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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: March 27, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Warplanes hit the Shi'ite Muslim group's northern heartland on the second day of a Saudi-led campaign to stop the militia establishing its rule across the country.
Posted: March 26, 2015
UAE. Talk Business at Breakfast event brings Dubai Executive Council official face to face with the private sector to discuss the aims and objectives of Dubai Plan 2021 and its relevance to businesses.
Posted: March 26, 2015
UAE. Tony Douglas appointed as CEO of UK Defence Equipment & Support.
Posted: March 26, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The kingdom is said to be contributing as many as 150,000 troops and 100 warplanes to the operations; Egypt, Jordan, Sudan and Pakistan ready to take part in a ground offensive.
Posted: March 24, 2015
QATAR. We expect growth in 2015 to be broadly in line with the government's target, but slightly lower than 7.0% due to domestic and foreign headwinds.
Posted: March 24, 2015
LEBANON. Improvement in PMI Lebanon employment figures in spite of lower global data; Lebanon is escaping the recession and capitalizing on its US dollar peg; Lower headline inflation rate can be witnessed during recent months.
Posted: March 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The chances of Greece leaving the euro area are now 50-50 and the country could go "down the drain," billionaire investor George Soros said.
Posted: March 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. PwC launches "Into Africa - the continent's cities of opportunity" to highlight the potential of the continent.
Posted: March 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Tsipras "warns that his government will be forced to choose between paying off loans, owed primarily to the International Monetary Fund, or continue social spending."
Posted: March 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Oil prices dropped over a percentage point after Saudi Arabia said that the market defined prices and the kingdom would not unilaterally cut its output to defend prices.
Posted: March 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state's rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial centre.
Posted: March 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The conservative alliance, including Sarkozy's opposition UMP, took 32.5% of the vote according to the latest polls, ahead of the governing Socialist Party.
Posted: March 21, 2015
QATAR. The Fed removed the word "patient" from its latest policy statement. Financial markets interpreted this move as implying the Fed will raise interest rates in the second half of 2015, despite the fact that the US economy is falling further into deflation.
Posted: March 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Greece agreed to give creditors a new list of reforms to get its bailout back on track after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held crunch talks with European leaders.
Posted: March 20, 2015
LEBANON. According to the IIF, the economy grew by 1.7% in 2014 helped by Banque du Liban's stimulus package and the fiscal deficit narrowed to 7% of GDP; The IIF baseline scenario expects a modest pick-up in growth to 2.2% in 2015.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: March 27, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Yemen's close proximity to Saudi Arabia and its strategic location on one side of the fourth busiest shipping lane for crude oil, raise worries about potential disruptions.
date:Posted: March 27, 2015
UAE. Consumption of luxury goods up 11% in the GCC, according to Bain & Company; China luxury market shows a shift in consumer preferences and ties to the GCC; In the UAE, Chinese represent about 2.5% of overall tourists, but account for 7% of the mall footfall and even bigger part of the spend.
date:Posted: March 26, 2015
UAE. Deloitte Middle East conference addresses recent changes in regulation and tax; Developments such as the refurbished runway at Dubai, the mid-field terminal project at Abu Dhabi, the opening of Hamad international in Doha, showcase the commitment to the aviation sector.
UAE. Consumption of luxury goods up 11% in the GCC, according to Bain & Company; China luxury market shows a shift in consumer preferences and ties to the GCC; In the UAE, Chinese represent about 2.5% of overall tourists, but account for 7% of the mall footfall and even bigger part of the spend.
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