Politics & Economics

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: November 26, 2015
UAE. Call for student action made during Ministry of Foreign Affairs' visit to NYU Abu Dhabi campus on Saadiyat Island.
Posted: November 25, 2015
BAHRAIN. Industrial sector set to benefit from removal of fuel subsidies in the short term; "Cheaper diesel prices could help give the sector a shot in the arm."
Posted: November 21, 2015
OMAN. S&P affirms short-term rating at 'A-2'; Ratings agency projects that a period of sustained low oil prices will impair Oman's fiscal and external balances more than it had previously expected; Oman's trend growth in real per capita GDP will remain materially below that of peers.
Posted: November 20, 2015
UAE. Deloitte report reveals the golf industry's contribution to Dubai's sports industry; Golf accounts for a quarter of total sports expenditure and contributes 30% to sport's total economic impact in Dubai.
Posted: November 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Years of flawed policy leave us in a USD-dependent mess; Emerging markets have been hammered by their greenback borrowings; Central banks quietly starting to doubt the efficacy of low yields.
Posted: November 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. No new format for peace negotiations can succeed unless it carefully considers the reasons behind the failure of past negotiations to ensure that the same mistakes are not repeated.
Posted: November 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Francois Hollande appears to have wrested from a hesitant President Obama the leadership of a frustrated West; Merkel appears to have miscalculated massively with her pledge on refugees.
Posted: November 19, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Ajeer is designed to regulate and document the temporary work of foreign employees working for non-sponsors. It is an electronic system that is still in its initial stages.
Posted: November 19, 2015
UAE. Egypt Energy Forum to provide platform on developments and opportunities in Arab world's most populous country.
Posted: November 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Russia's central bank recently warned about the growing financial risks to the Russian economy from Saudi Arabia encroaching upon its traditional export market for crude oil.
Posted: November 18, 2015
UAE. Despite global economic uncertainties, GCC countries are better-placed than many parts of the world. They can expect continued strong, if slightly slower, growth going into 2016 according to a new ICAEW report.
Posted: November 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. After three decades of nearly unrestrained and uncoordinated growth, China's leaders are now facing a moment in which change is no longer simply desirable; it is a necessity.
Posted: November 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Investors cut cash holdings and increase exposure to equities, real estate and alternative investments; strong consensus on December U.S. rate rise
Posted: November 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Global economic cost of terrorism reached all-time high at US$52.9 billion; Iraq continues to be the country most impacted by terrorism.
Posted: November 16, 2015
EGYPT. Improved political stability, economic reforms and foreign investments are supporting Egypt's economic recovery; Coface forecasts growth of 4.4% for 2015/2016; still dependent on donations and FDI from GCC countries.


date:Posted: November 25, 2015
UAE. EMAAR, Shell, and Emirates lead The LinkedIn InDemand list of the most sought-after employers in the region based on millions of interactions from members; Rather than relying on questionnaires, InDemand measures the actual behaviour of professionals as they explore their career journey.
date:Posted: November 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Commodities still under pressure; Oversupply in the oil market continues to be a concern; Gold consolidating as December rate hike now priced in.
date:Posted: November 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Global Tax Report 2015, by Knight Frank and EY analyses the buying, holding and selling costs for foreign buyers of prime residential property.
UAE. -3.5% annual rate of change in values at the end of UAE. -3.5% annual rate of change in values at the end of Q3 2015; Rents stabilise with average rents across freehold areas down 3.2%; Transactions creep upwards; Affordability challenges remain.
INTERNATIONAL. Robotics is making this new area of medicine possible. Cary G. Vance, CEO of Hansen Medical Inc., tells The Life Sciences Report about disruptive advances in interventional radiology and Hansen's own revolutionary robotic catheters.
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