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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: February 9, 2016
UAE.The World Government Summit (WGS) opened Monday, welcoming 3,000 attendees from 125 countries to Dubai's Madinat Jumeirah Hotel; More than 3,000 attendees address global challenges and solutions shaping tomorrow's societies.
Posted: February 9, 2016
OMAN. "Led by the Oman government, more Oman based companies have taken advantage of bond/sukuk markets to extend their liability profiles and diversify their investor bases."
Posted: February 9, 2016
UAE. What looks to be one of the most promising methods for enhancing DNS security and, as a result, the security of the Internet more generally - remains to be fully exploited. This is Passive DNS data.
Posted: February 9, 2016
UAE. Headline seasonally adjusted Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker Index registers 50.7; Modest increases in output and employment; New business volumes rise at slowest pace since February 2010; Construction is the weakest performing sub-sector.
Posted: February 8, 2016
UAE. Average villa sales prices down 11%, apartments 8%; Average rental rates dipped 1%; Supply keeping downward pressure on sales and rental rates.
Posted: February 8, 2016
UAE. Middleware meeting the cloud has facilitated the DevOps movement and predictably transformed how developers create applications and IT operations professionals manage them.
Posted: February 8, 2016
UAE. Acquisition leverages significant synergies and strengthens the Gulf Capital Portfolio Company's competitive positioning in the offshore oil and gas manpower services sector.
Posted: February 8, 2016
UAE. Whilst there may be some concerns that the introduction of VAT may intensify the cost of doing business, the anticipated low rate of 5% should mitigate this.
Posted: February 8, 2016
QATAR. Qatar is set to award more than $22bn worth of new contracts in 2016 as it maintains its spending spree in advance of the FIFA 2022 World Cup
Posted: February 8, 2016
UAE. Morgan will take on the role having successfully led the Cluttons' market leading Middle East operations since 2013.
Posted: February 8, 2016
UAE. FY2015 rental income record 11% growth to US$ 815 million; Visitor arrivals to Emaar Malls assets in 2015 cross 124 million, an increase of 9% over 2014.
Posted: February 8, 2016
UAE. KPMG's inaugural "Variables for Sustained Growth" (VSG) Index tracks some of the most important factors that support economic performance in 181 countries; UAE ranks 24 based on metrics including infrastructure development, education and strength of public institutions.
Posted: February 8, 2016
UAE. On a city wide basis, capital appreciation since 2009 has been a mere 16%, whereas the total returns including rent during the same period have been close to 70%.
Posted: February 7, 2016
UAE. "Opportunities to Inspire" campaign underscores division's growth strategy.
Posted: February 7, 2016
UAE. The markets are looking for help as the US economy joins the pack with weaker than expected growth; Dollar weakness provides relief for Asia.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Low oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to Gulf sovereigns and banks to support the region's substantial infrastructure bill in coming years; S&P projects a gap as large as $270 billion through 2019 between capital spending for projects and project contracts awarded.
date:Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Across the Middle East, educational institutions and providers face a myriad of challenges and opportunities; "Educational organizations are increasingly being asked to demonstrate their wider impact and contribution to goals around employability, social mobility and inclusion."
date:Posted: February 9, 2016
UAE. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the Middle East and North Africa declined for the fifth consecutive quarter, falling nearly one point to 56.4, below the global confidence level of 58.0; Economic confidence in the UAE fell 7.2 points to 50.3, its lowest score in the six-year history of the index.
UAE. Low oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to Gulf sovereigns and banks to support the region's substantial infrastructure bill in coming years; S&P projects a gap as large as $270 billion through 2019 between capital spending for projects and project contracts awarded.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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