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: February 6, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Headline PMI climbs to 56.2 supported by faster increases in output, new orders and employment.
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. 2019 has printed one of the best starts of the year for decades, across asset classes and regions; A weakening US Dollar broadly spread optimism beyond the US..
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. Document on Human Fraternity signed in the UAE; Agreement to help bring an end to conflicts and fight extremism.
Posted: February 5, 2019
UAE. Sharper expansions in output and new orders recorded; New order receipts helped by discounting as charges reduced for fourth month running; Rate of job creation remains muted.
Posted: January 29, 2019
UAE. Oxford Buisness Group's most recent Economic View tackles the appeal of Dubai brands and the city as a creative centre.
Posted: January 29, 2019
UAE. "There are two different forms of data: structured and unstructured. We are now at a stage where we are building a whole data ecosystem."
Posted: January 29, 2019
UAE. Only 28% of regional CEOs were 'very confident' on revenue growth in the next 12 months; 43% of Middle CEOs expect headcount to fall; Saudi and Egypt identified as top markets with highest growth potential in 2019.
Posted: January 29, 2019
UAE. The Gulf is the centre of the oil and gas industry, but it is also uniquely blessed with solar energy. The chance to become a renewable energy superpower is great.
Posted: January 29, 2019
UAE. The role of academia in meeting the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals discussed at opening session on day two of third UAE Public Policy Forum.
Posted: January 29, 2019
UAE. US$4.53 trillion in revenues generated by Top 250 global retailers; The global economy is at a turning point.
Posted: January 28, 2019
UAE. Governance of central banks, emerging opportunities, and data innovations for the financial sector are key topics to be discussed at an international forum in Dubai.
Posted: January 28, 2019
UAE. JP Morgan EMBI inclusion likely to attract more than US$30 billion in inflows to GCC bonds; Local and hard currency issuance from MENA reached US$145 billion in 2018; Fund managers see regional bonds as attractive compared to EM peers; financial sector subordinated papers prove popular.
Posted: January 28, 2019
UAE. Another positive week across major asset classes, with a patient Fed and US shutdown ending; Companies are releasing Q4 earnings and updating their 2019 guidance; FOMC meeting will be key to keep the positive tone of January.
Posted: January 27, 2019
OMAN. Global research and consultancy firm, Oxford Business Group, launches 15th anniversary publication on Sultanate, 'The Report: Oman 2019'.
Posted: January 27, 2019
UAE. The latest Q4 edition of Global Economic Conditions (GECS) survey from ACCA found overall economic confidence higher in Q4, recovering some of the ground lost in Q3.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 19, 2019
UAE. Aging and growing populations, greater prevalence of chronic diseases, and advances in digital technologies continue to drive health care expenditures; NCDs continue to rise, fueled by urbanization, sedentary lifestyles, changing diets, and rising obesity levels.
date:Posted: February 18, 2019
BAHRAIN. Oxford Business Group launches 2019 publication on kingdom; The report provides in-depth coverage of the sectors that are attracting new investment.
date:Posted: February 18, 2019
UAE.The report found that IT groups have once again stated cybersecurity skills represents the biggest area they experience a problematic skills shortage; percentage of IT groups experiencing this problematic shortage has grown year-over year.
UAE. Aging and growing populations, greater prevalence of chronic diseases, and advances in digital technologies continue to drive health care expenditures; NCDs continue to rise, fueled by urbanization, sedentary lifestyles, changing diets, and rising obesity levels.
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