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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: July 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Fighting flared in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk as investigators began to inspect the bodies of victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last week.
Posted: July 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Separately, the Israeli army said it had killed "more than 10 militants" who had infiltrated southern Israel through two cross-border tunnels.
Posted: July 21, 2014
IRAQ. Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul were wrong-footed by its new jihadist masters, who initially left them in relative peace but later forced them to flee for their lives.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. Tim Clark, president of Dubai's Emirates, said domestic regulators worldwide may decide to be more involved in giving their carriers guidance on where it is safe to fly.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. Arabtec fell to the lowest level in a week as some investors questioned the government's support for the UAE's biggest publicly traded builder.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. GCC IPO volume up 67% in H1 2014; H1 2014 saw the most capital raised and highest volume of IPOs since 2008; "The IPO market is very strong across MENA, particularly among the GCC countries."
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. Topics of major consideration for the industry include Big Data analytics, core banking optimization, mobile and social marketing, regulatory compliance and new payment solutions.
Posted: July 21, 2014
KUWAIT. First half 2014 net profit figure represents an increase of 10% over the same period last year; Deposits increased by 4% to reach US$ 38.1 billion.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. The UAE's recent upgrade to "Emerging Market" from "Frontier Market" has increased its thirst for higher global rating, and playing a more pivotal financial role globally.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. "The main areas of activity remain in TMT, Oil and Gas and industrials but we are seeing selective opportunities in retail, education and healthcare as well."
Posted: July 21, 2014
KUWAIT. Kuwait Projects Co. received an offer to buy 100 percent of OSN, the pay-TV company valued at $4.3 billion by Arqaam Capital.
Posted: July 19, 2014
BAHRAIN. The Deloitte Bahrain practice began operations in 1955 and offers a large array of professional services in Audit, Consulting, Financial Advisory and Enterprise Risk services.
Posted: July 19, 2014
QATAR. The RMB share of global trade finance has risen swiftly from 2% in January 2012 to 8% currently, overtaking the Yen and the Euro to become the second most-widely used currency for trade finance after the US dollar (which accounts for 80%).
Posted: July 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats and warned it could "significantly widen" the operation.
Posted: July 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine, as Kiev and Moscow blamed each other for a tragedy that stoked tensions between Russia and the West.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. Emerging capital markets are expected to double their global index share by 2030, according to the Credit Suisse Research Institute's "Emerging Capital Markets: The Road to 2030" report.
date:Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. Colliers' Capital Flows Quarterly Report highlights Middle East investors' appetite for alternative product including hotels and serviced apartments.
date:Posted: July 23, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The opening of the Saudi stock market to international investors is "something we have been looking for from Saudi Arabia for some time, and it's welcome news.
UAE. Emerging capital markets are expected to double their global index share by 2030, according to the Credit Suisse Research Institute's "Emerging Capital Markets: The Road to 2030" report.
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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