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: November 28, 2017
UAE. The newly introduced Advanced Sciences portfolio has set a scientific diplomacy program to forge strong relationships with leading global players in the science sector.
Posted: November 27, 2017
UAE. FTA committed to providing technical support and implementing a tax system that adheres to international best practices.
Posted: November 27, 2017
UAE. The agreement will pave the way for analysing existing organisational measures at the Institute and designing a new and improved structure.
Posted: November 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. During these dangerous times, terrorism could quickly end if Egypt's military were trained to form what is known in Latin American military circles as a Prevention Wing of the Military.
Posted: November 27, 2017
UAE. The department's complete shift to advanced technologies supports the "Paperless Government" initiative.
Posted: November 26, 2017
UAE. Value of 22,680 construction projects in the Gulf exceeds US$2.43 trillion, BNC Network research shows.
Posted: November 24, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. The Saudi Crown Prince will emphasize member countries' commitment to unite and coordinate their counter terrorism efforts and join other international initiatives.
Posted: November 23, 2017
UAE. This year's winners included Wendy Kopp, CEO of Teach For All (USA). Recipients of the award are selected for their outstanding contributions to the production and dissemination of knowledge.
Posted: November 23, 2017
UAE. 42nd ICA Conference in Dubai tackles rise of populism, importance of GCC SWFs, connectivity between local and international financial bodies.
Posted: November 23, 2017
UAE. International and regional experts come together at Knowledge Summit 2017 to unveil the key findings of the index.
Posted: November 23, 2017
UAE. Innovation Live! is a collaborative initiative to connect the government and the private sector; Recommendations put forward include focus on the fourth industrial revolution as well as R&D in Artificial Intelligence, semiconductors, nanotechnology and 3D printing.
Posted: November 23, 2017
UAE. The Global Knowledge Index is an instrument to help decision-makers in management and administration, as well as in preparing for the future; "We must invest in science and research to improve knowledge."
Posted: November 22, 2017
UAE. Topics include technology's impact on media, the rise of citizen journalism, social media as a source of income, and fake news; UAE focused on creating home-grown businesses and talent.
Posted: November 22, 2017
UAE. The panel explored the differences between a knowledge city and a "wise city"; Wise cities, distinguish themselves from their counterparts by successfully implementing knowledge and technology in a consistent framework, thereby becoming new centres of power.
Posted: November 22, 2017
UAE. Results announced at the Knowledge Summit 2017 in Dubai; The index identifies knowledge as an integral part of human life, affecting its social, economic and cultural aspects, as well as an engine for comprehensive and sustainable human development.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 17, 2017
UAE. Announced MENA IPO deal value reached US$236.7 million in Q3 2017; Musharaka REIT Fund in Saudi Arabia raised US$ 95.1 million, largest IPO by capital raised; Global IPO activity for 2017 on course to be the busiest year since 2007.
date:Posted: December 15, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. AI will create 2.3 million jobs in 2020, while eliminating 1.8 million.
date:Posted: December 15, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Nearly all (94%) device makers have invested in software development in the past five years; Nine in 10 (88%) believe the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving growth within the manufacturing industry; 84% have changed their business model to put software at its core in delivering services and generating revenue.
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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