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: September 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The ongoing horror in Aleppo should awaken every global leader with an ounce of courage to step up and do whatever it takes to end the slaughter and inhuman suffering of the Syrian people.
Posted: September 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. In a paper, published by Open Europe, Andrew Tyrie MP outlines some of the choices available to the UK Government to give meaning to Brexit. He suggests taking several options off the table.
Posted: September 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Global stocks remain mixed with most major markets on standby as anxious investors observe from a distance ahead the market shaking employment report.
Posted: September 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The government's balance sheet remains an important support for the ratings although it has continued to weaken as a result of lower international oil prices.
Posted: September 1, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Government adjustments to tax regimes continue in wake of subdued oil price; Profit-based tax systems not immune to current price environment.
Posted: August 31, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Upward trajectory for prosperity continuing; 1 in 67 Brits is a millionaire: Barclays Prosperity Map.
Posted: August 30, 2016
UAE. 57% increase in enrolments in H1 2016; Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy synonymous with business start-up now, says Abdul Baset Al Janahi.
Posted: August 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. 88% say advanced manufacturing will transform industrial sector in the next decade; 61% say new innovation approaches in energy sector will reap huge benefits.
Posted: August 28, 2016
UAE. Gender diversity and improving social conditions driving adult female participation in the GCC's labour force to reach 32% in 2015, revealed an Al Masah Capital Report on "GCC Women - Entrepreneurs in a New Economy".
Posted: August 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Biased and selective perceptions, reinforced by historical experience and incompatible ideologies, have locked both sides into immobile positions.
Posted: August 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. GIL Africa congress reveals that new digital transformation strategies can lead to revenues of up to US$5.7 million per day.
Posted: August 25, 2016
UAE. More than 300 international investors, CEOs and high-profile economists to attend region's largest FDI event.
Posted: August 24, 2016
UAE. 71% of respondents think Brexit will not impact Dubai's competitiveness as a global financial centre.
Posted: August 24, 2016
Global government and business leaders will sign pledge at United Nations on securing global energy for all.
Posted: August 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Prioritise negotiating single market access & new trade deals; Germany should be top EU member for new trade agreements.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 27, 2016
UAE. The report predicts that residential sale prices will decline further in Dubai for the balance of 2016, but that this rate of decline will slow, as value and affordability returns to the market.
date:Posted: September 26, 2016
UAE. According to The Boston Consulting Group, today, 7% of all FinTech companies in the Middle East and Africa are concentrated in the GCC.
date:Posted: September 22, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The switch to renewable energy has already been flicked. Smart utilities willing to drive change will prosper - but it's going to take the turning off of a lot of old paradigms to do so.
UAE. The report predicts that residential sale prices will decline further in Dubai for the balance of 2016, but that this rate of decline will slow, as value and affordability returns to the market.
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