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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: 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.
Posted: December 20, 2014
EGYPT. The government has embarked on a policy course designed to tackle some of the serious structural weaknesses that have emerged or intensified in recent years.
Posted: December 16, 2014
UAE. 49% believe women and men are treated equally in the workplace, according to "Status of Working Women in the Middle East" survey by Bayt.com and YouGov.
Posted: December 16, 2014
EGYPT. The Abraaj Group partially exits stake in Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, the largest fully integrated private sector healthcare diagnostics service provider; Impressive organic and acquisitive growth strategy executed since 2008.
Posted: December 4, 2014
BAHRAIN. Thomson Reuters announces 2015 findings of Annual Sukuk Perceptions and Forecast Report at WIBC 2014; Survey of 44 lead arrangers and 106 investors reveal most expect a boost in sukuk issuance in 2015, to be between US$150 billion and US$174.9 billion.
Posted: November 29, 2014
EGYPT. In a separate corruption case, charges were dropped against Mubarak and his sons Alaa and Gamal because "too much time had elapsed since the alleged crime took place."
Posted: November 27, 2014
EGYPT. Ability to charge online purchases directly to subscribers' phone bills; A unique local ecosystem covering 100% of mobile subscribers in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Posted: November 26, 2014
UAE. "In the final months of 2014, we expect further increases in occupancy rates, with the pleasant weather attracting more tourists, alongside the seasonal increase in events and conferences."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 29, 2015
UAE. World's largest wealth manager says price is likely to recover to US$67-US$72 by the end of 2015; Report published ahead of UBS's CIO roadshow to the Middle East next month.
date:Posted: January 28, 2015
UAE. opportunity for Gulf retailers with shoppers more willing to share personal information in exchange for rewards; 67% willing to share their data, second only to India.
date:Posted: January 28, 2015
UAE. Following two years of 25% annual growth, average prime residential prices have remained flat for the first time since Q1 2013.
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