Palestinian Territories

FEATURED REPORT...
Posted: 13-12-2005
INTERNATIONAL. A private sector working group, consisting of representatives from the Palestinian and Israeli business community, met yesterday in London to finalise a Joint Declaration and Action Plan for revival of the Palestinian economy. The Declaration identifies priority areas, such as movement of people and goods, protection of the activities of investors, good governance, transparency and accountability. The private sector will be the driving force for economic growth and development. The Declaration will be presented at the Conference on 'Promoting Economic Growth in the We
Posted: August 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "I believe that in the wake of the Gaza war and the basis on which the ceasefire was established, a new momentum for peace negotiations might have been created."
Posted: August 29, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Prospects of a final deal on a long-term Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas were seen as shaky after its leader ruled out Israeli demands to disarm the Palestinian militant group.
Posted: August 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. No clear victor emerged from what had become a war of attrition between the Middle East's most powerful armed forces and the dominant Hamas militant movement in the Gaza Strip.
Posted: August 25, 2014
IRAN. Tehran will "accelerate" arming Palestinians in the occupied West Bank in retaliation for Israel deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down, a military commander said.
Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. With its oil wealth, population growth and strong demand for industrial and consumer goods, the MENA region is an attractive market. There are, however, potential pitfalls in doing business, particularly when it comes to appointing local agents to distribute products in the region.
Posted: August 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Israeli military had no immediate comment on what would constitute the killing of the most senior Hamas men since it launched its offensive on Gaza six week ago.
Posted: August 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with Israel and declaring truce talks in Cairo over.
Posted: August 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The armed wing of Hamas, engaged in a six-week war with Israel, said on its website it had fired two rockets at Noa, a gas well owned by Nobel Energy and Delek.
Posted: August 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. An Israeli official said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "ordered the IDF to attack terror targets in Gaza" in response to the rocket fire.
Posted: August 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel warned that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal.
Posted: August 14, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A renewed truce between Israel and Hamas appeared to be holding, after both sides agreed to give Egyptian-brokered talks more time to try to end the Gaza war.
Posted: August 11, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. There were no immediate reports of breaches of the ceasefire although Hamas claimed it fired rockets as far as the Tel Aviv area, just minutes before the new truce took hold.
Posted: August 8, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce.
Posted: August 6, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 Israelis; Officials on both sides confirmed sending small teams to Cairo, but they bring conflicting demands and face an uphill diplomatic battle.
Posted: August 5, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel and Hamas-led Palestinians entered a 72-hour truce mediated by Egypt with a view to encouraging negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old Gaza war.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "I believe that in the wake of the Gaza war and the basis on which the ceasefire was established, a new momentum for peace negotiations might have been created."
date:Posted: August 30, 2014
QATAR. Price increases may suggest a potential overheating of the real estate sector. Closer analysis, however, indicates that the increase is still within the fundamentals of Qatar's fast growing economy and rapid population growth.
date:Posted: August 29, 2014
KUEAIT. There is plenty of potential in the Kuwaiti market, should investor interest remain and the government carries out its proposed spending plans. The government's 2014/15 budget is expansionary, with expenditure growth of 3.2% to US$77.3 billion.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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