Politics & Economics

FEATURED REPORT...
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: April 21, 2015
EGYPT. Muslim Brotherhood leader sent to prison for 20 years without parole, nearly three years after he was declared Egypt's first freely elected president.
Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. 39% of Arab youth agree it will never work, 36% think it could work while the remaining 25% are unsure, according to the 7th Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey.
Posted: April 21, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Germany exports as much as it consumes, and half of that goes to the EU. More than anyone, it needs the free trade zone for its own well-being. This is why, however the Germans growl, it is not the Grexit they fear but rising tariffs.
Posted: April 21, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. "There was information about a possible act targeting a mall or Aramco installations. We passed this information to the security forces to be on alert," Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Turki said.
Posted: April 21, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. New World Bank report calls for accountability in public service delivery and identifies local success stories to inform and inspire reforms.
Posted: April 21, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Running out of options to keep his country afloat, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ordered local governments to move their funds to the central bank.
Posted: April 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The "Mare Nostrum" seek and rescue program was cancelled because of the cost and some politicians said it encouraged migrants to depart by raising their hopes rescue.
Posted: April 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Arab economies are estimated to be growing at between 2-3%, but annual growth of around 6.0% must be achieved if unemployment and poverty are to be contained.
Posted: April 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The latest World Bank Economic Monitor for the Middle East and North Africa expects GDP regional growth to remain flat at 3.1% to 3.3% for the rest of 2015 and for 2016.
Posted: April 18, 2015
UAE. "Women's Careers in the GCC - The CEO Agenda" is culmination of in-depth survey of over 600 businesswomen across the GCC Region; Research makes five key recommendations to boost the number of women in the workplace.
Posted: April 17, 2015
UAE. Latest session of "Innovation Days" highlights role of social media in government - citizen engagement, hosted by MBRSG and SAP.
Posted: April 17, 2015
QATAR. Northwestern University study reveals changing views on political speech, social media use, news credibility; places attitudes and behaviors of Arab countries in global context.
Posted: April 17, 2015
LEBANON. "The persisting high level of political uncertainties in the country and wide spillovers from the Syrian crisis, represented the main factors that negatively affected the confidence of Lebanese consumers during the third quarter of 2014."
Posted: April 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Despite progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in four children and young adolescents are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.
Posted: April 17, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Fund managers believe tens of billions of dollars will eventually enter the country as a result; Saudi Arabia is the Arab world's biggest stock market and one of its most diverse.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. 39% of Arab youth agree it will never work, 36% think it could work while the remaining 25% are unsure, according to the 7th Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey.
date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Less than 0.15% of the dividends of GCC-listed companies and 0.59% of those of the UAE's dividends invested in tech start-ups vs. 5% in the USA; UAE invests 4x more of its public companies' dividends in tech start-ups.
date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Leading property recruitment specialist releases eighth edition of the "Middle East Rewards and Attitudes Survey"; 55% of respondents anticipating an improvement in economic activity.
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