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: July 12, 2016
UAE. The combination of upbeat U.S. data and more stimulus hopes contributed to the risk-on trade sending Asian equities higher on Tuesday after S&P 500 set a new record high Monday.
Posted: July 12, 2016
UAE. "Spending in the region will need to be better prioritized in order to ensure it meets social and economic development. Governments will have to seek for the private sector involvement, innovate and find alternative funding sources to fund their project requirements."
Posted: July 12, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Uncertainty looms large over the third quarter of 2016 and beyond, but that is not necessarily a negative. In fact, if the uncertainty is met by reforms and improvements, then all of the present risk events could appear in hindsight as harbingers of positive change.
Posted: July 11, 2016
UAE. Ras Al Khaimah ranked second to Dubai in the number of new factories built in the country during the first quarter of 2016.
Posted: July 11, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Governance project failing so group is re-prioritizing insurgency; New IHS Conflict Monitor map shows areas under control and territory lost in past 18 months.
Posted: July 8, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The Arab Peace Initiative should not be considered as a mere device for directing the negotiating process, but rather as the central framework for achieving a comprehensive peace.
Posted: July 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Myles Gould examines the relationship between fluctuating oil prices, regional political instability and the business environment for insurers.
Posted: July 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Uncertainty prevails in Britain and the rest of the European Union, given the unprecedented nature of the vote and an ill-defined plan on what exactly comes next.
Posted: July 1, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Ministry of Commerce and Investment signs agreement with PwC in New York to set up PwC's Academy in the Kingdom to provide training and development to Saudi Nationals.
Posted: July 1, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "The Brits buy in Spain for the wonderful climate and bohemian lifestyle. That hasn't changed and houses in Spain will always have a pull for the British purchaser."
Posted: June 29, 2016
UAE. Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment new website to deliver housing, financial, business, information, employee and smart services to users.
Posted: June 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Markets participants are on edge and with many questions unanswered post the Brexit victory adding to the uncertainty, investor risk appetite has diminished.
Posted: June 23, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The NTP aims to boost non-oil revenue by 2020 through more than 500 initiatives including the implementation of new taxes and increasing government fees and taxes on "harmful products."
Posted: June 20, 2016
UAE. After weeks of analyzing voting polls and volatile markets, in a couple of days we'll get to know the outcome of UK's referendum on EU membership.
Posted: June 17, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Germany's leading financial daily, is temporarily moving its editorial headquarters during Brexit week to London.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 28, 2016
LIBYA. Libyan strategic projects set to soar after Libyan Local Investment & Development Fund (LLIDF) appoints PwC as its strategic advisor.
date:Posted: July 28, 2016
BAHRAIN. "The move will also improve investor confidence and make Bahrain an attractive place to work and live in."
date:Posted: July 28, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "Move fast" and "Agility" have become the new business mantras, yet in a world where volatility is the new norm, thinking deeply enough and long enough will allow us to come up with something truly differentiated.
INTERNATIONAL. As smart devices are becoming autonomous, chief information security officers are being required to adopt new mechanisms and approaches to trust.
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