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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: December 15, 2014
UAE. Looking toward income-generating assets and alternatives for returns; Meeting long-term obligations despite higher interest rates, stalled growth and geopolitical events; Encouraging individual investors to set personal goals and avoid emotional decision making.
Posted: December 15, 2014
UAE. Improved financial risk profile over the next 12 months due to the expected receipt of infrastructure reimbursements from the government that will lead to further debt reduction.
Posted: December 15, 2014
UAE. ACCA-KPMG study highlights the significance of OECD Principles in shaping CG requirements in 25 markets, including the UAE.
Posted: December 15, 2014
UAE. PISA evaluates education systems worldwide by assessing the skills and knowledge that 15-year-old students will need in further eduction or for joining the workforce.
Posted: December 15, 2014
UAE. A shortage of prime office space in Dubai, which is being underpinned by robust demand, has translated into strong upward pressure on rents across the city.
Posted: December 15, 2014
UAE. Juniper Networks' Global Bandwidth Index reveals differences in consumer mobile Internet usage patterns; In the Middle East education is a prime example of how communities are benefiting from the power of connectivity.
Posted: December 15, 2014
BAHRAIN. Bahrain International Airport is set for a major overhaul during the next five years as it moves to upgrade its facilities and expand passenger capacity.
Posted: December 15, 2014
UAE. Wardah Al Rais, EY Dubai, recognized as "Young Finance Professional of the Year"; EY's role as advisor recognized in the "Corporate Finance Deal of the Year" awarded to Emaar Malls.
Posted: December 15, 2014
UAE. Adware top threat in the Middle East, while region posts 1.5 million malware detections in Q3 2014.
Posted: December 15, 2014
UAE. New industry-owned utility provides secure exchange of KYC information, supporting transparency and compliance.
Posted: December 15, 2014
UAE. Close-out netting is not currently statutorily underpinned in the UAE, as a result there is some uncertainty as to the enforceability of derivative transactions where a counterparty located in the UAE is under insolvency.
Posted: December 15, 2014
UAE. Deloitte issues its CFO Signals survey for Q3 2014; A net 47% of survey respondents in the Middle East were decidedly more optimistic regarding the financial prospects of their companies compared with the preceding six months.
Posted: December 14, 2014
During the past week the Bloomberg Commodity Index reached a new five-and-a-half-year low as selling in the oil sector continued; Silver comies back from the brink.
Posted: December 14, 2014
The latest figures announced by IDC show the market expanded 29.6% in volume terms during Q3 2014 to reach a total of 4.15 million units.
Posted: December 14, 2014
UAE. Major developments to keep Dubai's growth rate growing by at least five per cent in the coming years; Tourism sector's contribution to Dubai's economy expected to triple to US$82billion by 2020.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 17, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Russians don't respond to economic pressure as Westerners do. Sanctions reflect European and American thresholds of pain. They are designed to cause pain that the West could not withstand. Applied to others, the effects may vary.
date:Posted: December 17, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. In general, the lack of certainty regarding damages means the litigation risk is significantly higher in Saudi Arabia compared with other jurisdictions. In comparison, however, the level of damages awards remains much lower.
date:Posted: December 17, 2014
UAE. CFA Institute's 2015 Global Market Sentiment Survey highlights importance of central bank policies for 2015 market performance, notes concerns about weak developed markets and political instability.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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