Category Archives: Region

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

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

Oil Nations in the Balance Says Iraqi Oil Leader

Falah Alamri, the Iraqi OPEC governor warned oil producers, whether part of OPEC or not, to take a stand on the re-configuration of the global oil market, and soon. The senior Iraqi oil official said that not acting quickly could put oil-producing countries at risk of severe damage that could take a long time to… Continue Reading

Barclays to Cut 150 Jobs in Dubai

The downtown Dubai offices of Barclays Plc in Emaar square are closing due to worldwide overhaul in structuring of the giant lending institution headquartered in the U.K. Approximately 150 people will be fired, while others, such as bankers and support staff, will be move to Barclays’ office at the Dubai International Financial Center. The corporate… Continue Reading

Yahoo Leaving Dubai

Yahoo will be closing down its last office in the Middle East in April 2016. The US internet giant’s Dubai office is the last one which remained open since its offices in Amman and Cairo closed in 2014. Yahoo entered the Middle East Market in 209 when it purchased Maktoob, a Jordanian-based company for $164… Continue Reading

Candidate Carson Visits Syrian Refugee Camps in Jordan

In order to better acquaint himself with foreign policy, Ben Carson, retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Republican candidate for US president, toured refugee camps in Jordan. Carson was impressed with the camps, suggesting that these refuges be better funded so that they can support additional refugees until the conflict in Syria subsides and they can return… 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