Halal Certified Cleanser Wins Additional Contracts in Middle East

Belfast-based Medizar, maker of anti-bacterial and microbial sanitizers which are 100% alcohol free, has increased its business investment in the Middle East by a £250,000. The company has already been supplying its products to the United Arab Emirates and Qatar since 2013, and was able to obtain additional contracts after participating in an Invest NI… Continue Reading

Look to Qatar for New Middle East Economic Model

The founder and chairman of Colony Capital, Tom Barrack, discusses in the video below how Qatar can be an example for the rest of the Middle East, as well as the ray of hope the Tunisian group that won the Nobel Peace Prize has afforded the world. To see the video go to: Bloomberg Business. Continue Reading

REC and O Capital Join to Sell Solar in MENA

Two companies have signed a deal to sell solar panels and other related services in the Middle East and Africa. O Capital and REC Solar Holdings are embarking on this partnership with the intention of taking advantage of what they see will be major growth in the renewable energy sector. “Beginning in 2017, we are… Continue Reading

Wahlburgers Restaurants Coming to Middle East

The popular burger chain known as Wahlburgers, which already owns 70 restaurants across the world, will be opening a new restaurant somewhere in the Middle East. “We have almost 70 restaurants under contract right now, with various franchisees and deals in different places. I think we will have nine or 10 open by the end… Continue Reading

Middle East Seeing Surge in High Tech Economy

An SAP and Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report shows that many businesses are realizing surprising benefits to their bottom-lines due to better access to information, including data on prospective clients, current customers, or internal functioning. McKinsey & Company also point out that businesses that are incorporating the digital marketplace will able to potentially see an… Continue Reading

China Telecom Expanding Business in Middle East and Africa

In order to take advantage of the growth potential in the under-served MENA sector, China Telecom opened an operating unit in the region which will control business there. The African and Middle Eastern-based China Telecom will manage their network and push for greater business development in the area. It will also oversee its local subsidiaries. … Continue Reading

Education of Youth at Risk in Middle East

According to the United Nations as many as 21 million school-aged children are at risk for growing up without a basic elementary level education. A report published jointly by the united Nations Children’s Fund and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Institute of Statistics states that about 25 percent of children in the Middle… Continue Reading

Crescent Petroleum: Pre and Post Hussein Era

Crescent Petroleum began its activities in the early 1970s, just before Saddam Hussein became Iraq’s Fifth President. Crescent Petroleum was the first ever “regional, independent [and] privately owned Middle Eastern petroleum company to engage in the acquisition, exploration and development of petroleum concessions.” And even though Hussein was nationalizing various industries, Crescent Petroleum remained independent.… Continue Reading

Many Middle East Businesses Not Cyber-Protected

A new report released by the anti-virus software company Symantec and the research firm Deloitte shows that many small to mid-size companies in the Middle East do not have adequate protection against internet attacks. The report affirms that only about 30 percent of Middle East-based companies have the necessary protection which would protect them from… Continue Reading