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: April 13, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. President Trump's unexpected attack on Syria's Shayrat airbase imposed a new responsibility on the US to follow through with a well-thought out strategy that stands a good chance of ending Syria's horrific civil war.
Posted: April 12, 2017
UAE. Booz Allen Hamilton: Smart Grids can help lay the foundations for energy and cost-saving applications and renewable energy development in the MENA region.
Posted: April 6, 2017
UAE. The region's largest derivatives bourse, the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), saw latest monthly trading valued at US$33.5 billion.
Posted: March 31, 2017
UAE. In terms of value, rail represents US$190.4 billion or 50% of the total value of projects, followed by road construction (US$121.4 billion).
Posted: March 31, 2017
UAE. Structural shifts towards sustainability, innovation and technology will define the industrial landscape of the future.
Posted: March 30, 2017
UAE. National resilience is the ability to survive crises, seize opportunities, and prevent and manage risks in a changing world.
Posted: March 29, 2017
UAE. A recent study by The Boston Consulting Group found that, in 2016, GCC banks' revenues grew by 5.2%, down about 2 percentage points from 2015; The impact of the decline in oil prices has hit the banking industry; Profits declined by 3.2% for the first time since 2008.
Posted: March 27, 2017
UAE. The strongest growth rate for 2014-2015 in the region was led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to a new report from The Boston Consulting Group.
Posted: March 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Leaving the Customs Union is the only logical step for the UK to pursue an independent trade policy and achieve a truly "Global Britain".
Posted: March 24, 2017
UAE. New research by DMCC reveals that just under half (42%) of UK businesses have more appetite for overseas expansion in the post-Brexit and Trump administration era.
Posted: March 22, 2017
UAE. Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Dubai being the leading destination for regional HQs by far.
Posted: March 21, 2017
UAE. The UAE provides startups with a business-friendly environment with low taxes and relatively favourable regulations, says report released by the US.-UAE Business Council and the Trade and Commercial Office of the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC.
Posted: March 10, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. The agenda is focused on regional digital transformation and on fostering the understanding of evolving dynamics of the ICT environment.
Posted: March 8, 2017
UAE. Financial institutions and regulators worldwide must adapt - or risk falling quickly behind.
Posted: March 6, 2017
UAE. Millennials are concerned about a world that presents numerous threats and want multinational businesses to do more to alleviate society's biggest challenges.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 27, 2017
UAE. As demand for the luxury segment signals a comeback, developers have responded by scaling up launches; general consensus that the segment has underperformed appears to be factual.
date:Posted: May 27, 2017
UAE. Released at marquee industry event IoT World Forum, the survey data also reveals keys to IoT success; IDC predicts that the worldwide installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints will grow from 14.9 billion at the end of 2016 to more than 82 billion in 20251.
date:Posted: May 25, 2017
UAE. Over 25% of successors think they will lose market share to new entrants; Quicker than ever, the past is being left behind - a tendency that in the perception of many goes against the tradition of family-owned businesses.
UAE. Released at marquee industry event IoT World Forum, the survey data also reveals keys to IoT success; IDC predicts that the worldwide installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints will grow from 14.9 billion at the end of 2016 to more than 82 billion in 20251.
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