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: May 26, 2016
UAE. The 85% rally since Brent hit a 12-years low in Jan was supported by multiple factors, mainly oil disruption from major exporters and production cut back by U.S. shale.
Posted: May 25, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Award celebrates female journalists who have overcome threats, oppression and the glass ceiling in their pursuit of the truth.
Posted: May 25, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Recent resolutions indicate a growing approach by the Ministry of Labour to require the complete Saudisation of certain activities within the retail sector. This article examines the existing requirements and also the proposal for a weighted Nitiqat.
Posted: May 25, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. IETA survey, conducted by PwC, measures carbon market sentiment; An overwhelming majority of respondents expect an expansion of carbon markets.
Posted: May 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Global stocks overlooked the resurgence in oil prices with most major stocks tumbling to fresh six week lows during trading on Thursday, on the possibility that the Fed could raise rates in Q2.
Posted: May 18, 2016
UAE. Iran's imminent re-entry to global trade to headline discussions at Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2016 exhibition and conference.
Posted: May 18, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The days when an academic position gave your expertise any kind of advantage over those of a think tank or economist have long gone - if they ever existed.
Posted: May 17, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The forced resignation of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu suggests only one thing - President Erdogan will tolerate no one in his government to deviate from any of his political positions.
Posted: May 17, 2016
LEBANON. Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index improved by 5.7% in January, but declined by 1.3% in February and regressed by 10% in March 2016, which constituted the steepest monthly drop since September 2015.
Posted: May 17, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Investing in infrastructure could remedy the sizable negative output gaps faced by many large economies, according to PwC.
Posted: May 13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Anxiety from Europe created a bearish domino that wasted no time in infecting Wall Street which was already engaged in a losing battle with faltering US rate hike expectations.
Posted: May 13, 2016
UAE. Jebel Ali Free Zone seeks to highlight the Free Zone's status as the gateway and logistics hub for the region to Chinese investors during the upcoming roadshow in China.
Posted: May 11, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Downgrades more than double upgrades; Saudi Arabia and Oman were downgraded in Q1.
Posted: May 6, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "The rift between President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu is actually reflective of Erdogan's ambitions to consolidate his power not only over his party but also over the country as a whole."
Posted: May 6, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Civilians continue to bear the brunt of suffering in seemingly endless war.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Connectivity will allow home care robots to interface with smart home ecosystems.
date:Posted: May 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. In-app transactions improve customer experience and drive spending.
date:Posted: May 26, 2016
UAE. The 85% rally since Brent hit a 12-years low in Jan was supported by multiple factors, mainly oil disruption from major exporters and production cut back by U.S. shale.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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