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: July 22, 2013
UAE. 13% of UAE respondents claim that they are "extremely satisfied" with their life in general, according to a Bayt.com and YouGov survey. The top reasons for satisfaction are safety and security, and stability of political environment.
Posted: July 18, 2013
QATAR. Ooredoo's social media initiatives drive leading customer experience; Asiacell in Iraq reaches major milestone of 1 million Facebook "Likes".
Posted: July 17, 2013
UAE. New Social Progress Index ranks countries by their social and environmental performance; Out of the 50 countries selected, five are from the MENA region: The UAE, Tunisia, Jordan, Morocco and Egypt.
Posted: July 16, 2013
LIBYA. This article sets out an overview as to how other countries within the MENA region address foreign ownership and preliminary comments on the new Libyan Companies Law as it affects Foreign Direct Investment.
Posted: July 15, 2013
TUNISIA. The Arab Partnership Programme is the UK's strategic response to the political changes in the MENA region. It aims to support the democratic transition through political reforms and economic recovery.
Posted: July 11, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Author Duncan Pickard assesses the challenges and likely outcomes for political parties in Tunisia after the completion of the country's new constitution.
Posted: July 11, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. The conference aims to enable a dialogue on opportunities and principal barriers that need to be addressed to increase investment and trade in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Jordan and Yemen.
Posted: July 10, 2013
TUNISIA. "Tunisia's long-term growth potential is substantial. The implementation of the envisaged structural reforms, together with a highly educated labor force and an open economy, will allow Tunisia to unleash this potential and achieve higher and more inclusive growth."
Posted: July 7, 2013
UAE. Eight IPOs on regional exchanges - five in Tunisia, two in Saudi Arabia and one in Oman; IPO value dropped in Q2 2013 with nine deals raising US$482.6 million, according to Ernst & Young report.
Posted: July 1, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. "What's happening in Egypt is another manifestation of what's happening across the region - the era of the strong, centralized Arab state giving way to decentralization, sectarianism, and violence."
Posted: June 30, 2013
TUNISIA. Loan aimed at preserving macroeconomic stability, boosting growth, protecting the vulnerable; Program ownership, political and societal buy-in are key to success; Private sector development crucial for sustainable growth and job creation.
Posted: June 26, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. The conference will promote the role of Arab women in the global and MENA economies, will debate how economic opportunities can be improved for women and will aim at creating new economic partnerships.
Posted: June 10, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. "Tunisia has embarked on a moderate economic recovery while facing a challenging international economic environment and pursuing a political transition."
Posted: May 29, 2013
UAE. Abraaj Group, the Dubai-based private equity firm, is among Gulf investors targeting acquisitions in North Africa as a surging population boosts demand for products from health care to food and banking.
Posted: May 27, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Helping Arab countries move towards more open and inclusive economies and societies; US$52.7 million boost for projects that drive institutional reform, prosperity and growth.
date:Posted: December 5, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. The prospect of revitalized oil production in Iraq and Iran may add to tensions between those two countries and Saudi Arabia over export quotas; Ultimately, however, emerging markets in Asia will set global demand, and their energy thirst will determine the scale of the problem OPEC faces.