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: August 15, 2017
UAE. Dubai Chamber analysis predicts a CAGR of 7.5% in UAE consumer spending over the next 5 years; Among GCC countries, consumer spending per household in the UAE was highest during 2016 at US$103,000.
Posted: August 10, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Faster growth in output and new orders helped the headline PMI in Saudi Arabia rise in July; Firms were more optimistic, and this likely contributed to increased buying activity and inventory accumulation.
Posted: August 9, 2017
UAE. Plans to open hub offices in five key markets Hong Kong, Canada, Azerbaijan, Switzerland and China - this year.
Posted: August 9, 2017
UAE. Survey sponsored by Emirates NBD and produced by IHS Markit; In response to greater output requirements, firms scaled up inventories and employment.
Posted: August 2, 2017
UAE. Cybersecurity is considered the top risk to businesses; Executives are changing their business strategies in response to a shifting global landscape; The fallout from Brexit will intensify over the next year with global implications including for the Middle East.
Posted: July 31, 2017
UAE. Number of powerhouses on Oxford Business Group's subscriber list continues to rise; Emerging markets' expansion has accelerated markedly over the past two decades, buoyed by favourable tax environments and other competitive advantages.
Posted: July 28, 2017
UAE. The accountancy and finance body says the UAE has a more favourable economic outlook because it is the most diversified economy in the GCC.
Posted: July 26, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. If making a buck meant not caring, would you still do it? With an annual infusion of US$15 billion, the sharing economy seems to be a case in point that spreading the love literally pays off.
Posted: July 24, 2017
UAE. Confidence is now at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest edition of the Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS);The sharp fall in confidence mirrors the oil price.
Posted: July 24, 2017
UAE. Oxford Business Group (OBG) Business Barometer: 75% of UAE CEOs indicate significant capital investment in the coming 12 months.
Posted: July 24, 2017
UAE. Regional markets' performance was in line with global markets;UAE leading the gainers as Dubai and Abu Dhabi recorded gains of 1.0% and 0.8% respectively.
Posted: July 24, 2017
UAE. Region emerges as one of the largest renewable energy markets in the world; New report from MEED analyses the rapidly growing renewable energy market in the Middle East and North Africa.
Posted: July 21, 2017
UAE. Countries ranked on Enterprise, Government, People and Civil Society capabilities; UAE most prepared among other countries in MENA.
Posted: July 20, 2017
LEBANON: "The overall decline in the level of household sentiment in the second quarter of 2017 was due to consumers' widespread disappointment by the misplaced priorities of the government."
Posted: July 19, 2017
UAE. The program integrates 4th Industrial Revolution-inspired technologies such as AI, robotics, blockchain, 3D printing, genetics, and virtual reality.


date:Posted: September 20, 2017
UAE. The latest BNC Network report shows 543 hospitality projects are active in the UAE - reflecting the vibrancy of the leisure, tourism and the entertainment sectors.
date: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.
date:Posted: September 15, 2017
UAE. First of its kind study in the MENA region reveals why we are emotionally drawn to certain destinations and environments; Visible everyday human activity, greenery, artistic features and bright colours found to be the most powerful drivers of emotional engagement.
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.