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: July 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Iran received its first delivery of Russian-made S-300 air defense systems in May; Satellite imagery shows intensive construction underway at an air base near Tehran to accommodate the systems.
Posted: July 29, 2016
JORDAN. Humanitarian access is still needed across Aleppo; Some 250,000 to 400,000 civilians remain in what was once Syria's largest city - not all of them want or are able to leave.
Posted: July 29, 2016
INTERNATINAL. The BoJ decided to expand the amount of exchange traded funds purchased from 3.3 to 6 trillion Yen while leaving main interest rates unchanged despite the economy's vulnerable state.
Posted: July 28, 2016
UAE. Aims to reward innovative companies around the world; Another example of Dubai's deepening commitment to becoming a test bed for futuristic technologies and businesses; Companies will compete to solve seven key "21st century challenges".
Posted: July 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Mobile ecosystem adds more than US$150 billion in economic value to African economy.
Posted: July 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. For leaders who seek to create lasting peace, there is a solution known in military circles as Invincible Defense Technology (IDT); It comes from the fields of social sciences and quantum unified field theory.
Posted: July 26, 2016
UAE. New report from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the World Bank Group seeks to unlock private sector potential by addressing constraints.
Posted: July 26, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. This will make KSA the third GCC state to implement the Trade Mark Law, with Kuwait and Bahrain having already implemented it.
Posted: July 25, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. A "three step" Brexit solution, including an ambitious transitional arrangement, is key to meeting UK aspirations and reaching a mutually beneficial LT relationship with the EU.
Posted: July 25, 2016
QATAR. Dedicated civil defence area and key conference sessions to debut at this year's event with plans for considerable growth in 2018.
Posted: July 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The botched coup was nothing but, as he put it, "a gift from God" to purge what is left of Turkey's democracy and cleanse the army and judiciary in order to ensure the total subordination of all institutions to his whims.
Posted: July 21, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. PwC's real GDP growth projections for the UK revised down; Potential loss of passporting a challenge for London.
Posted: July 20, 2016
UAE. The Middle East is catching up with the rest of the world in terms of data growth and digitization, according to Deloitte's latest report.
Posted: July 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Geopolitics has become less about ideology and more about supply and demand, with policies shaped by the highest bidder. In such a world, the West must do more than pontificate about values. It has to get its act together, argues Parag Khanna.
Posted: July 19, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Real GDP growth projected to slow to around 1.6% in 2016 and 0.6% in 2017, but should gradually recover thereafter as the initial shock from the Brexit vote fades.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Iran received its first delivery of Russian-made S-300 air defense systems in May; Satellite imagery shows intensive construction underway at an air base near Tehran to accommodate the systems.
date:Posted: July 28, 2016
LIBYA. Libyan strategic projects set to soar after Libyan Local Investment & Development Fund (LLIDF) appoints PwC as its strategic advisor.
date:Posted: July 28, 2016
BAHRAIN. "The move will also improve investor confidence and make Bahrain an attractive place to work and live in."
INTERNATIONAL. As smart devices are becoming autonomous, chief information security officers are being required to adopt new mechanisms and approaches to trust.
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