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
INTERNATIONAL. 54% of the working age population in MENA is unemployed with little prospect of any positive immediate change; A shift in focus towards giving young people employability skills is required.
EGYPT. "This requires that sufficient spectrum be made available now, and that plans for future spectrum releases are clarified. Having a spectrum roadmap is critical for business and investment planning."
UAE. The Green MED Initiative (GMI) has as main objective the development of an integrated and environmentally sound waste management system by means of innovative technologies and sustainable waste treatment and recycling.
UAE. An analysis of the relationship between the Dubai real estate market, Financial Markets, and global oil price reveals certain trends are underway; Concerns have amplified of the impact of oil prices on real estate activity.