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Posted: 16-06-2011
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 15, 2014
UAE. 81% state finding a job is the biggest challenge, with banking and finance being the preferred industry to work in.
Posted: July 14, 2014
TUNISIA. Abraaj brings significant pan-regional healthcare experience and a growing investment track record in Tunisia; Investment will increase patient capacity and add new services.
Posted: July 12, 2014
QATAR. Global spending on energy subsidies totaled US$492 billion in 2011. Middle East and North Africa countries alone accounted for nearly half of that amount, making the burden of subsidies on public resources quite substantial.
Posted: July 1, 2014
UAE. 55% claim that important decisions and vital meetings are not postponed till the Holy Month is over, according to the latest Bayt.com "Ramadan in the MENA Workplace" poll.
Posted: June 15, 2014
TUNISIA. University governance is particularly relevant in the MENA region where youth unemployment rates are higher than in any other region in the world - 21% in the Middle East and 25% in North Africa.
Posted: June 12, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014 report, based on a survey of more than 1,500 global experts, aims to map the consequences of the world's challenges in 2014; The Arabic version of the report will be launched at the Tunisia Investment Forum on 13 June 2014.
Posted: May 12, 2014
TUNISIA. African Development Bank analysis confirms that the more developed coastal governorates host a wide variety of economic activities. Conversely the less developed inner and southern governorates present the least diversified industrial structure.
Posted: April 23, 2014
UAE. The Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, remains in a passive state according to the latest figures released by International Data Corporation (IDC).
Posted: March 29, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Regulations were manipulated to such an extent that by the end of 2010 this group of privileged insiders was capturing over 21 percent of all private sector profits in the country, according to a new study from researchers at the World Bank Group.
Posted: February 24, 2014
UAE. 90% of jobseekers in the Middle East and North Africa, say companies should position themselves as great places to work, according to Bayt.com survey.
Posted: February 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Large current account deficits and declining conventional financing sources have prompted governments from Arab spring countries to look at Islamic finance.
Posted: February 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A short term focus on political and security concerns has stood in the way of the structural reforms needed for growth and stability.
Posted: December 5, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. A new research report by Jones Lang LaSalle on Africa, reveals that, as the world's most rapidly urbanising continent, the Sub-Saharan African commercial real estate market is primed for a "once in a lifetime" positive growth opportunity.
Posted: December 3, 2013
UAE. Respondents in the MENA region want better work/life balance and more challenging work to be more engaged and less distracted, according to new Bayt.com survey.
Posted: November 1, 2013
TUNISIA. Deal marks first realization in Tunisia for The Abraaj Group; Opalia sales increased 2.5x following Abraaj investment.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 25, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Gold priced in euros was the winner, both on the week but also in terms of its overall performance so far this month; Both Brent and WTI crude oil have settled into a US$5 range.
date:Posted: January 24, 2015
QATAR. Deflation is starting to spread into lower global consumer prices, depressed wages and, to a lesser extent, softer asset prices. Unless an appropriate fiscal response is found, this disinflationary dynamics is likely to continue in 2015 and possibly beyond.
date:Posted: January 23, 2015
KUWAIT. Strong growth in American supply boost non-OPEC output by 3.65% in 2014; OPEC not opting for output cut to halt drop in price; Downside risks prevail as world supply increases.
UAE. Russian shoppers caught in a currency crunch are staying away from the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) this year, but visitors from elsewhere look set to make up the numbers at the annual retail bonanza.
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