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: September 6, 2016
EGYPT. Figures underscore the urgency to initiate a wide-ranging economic reform program; ongoing need to move to a more flexible exchange rate system to achieve a market-clearing rate for the EGP.
Posted: September 6, 2016
UAE. Change is the new normal for the global health care sector; Rapid health care market growth anticipated in the Middle East ; Gulf countries drive health tourism to diversify their economies.
Posted: September 6, 2016
UAE. Emirates NBD UAE PMI signals robust improvement in business conditions; Marked expansions of output and new orders; Input buying rises at fastest rate since November 2015.
Posted: September 6, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. UK tax payers with offshore holdings could soon be subject to new legal obligations, with heavy penalties if they fail to comply, warns KPMG.
Posted: September 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Ratings reflect Qatar's large sovereign assets, its fiscal adjustment efforts, a large hydrocarbon endowment and one of the world's highest ratios of GDP per capita.
Posted: September 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The ongoing horror in Aleppo should awaken every global leader with an ounce of courage to step up and do whatever it takes to end the slaughter and inhuman suffering of the Syrian people.
Posted: September 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. In a paper, published by Open Europe, Andrew Tyrie MP outlines some of the choices available to the UK Government to give meaning to Brexit. He suggests taking several options off the table.
Posted: September 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Global stocks remain mixed with most major markets on standby as anxious investors observe from a distance ahead the market shaking employment report.
Posted: September 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The government's balance sheet remains an important support for the ratings although it has continued to weaken as a result of lower international oil prices.
Posted: September 1, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Government adjustments to tax regimes continue in wake of subdued oil price; Profit-based tax systems not immune to current price environment.
Posted: August 31, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Upward trajectory for prosperity continuing; 1 in 67 Brits is a millionaire: Barclays Prosperity Map.
Posted: August 30, 2016
UAE. 57% increase in enrolments in H1 2016; Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy synonymous with business start-up now, says Abdul Baset Al Janahi.
Posted: August 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. 88% say advanced manufacturing will transform industrial sector in the next decade; 61% say new innovation approaches in energy sector will reap huge benefits.
Posted: August 28, 2016
UAE. Gender diversity and improving social conditions driving adult female participation in the GCC's labour force to reach 32% in 2015, revealed an Al Masah Capital Report on "GCC Women - Entrepreneurs in a New Economy".
Posted: August 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Biased and selective perceptions, reinforced by historical experience and incompatible ideologies, have locked both sides into immobile positions.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 29, 2016
UAE. Deloitte introduces first-of-its-kind Apple practice to help businesses change the way they work across their entire enterprise by designing and implementing iPhone and iPad solutions.
date:Posted: September 29, 2016
KUWAIT. The Boston Consulting Group's new study shows that the nation's performance in converting wealth and growth into well-being is below par globally.
date:Posted: September 29, 2016
LONDON. UAE's approach to capital modeling under the new regulations has been more comprehensive than in Saudi.
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