FEATURES & ANALYSIS

Bahrain a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. is home to over 1.3 million people. Most of whom are expats and just like its neighbors in the GCC, the high volume of expats compared to the local population presents some interesting problems.

World Bank report titled ‘Trust, Voice and Incentives’, released in April, found the delivery of essential public services in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) “is failing to meet the needs of citizens and continues to be a source of widespread dissatisfaction.” But not so in the GCC.

A view of Qatar’s place in the global movement of social design.

The ratio between expatriates and nationals in UAE is one of the highest in the world, with Emiratis accounting for a mere 11% of the population in the country.

State-of-the-art technologies and sustainable practices can save the GCC from thirst.

‘Middle Eastern and North African countries face a critical choice in their quest for higher private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs and dismantle existing privileges to specific firms or risk perpetuating the current equilibrium of low job creation,’ said recent World Bank report, titled “Jobs or Privileges in the MENA region«.

BQ´s CURRENT ISSUE

Although the rise of IS is very complex and must not be simplified, it is clear that oil production and illicit oil trade has been crucial in keeping its terror machinery running. So, will air strikes destroying its infrastructure and plunging oil prices bring IS to its knees?

The new Sponsorship law clarified; existing contracts will need to be re-worded

Crossover technologies provide a middle ground; energy companies need new ideas and adapting innovations from other sectors for oil and gas operations saves considerable time and money.

Internships play an increasingly important role in the quest to find a job in today's market.
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