Palestinian Territories

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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: January 5, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The U.S.-Russia standoff, surging nationalism in Europe, Turkey's re-emergence, low oil prices, falling Chinese consumption, military campaigns against the Islamic State and other geopolitical currents will tie in to and feed off of one another.
Posted: December 12, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Contrary to Prime Minister Netanyahu's assertion, the occupation erodes rather than buttresses Israel's national security and cannot be justified on either security or moral grounds.
Posted: December 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "The Quartet failed from the onset to breathe new life into the peace negotiations; in fact, it has become a major impediment to the peace process."
Posted: November 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. No new format for peace negotiations can succeed unless it carefully considers the reasons behind the failure of past negotiations to ensure that the same mistakes are not repeated.
Posted: November 12, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Because of the prevailing political conditions and the continuing rise of extremism in both communities, the resumption of peace talks is as timely as it has ever been.
Posted: October 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "I am not naïve enough to suggest that the current Netanyahu government will ever be willing to end the occupation. It is now up to the Israelis to seek new leaders who will."
Posted: October 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. What is fundamentally wrong here is the continuing occupation, which by its own very nature cannot be sustained without paying an increasingly heavier toll on both sides.
Posted: October 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The new geostrategic development in the region offers Israel a golden opportunity to effectively neutralize the Iranian threat and at the same time reach a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace.
Posted: October 10, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Peace is becoming ever more elusive as both sides continue to hold onto what appear to be irreconcilable positions when in fact Israeli-Palestinian coexistence is here to stay.
Posted: August 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Leaving them to their own devices is no longer a viable option as the continuation of the conflict is hazardous and potentially explosive. The resumption of bilateral peace negotiations with US mediation alone will not succeed any more than the Obama administration's two previous efforts.
Posted: April 21, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. New World Bank report calls for accountability in public service delivery and identifies local success stories to inform and inspire reforms.
Posted: January 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. At no time since the API was introduced in 2002 by Saudi Arabia has the development of events in the region converged to create a new environment, making the API more relevant.
Posted: January 22, 2015
PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES. Middle East-based app sharing application nears 500,000 downloads on Google Play.
Posted: December 10, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. It was a marriage of convenience of five political parties led by leaders with an insatiable hunger for power, different political agendas, and personal ambition, which is the only thing they all have in common.
Posted: November 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack which comes after weeks of unrest fueled in part by a dispute over Jerusalem's holiest shrine.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 9, 2016
UAE. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the Middle East and North Africa declined for the fifth consecutive quarter, falling nearly one point to 56.4, below the global confidence level of 58.0; Economic confidence in the UAE fell 7.2 points to 50.3, its lowest score in the six-year history of the index.
date:Posted: February 9, 2016
UAE. Headline seasonally adjusted Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker Index registers 50.7; Modest increases in output and employment; New business volumes rise at slowest pace since February 2010; Construction is the weakest performing sub-sector.
date:Posted: February 8, 2016
UAE. KPMG's inaugural "Variables for Sustained Growth" (VSG) Index tracks some of the most important factors that support economic performance in 181 countries; UAE ranks 24 based on metrics including infrastructure development, education and strength of public institutions.
UAE. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the Middle East and North Africa declined for the fifth consecutive quarter, falling nearly one point to 56.4, below the global confidence level of 58.0; Economic confidence in the UAE fell 7.2 points to 50.3, its lowest score in the six-year history of the index.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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