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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: October 25, 2014
UAE. The top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport during September were Doha, London, Bangkok, Manila and Bombay. The top five routes accounted for 15% of all traffic.
Posted: October 25, 2014
QATAR. Real GDP growth slowed to 7.3% in Q3 2014; However, the days of voracious Chinese demand driving up global commodity prices are probably over.
Posted: October 25, 2014
UAE. Hosts 3nd quarterly meeting for representatives of business groups and councils; Topics included issues encountered by SMEs in obtaining finance and the high cost of operating their businesses.
Posted: October 25, 2014
QATAR. QInvest's Dr Ataf Ahmad spoke at Opalesque Gulf Roundtable in Dubai; The event brought together leading asset managers and investors from around the world.
Posted: October 25, 2014
UAE. "When the system collapses, it is not the end of the world. It simply means that the major trading and financial powers in the world come together in a conference to write new rules of the game." ICA Conference in Dubai to address lessons from global economic crisis.
Posted: October 24, 2014
PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES. Saeb Erekat has laid out in the clearest terms yet plans to establish an independent Palestinian state within three years.
Posted: October 24, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Ding* enables people from emerging markets working abroad to send top-up directly to the mobile phones of their family and friends back home.
Posted: October 24, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The speech will cap off a daylong event focused on spurring investment and cultural exchange in the Middle East; Oman Oil and Gas Minister to present.
Posted: October 24, 2014
UAE. The private healthcare-focused firm has made four investments in the UAE since 2009 through its US$120 million fund to provide specialised services in collaboration with western partners.
Posted: October 24, 2014
UAE. Parsons provided design and construction supervision services for the Sheikh Zayed Street and Tunnel project.
Posted: October 24, 2014
IRAQ. ISIS jihadists gained ground west of Baghdad Thursday, further reducing the government's already-shaky hold on Anbar province, officials said.
Posted: October 24, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Foreign maids from impoverished countries endure physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the United Arab Emirates, trapped by a system that denies them protection.
Posted: October 24, 2014
IRAQ. Renewed attack against the Yezidis may create pressure on the U.S. to refocus its campaign on Iraq after ramping up airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.
Posted: October 24, 2014
UAE. Principles informed by global research and insight from CEOs, CFOs, regulators and other professionals, to drive better organisational decision making.
Posted: October 23, 2014
KUWAIT. The KIA will sell its Kuwait Investment Co. holding in an IPO in the first half of next year; Kuwait Finance House and Mobile Telecommunications Co. shares will also be sold.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 25, 2014
QATAR. Real GDP growth slowed to 7.3% in Q3 2014; However, the days of voracious Chinese demand driving up global commodity prices are probably over.
date:Posted: October 25, 2014
UAE. "When the system collapses, it is not the end of the world. It simply means that the major trading and financial powers in the world come together in a conference to write new rules of the game." ICA Conference in Dubai to address lessons from global economic crisis.
date:Posted: October 23, 2014
UAE. Deflationary reading of data endangers risky assets; Global cues drive GCC markets; Growth scare unsettles investors; Extreme bearishness on oil may be overdone.
UAE. "When the system collapses, it is not the end of the world. It simply means that the major trading and financial powers in the world come together in a conference to write new rules of the game." ICA Conference in Dubai to address lessons from global economic crisis.
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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