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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 23, 2014
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed his Egyptian counterpart of the decision, which will help Egypt's counter-terrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula, the Pentagon said.
Posted: April 21, 2014
EGYPT. Latest addition to global line-up of iconic city monuments lit by Philips; 21st century LED technology to highlight iconic city monuments during fifth consecutive Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow.
Posted: April 21, 2014
ALGERIA. The phone company is striving to reduce $27.5 billion of debt accumulated partly from acquisitions of assets in Italy, Algeria and Asia from Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris.
Posted: April 14, 2014
EGYPT. Egypt plans to boost electricity prices for the richest 20% of its citizens; The country has "no time to waste" in starting reforms, the planning minister said.
Posted: April 13, 2014
UAE. Eight MENA countries included in the Social Progress Index ranking 2014:UAE ranks 37th followed by Kuwait 40th, Saudi Arabia 65th, Jordan 75th, Lebanon 83rd, Egypt 84th, Iraq 118th and Yemen 125th; Social Progress Index enables better understanding of worldwide progress and growth.
Posted: April 7, 2014
EGYPT. JLL sees economic stability and continued progress on political road map, leading to a potential period of gradual recovery from late 2014 or 2015.
Posted: April 2, 2014
UAE. Sami Asad to lead the one million housing units project, the biggest project of its kind in the region.
Posted: March 27, 2014
EGYPT. Egypt is to hold two new mass trials of Islamists, state media said; The detained head of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, is a defendant in both new trials.
Posted: March 26, 2014
EGYPT. Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had quit the military to run for president and vowed to rid the country of "terrorism" almost nine months after he toppled its elected leader.
Posted: March 26, 2014
KUWAIT. Kuwait urged fellow Arab leaders to resolve disputes complicating crises such as Syria's war and unrest in Egypt, but diplomats said tensions bubbled behind the scenes.
Posted: March 25, 2014
EGYPT. Leading regional investment company in advance stages of divestment of a leading Sudan-based bank as part of its program to shed non-core assets over the coming three years.
Posted: March 24, 2014
EGYPT. The sentences come days before army chief Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to declare his candidacy in presidential elections. He is widely expected to win.
Posted: March 23, 2014
QATAR. A new IMF study sheds light on why some countries are particularly vulnerable; In Egypt, low levels of foreign debt ownership mean that capital flight has been lower, making it easier for the authorities to support the currency.
Posted: March 22, 2014
EGYPT. Shareholders send clear message backing firm's transformation into an investment holding company; capital increase on track to close in the coming three weeks.
Posted: March 15, 2014
EGYPT. The attack came two days after gunmen killed a soldier in Cairo, as militants once based in Sinai increasingly target the capital in a campaign that has killed more than 200 security men.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. As of March 2014, and including the recent issuance, we estimate the government debt stood at US$54.8 billion (55.9% of GDP), compared to US$50.5 billion (55.5% of GDP) in the same period of last year.
date:Posted: April 23, 2014
UAE. Managing an internationally mobile workforce can be challenging, particularly as home country and host country laws can be vastly different; Legal compliance with local laws may mean that it is not possible to impose global policies on the workforce.
date:Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. "Adapt to Survive", a global study by PwC, commissioned by LinkedIn, reveals the economic impact of not having the right people in the right jobs.
INTERNATIONAL. The credit agency cut Russia's rating to BBB- from BBB, in a move that underscores risks from President Vladimir Putin's policy of intervention in Ukraine.
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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