07 December 2007

Emirates Business 24/7, touted as the Middle East’s first English language daily dedicated to business and economic news, hits newsstands on December 9. The new daily, launched by publishing giant Arab Media Group, will focus on business-related local, regional and international news, with a focus on sectors and industries such as oil and gas, banking and finance, real estate, technology, telecommunications and travel and tourism, reports Arab News.

“The current economic boom in the region, especially in the UAE, has resulted in an exponential increase in readers’ interest about latest business developments. Moreover, decision-makers and opinion-makers today are looking for a source of in-depth analysis, thought-provoking editorials and objective information across all sectors,” said AMG chief executive Abdullatif Al-Sayegh. “The growth of Dubai into one of the leading global financial centres calls for its clear manifestation in the media world,” he added. The Dubai-based publication’s editor in chief is Riyad Miqdady, a journalist with over 21 years of experience.