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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 28, 2015
UAE. In S&P's view, the sharp drop in oil prices since mid-2014 is likely to lead to weakening economic, external, and fiscal profiles for the region, particularly for the GCC.
Posted: February 19, 2015
UAE. OCI N.V. announced the formal commencement of proceedings to effect a demerger of the company's engineering and construction business from its fertilizer and chemicals business.
Posted: February 19, 2015
UAE. Sherpa Kids International - a company that runs before and after school clubs and holidays activities for primary school-aged children - is launching its wide-ranging programme of activities in the Middle East.
Posted: February 17, 2015
EGYPT. "There is no other choice, taking into account the agreement of the Libyan people and government and that they call on us to act."
Posted: February 16, 2015
EGYPT. First time Egypt confirms launching air strikes against the group in Libya; Shows President al-Sisi is ready to expand his fight against Islamist militancy.
Posted: February 2, 2015
UAE. The winter months consistently attract an increased number of tourists and there is routinely a spike in events and conferences hosted regionally, often due to more favourable weather.
Posted: February 1, 2015
EGYPT. Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group.
Posted: January 25, 2015
EGYPT. Nine pro-Islamist protesters were killed in clashes in the north Cairo neighbourhoods of Matareya and Ain Shams, and another in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
Posted: January 21, 2015
UAE. Strong growth momentum in GCC countries continues, economic recovery in oil importers is on track; Oil exporters diversified their economies, but still heavily dependent on hydrocarbon sector in terms of budget and export revenues; Oil importers face higher risks of geopolitical tensions.
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. 61% feel they deserve to work in a higher level position, and 50% state that a key reason for seeking employment is to be financially independent.
Posted: January 15, 2015
EGYPT. Developers are now able to progress with stalled projects, and the high level of delays is likely to decline; 2015 could see major new hospitality projects announced in Cairo.
Posted: January 13, 2015
EGYPT. A lower court had handed down the jail term in May last year after convicting him of embezzling more than 100,000 Egyptian pounds (about US$14 million) earmarked for the maintenance of presidential palaces.
Posted: January 13, 2015
UAE. Overweight on Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE; Neutral on Qatar; Sell-off in MENA markets should abate as investors de-leverage; Lower oil prices should support global growth.
Posted: January 5, 2015
EGYPT. Egypt disputed a claim by the human rights lawyer that she had been warned she risked arrest last year if she released a report in Cairo critical of the judiciary.
Posted: January 2, 2015
UAE. With the winter months attracting more tourists and the seasonal increase in events and conferences, we expect growth to continue into the beginning of 2015.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: March 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. China returned from their week long new year celebrations while the dollar resumed its ascent on a combination of stronger US data and the soon-to-begin period of quantitative easing in Europe.
date:Posted: March 1, 2015
QATAR. The risk of a Greek exit is remote, but even if it happens, it poses less risks to the global economy than it did in 2012; Other items to dominate the foreseeable global economic agenda.
date:Posted: March 1, 2015
UAE. "In the next five years, the UAE will see more sophisticated and segmented offerings to adapt to different customers' needs and maximise sales in each. This approach will range from luxury brands to mid-range and low-end value retail alike."
UAE. "In the next five years, the UAE will see more sophisticated and segmented offerings to adapt to different customers' needs and maximise sales in each. This approach will range from luxury brands to mid-range and low-end value retail alike."
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