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 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. One aspect of this war is that both sides apparently found it necessary, despite knowing it would have no definitive military outcome. The question therefore is not what the point of all this is but where all this ends.
Posted: July 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Having unleashed an unprecedented round of easing measures, the Frankfurt-based ECB is seeking to rekindle price growth and help the 18-country bloc's battered economy.
Posted: July 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists Thursday to bolster forces fighting in Gaza as Washington gave its ally the go-ahead to raid stocks of emergency US weapons stored on Israeli soil.
Posted: July 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt the fighting.
Posted: July 30, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation; Saudi Arabia has supported the global economy through its stabilizing role in the global oil market.
Posted: July 30, 2014
TUNISIA. The program aims to empower municipalities to make decisions, raise their capacity to deliver services and make them more accountable to their citizens.
Posted: July 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Hamas' armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, said that any truce with Israel must include a stop to Israeli "aggression" and lifting of its Gaza blockade.
Posted: July 30, 2014
LEBANON. New concept designed to help cities integrate existing initiatives and better plan for the shocks and stresses they face, in a holistic and effective way.
Posted: July 29, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The damage of the power plant exacerbated the heavy damage to civilian infrastructure in Gaza already inflicted during the 22 days of the Israeli offensive.
Posted: July 29, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Kurdish officials "misappropriated" more than 1 million barrels of oil from northern Iraq and exported it through a Turkish pipeline, according to a complaint filed in federal court.
Posted: July 29, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia; The Cold War treaty, ratified in 1988, was designed to eliminate ground-launched cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 km.
Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Janet Yellen is very different from any of her predecessors. She is likely the most dovish and politically leftist Fed Chair in the Central Bank's history; She sees the Fed's mission as a tool to promote progressive social policy.
Posted: July 28, 2014
QATAR. The potential in Indonesia is enormous and more rapid growth could generate opportunities for a number of foreign companies, says QNB Group report.
Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel eased its assaults in Gaza and Palestinian rocket fire declined sharply with both the United States and United Nations calling for a durable ceasefire.
Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. In a presidential statement, the 15-member body expressed strong support for a ceasefire, and urged all parties to accept and fully implement it into the Eid period marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and beyond.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. One aspect of this war is that both sides apparently found it necessary, despite knowing it would have no definitive military outcome. The question therefore is not what the point of all this is but where all this ends.
date:Posted: July 31, 2014
UAE. Indonesia should lead the way in ASEAN markets over the next year; The best performing markets in the second quarter were Thailand and the Philippines; Health care strongest sector in ASEAN in Q2.
date:Posted: July 31, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. One must tread this path cautiously. While there is no reason to doubt the intention of, there is no guarantee that this measure will materialize within the given time frame.
INTERNATIONAL. Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists Thursday to bolster forces fighting in Gaza as Washington gave its ally the go-ahead to raid stocks of emergency US weapons stored on Israeli soil.
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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