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: August 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Biased and selective perceptions, reinforced by historical experience and incompatible ideologies, have locked both sides into immobile positions.
Posted: August 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. GIL Africa congress reveals that new digital transformation strategies can lead to revenues of up to US$5.7 million per day.
Posted: August 25, 2016
UAE. More than 300 international investors, CEOs and high-profile economists to attend region's largest FDI event.
Posted: August 24, 2016
UAE. 71% of respondents think Brexit will not impact Dubai's competitiveness as a global financial centre.
Posted: August 24, 2016
Global government and business leaders will sign pledge at United Nations on securing global energy for all.
Posted: August 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Prioritise negotiating single market access & new trade deals; Germany should be top EU member for new trade agreements.
Posted: August 19, 2016
UAE. In short, the use of VPNs to commit a crime by accessing unlawful content remains an offence under UAE law, although the penalties have been increased significantly.
Posted: August 19, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Unless distrust, insecurity, and illusions are first addressed, no incentives- however sweeping and compelling- will motivate Israel and the Palestinians to make the critical concessions needed to reach a peace agreement.
Posted: August 18, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. At the current level, KSA is amongst the 12 countries globally to reach or exceed a score of 100, which is the optimism benchmark; UAE scores 109, a five-point increase.
Posted: August 18, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Few public sector organizations currently use disruptive change to their advantage.
Posted: August 17, 2016
UAE. Former British Ambassador to Lebanon to help develop digital diplomacy skills to prepare UAE diplomats for global challenges.
Posted: August 16, 2016
UAE. However the question about what happens when Brexit finally occurs still needs to be considered and answered, as the event will have a wide-ranging impact.
Posted: August 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The global distribution of outlooks deteriorated in the first half of 2016 as Negative Outlooks (22%) far outweighed Positives (5%), a level not seen since 2009.
Posted: August 13, 2016
KUWAIT. Ratings continue to be supported by the sovereign's high levels of accumulated fiscal, external, and household wealth, despite the low oil price environment.
Posted: August 10, 2016
UAE. Current market valuation of cyber incident impact is grossly underestimated; The ability to quantify intangible damages is especially important in anticipating business impact; This is particularly important in the Middle East, which is viewed as being on "High-Alert".

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Biased and selective perceptions, reinforced by historical experience and incompatible ideologies, have locked both sides into immobile positions.
date:Posted: August 26, 2016
UAE. Deloitte report highlights the alternative forms of funding available to deliver the required infrastructure across Middle East airports and to counteract the potential reduction in the ability to raise necessary finance.
date:Posted: August 25, 2016
UAE. More security incidents involving Industrial Control Systems (ICS) operators occurred in 2015 and already in 2016 than any previous year; New targets and tactics likely to emerge as publicly available tools lower barrier to entry; Report offers solutions to combat these emerging threats.
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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