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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: April 12, 2016
EGYPT. Egypt's ICT Minister witnessed the signing of the agreement between IDC and ITIDA during Cairo's CIO Summit.
Posted: March 15, 2016
UAE. According to a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), written in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), since 2010, approximately 3,200 education companies around the world have received private ed-tech investments - however, only a mere 12 were based in the Middle East.
Posted: March 15, 2016
UAE. Real Estate & Construction, Financial Services & Banking, Telecom and F&B most attractive sectors, accounting for 725 deals worth US$73.2 billion, reveals Al Masah Capital Report.
Posted: March 3, 2016
EGYPT. Some encouragement can be taken from the New Export Orders component, which is showing a slower pace of decline than in previous months.
Posted: March 2, 2016
UAE. Seminar discussed global best practices in investor relations and communication; Course attended by companies that are already listed or considering going public.
Posted: March 1, 2016
UAE. Global accountancy body and Arab Federation of Accountants and Auditors sign Memorandum of Understanding at the Accounting and Auditing Profession in the Arab World event, hosted by AFAA in Cairo.
Posted: March 1, 2016
UAE. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services projects that the 13 Middle East and Northern African (MENA) sovereigns that it rates will borrow an equivalent of US$134 billion from long-term commercial sources in 2016.
Posted: February 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. APR Energy commissions gas turbine plant for industrial customer in Egypt.
Posted: February 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Prosperity enabled Moscow to spend liberally on its military, its economic development and, more subtly, its loans to countries in exchange for influence.
Posted: February 24, 2016
UAE. With the exception of Manama, Cairo and Makkah, all the MENA hotel markets witnessed a decrease in RevPAR in January 2016, according to latest EY hotel survey.
Posted: February 22, 2016
UAE. Developer of patented mega-lagoon technology to bring tropical beach lifestyle to desert region with 32-hectare Bo Islands community; two-hectare El Gouna development to offer water sports enthusiasts a fun and safe environment.
Posted: February 22, 2016
EGYPT. The recent entry of a number of new players, through transactions and greenfield investments, bodes well for the attractiveness of the market.
Posted: February 18, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. ISIS growing in Libya, but airstrikes may be pushing militants toward the Sahel; Egypt jeopardizes tourism and FDI recovery with disruptive policies.
Posted: February 16, 2016
EGYPT. JLL report says the market has witnessed mixed performance due to restrictions on capital outflows, construction delays, occupier vacancies and security concerns.
Posted: February 11, 2016
EGYPT. New Rift Valley Railways Group CEO Isaiah Okoth will continue to build on the successful operational turnaround.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. SAGIA announced in early 2016 their plan to focus on priority sectors identified as having a direct impact on economic and human development, including healthcare.
date:Posted: April 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The investment community is significantly more likely than CEOs to consider misaligned performance incentives as a barrier to change: almost half (49%) of investors surveyed in the report flagged this as a major concern compared to only 17% of chief executives.
date:Posted: April 28, 2016
UAE. 51% of all Dubai hotels in mid-market segment versus 89% in New York; PwC research released at ATM 2016 touts construction figure of US$80k per room as incentive for developers looking for solid returns in high demand segment.
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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