Politics & Economics

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: October 10, 2016
UAE. Applies to commercial and non-commercial operations, other than for recreational uses; Operators are required to hold an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operator Certificate (UOC).
Posted: October 6, 2016
EGYPT. "The introduction of a Value Added Tax (VAT) appears to have played a role in curbing output and pushing inflation higher in September"; Rate of job losses little-changed.
Posted: October 6, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Output rises sharply again but new business growth eases close to record low; the average PMI for Q3 2016 points to a faster rate of expansion in economic activity compared to the H1 of this year.
Posted: October 6, 2016
UAE. Event - in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai Chamber, DIFC, DMCC, DTCM, Jafza and Jumeirah - will celebrate the thriving twin city relationship.
Posted: October 5, 2016
UAE. "The sharp slowdown in new order growth last month appears to be due to weaker demand from external markets rather than soft domestic demand;" Growth of new business eases sharply amid record drop in exports.
Posted: October 4, 2016
QATAR. However, the study shows that the nation trails behind other contries in converting its wealth into well-being.
Posted: September 30, 2016
OMAN. However, The Boston Consulting Group study shows that the nation's performance in converting wealth into well-being is below par globally.
Posted: September 30, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 72% of UK CEOs voted to remain but also agree that loss of trust in big business was a factor in the EU referendum result, reveals KPMG.
Posted: September 29, 2016
KUWAIT. The Boston Consulting Group's new study shows that the nation's performance in converting wealth and growth into well-being is below par globally.
Posted: September 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Forerunners in the domain of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and low carbon smart beta investing.
Posted: September 28, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Despite all the rumours circulating about Hillary Clinton's health and whether Donald Trump is really just a secret Democratic operative, elections usually come down to the economy.
Posted: September 28, 2016
UAE. BCG's global report on sustainable economic development progress places the UAE's well-being scores in the top quintile; however, the study shows that the nation's performance in converting wealth and growth into well-being is below par globally.
Posted: September 28, 2016
BAHRAIN. Rating driven solely by Bahrain's IDR of 'BB+'. This reflects Fitch's view that default of these senior unsecured obligations would reflect default of Bahrain.
Posted: September 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. As it stands, the UK is subject to EU cyber security regulations that are in place to protect the transmission of data throughout the entire body of member nations.
Posted: September 21, 2016
QATAR. QNB Group publishes its Qatar Economic Insight September 2016 report; The report examines the outlook for the Qatari economy as it continues its strong growth based on non-hydrocarbon investment spending.


date:Posted: October 25, 2016
UAE. Demographic and social change, shift in global economic power, rapid urbanisation, climate change and resource scarcity, and technological breakthroughs to dictate and shape the future of the region.
date:Posted: October 24, 2016
UAE. Blockchain can impact key areas of finance including retail payments infrastructure, remittances, FX trading, trade finance, capital markets and compliance activities; Booz Allen Hamilton identifies specific opportunities, recommends how the UAE can organize and co-ordinate efforts.
date:Posted: October 24, 2016
UAE. Business confidence in Middle East improves for second consecutive quarter, but remains low amid slumping growth rates; 44% of businesses report worsening conditions; UAE in stronger position as budget surplus relaxes austerity measures.
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