Despite eight years of negotiations, Saudi Arabia’s accession to the WTO is still pending and the kingdom’s absence from the organisation, because of a reluctance to open up certain sectors to foreign competition, could be costing the Kingdom dear
For the Middle East, which produces 65% of the world’s oil, talk of war has caused regional markets to gyrate, making some investors cautious and clouding the future for many private sector businesses.
Oil producing countries in the Gulf have failed to avoid the pitfalls that so often plague developing countries with vast natural resources. Despite the various warning signs over the last 30 years, Gulf economies are still too dependent on the price of oil.
Emirates Computers serves more than just the UAE, and deals in much more than just computers. Graham Stacey spoke to Hani Harik about trends in the Middle East, technological advances and what the future holds.
Security concerns are growing over the amount of code that is being outsourced to development companies. The recent FBI raid on a US software company suspected of having links with al-Qadi highlighted the issue.
While its desktop applications garner headlines on a daily basis, Microsoft’s storage division is relatively unknown. Established in January 2002, the team was created to discover and establish an entry point into the market.