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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: November 23, 2015
EGYPT. Collaboration supports Egypt's Presidential Council's Upcoming Knowledge Bank and other efforts to effectively prepare a new generation of scholars
Posted: November 20, 2015
UAE. FEP brought its own unique experience to the leading private equity forum in the MENA region, through its status as a GCC Private Equity investor with the largest presence in Egypt.
Posted: November 19, 2015
UAE. Egypt Energy Forum to provide platform on developments and opportunities in Arab world's most populous country.
Posted: November 19, 2015
EGYPT. IFC's investees provided more than 3.7 million loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Middle East and North Africa in 2014, up from 2.3 million loans in 2013.
Posted: November 16, 2015
EGYPT. Improved political stability, economic reforms and foreign investments are supporting Egypt's economic recovery; Coface forecasts growth of 4.4% for 2015/2016; still dependent on donations and FDI from GCC countries.
Posted: November 14, 2015
UAE. "NBAD is the best-positioned bank in the region to connect Egypt with international capital markets, as well as multinationals and affluent investors across the West-East corridor."
Posted: November 14, 2015
EGYPT. We expect Egypt's economic recovery to remain gradual and to depend on maintaining security and sociopolitical stability, and addressing structural shortcomings in its energy and the foreign exchange markets; fiscal deficits will improve but remain at high levels.
Posted: November 12, 2015
EGYPT. "Security checks using the new x-rays started immediately following their installation as an additional security measure," says the head of the airport.
Posted: November 12, 2015
UAE. Withholding taxes on payments made to foreign companies increased significantly since MENA countries lowered company tax rates to 10%-15%; Considerations for the introduction of VAT in the GCC and Egypt discussed at the EY MENA Tax Conference in Houston.
Posted: November 10, 2015
UAE. Business confidence in the Middle East is at its lowest ebb for more than five years, according to the latest Global Economic Conditions Survey carried out jointly by ACCA and IMA for Q3 2015; The government spending expectations index for the region has never been lower.
Posted: November 7, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Khaldoon Al-Mubarak has warned the UK that his country would block multi-billion dollar arms deals, halt investment in Britain and suspend intelligence cooperation.
Posted: November 7, 2015
EGYPT. Egypt is concerned over the recent outflow of Russian and British tourists - about 70% of its total visitors. Tourism generates more than 11% of the country's GDP.
Posted: November 4, 2015
EGYPT. Business conditions worsened at the quickest pace since February, having improved in 3 of the previous 4 months; Solid reductions in output and new business were the main drivers.
Posted: October 29, 2015
UAE. Chairman of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and Gulf News Editor-at-Large discuss the war in Yemen, coping with Iran post-deal and what the future holds for the UAE at Capital Club event.
Posted: October 29, 2015
EGYPT. Company prepares to participate in EGX Sustainability Conference; The awards recognize Qalaa's innovative investment approach that places environmental principles at its heart.


date:Posted: December 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Qatar's failure to enact wide-ranging reforms heightens the risk of its hosting rights being called into question against a backdrop of legal investigations into the integrity of its bid.
date:Posted: December 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Transparency International estimates 75 million Africans paid a bribe in the past year; For the first time, people reported business executives as highly corrupt.
date:Posted: December 1, 2015
UAE. 4x EM Equity; 2x S&P 500 and High Yield Bonds; Global financial assets to reach US$900 trillion in 2020; The Middle East, with its SWFs and HNWIs, is catching up on this trend.
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