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 3, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. An Israeli air strike killed at least 10 people and wounded about 30 others on Sunday in a U.N.-run school in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses and medics said.
Posted: August 2, 2014
EGYPT. A Palestinian delegation is expected in Cairo on Saturday to discuss a truce, a day after a temporary ceasefire collapsed with Israel and Hamas blaming each other.
Posted: August 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Israeli army said Friday a fragile three-day ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants was over just hours after it started, blaming it on the capture of a soldier.
Posted: August 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Israelis and Palestinians have been trapped for decades between delusions and denial and both have resorted to ideological and religious dogmas that dismiss with conviction any factual evidence to the contrary.
Posted: August 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A Gaza ceasefire was in jeopardy just hours after it began on Friday, with Hamas saying Israeli tank fire killed four people and Israel accusing militants of violating the truce.
Posted: August 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced the accord in a joint statement Thursday, saying the UN has "received assurances that all parties have agreed" to it.
Posted: July 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels.
Posted: July 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. One aspect of this war is that both sides apparently found it necessary, despite knowing it would have no definitive military outcome. The question therefore is not what the point of all this is but where all this ends.
Posted: July 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists Thursday to bolster forces fighting in Gaza as Washington gave its ally the go-ahead to raid stocks of emergency US weapons stored on Israeli soil.
Posted: July 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt the fighting.
Posted: July 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Hamas' armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, said that any truce with Israel must include a stop to Israeli "aggression" and lifting of its Gaza blockade.
Posted: July 29, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The damage of the power plant exacerbated the heavy damage to civilian infrastructure in Gaza already inflicted during the 22 days of the Israeli offensive.
Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel eased its assaults in Gaza and Palestinian rocket fire declined sharply with both the United States and United Nations calling for a durable ceasefire.
Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. In a presidential statement, the 15-member body expressed strong support for a ceasefire, and urged all parties to accept and fully implement it into the Eid period marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and beyond.
Posted: July 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 26, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Is it time to stop thinking about stabilizing Syria and Iraq and start thinking of a new dynamic outside of the artificial states that no longer function? To do this, we need to go back to Lebanon, the first state that disintegrated and the first place where clans took control of their own destiny.
date:Posted: August 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Commodities have been generally flat on the week as a rise in industrial metals was offset by losses across other sectors such as metals and grains.
date: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.
SAUDI ARABIA. Strong demand fundamentals combined with increased public and private sector spending pushed up the average sales price; Momentum expected to continue as Riyadh attracts and promotes investment in industrial and supporting logistics facilities.
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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