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: March 22, 2017
UAE. Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Dubai being the leading destination for regional HQs by far.
Posted: March 21, 2017
UAE. The UAE provides startups with a business-friendly environment with low taxes and relatively favourable regulations, says report released by the US.-UAE Business Council and the Trade and Commercial Office of the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC.
Posted: March 10, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. The agenda is focused on regional digital transformation and on fostering the understanding of evolving dynamics of the ICT environment.
Posted: March 8, 2017
UAE. Financial institutions and regulators worldwide must adapt - or risk falling quickly behind.
Posted: March 6, 2017
UAE. Millennials are concerned about a world that presents numerous threats and want multinational businesses to do more to alleviate society's biggest challenges.
Posted: February 24, 2017
UAE. Bond yields in the region likely to increase; Healthcare to receive highest volume of investments amongst non-oil sectors; the Trump administration's energy agenda will have biggest impact on the region.
Posted: February 23, 2017
EGYPT. The Egyptian Central Bank's decision to float its currency, the Egyptian Pound (EGP), in November 2016, is being felt today in more ways than one.
Posted: December 22, 2016
UAE. "The Academy's programs do not only focus on future planning, but also combine them with design and modeling tools in order to enable participants to identify future trends and challenges."
Posted: December 21, 2016
UAE. PwC Middle East releases report on the Middle East's shopping habits; Online retail, rise of millennial shoppers and social media are disrupting the face of Middle Eastern retail.
Posted: December 21, 2016
UAE. With the number of connected devices more than doubling by 2020, cyberattacks will shift to "disruptive" and "destructive" attacks, especially on the hybrid cloud, mobile devices, and critical national infrastructure.
Posted: December 17, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. China deployed a boat on Dec. 15 to capture the vehicle in waters 50-100 nautical miles northwest of the Philippines' Subic Bay port, just before the USNS Bowditch was preparing to retrieve the UUV.
Posted: December 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Although Christians have lived in the Middle East - the birthplace of Christianity - for nearly two thousand years, as a result of years of persecution and discrimination, especially in the past 15 years, they now constitute no more than 3-4% of the region's population, down from 20% a century ago.
Posted: December 16, 2016
UAE. Serves as Advanced Platform to Address World Challenges; Key Highlights to be Compiled as Abu Dhabi Declaration
Posted: December 15, 2016
UAE. The market is expected to record at best US$120 billion worth of contract awards in 2016, down at least a third on 2015 levels, according to a report by MEED Insight.
Posted: December 14, 2016
UAE. Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker: Strongest upturn in Dubai private sector business conditions since August; Job creation remains marginal in November.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 26, 2017
UAE. New PwC report finds an increasing need for mid-market accommodations to cater to a younger generation that does not put much emphasis on star ratings; Emerging markets will overtake developed markets as a tourism and hospitality destination but also as key provider of customers.
date:Posted: April 25, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. New Open Europe research published today reveals there is enough untapped UK trade potential to offset the possible effects of Brexit on exports to the EU.
date:Posted: April 24, 2017
UAE. Installed generation capacity in the MENA countries analysed will have to rise by almost 150GW, more than 50% on the current available capacity of 290GW, to reach a massive 440GW by 2020.
UAE. New PwC report finds an increasing need for mid-market accommodations to cater to a younger generation that does not put much emphasis on star ratings; Emerging markets will overtake developed markets as a tourism and hospitality destination but also as key provider of customers.
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