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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: May 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Capital One, Citigroup, Fidelity, First Data, Fiserv, MUFG, Nasdaq, State Street and Visa contribute to innovative protocol for high-scale applications.
Posted: May 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Overall smartphone share of the global handsets market is slowing as mobile phone (or feature phone) sales show some resilience through local brands in emerging markets
Posted: May 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Wealth management solutions will comprise 35% of the Australian Fintech market by 2020.
Posted: May 3, 2016
LEBANON. Despite continuing domestic and regional economic instability, the bank reported net profit of US$33.8 million compared to US$32.8 million in the first quarter of 2015.
Posted: May 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Emerging and startup digital banking platform technologies key to success of digital initiatives; incumbent application vendors have been slow to respond to new requirements.
Posted: May 3, 2016
BAHRAIN. "An understandable question we often receive is what steps should be undertaken now, when the legislation is yet to be issued?"
Posted: May 3, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Largest hub in the region for Engineering Drafting Services, IT and Business Process Services (BPS); Project expected to create 21,000 jobs for Saudi women within 10 years.
Posted: May 3, 2016
QATAR. Fund announces the acquisition of minority stakes in the capital of BS Invest in Tunisia, Cap Retail in Morocco, and Investex Algérie in Algeria.
Posted: May 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Highest quarterly attack total since group took Mosul in June 2014; Al-Qaeda affiliates take a back seat five years after Bin Laden, but are still a significant threat.
Posted: May 3, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The slowdown is due to demand-supply mismatch and the country's overall macroeconomic scenario, according to JLL's latest report; The existing mismatch is expected to widen as more retail and office supply is expected to enter the market with the easing of backlog projects.
Posted: May 3, 2016
OMAN. Be'ah, Oman Environmental Services Holding Company, awards contract to Veolia and Omani partner Al Ramooz National.
Posted: May 3, 2016
UAE. The inaugural event, on 10th May, will cover the hottest topics in the SME sector: Concept & Set up, Branding & Creativity, Money & Finance, Leadership & Growth, Strategy & Performance, Balance & Wellness.
Posted: May 2, 2016
QATAR. The government intends to support the private sector in a comprehensive manner by allowing private sector insurance companies to provide healthcare insurance cover for everyone.
Posted: May 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. In the grand scheme of geopolitics, over time the role of individuals is largely washed out - to be overly simplistic, the individuals rarely matter.
Posted: May 2, 2016
UAE. Research has shown that companies that don't train are two and a half times more likely to have a substantial business downturn than those that do.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 6, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "The rift between President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu is actually reflective of Erdogan's ambitions to consolidate his power not only over his party but also over the country as a whole."
date:Posted: May 5, 2016
UAE. There are more negative than positive factors likely to impact oil prices in the short term. With current oil net-long speculative positions at an elevated level, a slight change in traders' outlook would lead to a significant selloff.
date:Posted: May 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The climate has rarely been so favourable to a resolution of the conflict. The chaos that is sweeping the Middle East has been a game-changer in relation to Israel and the Arab countries.
INTERNATIONAL. "The rift between President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu is actually reflective of Erdogan's ambitions to consolidate his power not only over his party but also over the country as a whole."
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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