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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: January 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The ECB said it would purchase sovereign debt from this March until the end of September 2016; the new QE program will release 60 billion euros a month, Mario Draghi said.
Posted: January 21, 2015
UAE. Strong growth momentum in GCC countries continues, economic recovery in oil importers is on track; Oil exporters diversified their economies, but still heavily dependent on hydrocarbon sector in terms of budget and export revenues; Oil importers face higher risks of geopolitical tensions.
Posted: January 21, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Risk aversion and uncertainty in Europe ahead of the ECB meeting and the Greek election have added some additional support to precious metals during past week.
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. Second Global Talent Competitiveness Index ranks leading economies on their ability to attract and retain talent; UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia ranked in top 35 for ability to grow, attract and retain talent; Switzerland and Singapore top global rankings
Posted: January 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "World powers need to make sure that any such deal, once agreed, will also be signed by ayatollah Khamenei and commanders of the Revolutionary Guard," says Behrooz Behbudi.
Posted: January 19, 2015
LEBANON. An Israeli strike on Syria killed an Iranian general, Tehran confirmed, as thousands of supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah gathered to bury one of six fighters killed in the same raid.
Posted: January 19, 2015
QATAR. CPI inflation remained stable at 3.0% from 3.1% in 2013; Higher rents offset lower food prices; QNB expects domestic inflation to accelerate, pushing the rate higher to 3.5% in 2015.
Posted: January 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Precious metals saw the biggest gains of the week with both silver and gold dislocating further from the ongoing rise of the dollar.
Posted: January 19, 2015
UAE. Public sector the most popular career choice; prefer to give money than volunteer time to an organization; Two thirds of those surveyed exercised regularly.
Posted: January 19, 2015
UAE. Sukuk issuance reached US$116.4 billion in 2014 compared with US$111.3 billion in 2013, and the ratings agency expects total issuance to cross the US$100 billion mark again in 2015.
Posted: January 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. An Israeli helicopter strike in Syria killed five members of Hezbollah including the son of Imad Moughniyah, in an attack that has the potential to trigger reprisals.
Posted: January 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. By ending its three year currency peg to the weakening euro Switzerland has become the first major economy to surrender in the international currency war, and in so doing has given a long-delayed victory to the Swiss people.
Posted: January 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Raif Badawi, who set up a website called "Free Saudi Liberals", received 50 lashes after Friday prayers last week and expected to be submitted to a second round on Friday.
Posted: January 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Swiss National Bank shocked financial markets on Thursday by scrapping a three-year-old cap on the franc, sending the currency soaring against the euro.
Posted: January 15, 2015
KUWAIT. Some upward drift in inflation will be seen going into 2015, as core pressures rise and food prices start to unwind, but inflation should remain in the 3-4% range over the next two years. We expect inflation to average 3.5% in 2015.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Western politicians wishing to see a genuine resolution of Iran's nuclear crisis must continue with diplomatic efforts to isolate those among the Iranian rulers who wish for the collapse of the negotiations.
date:Posted: January 30, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Often businesses will seek to explore the market through a partner or a third party with which employees are placed and through which they seek to operate in the Kingdom.
date:Posted: January 30, 2015
UAE. Deloitte report focuses on the key factors that would enable Dubai to reach the next level in terms of sustainability and competitiveness, in order to attract investment at the regional and global stage and promote export-oriented growth.
UAE. Deloitte report focuses on the key factors that would enable Dubai to reach the next level in terms of sustainability and competitiveness, in order to attract investment at the regional and global stage and promote export-oriented growth.
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