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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: July 24, 2015
UAE. Meeting held to support sustainable economic development in developing countries.
Posted: July 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, GeoPoll, the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners throughout sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship.
Posted: July 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Gold is the safe haven asset when economies are failing, currencies are being battered, geopolitical crises mount and equity markets, pumped up by cheap money, risk crashing.
Posted: July 24, 2015
UAE. 2015 index provides new boost for publishing firm as more of the world's top companies are drawing on data featured in the Group's investment guides and economic updates.
Posted: July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The most objectionable part of the Iran deal is that the US did not link the deal to Iran's nefarious activities in and outside the region, which made the nuclear issue acute and unsettling.
Posted: July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "In reality, faith in the dollar is based solely on the belief that the U.S. dominance of the global economy will continue indefinitely, no matter how deeply we go into debt, how low our interest rates remain, and how unbalanced our trade becomes."
Posted: July 23, 2015
UAE. Deregulating oil prices should support the national economy in the longer term whilst also helping consolidate government finances. The context - of sustained lower oil prices - means that the UAE has chosen the right period to adjust oil subsidies.
Posted: July 22, 2015
UAE. Wermuth Asset Management warns of risks of hydrocarbon investment; Solar power now at US$4 cents/kWh - only oil sold below US$7/barrel can compete; Middle East oil producing countries encouraged to urgently diversify revenues.
Posted: July 22, 2015
UAE. Yellen's recent comments shift the focus to the Q2 GDP release in July, the Jackson Hole central bankers conference in August and, of course, the September FOMC meeting.
Posted: July 21, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Four simultaneous crises ( Europe, Russia, the Middle East and China) in the centre of humanity's geopolitical gravity would be destabilizing by itself. However, if they began to merge and interact, the risks would multiply. Managing crises that were interlocked would press beyond the limits of manageability.
Posted: July 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The stock market will remain closed until further notice. Increases in VAT agreed under the bailout terms take effect; VAT on food and public transport jumps to 23% from 13%.
Posted: July 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Making Africa's most remote regions accessible for trade will not only promote prosperity in those regions, but also elevate the continent's continued growth path.
Posted: July 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. A renewed enthusiasm for selling the euro could return after the caution and squaring of euro shorts sparked by the recent Greek episode, and the ongoing injection of liquidity from the ECB.
Posted: July 15, 2015
UAE. The deal, which will end years of debilitating restrictions on trade, will open the door to international developers queuing up to re-enter the potentially lucrative market.
Posted: July 15, 2015
UAE. If a nuclear deal were to prove successful and lasting and sanctions are lifted, investors may reassess the equity risk premia associated with MENA region more broadly, which would lead to increased foreign investment inflows in the long-term.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 4, 2015
UAE. July data suggested that the UAE's non-oil private sector regained some of the growth momentum that was lost at the end of the second quarter; Output and new orders both rose at sharper rates, contributing to a robust overall improvement in business conditions.
date:Posted: August 4, 2015
EGYPT. Latest data painted a bleak picture; Business conditions worsened amid declines in output, new orders and employment, although the respective rates of contraction were only slight.
date:Posted: August 4, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Stronger growth of the sector as a whole was mainly driven by sharper expansions in both output and new orders, while purchasing activity also rose more quickly; However, data for employment bucked the general trend, as the rate of hiring eased to a 14-month low.
UAE. July data suggested that the UAE's non-oil private sector regained some of the growth momentum that was lost at the end of the second quarter; Output and new orders both rose at sharper rates, contributing to a robust overall improvement in business conditions.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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