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: May 17, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Microsoft's connected patrol and tactical vehicles to demonstrate always-connected mobility using Kymeta KyWay Terminals during SOFIC and Connect (X).
Posted: May 15, 2018
UAE. David Ignatius: "I look at the commitment of Arab journalists, some of whom have lost their lives over the years to tell the truth of what's going on."
Posted: May 15, 2018
UAE. The Dubai Government Vehicle Lifecycle Management System is a blockchain based project which will be conducted under the Dubai 10x initiative by 2020.
Posted: May 15, 2018
UAE. Global defense subsector to grow at a rate of 3.0% from 2017-2022; M&A globally drives expansion, with greater than two-fold increase in deal value over the last year.
Posted: May 14, 2018
UAE. Day 2 continued discussions looking into problems and solutions facing the Arab region, while focusing on local and international efforts being made.
Posted: May 12, 2018
UAE. High-level leaders and officials spoke of the importance for Arab countries to work together in order to build a sound future for the region.
Posted: May 11, 2018
LONDON. The panic surrounding technological development and the expanding use of robots is largely overstated, based on speculation and limited facts.
Posted: May 10, 2018
UAE. Almost half of those surveyed (49%) expect an increase in capital expenditure in the next year; Private sector funding on the rise, according to 80% of respondents.
Posted: May 10, 2018
LEBANON. Byblos Bank issued today the latest results of the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index.
Posted: May 10, 2018
BAHRAIN. New technologies will enhance collaboration and productivity of ministry offices while lowering operational costs.
Posted: May 9, 2018
UAE. Survey finds Arab youth overwhelmingly back Mohammed Bin Salman's move to allow Saudi women to drive and fully support his anti-graft crackdown; Majority of Arab youth say Daesh (ISIS) and its ideology are heading for total defeat.
Posted: May 9, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Findings from 10th Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth survey released.
Posted: May 9, 2018
UAE. Over 200 leading Arab and international personalities to discuss key issues and challenges facing the region and beyond.
Posted: May 8, 2018
UAE. Inflationary pressures sharpened as businesses and input suppliers capitalised on stronger demand conditions; In response to greater growth impetus, business confidence reached a 34-month high.
Posted: May 8, 2018
KUWAIT. The country offers a series of potential benefits to foreign investors including income tax holidays up to 10 years.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 17, 2018
UAE. The report states that 50% of SME funding applications are rejected by banks and that alternative trade finance, powered by FinTech and Blockchain, is on the rise.
date:Posted: May 17, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. New research shows trust in organizations is diminished as consumers believe businesses don't know how to protect their data.
date:Posted: May 16, 2018
UAE. Over the last 6-12 months there has been a reversal of trends from off-plan to ready units as money flows switch from the former to the latter; There has been a slump in off-plan sales; Ready transactions remain stable.
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