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 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
Posted: July 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. EU leaders have warned that a "No" victory could cause Greece to crash out of the eurozone. But the PM and his Finance Minister have accused them of fear-mongering.
Posted: July 2, 2015
UAE. AQR Asset Management Institute hosts inaugural debate on monetary policy impact on global markets; 64% of delegates felt that Quantitative Easing is highly likely to create an asset price bubble - where prices become disconnected from reality.
Posted: July 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The capital controls are having their effect, and this is not a sustainable situation. So either way, it's not looking very good for Syriza and the Greek government at the moment.
Posted: June 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Greek situation - having perhaps outlived the term "crisis," now that it has taken so long to unfold - appears to have finally reached its terminal point. This is, of course, an illusion: It has been at its terminal point for a long time.
Posted: June 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Greece on Tuesday requested a two-year rescue deal with the European Union to save the crisis-hit country, just hours before its international bailout expires.
Posted: June 29, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "In the current circumstances, the stability of the financial and banking system in Greece constitutes a matter of overriding public interest and public policy."
Posted: June 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Bank of Greece chief Yannis Stournaras said that his bank "will take all measures necessary to ensure financial stability for Greek citizens in these difficult circumstances".
Posted: June 26, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Athens offered a five-month, 12-billion-euro (US$13.4-billion) extension of its bailout programme, but it must seal a deal this weekend to avoid an IMF default next week.
Posted: June 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has attacked the stance of "certain" creditors as "strange" because they rejected proposals presented by Athens to bridge a budget gap.
Posted: June 24, 2015
UAE. The findings serve as a performance indicator on the pace and pattern of regional economic growth and seek to benchmark MEA against developed countries.
Posted: June 24, 2015
UAE. Global index ranks countries best equipped to respond to accelerating political, economic and social change; Diversification of the UAE economy, large scale infrastructure development, improved transport and technological innovation a contributing factor.
Posted: June 22, 2015
UAE. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 2010 to target non-compliance by U.S. taxpayers using foreign accounts.
Posted: June 22, 2015
UAE. UAE new orders grow, and job creation hit three-month high in May 15; Saudi Arabia's output and new orders expanded, but the growth rate eased.
Posted: June 20, 2015
KUWAIT. "Kuwait's ratings reflect its exceptionally strong fiscal and external position, balanced against a heavily oil-dependent economy, a degree of geopolitical risk, and weak scores on measures of governance and ease of doing business."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
date:Posted: July 2, 2015
UAE. AQR Asset Management Institute hosts inaugural debate on monetary policy impact on global markets; 64% of delegates felt that Quantitative Easing is highly likely to create an asset price bubble - where prices become disconnected from reality.
date:Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. 53% of employers rank lack of work experience as affecting nationals' employability, with only 30% of GCC students having taken any work experience; According to employers, communication skills (36%) and required skills and qualifications (22%) are further challenges to retention in the private sector.
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.
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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