Politics & Economics

FEATURED REPORT...
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: June 19, 2017
UAE. Abu Dhabi's development strategy takes centre stage in new report.
Posted: June 18, 2017
UAE. Private sector key to a fundamental restructuring of Saudi Arabia economy; US$1 trillion of projects planned or underway in the region's biggest projects market.
Posted: June 16, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. "We do not anticipate that exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar to major markets in Asia and Europe will be affected by the sanctions at this point."
Posted: June 13, 2017
UAE. The positions of different authorities is evolving and shipping companies do not yet have a complete picture on which to base their contingency planning, but they should all take care to distinguish between official and unofficial news.
Posted: June 13, 2017
UAE. Digital government imperatives of the UAE: 92% of Emirati respondents believe online government services have improved since 2014.
Posted: June 12, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The main danger to the region and indeed to oil prices is that increased tension could lead Qatar to reach out even further to Iran for support which would sour relations even more.
Posted: June 8, 2017
UAE. Investors put major asset allocation decisions on hold amid uncertainty around interest rates and quantitative tightening; Commodity prices, US political change, Brexit and regional geopolitical situation create long-term unknowns.
Posted: June 5, 2017
QATAR. Qatar retained first place among the Arab countries and placed 30th on global level among 163 countries, according to a report issued by the London Institute for Economics and Peace in collaboration with the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney.
Posted: June 2, 2017
UAE. A.M. Best briefing states that as implementation laws have yet to be passed, this has resulted in a debate as to whether the target date is achievable.
Posted: June 1, 2017
UAE. PwC issues first quarterly economic bulletin on the Middle East; Oil prices, new taxes and growing interest in public-private partnerships cited as dominant themes driving most Middle Eastern economies in 2017.
Posted: May 25, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Cities are the engine rooms for economic advantage on the chessboard of global competition; A radically different paradigm is in order. It will require big picture thinking.
Posted: May 18, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. The company will initially manufacture products and provide services across: Air Systems; Land Systems; Weapons & Missiles and Defense Electronics.
Posted: May 16, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Britain's Labour Party has announced that if elected it would introduce a 45% income tax rate on incomes over 80k pounds, and a 50% rate over 123k.
Posted: May 12, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Riyadh seeking private investment and partnerships for ambitious development programme outlined in Vision 2030.
Posted: May 10, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. It's a catch-22: democracy has given people a voice who in turn expect service delivery, but want a say. As a consequence, service delivery is severely impacted.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 22, 2017
UAE. Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness; Dubai rises to Top 20; Abu Dhabi (23rd) and Riyadh (52nd) also rise in the ranking, though modestly.
date:Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. US exit from COP21 won't impact climate protection efforts; UAE opportunity to lead Middle East in growing renewable energy infrastructure.
date:Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. Lack of investor understanding is the biggest challenge to the growth of REITs in the country and region, according to latest CFA Society Emirates survey.
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