Noriba Bank BSC, a financial services institution wholly owned by the UBS Group, has set up shop in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Its CEO, Mohamad Toufic Kanafani spoke to Arabian Business about the bank's strategy and role in the US $250 billion Islamic finance industry.
Usually held up as a beacon for freedom of speech in a region where freedom comes at a preciously high price, Lebanon is today in the spotlight on account of score-settling between a Christian Lebanese family polarised by political differences and a government that some say has shown itself all too willing to repress free speech.
Doubts over the security of Microsoft’s operating systems and software have again been raised following the discovery of further flaws in its Office Web and Terminal Advanced Client (TSAC) Active X Control components.
If George Antonius, author of The Arab Awakening, the first major work in English to tell the story of the modern renaissance of the Arabs (1939), were alive today, he may contemplate writing a book about the decline of the Arabs.
Cisco is pulling no punches as it moves more heavily into the storage market. As part of its plan to strengthen its portfolio of storage solutions, the vendor has acquired SAN specialist, Andiamo Systems.
Being a relatively new regional industry the Middle East broadcast sector has previously relied on bringing in talent from overseas to handle the day-to-day running of the business. However, an increasing number of colleges are now offering broadcast training as part of their curriculum. ITP.net goes back to school to investigate the training of tomorrow’s broadcast professionals.
Pop up adverts are growing in popularity. For instance, analysts at Nielsen//NetRatings report that online advertisers generated 11.3 billion impressions with such ads in the first seven months of this year alone.
Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) has embarked on a massive JD Edwards One World implementation that will see the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application rolled out across all of its Carrefour hypermarkets in the Middle East.