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The partnership was at the annual banking conference, SIBOS, and provides international issuers in developing markets with new tools to help improve credit underwriting for unbanked small businesses.
According to a statement from MasterCard, within …Read full article » Middle East: Tuesday, September 17 - 2013 @ 00:00
Long-term economic growth in the Mena region and Sub-Saharan Africa, projected by Fitch Ratings and the International Monetary Fund, is fuelling new infrastructure developments and construction projects, including headquarters for multinational corporations, landmark museums, hotels …Read full article » Middle East: Tuesday, September 17 - 2013 @ 00:00
The latest MENA Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) survey indicates that 57 % of UAE residents anticipate their personal finances will improve within the next six months.
Seven out of ten (72 %) UAE respondents state that …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Monday, September 16 - 2013 @ 00:00
The United Nations emergency relief co-ordinator, Valerie Amos, and the executive director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, have called for increased humanitarian support in Yemen – especially from Gulf countries.
The two …Read full article » Yemen: Sunday, September 15 - 2013 @ 00:00
Voice revenues, traditionally the largest source of profits for telecom providers in the Middle East, are declining as customers have started utilizing smartphone applications to meet their communications needs, reports IT solutions firm Prologix.
Prologix …Read full article » Middle East: Thursday, September 12 - 2013 @ 00:00
Over 3,300 human resources (HR) executives took part in the study, which reveals the utilisation of social networks is now the top trend within recruitment.
The networking website now has more than 238 million members globally …Read full article » Middle East: Wednesday, September 11 - 2013 @ 09:38
The project will expand luxury retail and the VOX cinema multiplex, as well as add a fashion district and sports and leisure precinct. Phase one is already under way with the AED 100m district, which …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, September 11 - 2013 @ 00:00
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) figures from the past three years show the semi-autonomous region has attracted almost $22bn worth of investments from abroad, with an unprecedented boom in the consumer and construction sectors.
British companies …Read full article » : Tuesday, September 10 - 2013 @ 15:38
Speaking at the launch of “The Tour Guide is the Voice of Egypt” campaign, tourism minister Hisham Zaazou stated that the government is not able to stimulate tourism growth on its own.
Visitor numbers have dipped …Read full article » Egypt: Monday, September 09 - 2013 @ 16:01
Members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club and BA Executive Club can now earn miles, which they can redeem from October 1. Members can also enjoy a range of exclusive privileges and benefits.
“The benefit partnering with …Read full article » Middle East: Monday, September 09 - 2013 @ 12:02