Facebook Launching Platform to Help Women in the Middle East Build On-line Businesses

Facebook recently launched a new initiative designed to empower women in the Middle East to more easily start and grow their own businesses. SheMeansBusiness will bring together Facebook tools such as training videos and other resources to help women develop online businesses. The initiative is a partnership with three other organizations: Egypt based Ahead of… Continue Reading

US Companies Planning Trade Mission to Middle East

The Mississippi Development Authority is planning a trade mission to the Middle East at the end of March for a at least 15 companies looking to expand their businesses to countries in the region ready to establish new partnerships. The mission will be visiting Jordan and Dubai, said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr. He… Continue Reading

Theme Parks Big Business in Middle East

Abu Dhabi seems to be in love with theme parks, and it looks like the feeling is mutual. Just last year two major theme parks opened their gates to adoring fans, and many more are planning to join in the fun. If all goes as planned, Sea World should have an outlet up and running… Continue Reading

Bombardier, Maker of Learjet, Shows Latest Models in Dubai

Montreal-based Bombardier Business Aircraft, a producer of business grade jets, projects that its Middle East market should remain strong in the near future. “Our market forecast predicts 350 deliveries valued at $12 billion over the next 10 years, with medium and large category aircraft accounting for about 95 per cent of these deliveries,” said Senior… Continue Reading

Yellow Cab Pizza Coming to Middle East Locations

Beginning in January, 2017, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman will be seeing a new restaurant chain within their borders. Over the next five years approximately 22 Yellow Cab Pizza restaurants will be established after a deal was forged between casual dining chain and owner of the Yellow Cab Pizza brand, Max’s Group Inc., and Silver Group.… Continue Reading

Banking Technology Summit Scheduled for September in Dubai

Some of the Middle East’s most innovative experts on banking will come together on September 5-6 at the Palazzo Versace in Dubai. Hosted by Expotrade, the sixth installment of the Middle East Banking Innovation Summit will focus on the newest banking techniques which will influence the banking sector of the Middle East economy. Regional and… Continue Reading

Mondelez Restructuring Sending Workers to Singapore and Zurich

Due to global restructuring, the giant snack/candy manufacturer Mondelez will be reducing its Dubai presence over the coming months. The goal will be to reduce its international structure down from five world regions to only four. Mondelez is the company behind such popular treats as Oreo biscuits and Cadbury Dairy Milk. The region that will… Continue Reading

Despite Ban, Indonesian Women Heading for Middle East

Indonesian women have not been convinced that working as domestic help in Middle Eastern countries is a bad idea, and are defying their county’s ban on travel to these countries in large numbers. In response to several high-profile cases of Indonesian women subjected to abuse in Gulf states, Indonesia enacted a ban on women traveling… Continue Reading