INTERNATIONAL. Something extraordinary, albeit not unexpected, is happening in the Persian Gulf region. The United States, lacking a coherent strategy to deal with Iran and too distracted to develop one, is struggling to navigate Iraq’s fractious political landscape in search of a deal that would allow Washington to keep a meaningful military presence in the country beyond the end-of-2011 deadline stipulated by the current Status of Forces Agreement.
At the same time, Saudi Arabia, dubious of U.S. capabilities and intentions toward Iran, appears to be inching reluctantly toward an accommod
Posted: September 15, 2015
UAE. The Iran deal paves the way for its economy to gradually rebound, if and when sanctions are lifted; Iran is one of the largest players in Islamic finance; The reopening of Iran is likely to weaken oil prices and increase the pressure on some oil exporting countries.
Posted: September 8, 2015
UAE. Investment in oil, gas and petrochemicals projects will be priority for post-sanctions Iran.
Posted: September 4, 2015
UAE. The Middle East's 16 largest centres of economic growth could have substantial risk from a series of threats over the next decade, according to research for Lloyd's.
Posted: August 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The lifting of trade restrictions placed on Iran may present a significant opportunity for the MENA (re)insurance market.
Posted: August 13, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Monthly output up 120,000 b/d from June; Saudi Arabia supply climbed 100,000 b/d to 10.45 million; Angola, UAE and Iran increased by 50,000, 30,000 and 20,000 b/d.
Posted: August 12, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. World Bank report projects lower export earnings and revenue for MENA's other oil exporters, such as the Gulf States and Libya, while oil importers in the region, such as Egypt and Tunisia, will benefit from lower world prices.
Posted: August 3, 2015
UAE. According to MEED Projects, there are 197 individual energy projects either planned or under way in Iran, a number that could well double as sanctions are gradually lifted.
Posted: July 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. JINSA's Gemunder Center Iran Task Force has released a new report to provide an expert analysis of the JCPA, the final agreement with Iran on nuclear disarmament.
Posted: July 29, 2015
IRAN. According to a report published by the Iranian media, citizens of Turkey, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bolivia, Egypt and Syria can travel to Iran without visa.
Posted: July 25, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "Clearly the political line that Khamenei and the IRG follow is based on antagonism with the US and its close allies, while the vast majority of the Iranian people have been the direct victims of this ideologically driven menace.
Posted: July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The most objectionable part of the Iran deal is that the US did not link the deal to Iran's nefarious activities in and outside the region, which made the nuclear issue acute and unsettling.
Posted: July 15, 2015
UAE. If a nuclear deal were to prove successful and lasting and sanctions are lifted, investors may reassess the equity risk premia associated with MENA region more broadly, which would lead to increased foreign investment inflows in the long-term.
Posted: July 14, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations would be lifted in return for Iran agreeing long-term curbs on its nuclear program.
Posted: June 9, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Secularism in the Muslim world appears to be in terminal retreat. The two levels of struggle within that world are, at the top, Sunni versus Shiite, and at the base, complex and interacting factions.
Posted: May 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. What we are seeing now are fundamental re-emerging realities: Europe is a highly fragmented collection of nation-states. China contains its centrifugal forces through a powerful and repressive government in Beijing. Russia is neither an equal of the U.S. nor a helpless cripple to be ignored or tutored. And the map of the Middle East, created by the Ottomans and the Europeans, has hidden underlying forces that are rearing their heads.
date:Posted: November 25, 2015
UAE. EMAAR, Shell, and Emirates lead The LinkedIn InDemand list of the most sought-after employers in the region based on millions of interactions from members; Rather than relying on questionnaires, InDemand measures the actual behaviour of professionals as they explore their career journey.