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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 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.
Posted: August 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The reported initiative by Qatar coincides with an effort by the Gulf state to rebut accusations that it supports the most anti-Western militant armed groups in Iraq and Syria.
Posted: August 27, 2014
UAE. New Modern Standard Arabic dictionary features over 130,000 words and phrases, 200,000 translations, 70,000 real example phrases.
Posted: August 27, 2014
UAE. HBL Irtiqa'a is specifically for SMEs who have been operational for three years or more and want to develop and expand their business; the new offering enables investment in essential growth elements such as new premises, equipment and inventory.
Posted: August 27, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Strong demand fundamentals combined with increased public and private sector spending pushed up the average sales price; Momentum expected to continue as Riyadh attracts and promotes investment in industrial and supporting logistics facilities.
Posted: August 27, 2014
UAE. The work is being undertaken with Dubai Expo 2020 by a consortium made up of HOK and Arup, which continue their association with the project from the successful bid phase.
Posted: August 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. No clear victor emerged from what had become a war of attrition between the Middle East's most powerful armed forces and the dominant Hamas militant movement in the Gaza Strip.
Posted: August 26, 2014
SYRIA. "The cooperation has already begun and the United States is giving Damascus information via Baghdad and Moscow," one source close to the issue said on condition of anonymity.
Posted: August 26, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. New guide explores kingdom's changing business climate as non-oil growth gains pace.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "I believe that in the wake of the Gaza war and the basis on which the ceasefire was established, a new momentum for peace negotiations might have been created."
date:Posted: August 30, 2014
QATAR. Price increases may suggest a potential overheating of the real estate sector. Closer analysis, however, indicates that the increase is still within the fundamentals of Qatar's fast growing economy and rapid population growth.
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.
QATAR. Price increases may suggest a potential overheating of the real estate sector. Closer analysis, however, indicates that the increase is still within the fundamentals of Qatar's fast growing economy and rapid population growth.
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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