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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, 2015
EGYPT. Naguib Sawiris, testified for the defense at the retrial of two Al-Jazeera television journalists, possibly boosting their standing in a case criticized from abroad.
Posted: April 21, 2015
EGYPT. Muslim Brotherhood leader sent to prison for 20 years without parole, nearly three years after he was declared Egypt's first freely elected president.
Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. 39% of Arab youth agree it will never work, 36% think it could work while the remaining 25% are unsure, according to the 7th Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey.
Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Positive market signals for the remainder of the year; Nine Middle East deals worth US$1.8 billion in Q1 2015; Middle Eastern M&A and Private Equity Forum will take place in Dubai on 4th May.
Posted: April 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Arab economies are estimated to be growing at between 2-3%, but annual growth of around 6.0% must be achieved if unemployment and poverty are to be contained.
Posted: April 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The latest World Bank Economic Monitor for the Middle East and North Africa expects GDP regional growth to remain flat at 3.1% to 3.3% for the rest of 2015 and for 2016.
Posted: April 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Despite progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in four children and young adolescents are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.
Posted: April 16, 2015
UAE. The UAE is a typical example of how the growth of talents and skills is key to improving competitiveness; Algeria, Libya and Yemen rank in the bottom quartile globally, while most of the GCC countries rank among the top quartile globally.
Posted: April 14, 2015
EGYPT. This project is all about social inclusion and expanding opportunities to underprivileged children especially in Upper Egypt.
Posted: April 10, 2015
JORDAN. According to data compiled by webteb.com, the intake of calories throughout the region has steadily risen in recent years, boosted by increased sugar, milk, and meat consumption.
Posted: April 10, 2015
EGYPT. Resurgent Egyptian economy provides new investment opportunities.
Posted: April 8, 2015
EGYPT. Confidence is most clearly demonstrated by the recently announced mega real estate project of the new Cairo Capital, according to JLL Q1 2015 Real Estate Market Overview.
Posted: April 7, 2015
UAE. Forbes Middle East reveals top 100 richest Arabs on earth; 49 Arab billionaires, sharing total wealth of $155.1 bn; Top 100 hail from 12 Arab countries with Saudi Arabia in the lead.
Posted: April 4, 2015
UAE. Digital advertising in MENA is heading north; digital ad spending stands at US$1.5 billion, just over 1% of the US$117.60 billion worldwide total.
Posted: April 3, 2015
UAE. Among the top investors for 2014, were Iraqis (AED 2.50 million per transaction), Jordanians (AED 2.40 million) and Egyptians (AED 2.02 million), according to The H Holding Enterprise.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The rally in crude oil and related products continues, and during the week it helped offset losses in industrial and precious metals, leaving the BBG Commodity Index flat.
date:Posted: April 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. As Internet use spreads to older people, rural residents, and women, marketing and media companies face opportunities and challenges in evolving customer base, says new BCG report.
date:Posted: April 23, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Frost & Sullivan estimates Saudi Arabia will have a 4% weight in the Morgan Stanley Capital International emerging market index. This implies hundreds of billions of dollars would flow into investments.
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