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Bankrolled: the backers behind Beirut

Sunday, 5 January 2003 4:00 AM

With its finances unsustainable and a debt burden that has put pressure on its currency, pledges by donors at an international conference in Paris gave Lebanon, once dubbed the Paris and Switzerland of the Middle East, a breath of fresh air

Raking in the Arab dollar

Sunday, 5 January 2003 4:00 AM

Over the past two years Malaysia has developed into a prime destination for tourists from the Middle East and its popularity is likely to just keep on growing. Here's why.

US exports to Saudi Arabia fall again

Sunday, 5 January 2003 4:00 AM

US exports to Saudi Arabia dropped 25.6% in the first nine months of 2002 over the same period last year.

United States of Arabia?

Sunday, 5 January 2003 4:00 AM

The GCC Customs Union is now in place and could provide a big boost to regional economies. But this could be only the start, with plans for a single currency and an economic union on the table. Will the process of Gulf integration work and where might it all end?

Friday Rider

Friday, 3 January 2003 4:00 AM

Bemoaning your luck as you face another afternoon down at the same watering hole? Desert riding is only one of many weekend activities, but few will give you the same thrill as racing across the dunes.

Burgan Bank capitalises on costs benefits of XRN

Sunday, 29 December 2002 4:00 AM

Burgan Bank is planning to leverage its network infrastructure as it looks to differentiate itself from local rivals and deliver 24x7 financial and banking services to customers.

IBM forges ahead with hosting centre services

Sunday, 29 December 2002 4:00 AM

IBM is gearing up to execute the next phase of its e-business on-demand initiative through its joint venture Dubai Internet City (DIC) e-hosting centre.

Cisco enhances security range with Psionic deal

Sunday, 29 December 2002 4:00 AM

Cisco Systems has purchased Psionic Software in a bid to give its intrusion detection systems [IDS] portfolio a boost.

QASCO improves admin processes with Cisco network

Sunday, 29 December 2002 4:00 AM

Qatar Steel Company is undertaking a large scale IT infrastructure deployment, which will transform its paper-based business environment into an automated and efficient unit.

Addressing the internet

Sunday, 29 December 2002 4:00 AM

With everything from mobile phones to vending machines becoming IP-enabled, the current IPv4 internet addressing scheme is exhausted. However, IPv6 offers a way forward

Inside Job

Sunday, 29 December 2002 4:00 AM

Enterprises are beginning to realise that the greatest threat to their security is not from unknown sources, but their own employees.

Safety check!

Sunday, 29 December 2002 4:00 AM

The internet has revolutionised the way we work and play over the past decade. But, as with all good things, there is a flipside to protect yourself against, and the most vulnerable victims are home users. We show you how to secure your system and keep your PC virus free.

Bytes & Bandages

Sunday, 22 December 2002 4:00 AM

The growing expense of healthcare provision is forcing the region’s governments to integrate clinical data and billing systems in order to cut costs and boost efficiencies.

Net Benefits

Wednesday, 18 December 2002 4:00 AM

These days, you can get more than a cup of tea and a bun in a cafe. Catch some waves as we investigate the net cafe scene in the Middle East region.

Arabian Business / Accenture Web Index - October 2002 Report

Monday, 16 December 2002 4:00 AM

Newcomers from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan join the Index; Maktoob launches an online matchmaking service


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