INTERNATIONAL. Ever since Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi's death from self-immolation in January, the world's attention has been drawn to the spreading unrest in the Middle East.
Bouazizi's dramatic suicide and the ensuing turmoil served as a wake-up call to policymakers, who didn't foresee such an abrupt end to the status quo. In hindsight, it's clear that many Middle Eastern societies were resting atop massive fault lines. While the unrest in these countries stemmed partly from political repression, unsustainable economic issues, such as high youth unemployment, were also sim
Posted: May 3, 2016
QATAR. Fund announces the acquisition of minority stakes in the capital of BS Invest in Tunisia, Cap Retail in Morocco, and Investex Algérie in Algeria.
Posted: May 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Highest quarterly attack total since group took Mosul in June 2014; Al-Qaeda affiliates take a back seat five years after Bin Laden, but are still a significant threat.
Posted: April 14, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Despite the impact of low oil prices and civil unrest on many countries in the Middle East, a number of economies have a favourable long-term growth outlook, including the UAE, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.
Posted: February 18, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. ISIS growing in Libya, but airstrikes may be pushing militants toward the Sahel; Egypt jeopardizes tourism and FDI recovery with disruptive policies.
Posted: January 18, 2016
TUNISIA. Partnership will focus on strengthening the company's market position in core region and expansion into Sub-Saharan Africa.
Posted: December 18, 2015
UAE. This article looks at the likely policy reasons for the introduction of a financial assistance prohibition, and at which entities and transactions are most likely to be affected.
Posted: August 24, 2015
UAE. Fund will target well managed, mid-market businesses in Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia; Abraaj raises US$1.37 billion for the African continent in 2015.
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: July 13, 2015
TUNISIA. The North African country's tourism industry - which represents about 7% of the economy - has been hit by two major Islamist militant attacks this year.
Posted: June 15, 2015
UAE. Governments, employers and academic institutions in the MENA region all have a role to play to address labour market inefficiencies, develop national talent, and ultimately drive long-term sustainability into the 21st century and beyond.
Posted: June 11, 2015
TUNISIA. There has been robust growth in Internet access and usage over the past few years and Africa is now primed to take advantage of the social and economic opportunities that the Internet can bring to people across the continent.
Posted: May 11, 2015
UAE. 66% say their salary is lower than other companies in their industry, according to the latest Bayt.com and YouGov Salary Survey; A staggering 87% of UAE respondents have seen the cost of living rise in 2014, with 34% saying that it grew by more than 20%.
Posted: April 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Arab economies are estimated to be growing at between 2-3%, but annual growth of around 6.0% must be achieved if unemployment and poverty are to be contained.
Posted: April 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Despite progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in four children and young adolescents are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.
Posted: April 16, 2015
UAE. The UAE is a typical example of how the growth of talents and skills is key to improving competitiveness; Algeria, Libya and Yemen rank in the bottom quartile globally, while most of the GCC countries rank among the top quartile globally.