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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: February 3, 2016
EGYPT. The lack of incoming new business left firms with little pricing power, as charges were lowered in spite of another sharp rise in total input costs.
Posted: February 3, 2016
EGYPT. The Egypt Energy Investment Summit will cover central issues including the progress in the renewable energy FIT programme, the 'Build-Own-Operate' projects and the IPP scheme.
Posted: January 30, 2016
EGYPT. "Our exit from MGM and UGC marks the year ahead of us as one where Qalaa will continue to push forward in the delivery of its strategy and the execution of our asset divestment program."
Posted: January 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. President Xi Jinping's visit to the Middle East saw the signing of billiions of dollars worth of agreements with Saudi Arabia and Egypt and a ten-fold expansion of trade with Iran. The significance may go far beyond commerce as Chinese interests align more with Iranian interests.
Posted: January 27, 2016
UAE. Attraction and international mobility are key to national success and prosperity; UAE ranks number one in sustainability of retaining talent and night-safety of employees; Among global top 10 in use of social and virtual networks for career growth; Social mobility rankings within global top 10.
Posted: January 22, 2016
EGYPT. Ahmed Heikal, Chairman and Founder of Qalaa Holdings participates in high profile sessions on the challenges facing regional economies at the WEF in Davos.
Posted: January 19, 2016
UAE. Nine of the 13 MENA sovereigns are investment grade; Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon are speculative grade; Oman and Saudi Arabia ratings lowered on the sharp deterioration in their fiscal deficits; GCC members to maintain their exchange rate pegs to the US dollar over the medium term.
Posted: January 18, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The fault lay with the parties maintaining siege situations, which meant all sides, including the Government of Syria, which bore the primary responsibility for protecting its people.
Posted: January 13, 2016
UAE. Automation and reliability programs for world's largest naphtha cracker plant will support efficient, high-availability production of plastics and related materials for local and export markets.
Posted: January 11, 2016
EGYPT. "The recovery in the December PMI data is encouraging, and suggests that the weak November survey was at least partly due to temporary factors, impacting tourism and external demand."
Posted: January 5, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The U.S.-Russia standoff, surging nationalism in Europe, Turkey's re-emergence, low oil prices, falling Chinese consumption, military campaigns against the Islamic State and other geopolitical currents will tie in to and feed off of one another.
Posted: December 28, 2015
EGYPT. Exit helps to accelerate the delivery of Qalaa's strategy which includes deleveraging at the holding and platform company levels; Combined equity value for 100% of both MGM and UGC of c. EGP 828 million.
Posted: December 28, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Only the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region showed growth in domestic deals, and global trends were reflected in countries such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Posted: December 16, 2015
EGYPT. Microfinance has grown at a much slower rate in MENA over the last six to seven years, than it has in other parts of the developing world.
Posted: December 8, 2015
EGYPT. Both output and new business fell sharply, leading business conditions to worsen at a marked pace. The respective rates of contraction were the quickest since September 2013.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Low oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to Gulf sovereigns and banks to support the region's substantial infrastructure bill in coming years; S&P projects a gap as large as $270 billion through 2019 between capital spending for projects and project contracts awarded.
date:Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Across the Middle East, educational institutions and providers face a myriad of challenges and opportunities; "Educational organizations are increasingly being asked to demonstrate their wider impact and contribution to goals around employability, social mobility and inclusion."
date:Posted: February 9, 2016
UAE. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the Middle East and North Africa declined for the fifth consecutive quarter, falling nearly one point to 56.4, below the global confidence level of 58.0; Economic confidence in the UAE fell 7.2 points to 50.3, its lowest score in the six-year history of the index.
UAE. Low oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to Gulf sovereigns and banks to support the region's substantial infrastructure bill in coming years; S&P projects a gap as large as $270 billion through 2019 between capital spending for projects and project contracts awarded.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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