The UAE and Saudi Arabia big drivers for the InterContinental Hotels Group, the world's largest hotel by number of rooms. Richard Solomons, the firm's CEO, discusses the drivers of regional demand, and why Africa is not on his priority list.» Read More
Brazil seeking vehicle for pension funds to invest in projects. BRASILIA, May 21- Brazil is sweetening terms for major infrastructure contracts to whet investor appetite and draw private capital and expertise needed to upgrade its deficient roads, railways and ports, the man in charge of planning the projects said on Tuesday.
"The dollar's move has been pretty strong lately, maybe you're seeing a little more profit taking," said Gene McGillian, an analyst with Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut. MSCI's all-country world equity index rose 0.51 percent to its highest since June 2008.
LONDON, May 20- Petroleum coke piled up along the banks of the Detroit River has sparked a storm of protest from local residents and environmental campaigners, who claim they are just one more problem associated with the bituminous tar sands being mined in western Canada.
WASHINGTON, May 18- Cybersecurity professionals know a myriad of ways hackers can try to wreak havoc on critical infrastructure or infiltrate corporations to steal or spy, but it is the fear of the unknown that some say keeps them up at night.
NEW YORK-- A deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS has apparently spread from patients to health care workers in eastern Saudi Arabia, health officials said Wednesday. The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia told world health officials that two health care workers became ill this month after being exposed to patients with the virus.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia big drivers for the InterContinental Hotels Group, the world's largest hotel by number of rooms. Richard Solomons, the firm's CEO, discusses the drivers of regional demand, and why Africa is not on his priority list.
WASHINGTON, May 15- More than 80 percent of the world's major oil and gas-producing and mining countries fail to meet "satisfactory standards" for managing their natural resources, according to a report tracking global resource mismanagement and corruption.
As American defense companies prepare to feel the ill effects of the sequester on their bottom lines, the companies are increasingly looking to court new customers abroad.
DUBAI, May 15- A drive for tighter regulation of Saudi Arabia's stock market may help to break the hold of short-term speculators on share prices, making the market more attractive to local and foreign institutional investors.
"I've had enough of Sudan and will go to Saudi Arabia," said Taha. " Taha, who has been working in an office accounts department for two years because he could not find a professional post, has just been hired as an engineer by a construction firm in Saudi Arabia- a move that will increase his salary sevenfold to 2,500 Saudi riyals a month.
WASHINGTON, May 15- Over 80 percent of the world's major oil and gas-producing and mining countries fail to meet "satisfactory standards" for managing their natural resources, according to a new report that tracks resource mismanagement and corruption.
WASHINGTON, May 14- The top U.S. general in charge of cyber security warned on Tuesday that the United States is increasingly vulnerable to attacks like those that destroyed data on tens of thousands of computers in Saudi Arabia and South Korea in the past year. Army General Keith Alexander, who heads the National Security Agency and U.S.
NEW YORK, May 14- A takeover of Mosaic Co is unlikely in the near term and would be affordable to only a handful of players, executives said in an interview on Tuesday.
*IEA steeply raises non- OPEC supply forecast. *OPEC will barely have to raise output in next 5 years. LONDON, May 14- Rising U.S. shale oil production will help meet most of the world's new oil demand in the next five years, even if the global economy picks up steam, leaving little room for OPEC to lift output without risking lower prices, the West's energy agency said.
*IEA steeply raises non- OPEC supply forecast. *OPEC will barely have to raise output in next 5 years.
RIYADH, May 13- Saudi Arabia's central bank has asked commercial banks to increase localisation of some functions as Riyadh pushes to move more of its citizens into jobs now done by expatriates, a banker in the kingdom said on Monday.
*Company looks to buy shares restricted since Cargill split. May 13- U.S. fertilizer producer Mosaic Co plans to have accumulated a $2 billion cash pile by the end of May to buy back shares locked up since its split from agribusiness giant Cargill Inc..
RIYADH, May 13- Saudi Arabia's central bank has asked commercial banks to identify jobs that can be done by Saudi nationals as Riyadh pushes to move more of its citizens into jobs now done by expatriates, Asharq al-Awsat reported on Monday.
RIYADH, May 13- The Saudi Capital Market Authority has begun consultations that could change how closing share prices are calculated and how long listed firms can trade with large accumulated losses, part of a drive to tighten standards in the market.
Two contestants are from civil war-ravaged Syria, including a singer-composer whose bus was ambushed by gunmen en route to her audition and a music student who brought judges to tears with a song lamenting the devastation of his hometown of Aleppo.