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: May 12, 2018
UAE. High-level leaders and officials spoke of the importance for Arab countries to work together in order to build a sound future for the region.
Posted: May 11, 2018
LONDON. The panic surrounding technological development and the expanding use of robots is largely overstated, based on speculation and limited facts.
Posted: May 10, 2018
UAE. Almost half of those surveyed (49%) expect an increase in capital expenditure in the next year; Private sector funding on the rise, according to 80% of respondents.
Posted: May 10, 2018
LEBANON. Byblos Bank issued today the latest results of the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index.
Posted: May 10, 2018
BAHRAIN. New technologies will enhance collaboration and productivity of ministry offices while lowering operational costs.
Posted: May 9, 2018
UAE. Survey finds Arab youth overwhelmingly back Mohammed Bin Salman's move to allow Saudi women to drive and fully support his anti-graft crackdown; Majority of Arab youth say Daesh (ISIS) and its ideology are heading for total defeat.
Posted: May 9, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Findings from 10th Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth survey released.
Posted: May 9, 2018
UAE. Over 200 leading Arab and international personalities to discuss key issues and challenges facing the region and beyond.
Posted: May 8, 2018
UAE. Inflationary pressures sharpened as businesses and input suppliers capitalised on stronger demand conditions; In response to greater growth impetus, business confidence reached a 34-month high.
Posted: May 8, 2018
KUWAIT. The country offers a series of potential benefits to foreign investors including income tax holidays up to 10 years.
Posted: May 8, 2018
BAHRAIN. New global forum, Gateway Gulf, will bring together a select group of 500 global investors and CEOs to unlock opportunities across the GCC
Posted: May 3, 2018
UAE. The viability of implementing several parliamentary proposals to support international efforts to combat terrorism and eliminate its sources of funding is currently being studied, according to Dr Amal Al Qubaisi.
Posted: May 2, 2018
ALGERIA. Smart City Global Summit 2018 takes place from June 27-28 in Algiers, hosted by Smart City Algiers.
Posted: May 1, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. In the next decade, Saudi Arabia aims to expand the size and scale of its financial services sector such that it becomes the region's primary market.
Posted: April 30, 2018
UAE. A fierce competition exists among global investment markets while the UAEIIC strengthens coordination between public and private sectors to enhance investment.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 18, 2018
UAE. 24% of Middle Eastern entrepreneurs are motivated by social impact and view it as their top priority as a business owner; 66% are undertaking angel investing.
date:Posted: June 16, 2018
UAE. MENA region recorded 93 deals amounting to US$15.4b in Q1 2018; UAE records highest announced Q1 deal value in the region at US$5.1b; Oil & gas deal value reached US$7.2b in Q1 2018; Almost 80% of MENA boards focused on portfolio transformation.
date:Posted: June 14, 2018
UAE. McAfee report sounds industry alarm: Don't start the blockchain revolution without making security a top priority.
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