" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/London.gif" alt="The UK capital recorded €32.2 billion (around $44.2 billion) worth of transactions in 2013, with the Middle East contributing roughly $7.5 billion." title="The UK capital recorded €32.2 billion (around $44.2 billion) worth of transactions in 2013, with the Middle East contributing roughly $7.5 billion." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/325.png" title="Gulf Business" border="0" /> © Motivate Publishing. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/london-luxury-propoery-589283" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/london-luxury-propoery-589283#comments BUSINESS Construction & Real Estate Featured Articles UK Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:14:53 +0000 589283 at http://www.albawaba.com Djibouti has some beef with DP world and its taking it court http://www.albawaba.com/business/djibouti-has-some-beef-dp-world-and-its-taking-it-court-589281 <p>Djibouti said it had started legal action against DP World, seeking to rescind the <a href="http://www.theafricareport.com/North-Africa/emerging-players-seek-concession-opportunities.html" target="_blank">Dubai-owned port operator’s concession in Africa’s largest container terminal</a> in a row over how the contract was awarded.</p> <p>“The resulting agreement unfairly favoured DP World,” the government said in a statement, which questioned payments made in winning the concession in 2000.</p> <p>DP World said it rejected Djibouti’s allegations.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/djibouti-has-some-beef-dp-world-and-its-taking-it-court-589281" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/07.06_DPW-_2_MSC_at_JAP.JPG" alt="DP World, which has a portfolio of about 65 terminals across six continents, owns one-third of Djibouti’s Doraleh Container Terminal, the company’s annual report says. " title="DP World, which has a portfolio of about 65 terminals across six continents, owns one-third of Djibouti’s Doraleh Container Terminal, the company’s annual report says. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/325.png" title="Gulf Business" border="0" /> © Motivate Publishing. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/djibouti-has-some-beef-dp-world-and-its-taking-it-court-589281" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/djibouti-has-some-beef-dp-world-and-its-taking-it-court-589281#comments BUSINESS Main headlines Transport & Shipping UAE Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:58:26 +0000 589281 at http://www.albawaba.com Ramadan brings the issue of food wastage in Saudi Arabia to the forefront http://www.albawaba.com/business/saudi-ramadan-food-consumtpion-589260 <p>The problem of food wastage in Ramadan has again surfaced in Saudi Arabia.According to a study conducted by King Saud University, an estimated 4,500 tons of food is wasted every day in Saudi Arabia. But food waste is widespread in Saudi Arabia not only during Ramadan but during the whole year.The study showed that 30 percent of the 4 million dishes prepared daily during Ramadan go waste, which amounts to SR1.2 million.Wasted food globally is reportedly estimated at 1.3 billion tons, worth SR2.8 billion.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/saudi-ramadan-food-consumtpion-589260" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/food_waste.jpg" alt="However food waste is not unique to Saudi Arabia, low income and developed countries face problems in waste." title="However food waste is not unique to Saudi Arabia, low income and developed countries face problems in waste." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.saudigazette.com.sa" title="The Saudi Gazette" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1526.png" title="The Saudi Gazette" border="0" /></a> © Copyright 2014 The Saudi Gazette. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/saudi-ramadan-food-consumtpion-589260" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/saudi-ramadan-food-consumtpion-589260#comments BUSINESS Economy & Trade Featured Articles Saudi Arabia Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:47:38 +0000 589260 at http://www.albawaba.com Emirates order $56 billion Boeing planes after historic Airbus cancellation http://www.albawaba.com/business/emirates-589231 <p>Dubai's Emirates Airline has finalised an order for 150 Boeing 777 planes valued at $56 billion at list prices, the US manufacturer said Wednesday in Dubai.</p> <p>The planes, comprising 115 777-9Xs and 35 777-8Xs, were initially ordered during the Dubai Airshow in November 2013, when the largest operator of the long haul airliner took also purchase rights for 50 additional planes.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/emirates-589231" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Emirates-airline.jpg" alt="The value of the deal could increase to $75 billion at list prices if Emirates firms up its right to purchase the additional planes, Boeing said in a statement issued in Dubai. " title="The value of the deal could increase to $75 billion at list prices if Emirates firms up its right to purchase the additional planes, Boeing said in a statement issued in Dubai. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.yourmiddleeast.com" title="Your Middle East" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1359.png" title="Your Middle East" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Your Middle East AB. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/emirates-589231" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/emirates-589231#comments BUSINESS Main headlines Transport & Shipping UAE Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:33:29 +0000 589231 at http://www.albawaba.com Time to take a stance: Philippines to blacklist Saudis who harass domestic workers http://www.albawaba.com/business/philipines-589229 <p>The Philippines’ Labor Ministry has prepared a comprehensive blacklist containing the names of the Saudi employers who <a href="http://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/saudi0704/7.htm" target="_blank">have abused or sexually harassed their Filipino housemaids to prevent them from recruiting in the future.</a>Quoting a source at the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Makkah daily reported on Monday that the recruitment application of any Saudi who has a history of maltreating Filipino housemaids would never be accepted.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/philipines-589229" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/511766-filipinophilippinesmaidmigrantworkerKasambahayBillphotoafp-1361670500-919-640x480.jpg" alt="The source, who opted not to be named, said a surefire reason for inclusion on the blacklist is physical abuse and sexual harassment against their housemaids. " title="The source, who opted not to be named, said a surefire reason for inclusion on the blacklist is physical abuse and sexual harassment against their housemaids. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.saudigazette.com.sa" title="The Saudi Gazette" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1526.png" title="The Saudi Gazette" border="0" /></a> © Copyright 2014 The Saudi Gazette. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/philipines-589229" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/philipines-589229#comments BUSINESS Economy & Trade Main headlines Saudi Arabia Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:05:36 +0000 589229 at http://www.albawaba.com Hubris and greed: the toxic combination that drove the rise and fall of Arabtec? http://www.albawaba.com/business/arabtec-shares-stocks-589012 <p>From a 59-storey tower in Abu Dhabi, the offices of Arabtec look out over the Gulf towards Middle Eastern and Asian nations where the construction firm hopes to expand. It is a symbol of the company's ambitions - and the way in which they have run into hard reality.</p> <p>Arabtec agreed last year to lease the entire tower, which was to serve as a base for it to diversify into the oil, power, infrastructure and real estate sectors, providing capacity for thousands of future employees as well as joint venture partners.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/arabtec-shares-stocks-589012" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/ismaik.jpg" alt="The scars left by the Arabtec saga on both the company and the stock market may heal with time. " title="The scars left by the Arabtec saga on both the company and the stock market may heal with time. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.tradearabia.com/" title="Trade Arabia" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/6.png" title="Trade Arabia" border="0" /></a> Copyright 2014 Al Hilal Publishing & Marketing Group </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/arabtec-shares-stocks-589012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/arabtec-shares-stocks-589012#comments BUSINESS Construction & Real Estate Featured Articles UAE Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:55:54 +0000 589012 at http://www.albawaba.com Worth every (billion) penny in debt: Mall of the World price revealed http://www.albawaba.com/business/dubai-megaproject--589013 <p>Dubai Holding, the investment vehicle of the emirate's ruler, will need Dh25 billion ($6.8 billion) to build an entertainment district that will include the world's largest shopping mall, its chief executive said on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/dubai-megaproject--589013" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/mall_of_the_world.jpg" alt="&quot;This is a long-term project and we are betting strongly on Dubai,&quot; he said, adding that the size of the entire project would be in the range of 48 to 50 million sq ft. " title="&quot;This is a long-term project and we are betting strongly on Dubai,&quot; he said, adding that the size of the entire project would be in the range of 48 to 50 million sq ft. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.tradearabia.com/" title="Trade Arabia" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/6.png" title="Trade Arabia" border="0" /></a> Copyright 2014 Al Hilal Publishing & Marketing Group </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/dubai-megaproject--589013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/dubai-megaproject--589013#comments BUSINESS Construction & Real Estate Main headlines UAE Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:55:51 +0000 589013 at http://www.albawaba.com With the US about to become a net exporter, is the ME’s crude oil on its way to dispensablity? http://www.albawaba.com/business/us-oil-exports-shale-589011 <p>The report focuses on expansion and contraction on a number of fronts: the waxing and waning of dominance among suppliers; the progression into globalisation from regionalisation in energy markets; the growing shares of some fuels and the declining roles of others in the global energy mix; and, the opening and closing of borders in response to geopolitical concerns.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/us-oil-exports-shale-589011" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Oil-Refinery1.jpg" alt="The global energy mix is shifting toward cleaner fuels such as natural gas" title="The global energy mix is shifting toward cleaner fuels such as natural gas" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.cpifinancial.net" title="CPI Financial" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/240.png" title="CPI Financial" border="0" /></a> © 2014 CPI Financial. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/us-oil-exports-shale-589011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/us-oil-exports-shale-589011#comments BUSINESS Oil & Energy Featured Articles Middle East Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:55:29 +0000 589011 at http://www.albawaba.com One step forward, ten backwards: US-Iran trade falls 57% http://www.albawaba.com/business/one-step-forward-ten-backwards-us-iran-trade-falls-57-589015 <p>The <a href="http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/116115-us-iran-trade-irks-europeans-as-companies-suffer-" target="_blank">value of trade between Iran and the United States </a>dropped 57 percent in the first five months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/one-step-forward-ten-backwards-us-iran-trade-falls-57-589015" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Iran_Central_Bank-feb2014.jpg" alt="Iran imported $153 million worth of products from the U.S. in January-May 2013 and exported $1.6 million worth of products to the U.S. in the mentioned time span" title="Iran imported $153 million worth of products from the U.S. in January-May 2013 and exported $1.6 million worth of products to the U.S. in the mentioned time span" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.tehrantimes.com" title="Tehran Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1312.png" title="Tehran Times" border="0" /></a> © 2014 TehranTimes. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/one-step-forward-ten-backwards-us-iran-trade-falls-57-589015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/one-step-forward-ten-backwards-us-iran-trade-falls-57-589015#comments BUSINESS Economy & Trade Main headlines Iran Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:55:17 +0000 589015 at http://www.albawaba.com