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: November 30, 2018
BOSTON. The initiative is a bold plan driven by the Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) at the League of Arab States to boost political and social stability in the Arab World through digital economy.
Posted: November 30, 2018
UAE. Abu Dhabi real estate investment offers attractive 30% yield and has strong economic footings with 60% of UAE's GDP.
Posted: November 29, 2018
UAE. More than 200 decision-makers, HNWIs, wealth managers, private bankers listen to 30+ specialists on how the future of the global wealth market will evolve.
Posted: November 29, 2018
UAE. Governments to do more to unlock the potential of technology to facilitate tax compliance, says PwC and World Bank report; The region also has the lowest average time to comply, averaging 144 hours compared to the global average of 237 hours.
Posted: November 29, 2018
UAE. 3 IPOs in Q3 2018 in GCC, across a wide range of sectors; US$ 484m raised from IPOs across KSA, Kuwait and Oman; US$ 3.3bn of sovereign bonds issued by KSA.
Posted: November 26, 2018
UAE. This year's Summit is set to welcome more than 100 speakers from around the world.
Posted: November 25, 2018
UAE. Pavilion represents a world of harmony and innovation aligned with the UAE vision and Dubai Expo 2020.
Posted: November 21, 2018
UAE. Joint study examines cyber threats across global financial markets; Securities market is one of the most at-risk areas, while trade finance is also under threat.
Posted: November 20, 2018
IRAQ. The Deloitte whitepaper looks at the different types of insurance licenses as well as other essential mandates with respect to capital and deposit thresholds.
Posted: November 20, 2018
LEBANON. Parliament allocates LBP100 billion for mortgage subsidies; Index increase is based on citizen' expectations rather than on shift in housing market outlook.
Posted: November 12, 2018
UAE. The Summit takes place on December 5-6, 2018; The results of the Global Knowledge Index 2018 will also be revealed.
Posted: November 11, 2018
UAE. New law is important step in development of country's financial and debt capital market - STA Law Firm.
Posted: November 11, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. In the past three years, the Kingdom has seen a surge in start-up accelerators, and incubators for technology companies.
Posted: November 11, 2018
UAE. Slower improvements in activity and new work, alongside another contraction in employment contributed to the rate of growth slowdown.
Posted: November 8, 2018
UAE. Almost 900 C-suite executives from across the Gulf's industries were asked a wide-ranging series of questions on a face-to-face basis aimed at gauging business sentiment; Gulf highlights growing role of private sector.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 10, 2018
UAE. After fantastic returns in 2017 everywhere, 2018 is a sea of red; Volatility rules, despite objective good news on the political front; Patience recommended as markets undershoot fundamentals.
date:Posted: December 10, 2018
UAE. Retail sales across four Gulf countries are projected to increase by more than US$24 billion over the next five years, according to new research from Euromonitor International; UAE's US$55 billion retail industry forecast to grow 16% by 2023.
date:Posted: December 9, 2018
UAE. When asked about their motivation for a new career, the most common reason was "to find their real passion" (57.7%), followed by “better compensation” (18.1%).
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