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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: August 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The leading human rights lawyer has detailed the injustices in the Egyptian trial of three Al Jazeera English journalists in an incisive opinion piece for the Huffington Post.
Posted: August 19, 2014
UAE. Executives and junior executives are especially in demand amongst MENA employers, according to Bayt.com and YouGov survey.
Posted: August 14, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Realism counsels caution, because a bias for action can often lead to disaster. But actually Obama is not a realist, yet he understands restraint. He rushes in with drones and advisers rather than with ground troops. But that is only the beginning of realism, not its culmination.
Posted: August 12, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "Sovereign creditworthiness will likely remain the main driver behind bank ratings changes. But we note that many other risk metrics for the banks have remained fairly resilient, from profitability to funding and asset quality."
Posted: August 8, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce.
Posted: August 6, 2014
UAE. It is said that education is the best investment you can make for yourself and for your children. The affluent population in the Middle East appear to agree. They are also amongst the most digitally plugged-in in the world.
Posted: August 6, 2014
UAE. 2Q 2014 gross revenues of US$187 million and gross profit of US$85 million, 30% and 35% higher than 2Q 2013 respectively; Strong production growth of 17% in 2Q 2014 to 72,200 boepd; Interim relief award in Kurdistan Region.
Posted: August 6, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 Israelis; Officials on both sides confirmed sending small teams to Cairo, but they bring conflicting demands and face an uphill diplomatic battle.
Posted: August 5, 2014
EGYPT. Egypt plans to dig a new channel parallel to the Suez Canal in an US$8.4 billion venture to boost capacity at the vital global waterway, marking a new era of regeneration after the 2011 revolution.
Posted: August 5, 2014
EGYPT. Vodafone Egypt extends its partnership with Ericsson by signing a 3-year Managed Services agreement; Customers to experience improved connectivity and network quality.
Posted: August 4, 2014
EGYPT. S&P classifies the banking sector of Egypt in BICRA group '10', says external financial support provides leeway to address short-term challenges and sees resilient economy, banking system.
Posted: August 4, 2014
EGYPT. More than three years of political instability in the Arab world's most populous state has deterred investors and forced several of the benchmark index's biggest companies to leave the Cairo bourse.
Posted: August 2, 2014
EGYPT. A Palestinian delegation is expected in Cairo on Saturday to discuss a truce, a day after a temporary ceasefire collapsed with Israel and Hamas blaming each other.
Posted: July 30, 2014
EGYPT. "We are pleased to help improve the delivery of energy services to the people of Egypt," said Hartwig Schafer, World Bank Country Director.
Posted: July 29, 2014
EGYPT. EMC EMEA's leadership team shares key innovations and milestones of Egypt's Centre of Excellence; Reiterate commitment to customers and partners to help redefine the future of IT in Egypt, as "Third Platform" applications rise to prominence.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 20, 2014
UAE. Rising geopolitical tensions and slowing global growth; GCC markets remain steady in spite of increased global volatility; Commodity prices soft on China bank data.
date:Posted: August 20, 2014
UAE. "In the short term, Erdogan's election signals a sign for continuity for Turkey. However, in the medium to longer term, questions remain. As in any political arena, a concentration of power and reduction of checks and balances carries negative risks."
date:Posted: August 20, 2014
UAE. Dubai has a bold vision to become the world's most visited city by 2020. The Director of Dubai's Tourism department, Helal Saeed Almarri, discusses how his team will make it happen.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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