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  • UN wants better life for world of 7 billion

    UN wants better life for world of 7 billion

    Vital to engage with the world's youth, report says; High fertility rates in poor countries, low in richest; Donors must do more to fund family planning, UN says

    October 29, 2011 6:31
  • Tunisia’s Ennahda likely to back an open economy

    Tunisia’s Ennahda likely to back an open economy

    Ennahda makes effort to reassure business community; Party is free market oriented but could ally with leftists; Islamists could attract Gulf Arab investment as Europe suffers

    October 29, 2011 6:28
  • Saudi Crown Prince named

    Saudi Crown Prince named

    Interior Minister Nayef bin Abdulaziz named crown prince; Allegiance Council involved in the appointment; No new defence minister announced

    October 29, 2011 6:23
 
  • Gulf telcos risk falling into handset subsidy trap

    Gulf telcos risk falling into handset subsidy trap

    Telcos responding to harsh competition, stagnant growth; Smart phone shipments to Middle East seen up 52 pct in 2011; But European experience suggests profits may suffer; VoIP calls on smart phones threaten international revenue

    October 26, 2011 5:22
  • Baby steps: Can a kids shop find success online?

    Baby steps: Can a kids shop find success online?

    Inspired by her own experiences of limited resources and right products for kids in the region, Mona Ataya hopes to make it easier for other mums with her latest project.

    October 26, 2011 5:11
  • SMEs funding fiascos

    SMEs funding fiascos

    Securing funding has long been a struggle for SMEs in the Emirates. While one investment company hopes to change just that, start ups should also look into other ‘unconventional’ means

    October 26, 2011 5:06
 
  • De-classified: Land Rover’s hit-and-run webisodes

    De-classified: Land Rover’s hit-and-run webisodes

    Land Rover and Ali Mostafa’s short series ‘Classified’ leave a lot to be desired for the film critic, but provide plenty of inspiration for the marketer

    October 25, 2011 5:14
  • IMPERVIOUS: Palestinian exchange rides regional upheavals

    IMPERVIOUS: Palestinian exchange rides regional upheavals

    Palestinian stock market does better than peers in turmoil: since the start of the year, the Palestine Securities Exchange (PSE) has fallen just 1.5 percent, against drops of up to 40 percent in some neighbouring markets.

    October 25, 2011 4:47
  • Motorola’s contender: the Razr is reborn

    Motorola’s contender: the Razr is reborn

    Motorola is back on the convergence race with the launch of its new Motorola Razr. Not the same one that was launched in 2005, but a smarter, thinner one.

    October 25, 2011 4:31