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Posted: 09-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Classical political economists like Adam Smith or David Ricardo never used the term “economy” by itself. They always used the term “political economy.” For classical economists, it was impossible to understand politics without economics or economics without politics. The two fields are certainly different but they are also intimately linked. The use of the term “economy” by itself did not begin until the late 19th century. Smith understood that while an efficient market would emerge from individual choices, those choices were framed by the political system in whi
Posted: November 20, 2014
QATAR. "We've been created to avoid the volatility in oil price," Ahmed Al-Sayed, CEO of the Qatar Investment Authority, said. "We are already adjusted and ready for such a scenario."
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The trajectory of Japan's economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of Keynesian policies. Those who are not blinded by left-wing dogma should take a good look at where the road of permanent stimulus ultimately leads.
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Kellogg made the offer to buy Bisco Misr, outbidding competitor Abraaj Group.
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The path to the acceptance of the participatory approach to development was forged, through trial and error, over several decades until the 1990s, when its global recognition by development practitioners became well-established.
Posted: November 20, 2014
UAE. Security is one of the top priority area for many business leaders. The key question however, remains how aware are CIOs of whether they are doing the needful and what that in essence entails?
Posted: November 20, 2014
UAE. The Dubai utility issued a tender for the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, a 100MW photovoltaic plant that will be developed and operated by a qualified Independent Power Producer (IPP).
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. There is a high degree of uncertainty over how the Iranian negotiations and the OPEC meeting will play out, but the end of November will be hugely important for energy markets.
Posted: November 20, 2014
UAE. Conares is the second largest private sector steel plants in the Gulf region; "Local steel manufacturers are capable to offer internationally competitive costs in the UAE," says Bharat Bhatia.
Posted: November 20, 2014
BAHRAIN. More than 100 potential entrepreneurs to benefit from this year's signature events.
Posted: November 20, 2014
UAE. Transaction attracted an order book of over US$ 3 billion, more than 6 times oversubscribed, from a high quality and diversified investor base.
Posted: November 20, 2014
UAE. When drafting dispute resolution clauses, it is common for parties to fail to specify the law that should be used to determine the validity of the arbitration clause itself.
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. McKinsey Global Institute research paper puts the global cost of obesity, at around US$2 trillion or 2.8% of world economic output, about the same as smoking or armed conflict.
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Both countries posted freedom scores of 8.1, according to the annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute. Bahrain dropped from first place last year to third place and a score of 8.0 in this year's report, which is based on 2012 data, the most recent available.
Posted: November 20, 2014
UAE. Physical Security Information Management at the forefront of integrated security systems at Intersec 2015.
Posted: November 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Market debates if Saudis will no longer defend oil prices; Private briefings, long Naimi silence puzzle OPEC experts; Conspiracy theories abound about what Riyadh is up to.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The trajectory of Japan's economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of Keynesian policies. Those who are not blinded by left-wing dogma should take a good look at where the road of permanent stimulus ultimately leads.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The path to the acceptance of the participatory approach to development was forged, through trial and error, over several decades until the 1990s, when its global recognition by development practitioners became well-established.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. There is a high degree of uncertainty over how the Iranian negotiations and the OPEC meeting will play out, but the end of November will be hugely important for energy markets.
INTERNATIONAL. Both countries posted freedom scores of 8.1, according to the annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute. Bahrain dropped from first place last year to third place and a score of 8.0 in this year's report, which is based on 2012 data, the most recent available.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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