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meeting today’s challenge for Power & Telecommunications

Saudi Cable Company: meeting today’s challenge for Power & Telecommunications Satisfying today’s demands for Power & Telecommunications is the business of Saudi Cable Company (SCC)–Group, the Middle East’s foremost provider of technological advanced solutions and services. Conceived in 1975, the company has now come to be globally recognized for its excellence in product design and […]

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road traffic accidents are costing Arab states billions of dollars annually, not to mention the catastrophic loss of life. Now, from Morocco to the UAE, governments are grappling to reduce the region’s notoriously high rate of traffic fatalities

Arab traffic jam: road traffic accidents are costing Arab states billions of dollars annually, not to mention the catastrophic loss of life. Now, from Morocco to the UAE, governments are grappling to reduce the region’s notoriously high rate of traffic fatalities Josh Martin EVERY YEAR, STATISTICIANS IN THE Department of Neurosciences at the Armed Forces […]

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Arab-Americans coming in from the cold

Arab-Americans coming in from the cold Leslie Goffe After a long time on the outside of American life, more than three million Arab-Americans appear to be coming in from the cold In a sign of their growing political power, Vice President Al Gore made a special visit recently to meet Arab community leaders in the […]

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How dot.com is Cairo?

How dot.com is Cairo? Michael A Gordon Cairo, some would say the de facto capital of the Arab world, is stepping up to become the Internet capital of the region. Home to 60 million people and the largest fixed line connectivity structure in the Arab world, Egypt has serious market potential for e-business. Added to […]

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Tunisia’s President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s visit to the United States at the invitation of US President George W Bush has become a crucial watershed in the political and economic relations between America and the Arab world

Tunisia & the USA: Tunisia’s President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s visit to the United States at the invitation of US President George W Bush has become a crucial watershed in the political and economic relations between America and the Arab world Anver Versi A PIVOTAL MEETING DIPLOMACY The handshake between Tunisia’s President Ben Ali […]

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The Top 100 Arab Companies

The Top 100 Arab Companies At first sight, the most obvious development in our survey of the Top 100 Arab Companies is the massive drop in the market capitalisation of the companies at the top end of the table. A large readjustment during the first quarter of 2006 saw stock market indices tumble and this […]

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The Hidden World of Islamic Women

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women Olivia Snaije Muslim women have for centuries been vaguely perceived by the Western world as exotic creatures hidden behind veils, an aura of mystery and interdiction surrounding them. But in recent years, media events such as Saudi women taking to the streets to manifest their […]

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A license to collect number plates of the Arab world

A license to collect number plates of the Arab world Larry Luxner For much of his 50 years, Jim Fox toured the globe as a drummer in a rock-and-roll band named the James Gang. Between cutting albums and raising a family, Fox never gave up his obsessive love for a hobby as far from rock […]

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Ready for an IT revolution? Egypt is investing cash and considerable optimism in the development of a specialist IT village in Cairo

Ready for an IT revolution? Egypt is investing cash and considerable optimism in the development of a specialist IT village in Cairo Brown Guy Its critics believe Smart Village Co (SVC) is a risky project for Egypt, considering the modest size of the country’s IT industry and its less than dynamic state. However, undaunted by […]

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the momentum of globalisation and banking innovation is changing the landscape of the financial services industry in the energy-rich Middle East region, and posing new challenges and opportunities for banks and their clientele. Researched and written by economic analyst Moin Siddiqi

100 top Arab banks special report: the momentum of globalisation and banking innovation is changing the landscape of the financial services industry in the energy-rich Middle East region, and posing new challenges and opportunities for banks and their clientele. Researched and written by economic analyst Moin Siddiqi Moin Siddiqi BANKING ON INCREASED MARKET LIQUIDITY From […]