Abu Dhabi: The UAE’s Minister of Economy, Sultan Al Mansouri, said he was confident about the country’s prospects for economic growth in 2017 despite challenges like lower oil prices. He expects growth rate this year to remain...[more]

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In 2016, the GCC saw the emergence of "giant" banks that were the result of mergers between key lenders in the region. While it has been close to ten years since the merger of Emirates Bank International and National...[more]

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Qatar’s gross domestic product is expected to recover in 2017/18 with headline real GDP forecast to be 3.8% in 2017 and 4.1% in 2018, QNB has said in a report. 

 

The country’s growth is expected to pick up driven by the...[more]

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According to the Economy Forecast Agency, oil prices will begin a slow climb towards $60 a barrel through April 2017, and then experience a pullback that will continue throughout the year, bottoming at roughly $47 in October or...[more]

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JEDDAH: The oil and gas sector in Saudi Arabia has witnessed 34 percent increase in online recruitment, which is indicative of a strengthening economy.

 

However, online recruitment in other sectors in the Kingdom have slowed...[more]

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In a recent article on the importance of entrepreneurship, journalist Rushika Bhatia noted that:

"Entrepreneurs are the bedrock of SMEs… [and both are] the ‘lifeblood’ of most economies...On average, around 95 per cent of...[more]

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If you are eager to find beneficial trends in the GCC job market for 2017, it is important to consider the 2016 background information. For example, since mid-2014, the key export commodity for the entire region, oil, has...[more]

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