Politics & Economics

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Posted: 19-07-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Something extraordinary, albeit not unexpected, is happening in the Persian Gulf region. The United States, lacking a coherent strategy to deal with Iran and too distracted to develop one, is struggling to navigate Iraq’s fractious political landscape in search of a deal that would allow Washington to keep a meaningful military presence in the country beyond the end-of-2011 deadline stipulated by the current Status of Forces Agreement. At the same time, Saudi Arabia, dubious of U.S. capabilities and intentions toward Iran, appears to be inching reluctantly toward an accommod
Posted: May 25, 2015
UAE. there is potential for investor sentiment towards the Euro to be pulled down even further by the news that anti-austerity parties were declared victorious in several local elections in Spain.
Posted: May 25, 2015
OMAN. Oman's ratings are supported by its strong government net asset position and its external net asset position. They are constrained by a lack of monetary flexibility and still-developing institutions.
Posted: May 25, 2015
JORDAN. Partnerships between public, private, and people sectors can help MENA region reduce world's highest youth unemployment rate.
Posted: May 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and overran Iraqi government defenses east of Ramadi, the provincial capital that they seized five days earlier.
Posted: May 22, 2015
UAE. The report commissioned by Etihad Airways also identifies "fundamental flaws" in the Compass Lexecon Report recently released by the Big Three U.S. carriers.
Posted: May 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Expectation of Fed rate rise moves towards 4Q15; Long U.S. dollar remains investment markets' most crowded trade, in fund managers' view. However, the survey's 41% reading on this measure has fallen sharply from last month.
Posted: May 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. What we are seeing now are fundamental re-emerging realities: Europe is a highly fragmented collection of nation-states. China contains its centrifugal forces through a powerful and repressive government in Beijing. Russia is neither an equal of the U.S. nor a helpless cripple to be ignored or tutored. And the map of the Middle East, created by the Ottomans and the Europeans, has hidden underlying forces that are rearing their heads.
Posted: May 17, 2015
UAE. The one-day event offers a comprehensive outlook on trade flows around the world and will provide country and sector information to help companies and their advisers to identify the risks and rewards of trading in the UAE and exporting.
Posted: May 16, 2015
EGYPT. A stabilizing political landscape and growth-supporting reforms, as well as continued support from some Gulf states, are helping Egypt's economic recovery. S&P now projects real GDP growth at about 4.3% on average in 2015-2018, outstripping the 2.1% average in 2011-2014; 'B-/B' ratings affirmed.
Posted: May 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "So long as extremist factions within the Islamic republic hold key policy making positions, no meaningful reforms are possible within this regime," says Dr. Behrooz Behbudi.
Posted: May 14, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Alpine Eternity, a 29,130 gross tonnes oil products tanker, has safely reached the UAE port of Jebel Ali after coming under attack in the Gulf, its manager said
Posted: May 14, 2015
QATAR. Qataris have for the first time voted two women onto the Gulf emirate's only directly elected body, the Central Municipal Council, officials announced on Thursday.
Posted: May 14, 2015
UAE. A new survey from Emirates NBD highlights that April was a positive month overall for the Dubai private sector economy, with output and new business volumes continuing to expand at robust rates.
Posted: May 13, 2015
UAE. New monthly survey, compiled by Markit, is first to exclusively track Dubai's economy; Bi-monthly Emirates NBD Dubai Real Estate Tracker also launched.
Posted: May 12, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Analysts and diplomats in the Middle East described King Salman's decision to skip the meeting at Camp David this week as a snub, despite denials from U.S. officials.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 25, 2015
UAE. there is potential for investor sentiment towards the Euro to be pulled down even further by the news that anti-austerity parties were declared victorious in several local elections in Spain.
date:Posted: May 25, 2015
JORDAN. Partnerships between public, private, and people sectors can help MENA region reduce world's highest youth unemployment rate.
date:Posted: May 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The minutes basically unofficially confirmed that there are only the slimmest of chances for a US interest rate increase next month.
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