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: August 28, 2016
UAE. Entrepreneurs cite personal fulfillment, freedom to choose a work-life balance and the ability to be their own boss, according to Bayt.com and YouGov report.
Posted: August 10, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 54% of the working age population in MENA is unemployed with little prospect of any positive immediate change; A shift in focus towards giving young people employability skills is required.
Posted: July 22, 2016
TUNISIA. The ratings reflect Tunis Re's strong risk-adjusted capitalisation, good operating performance and solid business position in its domestic market.
Posted: July 14, 2016
UAE. The Green MED Initiative (GMI) has as main objective the development of an integrated and environmentally sound waste management system by means of innovative technologies and sustainable waste treatment and recycling.
Posted: July 11, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. International arrivals declined in Egypt and Tunisia by 25% and 5% respectively, as consumers shun trouble for safer shores.
Posted: June 15, 2016
ALGERIA. Geoscience and engineering service provider undertakes nearshore survey and inspection works of the natural gas pipeline system running from Algeria via Tunisia to Sicily, and then to mainland Italy.
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.