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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: August 26, 2013
UAE. 95% of MENA respondents want to do more community service work, 41% say that they don't know where to start, reveals Bayt.com poll.
Posted: August 19, 2013
UAE. 69% of UAE companies 'definitely hiring' in the next quarter expect to take on up to 10 employees, according to the latest Bayt.com Job Index survey.
Posted: August 17, 2013
EGYPT. Most Arab leaders tacitly support Egypt's deadly crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, fearing the group's growing regional influence since the Arab Spring threatens their own power.
Posted: August 12, 2013
UAE. The bank applied for licenses in Algeria and Libya and is considering Tunisia and Morocco, CEO Tirad Mahmoud, said. We are seeking to expand in nations with "a critical mass in terms of population and economic activity."
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 15, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The German Federal Constitutional Court is the final interpreter of constitutional law. Accordingly, it has the last word on the legality of any treaties, agreements or actions undertaken by Germany at the European level.
date:Posted: April 15, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. International issuances represented only 16% of total issuances in 2013, of which few originated outside Malaysia and the GCC; When entities domiciled outside these countries have issued sukuk, around 60% of the investors have been from the Middle East and Asia.
date:Posted: April 15, 2014
UAE. New Oracle and Accenture Study declares the modern CFP a technology evangelist who recognizes the value of digital and cloud technologies for the finance function and the business as a whole, but a gap remains between CFO ambitions and reality.
INTERNATIONAL. International issuances represented only 16% of total issuances in 2013, of which few originated outside Malaysia and the GCC; When entities domiciled outside these countries have issued sukuk, around 60% of the investors have been from the Middle East and Asia.
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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