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Will Saudi Arabia join the WTO?

Tuesday, 4 February 2003 4:00 AM

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

War and oil: the short term impact

Tuesday, 4 February 2003 4:00 AM

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.

The oil curse

Tuesday, 4 February 2003 4:00 AM

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.

Arabian Business / Accenture Web Index - December 2002 Report

Monday, 3 February 2003 4:00 AM

MSN Arabia Travel channel is revamped and content deal is agreed with autoemirates.com

Virtual exploration

Sunday, 2 February 2003 4:00 AM

Visualisation centres are relatively new to the region’s oil & gas industry. However, they are already helping companies cut costs and maximise oil & gas extraction.

Handovers

Sunday, 2 February 2003 4:00 AM

Despite the transient nature of the Middle East’s workforce, it appears as though the region’s big businesses have failed to see the value in succession management.

Full of Middle Eastern promise

Sunday, 2 February 2003 4:00 AM

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.

Safety net

Sunday, 2 February 2003 4:00 AM

Although the Web offers endless opportunities to local businesses, it can be a dangerous place. Security software ensures your survival.

On the job

Sunday, 2 February 2003 4:00 AM

Despite global caution, the Middle East is hiring away. Windows Middle Easttakes a look at the local recruitment scene and finds out what it takes to get a job.

The GCC’s historic moment

Thursday, 30 January 2003 4:00 AM

Despite some early, high profile teething problems, the GCC customs union appears, on balance, to be working. Challenges remain, however.

$1.2B to spend

Thursday, 30 January 2003 4:00 AM

Kuwait’s Mobile Telecommunications Company dished out $424 million to gobble up Jordan’s Fastlink in January. It’s ready to spend $1.2 billion more in a bid to become a mobile telecomms giant.

Programme offices cut IT project failures

Wednesday, 29 January 2003 4:00 AM

56% enterprises suffered a failed IT project last year, according to KPMG International. However, companies with mature programme office (PO) to suffered a failure rate of just 2%.

Outsourced code raises security concerns

Wednesday, 29 January 2003 4:00 AM

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.

Low cost connectivity

Wednesday, 29 January 2003 4:00 AM

Plans are underway to bring the ‘free’ internet model to Saudi Arabia. Spearheaded by the ISPs, the removal of subscription fees is intended to encourage more users online.

Microsoft moves into the storage market

Wednesday, 29 January 2003 4:00 AM

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.


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