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 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector; It all translates into lower prices of refined fuels that will eventually benefit Asian customers who will pay less for transportation, basic commodities and essential services.
Posted: July 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Too often, we see the future as we see the past - through the distorted lens of the present; But whatever the time, direction or dimension we are operating in when forecasting geopolitical events, we must simultaneously exist in the past, present and the future to prepare for a world that we have yet to know.
Posted: July 27, 2015
UAE. We are looking at the increased prospects of the divergence in economic sentiment between the U.S. and everywhere else returning as a dominant theme in market sentiment again.
Posted: July 27, 2015
UAE. The online gateway for trade and logistics services in Dubai reveals 97% adoption growth rate with the total number of registered companies reaching 106,000.
Posted: July 27, 2015
EGYPT. Three ships entered the new canal. The event marks the first time ships have simultaneously navigated the waterways since its inception more than a century ago.
Posted: July 27, 2015
UAE. To preserve economic and social stability and continue with development plans, MENA governments are considering tax measures to broaden their revenue base and increase tax yields.
Posted: July 25, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "Clearly the political line that Khamenei and the IRG follow is based on antagonism with the US and its close allies, while the vast majority of the Iranian people have been the direct victims of this ideologically driven menace.
Posted: July 24, 2015
UAE. Meeting held to support sustainable economic development in developing countries.
Posted: July 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, GeoPoll, the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners throughout sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship.
Posted: July 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Gold is the safe haven asset when economies are failing, currencies are being battered, geopolitical crises mount and equity markets, pumped up by cheap money, risk crashing.
Posted: July 24, 2015
UAE. 2015 index provides new boost for publishing firm as more of the world's top companies are drawing on data featured in the Group's investment guides and economic updates.
Posted: July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The most objectionable part of the Iran deal is that the US did not link the deal to Iran's nefarious activities in and outside the region, which made the nuclear issue acute and unsettling.
Posted: July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "In reality, faith in the dollar is based solely on the belief that the U.S. dominance of the global economy will continue indefinitely, no matter how deeply we go into debt, how low our interest rates remain, and how unbalanced our trade becomes."
Posted: July 23, 2015
UAE. Deregulating oil prices should support the national economy in the longer term whilst also helping consolidate government finances. The context - of sustained lower oil prices - means that the UAE has chosen the right period to adjust oil subsidies.
Posted: July 22, 2015
UAE. Wermuth Asset Management warns of risks of hydrocarbon investment; Solar power now at US$4 cents/kWh - only oil sold below US$7/barrel can compete; Middle East oil producing countries encouraged to urgently diversify revenues.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 28, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Study by Glowork highlights women's perceptions before graduation, shows regional differences within the Kingdom, and the need to develop part time jobs and internship programs.
date:Posted: July 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector; It all translates into lower prices of refined fuels that will eventually benefit Asian customers who will pay less for transportation, basic commodities and essential services.
date:Posted: July 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Too often, we see the future as we see the past - through the distorted lens of the present; But whatever the time, direction or dimension we are operating in when forecasting geopolitical events, we must simultaneously exist in the past, present and the future to prepare for a world that we have yet to know.
INTERNATIONAL. The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector; It all translates into lower prices of refined fuels that will eventually benefit Asian customers who will pay less for transportation, basic commodities and essential services.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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