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: March 19, 2018
UAE. Geopolitical tensions and trade tariffs were the main focus last week, with investors being cautious on news the US may impose tariffs on Chinese imports.
Posted: March 17, 2018
UAE. Improving customer experience, increasing market share and improving operational efficiency seen as typical characteristics of a maturing financial market; Report shedding light on the rapid evolution of risk management and driving the move toward an advanced analytics approach.
Posted: March 10, 2018
UAE. Egypt's net foreign direct investment increased to US$13.3 billion in year ending June 30, 2017; New investment law to secure FDI.
Posted: March 8, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Firms reduced selling prices at a unprecedented rate in an attempt to stimulate client demand. Despite muted overall growth, sentiment towards future growth prospects reached a 46-month high.
Posted: March 7, 2018
UAE. The sector's slowdown was largely reflective of a marked easing in output growth, alongside softer job creation; Demand conditions remained strong, as indicated by steep new order growth and the third consecutive month of rising new export business.
Posted: March 6, 2018
UAE. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) flew above the tarmac of Al Ain Airpor; Live-Fly focused on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles that support the defence and security sectors.
Posted: March 5, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. The global community and our working world are in transition. How do you find your path to leverage the opportunities?
Posted: March 4, 2018
UAE. Q4 2017 witnessed eight IPOs in the GCC compared to five in Q3 2017; Total number of GCC IPOs increased significantly in 2017 with 28 offerings, compared to four in 2016; Q4 2017 was a strong quarter for debt issuers in the GCC; US$12.5 billion worth of bonds issued in Q4 in Saudi Arabia.
Posted: March 2, 2018
UAE. Complementary roles for hydrocarbons and renewables, Majid Jafar, CEO Crescent Petroleum, tells Oxford Business Group in an interview.
Posted: February 28, 2018
UAE. Strategic partnership with TBH Consultancy will enable Aon to better support the UAE's Emiratization agenda.
Posted: February 27, 2018
LEBANON. The Index posted a decline of 9.3% from Q3 2017 and a decrease of 3.3% YoY; Increase in demand requires immediate measures and incentives.
Posted: February 27, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Among Arab countries, Saudi Arabia improved its ranking to third in the region and with a higher score than the regional average of 33.
Posted: February 27, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Investment of SAR267 billion in entertainment infrastructure sought; Consumer spending on entertainment will reach SAR36 billion by 2030.
Posted: February 26, 2018
UAE. As the US Congress prepares to extend and expand the EB-5 Investor Immigration Programme, a top US official - Stephen Strnisha, Secretary, Treasurer of Invest in the USA (IIUSA), urges GCC investors to benefit from the opportunities.
Posted: February 22, 2018
UAE. Middle East Sovereign Wealth funds (SWF) increasing allocation to alternatives; Almost a quarter (23%) of their assets under management invested in private equity, real estate, gold and infrastructure.


date:Posted: March 19, 2018
LONDON. Corporate board diversity will be key for companies' long-term success; EY announces global innovation garage to meet demand for disruptive technologies.
date:Posted: March 18, 2018
UAE. Internet of Things is rapidly expanding the attack surface of the digital enterprise and exposing it to risk levels not seen before.
date:Posted: March 18, 2018
UAE. Unprecedented disruption is steadily engulfing the regional banking and financial services space with the private sector, governments, and individuals realigning their operations in line with the day-to-day needs of the customer.
UAE. Senior figures from the financial services industry will share valuable industry insight and practical knowledge, on key topics including AML national risk assessment, Regtech and Fintech, art and financial crime and the future of Fintech.