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Posted: 09-08-2011
EGYPT. Egypt should be careful what it wishes for. According to YouGov‟s latest survey of Egyptian public opinion, a majority of 67% want Hosni Mubarak, their deposed president, to face a death sentence if convicted of the charges against him. This compares with only 22% who oppose the sentence. Among the age groups of 18-24 and 25-29, support for execution rises to 77% and 70% respectively. It may be popular, but this event could actually do more harm than good to the progress of reform in Egypt. The YouGov figures are hardly surprising, given that justice for Mubarak was a key demand o
Posted: December 20, 2014
EGYPT. The government has embarked on a policy course designed to tackle some of the serious structural weaknesses that have emerged or intensified in recent years.
Posted: December 16, 2014
UAE. 49% believe women and men are treated equally in the workplace, according to "Status of Working Women in the Middle East" survey by Bayt.com and YouGov.
Posted: December 16, 2014
EGYPT. The Abraaj Group partially exits stake in Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, the largest fully integrated private sector healthcare diagnostics service provider; Impressive organic and acquisitive growth strategy executed since 2008.
Posted: December 4, 2014
BAHRAIN. Thomson Reuters announces 2015 findings of Annual Sukuk Perceptions and Forecast Report at WIBC 2014; Survey of 44 lead arrangers and 106 investors reveal most expect a boost in sukuk issuance in 2015, to be between US$150 billion and US$174.9 billion.
Posted: November 29, 2014
EGYPT. In a separate corruption case, charges were dropped against Mubarak and his sons Alaa and Gamal because "too much time had elapsed since the alleged crime took place."
Posted: November 27, 2014
EGYPT. Ability to charge online purchases directly to subscribers' phone bills; A unique local ecosystem covering 100% of mobile subscribers in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Posted: November 26, 2014
UAE. "In the final months of 2014, we expect further increases in occupancy rates, with the pleasant weather attracting more tourists, alongside the seasonal increase in events and conferences."
Posted: November 25, 2014
UAE. Ericsson's 2014 Networked Society City Index ranks cities by ICT maturity; Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Muscat are amongst nine cities that have been added to the 2014 edition.
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Kellogg made the offer to buy Bisco Misr, outbidding competitor Abraaj Group.
Posted: November 17, 2014
EGYPT. Increases EIIB-Rasmala's shareholding in Rasmala Egypt Asset Management from 51% to 100%; Allows the firm to further consolidate its AM business.
Posted: November 15, 2014
EGYPT. "A more stable political and security situation, a slight rebound in the GDP growth rate, and a series of fiscal reforms are helping to support economic growth; Given Egypt's important geopolitical status, we expect that official donors will continue to provide the government with sufficient foreign funds."
Posted: November 14, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The speech, purported to be in Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's name, followed contradictory accounts out of Iraq after U.S. air strikes last Friday about whether he was wounded in a raid.
Posted: November 14, 2014
EGYPT. Provides Etisalat subscribers with more flexible on-demand data subscriptions to mobile broadband and ADSL services.
Posted: November 10, 2014
UAE. The agreement marks TVM Capital's premier investment in Egypt, as well as its first in the medical device sector in the MENA region.
Posted: November 6, 2014
UAE. Share trading in Dubai as well as Cairo will give issuers greater access to international investors.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Looking at the long term charts, we find trend line support from lows back in December 1998 and this currently gives WTI crude oil a target of US$4/b and Brent a target of US$52.40/b.
date:Posted: December 19, 2014
UAE. As a gateway of opportunity for Asia, Dubai has a key role in driving growth momentum; Between 2010 and 2013, GCC-China trade grew faster than with any other significant trade partner.
date:Posted: December 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A new analysis presents the key trends that will transform the global market over the next decade and beyond.
UAE. Colliers International Dubai House Price Index, compiled using actual mortgage transaction data from a consortium of financial institutions, registers no change over Q3 2014, for the first time since Q2 2012.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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