Rising costs of housing and education fees can erode benefits of zero income tax that traditionally lures expatriates to the United Arab Emirates, said a new study.
New rules have put property purchase out of reach for many profes
Following a year of slow economic recovery, oil spill incidents and price fluctuations, the oil and gas industry is set to witness healthy investment in exploration and market opportunities in the Middle East this year, said a survey.
Despite ambitious infrastructure investment plans in many countries, business executives take a dim view of the ability of transport systems to meet future requirements, said a new research.
Just 27 per cent of executives surveyed believe
In spite of problems with security and corruption, Iraq remains an excellent opportunity for investment, delegates at an international conference in Bahrain organised by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) were told.
The organisers broug
The GCC states need to move fast to improve the management of power, water and food resources in order to forge a more sustainable growth path, says a recent study.
Inefficient energy and water consumption has significant economic costs, w
The UAE has been ranked the number one country with the best quality of life in the Middle East and North Africa region in the reputed Economist Intelligence Unit '2009 Quality of Life Index'.
The UAE ranking was based on the
Greater transparency would significantly aid risk managers in the GCC countries, as would more independent regulators and businesses, according to experts taking part in the DIFC Economic Forum.
Nonetheless, the personalised professional r
Companies across the world never miss an opportunity to flaunt their green credentials, but only about a quarter of them actually have specific targets to cut their carbon footprint, a survey showed.
The survey by the London-based research
The Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (Rakia) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
The initiative will see Rakia and the EIU working to implement and manage a series of