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November 27, 2016

For customers based in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), jewellery and watches, as well as contemporary and Islamic art from regional artists are the biggest draws. (Sotheby's)
07:00 GMT
The British auction house plans to expand its footprint by opening an office in Dubai in the next few weeks, having witnessed a ten percent year on year increase in MENA buyers and sellers in the last five years.

October 9, 2016

Don’t ever solely rely on your memory for recalling all the projects and tasks you need to work on. (Shutterstock)
13:51 GMT
Managing multiple projects at the same time can certainly be exhausting, but not impossible.

September 25, 2016

Spectacles are similar to Google's Glass, in that both have a camera, but Snap's offering can do just two things: take short videos and keep the sun out of your eyes. (Twitter)
08:33 GMT
Snap, Inc. have launched 'Spectacles', a pair of sunglasses with cameras on either side that can record up to 30 seconds of video that can be uploaded onto the social network via smartphone.
Initially, Dubai’s broader medical tourism plan is focusing on elective procedures, like aesthetic and weight loss surgeries. (File photo)
06:53 GMT
Dubai's strategy to become a medical tourism hub is being carefully crafted, but to compete with Asia and Europe it must establish key differentiators.

September 20, 2016

The connectivity project will offer unlimited, 24/7 outdoor and indoor Wi-Fi access points through Zain Jordan’s high-speed 4G mobile network, initially in four primary locations across the country. (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT
More than 724,000 registered refugees in Jordan will receive free high-speed internet access for five years as part of UNHCR’s Connectivity for Refugees Programme.

September 19, 2016

A high-ranking Yemeni ministerial official said the decision to relocate the Central Bank was made in consultation with the UAE and Saudi Arabia. (File photo)
10:00 GMT
Moving the headquarters of the Central Bank from Sana’a to Aden comes as part of the government’s arrangements to regain control of the economic decision-making in the country.

September 18, 2016

Physical infrastructure damage, now estimated at $137.8 billion in Syria and more than $20 billion in Yemen, represents a long-term challenge for policy makers. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
MENA countries wracked by fighting suffered average GDP losses of 6-15 percentage points, compared to a 4-9 percentage-point average worldwide, according to the IMF study.

September 8, 2016

The Start Up Lebanon-Silicon Valley roadshow follows a successful event in New York last year. (Facebook)
06:37 GMT
The roadshow event, scheduled for September 12-17, will offer Lebanese entrepreneurs a chance to trade ideas with industry leaders and showcase their products and innovations.

September 5, 2016

Plastic waste generated in Saudi Arabia  is double the consumption rate in the GCC. (Econet.ru)
05:37 GMT
Plastic not fantastic: The Kingdom recently put forward a proposal to modify plastic products to reduce waste left by growing consumption.

September 4, 2016

Cigarettes will be taxed at a fixed rate of 50 percent of the pack's consumer price in addition to price increases.
06:18 GMT
Egypt's new VAT includes 56 exempted goods and services - but some items, such as cigarettes, will be hit hard by other taxes.

August 31, 2016

This is the first commercial licence in the field of ICT in KSA and it is also the first commercial license in Saudi Arabia to a Chinese company. (Huawei)
13:49 GMT
The Chinese telecoms company has been granted a license to operate in Saudi Arabia with 100 percent ownership.

August 21, 2016

3D model printing. (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
3D printing is a rapidly growing technology across multiple disciplines in the Middle East.

August 16, 2016

Investcorp has seen its most active period since the firm’s inception in the last 12 months after signing five new deals and exiting nine portfolio companies. (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
Investcorp said Nebulas would join the previously acquired Coresec and SecureLink to operate across six countries, employ 550 staff and generate more than €235m in revenue.

August 11, 2016

Emiratis attend a presentation about the UAE Space Agency. (File)
11:00 GMT
UAE Space Agency is launching a professional training program with over 200 hours of coursework, with support and training from Lockheed Martin.
Transferring money in Lebanese banks can take weeks of frustration. (Shutterstock)
07:00 GMT
Lebanese bank transfers can take multiple weeks to process - and the country is trying to tackle the issue while still minding US sanctions against Hezbollah funding.