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: February 23, 2017
EGYPT. The Egyptian Central Bank's decision to float its currency, the Egyptian Pound (EGP), in November 2016, is being felt today in more ways than one.
Posted: December 22, 2016
UAE. "The Academy's programs do not only focus on future planning, but also combine them with design and modeling tools in order to enable participants to identify future trends and challenges."
Posted: December 21, 2016
UAE. PwC Middle East releases report on the Middle East's shopping habits; Online retail, rise of millennial shoppers and social media are disrupting the face of Middle Eastern retail.
Posted: December 21, 2016
UAE. With the number of connected devices more than doubling by 2020, cyberattacks will shift to "disruptive" and "destructive" attacks, especially on the hybrid cloud, mobile devices, and critical national infrastructure.
Posted: December 17, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. China deployed a boat on Dec. 15 to capture the vehicle in waters 50-100 nautical miles northwest of the Philippines' Subic Bay port, just before the USNS Bowditch was preparing to retrieve the UUV.
Posted: December 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Although Christians have lived in the Middle East - the birthplace of Christianity - for nearly two thousand years, as a result of years of persecution and discrimination, especially in the past 15 years, they now constitute no more than 3-4% of the region's population, down from 20% a century ago.
Posted: December 16, 2016
UAE. Serves as Advanced Platform to Address World Challenges; Key Highlights to be Compiled as Abu Dhabi Declaration
Posted: December 15, 2016
UAE. The market is expected to record at best US$120 billion worth of contract awards in 2016, down at least a third on 2015 levels, according to a report by MEED Insight.
Posted: December 14, 2016
UAE. Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker: Strongest upturn in Dubai private sector business conditions since August; Job creation remains marginal in November.
Posted: December 14, 2016
UAE. Under the theme "Dealing with Global Disruptors", Gary Dugan, Chief Investment Officer - Wealth Management, aimed to identify how investors can manage risk and rewards from this new disruption paradigm.
Posted: December 14, 2016
UAE. Vidsys software collects, analyzes, verifies, resolves and tracks information from multiple disparate subsystems using open architecture standards that enable numerous organizations to manage situations in real-time.
Posted: December 14, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Euromonitor report on travel and tourism in Iran outlines the way ahead, and the threats to achieving the country's goal of attracting a huge increase in tourists by 2025.
Posted: December 11, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Kuwait's recent elections will increase tensions between the executive and legislature, hindering economic and fiscal reforms; the extent to which this will happen is unclear.
Posted: December 8, 2016
UAE. Knowledge Summit 2016 panellists agree media is changing rapidly, and not always for the best; "Change is so fast, adapting won't easy, and won't be enough."
Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars and Italian banks turn out to the best performing equity asset class?

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. Dubai strongly positioned as financial, retail, construction, and transportation services hub for the region, according to latest report from A. T. Kearney.
date:Posted: February 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Despite its starring role in business and everyday life, many economists openly question whether technology is visible in traditional economic metrics such as GDP, productivity, and corporate profits.
date:Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. New MEED Insight report shows how lower oil prices have reshaped Middle East investment strategies in oil, gas and petrochemicals projects.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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