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: September 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. IEA: Theresa May's upbeat Brexit speech provided welcome clarity on the UK's preferred transitional arrangements and puts the ball back in the EU's court.
Posted: September 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. What if the future of good environmental policy was in the hands of designers and engineers, backed to the hilt by policymakers and city leaders?
Posted: September 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. IEA; Banning Uber, and clamping down on the Gig Economy more generally, is a restriction upon freedom of choice.
Posted: September 19, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. The Future Investment Initiative (FII) will host global leaders, investors and innovators; FII will be a game-changing platform exploring the trends, opportunities and challenges that will shape the world economy and investment environment over the coming decades.
Posted: September 18, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. A new report by executive search firm Metin Mitchell & Co highlights the confidence that Saudi women feel about their working futures and what needs to be done to increase the number of women in the workplace.
Posted: September 16, 2017
UAE. UAE Leads the Nationality Ranking in the GCC; Henley & Partners-Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) is the first global index to rank the Quality of Nationalities; Among the 195 nationalities listed in the index, UAE ranks (49th) place, Kuwait (72nd), Saudi Arabia (82nd), Oman (83rd), and Bahrain (84th).
Posted: September 14, 2017
UAE. Family offices, importers and exporters, and the TMT industry will be impacted by VAT in various ways, so the need to ensure they are prepared for when VAT is introduced from 1 January 2018 is clear.
Posted: September 9, 2017
UAE. UAE and Kuwait to see greatest level of activity in Q4; Saudi and Bahrain USD sovereign deal probable before end of year; Qatar will weather the storm and continue to grow in 2018 and 2019.
Posted: September 8, 2017
KUWAIT. Markaz report examines and analyzes the performance of equity markets in the MENA region; Blue chips were mostly positive, except the ones from Qatar, which performed negatively in August.
Posted: September 5, 2017
UAE. India-UAE Partnership Summit to be held October 30-31, will help accelerate two-way investment and bilateral trade.
Posted: September 3, 2017
UAE. The index measures the prevailing mood of affluent investors in the UAE market, from a personal and business point of view; It is an indicator of the overall sentiment of the market, based on existing fundamental and economic factors.
Posted: August 25, 2017
KUWAIT. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait put up positive corporate earnings growing by 7%, 6% and 2% respectively.
Posted: August 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. In the future, smart African cities will be able to achieve zero waste, improve services and reduce costs thanks to smarter waste collection systems.
Posted: August 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. The question is not what the military is or what it is for, but could defence become an incubator for emerging disruptive technologies?
Posted: August 22, 2017
UAE. Seminar in association with DGCX reviews the recent economic reforms in India and their impact on NRIs, encouraging local and global investments.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 15, 2017
UAE. New report illustrates how creative uses of unmanned aerial vehicles are disrupting the way companies build, operate and maintain their networks.
date:Posted: October 13, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. 44 of the world's cities ranked according to their "magnetism" in The Mori Memorial Foundation's GPCI 2017; Dubai featured for the first time with strong ratings for corporate tax rates, ranking No.11 in that category.
date:Posted: October 13, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Aurecon white paper explores a new narrative around the ROI of intelligent buildings; Short-term focus on construction costs often has crippling effect on design innovation.
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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