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 24, 2019
UAE. Private equity boss says setting up business has never been easier in UAE, "land of opportunity where a true entrepreneurial spirt can bring great rewards."
Posted: May 24, 2019
KUWAIT. Global and regional yields trended lower in the first quarter; About US$30 billion in fund inflows expected following EMBI index inclusion.
Posted: May 23, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Millennials in Saudi Arabia are more satisfied with their life today compared to global peers; Saudi youth are more ambitious about career and entrepreneurship opportunities; 94% would consider joining the gig economy.
Posted: May 23, 2019
TIANJIN, China. WIC 2019, a forum for exchange and cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence welcomed more than 1,450 delegates from 40 countries and regions, as well as 245 organizations, including 38 of the world's top 500 companies.
Posted: May 17, 2019
LONDON. The UAE is the best-known example of business-friendly reform in the MENA region; Many Western countries' instinct to protect and turn inwards, combined with a wider stagnation in the quality of Governance globally is acting as a brake on Economic Openness.
Posted: May 17, 2019
LONDON. African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy.
Posted: May 17, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. AI to dramatically boost the GDP of Saudi, UAE and Egypt by 2030; First conference to address deployment of emerging tech; 2030 Plan to transform Saudi into the epicentre of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Posted: May 15, 2019
UAE. Sharjah Asset Management (SAM), the investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, won the prestigious Retail category Award at the fifth edition of the International Business Excellence Awards.
Posted: May 11, 2019
UAE. "The sharp rise in output and new work in April is encouraging, as it suggests GDP growth is accelerating after a relatively soft 2018."
Posted: May 6, 2019
UAE. MoU signed by both courts for the reciprocal enforcement of their judgments, decisions and orders, and the arbitral awards recognised by them.
Posted: May 6, 2019
EGYPT: PMI at 50.8, highest since August 2015; Output grows; New orders, employment and purchasing all increase.
Posted: May 6, 2019
SINGAPORE. SLINGSHOT offers more than S$1 million worth of prizes for startups to develop and commercialise their ideas.
Posted: May 5, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Output growth accelerates to quickest since December 2017; Employment remains broadly unchanged despite rising demand.
Posted: May 5, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. A panel of experts has met at the SME Forum: "Riyadh's Lifestyle Transformation" to discuss the 4 Wellbeing Projects and to offer advice and suggestions on the US$23 billion initiative.
Posted: May 5, 2019
UAE. "With firms still competing on price, there is still a reluctance to boost hiring and we haven't seen a meaningful improvement in job growth. Household consumption is likely to remain constrained in the absence of job and/ or wage growth."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 25, 2019
UNITED KINGDOM. Smart city traffic technology solutions deployed to ease chronic congestion in cities will generate US$4.4 billion in revenue in 2023.
date:Posted: May 25, 2019
NEW YORK. New YPO Global Pulse survey finds that customers are the primary inspiration (48%) for business innovation around the world; Consultants (10%) and think tanks (7%) lag far behind in the minds of respondents.
date:Posted: May 24, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. The possibility of cosmic real estate is approaching rapidly, with the engineer poised to pioneer the process; It is entirely likely that our next chapter as a species is written in the stars.
NEW YORK. New YPO Global Pulse survey finds that customers are the primary inspiration (48%) for business innovation around the world; Consultants (10%) and think tanks (7%) lag far behind in the minds of respondents.
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