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‘To quote Mark Twain: ‘The reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated’,’ said Omar Hijazi, CEO of Dubai-based e-commerce network Tejari when asked what he thought of reports of Dubai’s possible collapse.
Hijazi …Read full article » : Thursday, April 02 - 2009 @ 17:39
With the downturn now in full swing – and now clearly going to be far deeper than some initially predicted – HSBC has said that within the GCC, business confidence has at least stabilised in …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Thursday, March 26 - 2009 @ 11:11
Standard Chartered estimated that there was a liquidity shortfall of Dhs110bn in the UAE and that a direct injection of ‘sticky’ liquidity was needed.
On a positive note, Standard Chartered believes inflation will fall to …Read full article » Middle East: Thursday, March 19 - 2009 @ 16:39
This week we put up the highlights from last week’s AME Info Digital Marketing conference, with interviews with some of the key speakers and a rundown of where industry insiders see digital …Read full article » Middle East: Thursday, March 12 - 2009 @ 17:02
Now, surely this would be taking away one of the things that make trying to do business in the Middle East so endearing (and, yes, sometimes downright irritating).
Every long-term resident of a Gulf city …Read full article » Middle East: Wednesday, April 30 - 2008 @ 13:13
Driving standards not just in Dubai but in Abu Dhabi and the other emirates can be, we all know, poor. Last year over 1,000 people were killed on the UAE roads – government statistics say …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, March 11 - 2008 @ 00:02
The city is turning to some traditional techniques for cooling properties and embracing many newer technologies to supply power to the people and their businesses.
It’s an ambitious project that will even try to embrace …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Friday, January 25 - 2008 @ 10:56
But the country suffers from high unemployment and the divide between rich and poor is apparent in the streets.
The country has an image problem externally, and when neighbours such as the UAE, Bahrain and …Read full article » Saudi Arabia: Monday, November 26 - 2007 @ 15:23
Both would reduce the environmental impact of flights, something that major airlines around the world are acutely aware of. But any change in fuel is not easy to do, as it means that the engines …Read full article » Middle East: Tuesday, October 30 - 2007 @ 10:36
The halls of Cityscape were packed with models of these developments, and they included some truly beautiful buildings. Some of the island developments were also eye-catching and it would be easy to walk the floor …Read full article » Middle East: Wednesday, October 17 - 2007 @ 15:34