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: December 16, 2016
UAE. Serves as Advanced Platform to Address World Challenges; Key Highlights to be Compiled as Abu Dhabi Declaration
Posted: December 15, 2016
UAE. The market is expected to record at best US$120 billion worth of contract awards in 2016, down at least a third on 2015 levels, according to a report by MEED Insight.
Posted: December 14, 2016
UAE. Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker: Strongest upturn in Dubai private sector business conditions since August; Job creation remains marginal in November.
Posted: December 14, 2016
UAE. Under the theme "Dealing with Global Disruptors", Gary Dugan, Chief Investment Officer - Wealth Management, aimed to identify how investors can manage risk and rewards from this new disruption paradigm.
Posted: December 14, 2016
UAE. Vidsys software collects, analyzes, verifies, resolves and tracks information from multiple disparate subsystems using open architecture standards that enable numerous organizations to manage situations in real-time.
Posted: December 14, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Euromonitor report on travel and tourism in Iran outlines the way ahead, and the threats to achieving the country's goal of attracting a huge increase in tourists by 2025.
Posted: December 11, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Kuwait's recent elections will increase tensions between the executive and legislature, hindering economic and fiscal reforms; the extent to which this will happen is unclear.
Posted: December 8, 2016
UAE. Knowledge Summit 2016 panellists agree media is changing rapidly, and not always for the best; "Change is so fast, adapting won't easy, and won't be enough."
Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars and Italian banks turn out to the best performing equity asset class?
Posted: December 7, 2016
UAE. Symposium bringing together senior stakeholders to discuss "what works" when creating effective policies and programmes that promote entrepreneurship for inclusive growth and decent jobs.
Posted: December 7, 2016
UAE. Smart Grids can help lay the foundations for energy and cost-saving applications and renewable energy development in the MENA region.
Posted: December 6, 2016
UAE. Knowledge Summit 2016: "Over 2 billion jobs will disappear by 2030 and that is the hidden results of our rapid technology growth. But, if we understand all these hidden consequences we can create jobs at a much higher rate".
Posted: December 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. With three of the 12 MENA sovereigns (more than 20%) on a Negative Outlook, the overall Outlook is deemed Negative. None are on a Positive Outlook.
Posted: December 4, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Despite experiencing 30% growth in the last five years, e-commerce upside potential in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia remains huge according to a BCG report.
Posted: December 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. But implementation risks remain, including OPEC's adherence to the agreement and the willingness of other participants, notably Russia, to co-operate fully.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: March 27, 2017
UAE. PwC issues new report jointly with the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit; The report outlines a roadmap for CIOs to manage the transformation of industrial companies to successfully adopt IIoT; Devising a digital strategy is key for manufacturers
date: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.
date:Posted: March 27, 2017
UAE. As banks seek to be more competitive and enhance customer experiences, many look to transform their old legacy banking systems with more efficient new core solutions.
UAE. PwC issues new report jointly with the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit; The report outlines a roadmap for CIOs to manage the transformation of industrial companies to successfully adopt IIoT; Devising a digital strategy is key for manufacturers
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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