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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: August 28, 2014
The campaign will seek to present three core messaging corridors about the Tata brand - Tata is global, Tata is trustworthy and Tata is a good corporate citizen.
Posted: August 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The second government shake-up in just five months rocked a country already battered by a jobless rate of more than 10%, high taxes and a budget deficit that stubbornly refuses to come down to the EU ceiling of 3% of GDP.
Posted: August 28, 2014
UAE. Dubai World, the state-owned company at the center of the emirate's 2009 financial crisis, reached a deal with its main creditors to extend the repayment of US$10.3 billion of debt, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Posted: August 28, 2014
QATAR. Three Saudi princes, including Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, flew to Qatar Wednesday as part of a diplomatic push to repair a rift in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Posted: August 28, 2014
UAE. Developer to lease 130 units in 12-storey building linked directly to Nakheel Mall.
Posted: August 27, 2014
UAE. Hasan Ismaik and Aabar, a government-linked investment company that wants to increase its stake in Arabtec, are still in talks about the sale; The offer may involve as much as half of Ismaik's holding.
Posted: August 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.N.-mandated human rights investigators said Wednesday that they believed the Syrian government dropped the chemical agent chlorine on civilian areas
Posted: August 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The U.N. report is based on 480 interviews and documentary evidence gathered by its team, which is trying to build a case for future criminal prosecution.
Posted: August 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Aircraft from the United Arab Emirates and Egypt attacked militia forces in Libya over the past week, the Pentagon's spokesman said, disapproving of the intervention.
Posted: August 27, 2014
UAE. "Zoukontent", an exclusive technology designed to create a smooth transition between website content and sponsored advertisements, with optimal audience engagement.
Posted: August 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Afriwise Consult unlocks value of local expertise in Africa and offers clients a more holistic consulting approach.
Posted: August 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister.
Posted: August 27, 2014
UAE. S&P's rating was based on ADNIC's strong financial risk profile and satisfactory business risk profile, as well as its capital and earning strength and diverse investment portfolio.
Posted: August 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. In a clear break with the left flank of his ruling Socialists, Hollande caught everyone off guard with the appointment of Emmanuel Macron, a 36-year-old ex-Rothschild banker.
Posted: August 27, 2014
UAE. Acclaimed club offers industry leaders privileged event access, VIP programme, and year-round networking opportunities.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 29, 2014
KUEAIT. There is plenty of potential in the Kuwaiti market, should investor interest remain and the government carries out its proposed spending plans. The government's 2014/15 budget is expansionary, with expenditure growth of 3.2% to US$77.3 billion.
date:Posted: August 28, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The Saudi Arabian index is the region's most diverse capital market due to its size and maturity; Jadwa Investment views the opening up of the Tadawul as an overall positive but believes a cautious and considered path to reform is the best way forward, much like the Chinese example.
date:Posted: August 28, 2014
LEBANON. The results of the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index show a marginal improvement in January and February, picking up pace in March and April, and regressing in May and June 2014.
KUEAIT. There is plenty of potential in the Kuwaiti market, should investor interest remain and the government carries out its proposed spending plans. The government's 2014/15 budget is expansionary, with expenditure growth of 3.2% to US$77.3 billion.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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