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: April 26, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu Valley and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.
Posted: April 25, 2015
JORDAN. Lower oil prices will support growth prospects, ease pressure on public finances, and help contain current account deficits. Bilateral loans and grants will support financing needs.
Posted: April 25, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Euro-area finance ministers hurled abuse at Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis behind closed doors as they shut down his bid to find a shortcut to releasing financial aid.
Posted: April 25, 2015
UAE. Ahead of the World Trade Organisations (WTO) next Ministerial Meeting, Global Trade Development Week (GTDW) will host a roundtable for discussion of WTO issues.
Posted: April 23, 2015
EGYPT. Naguib Sawiris, testified for the defense at the retrial of two Al-Jazeera television journalists, possibly boosting their standing in a case criticized from abroad.
Posted: April 23, 2015
UAE. Al Mazrouei replaces Khadem Al Qubaisi, according to a decree from Abu Dhabi's ruler published by WAM; IPIC is a government-owned oil and gas investment company.
Posted: April 23, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Tenth Anniversary Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference examines opportunities arising from increased government focus on SME sector.
Posted: April 21, 2015
EGYPT. Muslim Brotherhood leader sent to prison for 20 years without parole, nearly three years after he was declared Egypt's first freely elected president.
Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. 39% of Arab youth agree it will never work, 36% think it could work while the remaining 25% are unsure, according to the 7th Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey.
Posted: April 21, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Germany exports as much as it consumes, and half of that goes to the EU. More than anyone, it needs the free trade zone for its own well-being. This is why, however the Germans growl, it is not the Grexit they fear but rising tariffs.
Posted: April 21, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. "There was information about a possible act targeting a mall or Aramco installations. We passed this information to the security forces to be on alert," Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Turki said.
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: April 21, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Running out of options to keep his country afloat, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ordered local governments to move their funds to the central bank.
Posted: April 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The "Mare Nostrum" seek and rescue program was cancelled because of the cost and some politicians said it encouraged migrants to depart by raising their hopes rescue.
Posted: April 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Arab economies are estimated to be growing at between 2-3%, but annual growth of around 6.0% must be achieved if unemployment and poverty are to be contained.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 26, 2015
UAE. Financial services industry losing out as customer reward programme satisfaction ranks low, according to Collinson Latitude; Consumer expectations have changed: they expect to be rewarded for their custom 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on the device of their choice.
date:Posted: April 25, 2015
JORDAN. Lower oil prices will support growth prospects, ease pressure on public finances, and help contain current account deficits. Bilateral loans and grants will support financing needs.
date:Posted: April 25, 2015
UAE. "Arab cinema industry must get more commercial and international," says Mohamed Hefzy, the award winning Egyptian producer and director; More investment is needed in Arab entertainment sector to enable the players to raise the bar, according to Fortress Capital Investments.
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