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: June 29, 2016
UAE. Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment new website to deliver housing, financial, business, information, employee and smart services to users.
Posted: June 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Markets participants are on edge and with many questions unanswered post the Brexit victory adding to the uncertainty, investor risk appetite has diminished.
Posted: June 23, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The NTP aims to boost non-oil revenue by 2020 through more than 500 initiatives including the implementation of new taxes and increasing government fees and taxes on "harmful products."
Posted: June 20, 2016
UAE. After weeks of analyzing voting polls and volatile markets, in a couple of days we'll get to know the outcome of UK's referendum on EU membership.
Posted: June 17, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Germany's leading financial daily, is temporarily moving its editorial headquarters during Brexit week to London.
Posted: June 17, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Sterling volatility has hit unimaginable levels with major financial figures repeatedly voicing their concerns over the impact a Brexit could have not only on the UK, but for the global economy.
Posted: June 17, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. License allows 100% ownership in the country's trading sector, expanding Dow's long history of partnership and investment in Saudi.
Posted: June 15, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. "The new law will result in a fundamental change in Saudi Arabia's real estate market and help stimulate further development to address the severe shortage of middle income housing".
Posted: June 15, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Ten-fold increase in airstrikes closes last road into Aleppo City.
Posted: June 15, 2016
UAE. "Expo 2020 Dubai will leave an economic legacy in the form of new business generation, GDP growth and job creation across the region."
Posted: June 13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. BNEF's long-term forecast sees US$11.4 trillion investment in global power generation capacity over 25 years, with electric vehicles boosting electricity demand by 8% in 2040.
Posted: June 13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Nearly two thirds of eligible British expats will vote for the UK to remain in the EU at this month's EU Referendum, according to a survey by Experts for Expats.
Posted: June 13, 2016
UAE. From an economic perspective, trade is the most significant risk if the leave vote wins; Banking sector the most vulnerable to Brexit; Bonds and gold to attract investments.
Posted: June 10, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The heightened fears over the impact a Brexit could have in the UK, Europe, and global economy has renewed a wave of jitters that has weighed heavily on global sentiment.
Posted: June 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. It seems likely that May's dismal NFP report has sabotaged all efforts of the Fed to take action in Q2 and this may be reflected on the Fed Fund futures which currently prices a hopeful 26% probably of a July interest rate rise.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 30, 2016
UAE. The Middle East has not been an area of mainstream activity in dispute resolution funding; It is only recently that funding has started to gain more tangible traction with potential litigants.
date:Posted: June 30, 2016
UAE. Middle East investors eyeing London residential property to benefit by up to 31% compared to Q3 2007, according to Faisal Durrani, head of research at Cluttons.
date:Posted: June 30, 2016
BAHRAIN. Private wealth in Bahrain is expected to reach approximately US$0.3 trillion in 2020, BCG report finds.
UAE. Speculators are being replaced by end users; Cooling prices are not a concern; Brits are the third largest group of investors outside the Middle East.
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