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: December 14, 2017
UAE. Two-way trade between UAE and China crossed US$35 billion in the first 9 months and is expected - for 2017 - to overtake last year's US$46.3 billion.
Posted: December 14, 2017
HONG KONG. Heaven Springs Dynasty Harvest Group holds more than 80 international patents under the WIPO PCT system of 152 countries and regions.
Posted: December 13, 2017
UAE. Joining list of Influencers including Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron and , Indian Prime Minister Modi; Received almost 250K followers since joining with followers spanning the globe.
Posted: December 13, 2017
UAE. Preview event calls for innovation, growth and investment in fintech in line with UAE Vision 2021.
Posted: December 8, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. While these predictions do not constitute Saxo's official market forecasts for 2018, they represent a warning of a potential misallocation of risk among investors who typically see just a one percent likelihood to these events materialising; 2018 will be a true roller coaster ride compared to an outrageously placid 2017.
Posted: December 6, 2017
NEW YORK. Shortlist of companies with the biggest impact on the digital media world nominated by the Diplomatic Council's Global Media Innovator Board; The winner will be presented at the DC annual gala on February 2, 2018 in Frankfurt.
Posted: December 6, 2017
LONDON. Business activity growth slows from October's six-month high; Sharp and accelerated rise in prices charged by service providers; Job creation remains subdued in November.
Posted: December 6, 2017
UAE. The Dubai Government is eager to collaborate with emerging sectors, such as FinTech, to put in place the necessary frameworks that will help cement the emirate's position as an epicentre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Posted: December 5, 2017
LEBANON. Byblos Bank, in cooperation with the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut, issued the results of the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index for Q3 2017.
Posted: December 5, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. The main types of exports to Saudi Arabia are pharmaceuticals, precious stones, jewelry, machines, clocks and coffee.
Posted: December 4, 2017
UAE. Stable energy prices will underpin growth, with the price for Brent crude oil fluctuating in a tight range of US$50-60 per barrel; Regional political instability remains the main risk to MENA economies.
Posted: December 3, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. the internationally renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist artist will be performing a series of 6 shows taking place in 3 cities across the Kingdom.
Posted: November 30, 2017
LONDON. From the freedom of their hotel in India, the Chennai Six have issued a joint statement on behalf of themselves and their families.
Posted: November 29, 2017
LONDON. Decision to drop all unjust charges against all the crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio concludes traumatic four-year period; highlights vulnerability of international seafarers.
Posted: November 28, 2017
UAE. Hardly a day goes by without media and sometimes government claims that Russia has been utilising social media tools to spread fake news and misinformation to influence everything. But how hard is it to spread this sort of misinformation?

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 17, 2017
UAE. The recent increase in mortgage activity can be attributed towards the rise of end users and investors taking advantage of capital structure through leverage. Structurally speaking, the higher levels of mortgage indicate that there will be lower levels of "flipping".
date:Posted: December 17, 2017
UAE. Announced MENA IPO deal value reached US$236.7 million in Q3 2017; Musharaka REIT Fund in Saudi Arabia raised US$ 95.1 million, largest IPO by capital raised; Global IPO activity for 2017 on course to be the busiest year since 2007.
date:Posted: December 15, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. AI will create 2.3 million jobs in 2020, while eliminating 1.8 million.
UAE. The recent increase in mortgage activity can be attributed towards the rise of end users and investors taking advantage of capital structure through leverage. Structurally speaking, the higher levels of mortgage indicate that there will be lower levels of "flipping".
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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