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: April 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The latest World Bank Economic Monitor for the Middle East and North Africa expects GDP regional growth to remain flat at 3.1% to 3.3% for the rest of 2015 and for 2016.
Posted: April 18, 2015
UAE. "Women's Careers in the GCC - The CEO Agenda" is culmination of in-depth survey of over 600 businesswomen across the GCC Region; Research makes five key recommendations to boost the number of women in the workplace.
Posted: April 17, 2015
UAE. Latest session of "Innovation Days" highlights role of social media in government - citizen engagement, hosted by MBRSG and SAP.
Posted: April 17, 2015
QATAR. Northwestern University study reveals changing views on political speech, social media use, news credibility; places attitudes and behaviors of Arab countries in global context.
Posted: April 17, 2015
LEBANON. "The persisting high level of political uncertainties in the country and wide spillovers from the Syrian crisis, represented the main factors that negatively affected the confidence of Lebanese consumers during the third quarter of 2014."
Posted: April 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Despite progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in four children and young adolescents are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.
Posted: April 17, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Fund managers believe tens of billions of dollars will eventually enter the country as a result; Saudi Arabia is the Arab world's biggest stock market and one of its most diverse.
Posted: April 16, 2015
UAE. The UAE is a typical example of how the growth of talents and skills is key to improving competitiveness; Algeria, Libya and Yemen rank in the bottom quartile globally, while most of the GCC countries rank among the top quartile globally.
Posted: April 15, 2015
UAE. Study reveals the digital divide between Internet haves and have-nots is widening, with a number of emerging markets failing to implement the basic reforms that could boost economic development.
Posted: April 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. One solution to Greece's debt problem is to abandon the euro and resurrect the drachma. Peter Schiff explains why this would be ideal for Greek politicians, but a disaster for Greek citizens and creditors. He also reveals why the U.S. faces the same debt dilemma, with one major difference - the US already has a currency it can devalue.
Posted: April 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "The Commission's preliminary view is that such conduct infringes EU anti-trust rules because it stifles competition and harms consumers."
Posted: April 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Iran said on Wednesday it would only accept a deal over its contested nuclear program if world powers simultaneously lifted all sanctions imposed on it.
Posted: April 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The current balancing act in the Middle East represents a fundamental rebalancing of American strategy. It is still clumsy and poorly thought out, but it is happening. And for the rest of the world, the idea that the Americans are coming will become more and more rare.
Posted: April 15, 2015
UAE. Global experts in the field of innovation to help enrich the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation with experience and innovative ideas and support its efforts in promoting the UAE position on the global map of government innovation.
Posted: April 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Investors have signaled concern about a valuation bubble forming; Bonds seen as most overvalued in survey's history; concerns over dollar valuation.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 26, 2015
UAE. Financial services industry losing out as customer reward programme satisfaction ranks low, according to Collinson Latitude; Consumer expectations have changed: they expect to be rewarded for their custom 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on the device of their choice.
date:Posted: April 25, 2015
JORDAN. Lower oil prices will support growth prospects, ease pressure on public finances, and help contain current account deficits. Bilateral loans and grants will support financing needs.
date:Posted: April 25, 2015
UAE. "Arab cinema industry must get more commercial and international," says Mohamed Hefzy, the award winning Egyptian producer and director; More investment is needed in Arab entertainment sector to enable the players to raise the bar, according to Fortress Capital Investments.
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