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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: January 20, 2015
UAE. Second Global Talent Competitiveness Index ranks leading economies on their ability to attract and retain talent; UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia ranked in top 35 for ability to grow, attract and retain talent; Switzerland and Singapore top global rankings
Posted: January 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "World powers need to make sure that any such deal, once agreed, will also be signed by ayatollah Khamenei and commanders of the Revolutionary Guard," says Behrooz Behbudi.
Posted: January 19, 2015
LEBANON. An Israeli strike on Syria killed an Iranian general, Tehran confirmed, as thousands of supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah gathered to bury one of six fighters killed in the same raid.
Posted: January 19, 2015
QATAR. CPI inflation remained stable at 3.0% from 3.1% in 2013; Higher rents offset lower food prices; QNB expects domestic inflation to accelerate, pushing the rate higher to 3.5% in 2015.
Posted: January 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Precious metals saw the biggest gains of the week with both silver and gold dislocating further from the ongoing rise of the dollar.
Posted: January 19, 2015
UAE. Public sector the most popular career choice; prefer to give money than volunteer time to an organization; Two thirds of those surveyed exercised regularly.
Posted: January 19, 2015
UAE. Sukuk issuance reached US$116.4 billion in 2014 compared with US$111.3 billion in 2013, and the ratings agency expects total issuance to cross the US$100 billion mark again in 2015.
Posted: January 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. An Israeli helicopter strike in Syria killed five members of Hezbollah including the son of Imad Moughniyah, in an attack that has the potential to trigger reprisals.
Posted: January 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. By ending its three year currency peg to the weakening euro Switzerland has become the first major economy to surrender in the international currency war, and in so doing has given a long-delayed victory to the Swiss people.
Posted: January 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Raif Badawi, who set up a website called "Free Saudi Liberals", received 50 lashes after Friday prayers last week and expected to be submitted to a second round on Friday.
Posted: January 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Swiss National Bank shocked financial markets on Thursday by scrapping a three-year-old cap on the franc, sending the currency soaring against the euro.
Posted: January 15, 2015
KUWAIT. Some upward drift in inflation will be seen going into 2015, as core pressures rise and food prices start to unwind, but inflation should remain in the 3-4% range over the next two years. We expect inflation to average 3.5% in 2015.
Posted: January 14, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The world is drastically out of synch both in terms of economic and monetary policy going into 2015 and faces an unprecedented cocktail of geopolitical risks.
Posted: January 14, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "If Iran suffers from declining oil prices, know that other oil-producing countries such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will suffer more than Iran," Rouhani said.
Posted: January 13, 2015
BAHRAIN. Overall growth for 2014 is forecasted to have been in excess of 4%, according to The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB).

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 28, 2015
UAE. Following two years of 25% annual growth, average prime residential prices have remained flat for the first time since Q1 2013.
date:Posted: January 27, 2015
UAE. Deloitte's 18th annual Global Powers of Retailing report explores innovative trends in the sector; US$4.4 trillion in fiscal year 2013 revenues of top 250 global retailers.
date:Posted: January 27, 2015
UAE. Alpen Capital study forecasts promising growth for retail sector across GCC; retail structure undergoing significant transformation, driven by the social and economic developments; the outlook for Qatar is most optimistic.
UAE. Alpen Capital study forecasts promising growth for retail sector across GCC; retail structure undergoing significant transformation, driven by the social and economic developments; the outlook for Qatar is most optimistic.
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