Cyber attack threat to public utilities

Rabih Dabboussi SVP of sales, marketing and business development writes   Imagine a world without power.  No functioning air conditioning, lighting, traffic signals or computers.  This is the very real and present danger posed by cyber attacks on public utilities or industrial control systems. Recently this exact scenario happened in the Ukraine More...

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By Staff writer On Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Investment opportunities open up in Georgia and Azerbaijan

World experts discussed investment opportunities across the Middle East, Central Asia and Central Europe, at this year’s Commonwealth of Independent States – Global Business Forum (CIS – GBF) held from 17 More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, January 28th, 2016

$75m credit agreement between India and the World Bank

India and the World Bank signed a $75 million credit agreement for the Telangana Rural Inclusive Growth Project to enhance the agricultural incomes of small and marginal farmers in the state. The Telangana Rural More...

By Staff writer On Friday, November 27th, 2015

Qatar Participates in 31st Session of COMCEC

The State of Qatar took part in the 31st session of the Standing Committee of the Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC), currently being held in Istanbul under the More...

By Staff Writer On Friday, November 13th, 2015

The economist view from Euler Hermes

Speaking at the 2015 International Trade Observatory summit in Dubai, Ludovic Subran, Euler Hermes chief economist, urged delegates to speak to an economist, before forming an opinion on the news stories. On behalf More...

By Staff Writer On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Oil to hit “$60 a barrel by 2016”

Chief economist for Euler Hermes, Ludovic Subran, has predicted oil prices will rise to $60 a barrel in 2016 and that global economic growth will remain at a “conservative” +2.9%. The prediction was shared during More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Qatar Chamber Hosts Foreign Investment Roundtable

Dr. Ali Hamid Al Mulla , the Assistant Secretary-General of (GOIC) A foreign investment roundtable held here Wednesday at Qatar Chamber as part of a joint program development between the Gulf and European sides More...

By Staff writer On Friday, October 30th, 2015

The end of easy money

Oil prices have fallen 55% since September 2014 and the International Monetary Fund has warned GCC governments to curb spending in the face of predicted budget deficits this fiscal year. As global supply dynamics More...

By Staff writer On Friday, October 30th, 2015

Pumped up: the year oil fell

Gasoline prices headed up, diesel prices headed down. What do the changes mean for local construction businesses? Stuart Matthews writes   The announcement was unexpected, brief and the change came quickly. In More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, October 29th, 2015

The changing economics of oil

A sharp decline in the oil price has given the construction industry pause for thought about the future. Orlando Crowcroft investigates Low margins and competition have been a challenge in the Gulf for as long More...

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