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: November 23, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Iraqi forces and civilians in Mosul at risk from chlorine and mustard agents, but also radiological "dirty bomb".
Posted: November 23, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. In the current climate, the pressure to "balance free speech and diversity" has invariably led to the notion that the former must give way to the latter.
Posted: November 22, 2016
UAE. Dubai Chamber reveals findings of Dubai Innovation Index Report which highlight progress made by emirate's public and private sectors.
Posted: November 22, 2016
UAE. The USD multicurrency resolving credit facilities issued by IPIC and IPIC GMTN Limited senior unsecured debt are also affirmed at 'AA'.
Posted: November 21, 2016
UAE. Oliver Wyman's new report highlights the opportunities and challenges facing GCC countries trying to privatise state owned enterprises; "While often viewed purely in fiscal terms, privatisation can also provide important economic and social improvements."
Posted: November 18, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "In a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world."
Posted: November 18, 2016
UAE. ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2016 says concerns over global climate change listed 26th out of 27 topics; The Survey shows a marked geographic variation.
Posted: November 18, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Stratfor Middle East Analyst Emily Hawthorne and Energy Analyst Matthew Bey discuss the constraints facing President-elect Trump in renegotiating the Iran nuclear deal.
Posted: November 17, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Financial guarantees are specific to the beneficiaries of the Ministry of Housing Eskan projects.
Posted: November 15, 2016
UAE. October data signalled a further improvement in business conditions across Dubai's private sector economy, underpinned by strong rises in output and incoming new work.
Posted: November 10, 2016
UAE. Dubai's free zones played crucial role in expanding and diversifying emirate's economy; Expansion of direct flights between the UAE and Latin America seen as first step towards boosting bilateral trade.
Posted: November 8, 2016
QATAR. If applied correctly, the circular economy can help companies get much more value out of the energy resources, materials and other primary sources they use.
Posted: November 8, 2016
UAE. Hamad Buamim: Our main objective from organising this forum is to promote the UAE market and attract foreign investments.
Posted: October 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The resolutions do not affect the private sector and whilst some of the press coverage of these changes may have confused private sector employers, the Ministry of Labour has recently moved to clarify the position.
Posted: October 27, 2016
OMAN. In starting a business index, the Sultanate scored 1st amongst the Arab countries and 32nd globally, advancing by 127 points compared to the previous report.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 10, 2016
UAE. Fintech innovations could add 150 million new Islamic banking customers by 2021, says EY; The GCC region's share of participation banking increased to 72%; Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Malaysia are the three largest participation banking markets, in terms of assets.
date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. New research from Bain & Company and Red Hat indicates that many traditional companies are at an early stage in their digital journey; leaders stand out based on their use of advanced technologies, such as cloud computing, advanced analytics and modern app development.
date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
UAE. Fintech innovations could add 150 million new Islamic banking customers by 2021, says EY; The GCC region's share of participation banking increased to 72%; Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Malaysia are the three largest participation banking markets, in terms of assets.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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