Home / Business

Business

Navoi is waiting for both tourist and investor

Uzbekistan isn’t all cities and historical sights. In fact, much of the country is taken up by mountains and the vast Kyzylkum Desert. While these areas have fewer people, leaving them relatively untouched, they have been inhabited for centuries. Heading out into nature will give you a completely different perspective …

Read More »

Central Asia: best travel destinations

Visiting the ‘Stans has historically been quite a hassle for Western travelers, both due to proximity and the fact that the region has long had extensive and expensive visa application processes in place for those even willing to make the journey. But, in another real-world exemplar of Bob Dylan’s most …

Read More »

Commercial court to begin in Abu Dhabi

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, has issued a decision to establish a specialised court dealing with commercial law cases, under the name ‘Abu Dhabi Commercial Court’. The move comes as a bid to …

Read More »

UAE’s Safe City Group partners with UK’s AVET Technologies

UAE’s Safe City Group today announced a multi-million dirham partnership with UK-based company, AVET Technologies. The partnership, which was announced during Defence & Security Equipment International, DSEI 2019, in London, will enhance investigation processes, evidence gathering techniques and data interrogation technologies to support international police, security forces, court and judicial …

Read More »

Lebanon mulling selling debt in dollars

Lebanon is still considering the option of a new dollar debt sale and has not yet announced any issuance, Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil told Reuters on Thursday. Last week Khalil said that one option in front of Lebanon for paying its debt obligations for the year would be to …

Read More »

Russian energy minister meets with ADNOC officials

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company,ADNOC, and Mr. Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federatio, met to explore potential opportunities for collaboration as ADNOC seeks to expand its strategic partnership and investment base across its …

Read More »

Uzbekistan’s economy has become more open

Uzbekistan is implementing ambitious market-oriented economic reforms. Starting in September 2017, the government unified the exchange rate, liberalized the foreign exchange market, initiated price and trade liberalization and, since January 2019, has made significant cuts to tax rates for both firms and individuals. The country has eliminated the need for …

Read More »

Syrian grain production recovering, FOA

Syria’s wheat and barley crops this year improved helped by favorable rainfall and better overall security but food security remains a challenge, a joint report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) said on Thursday. Wheat production for the 2019 season was …

Read More »

Saudi-Russian cooperation in agriculture

Russian Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev and Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih will discuss the development of bilateral relations, including agricultural trade, during their meeting on Thursday, the Russian ministry said. In August, Saudi Arabia decided to relax its bug-damage specifications for wheat imports, opening the door to Black Sea …

Read More »

Lebanon in state of economic emergency

Lebanon will declare an economic emergency and the government has begun work on a plan to accelerate public finance reforms, its prime minister said on Monday. Saad al-Hariri also said the policy of keeping stable the Lebanese pound, which is pegged to the dollar, would continue. Cabinet ministers, politicians and …

Read More »