The UNDP report in 2011 ranked Lebanon No. 71 out of 187 countries for human development. So where does that leave the country’s learning system? The Lebanese are known well beyond their borders for adaptability, entrepreneurship and the ability to speak many languages. Approximately 3,000 years ago, the Phoenicians invented the alphabet: the Romans established…

Luxury watch manufacturer Officine Panerai has launched two special edition watches paying tribute to Dubai, sold exclusively in the Panerai boutique in The Dubai Mall. Both watches are personalized with the same engraving on the case back, showing the Burj 
Khalifa, Dubai’s iconic architectural jewel. 
 The first Special Edition dedicated to Dubai (PAM00453), of…

                  With increasing levels of disposable income, Saudi Arabia’s retail sector is booming and has become more attractive to foreign investors. Amid the lackadaisical business news from North America, 
Europe and pockets of Asia, the Middle East seems to be bringing glad tidings for the investors and…

Any international commentators have recently explained that the Iraqi upstream petroleum sector is stalled in a post-conflict setting, besieged by competing political factions, corruption and turmoil. Although these commentators are not altogether incorrect, it should instead be emphasized that Iraq faces more legal, political, social and infrastructure-related challenges than any of its OPEC neighbors, but it still has successfully implemented…

Egypt’s revolution has hit the country’s banking sector – and leading investment bank EFG-Hermes – particulary hard. But they are fighting back. TRENDS reports. It is no mystery that Egypt’s revolution has taken a toll on the nation’s economy. Among its components, the banking sector, and more especially the Cairo-based leading investment bank, EFG-Hermes, have…