With the new government and potential economic reforms, Egypt’s real estate sector is seeing increased activity from domestic and foreign investors. The optimism and relative stability experienced following the election of President Morsi in mid 2012 has receded in recent months, with 2012 closing out to a combination of political unrest, street demonstrations and delays…

With the Muslim population growing significantly around the world, the demand for halal food is expected to rise exponentially in the next few years. Multinational food processing companies see immense potential in the halal food market, and the unified standardization or halal certification will help firms conduct business in a more transparent and effective way….

What countries such as the United States, Canada, China, Germany, Australia and New Zealand could not achieve, the UAE made mandatory in December 2012 – a quota for women in boardrooms of corporations and government-owned companies. In a meeting, the UAE Cabinet issued a mandatory resolution to represent women in state-owned companies and agencies’ board…

Brazil is mulling over signing a free trade agreement (FTA) with GCC countries for the benefit of both South American and Arabian Gulf nations, but countries in the region must ease visa restrictions for the Latin American businessmen, said a Brazilian official speaking with TRENDS. The director-general and CEO of Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Michel…