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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: September 30, 2014
UAE. The new one-to-one business event for the MICE industry that has evolved from GIBTM, taking place at The St Regis Hotel Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi from 10 - 12 February 2015.
Posted: September 30, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Regional mobile telecommunications group Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa has launched the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator operation in Saudi Arabia.
Posted: September 30, 2014
UAE. Bayt.com survey reveals that 78% consider meetings to be great for decision-making; Meetings in MENA workplaces often have agendas distributed in advance, according to 80% of respondents, and tend to start on scheduled time (according to 88%).
Posted: September 30, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Ashmore, with about US$122 billion of assets under management, is opening an office in Riyadh to serve as a hub for the region, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Posted: September 30, 2014
UAE. Investors, regulators and tax authorities are pushing the choice of fund domicile to the fore with requirements for good corporate governance, transparency and financial regulation.
Posted: September 29, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Thousands of defiant Hong Kong protesters stood their ground after facing tear gas and riot police in overnight clashes, paralysing parts of the city with their campaign to demand Beijing allow free elections.
Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. The company will announce the hotel sale "in the next few months," Mohamed Alabbar said, less than seven hours after Emaar said it raised US$1.6 billion from the share sale of its malls unit.
Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. Preventative measures made available to all to prevent widespread outbreak.
Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. Strategic approach to addressing this demand a focus of leading regional conference; With groundwater supplies almost exhausted in some countries, there is an urgent need for new water supply projects to come online.
Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. Led by chief executive officer Paul Willing and the existing management team, Elian aims to deliver more value by setting the standard in terms of client service in the company, fund and trust administration industry.
Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. Country assessment ranked at A3 by Coface; 5% growth projected for 2014; Business climate favourable with the new companies' law improving transparency; Debt profile improves, financing needs of GREs continue.
Posted: September 29, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Acquisition as part of Alkhabeer's SME Private Equity Strategy; Asset management firm continues to expand its focus on new investment strategies in the region.
Posted: September 29, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Stock market weakness, falling bond yields and the strong dollar, were some of the overall drivers, with geopolitical worries holding steady on the horizon.
Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. As we make the shift to the cloud era, computing's traditional building blocks are increasingly abstracted away.
Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a new US law aimed at foreign financial institutions (FFIs) and other financial intermediaries to prevent tax evasion by US citizens and residents through the use of offshore accounts.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 2, 2014
UAE. "If the GCC is to maintain long-term sustainable growth, it will be very important to invest in education, increase productivity, and attract more foreign direct investment into high value industries, and step up more diverse export industries that are not dependent on commodities."
date:Posted: October 1, 2014
UAE. The UAE took part last week in U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State; Gulf Arabs regard Islamist groups as an existential challenge to their thriving economies and monarchies.
date:Posted: October 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Constitutional Court will keep challenging EU attempts at federalization and the Bundesbank will keep criticizing every measure that would reduce German sovereignty.
UAE. "If the GCC is to maintain long-term sustainable growth, it will be very important to invest in education, increase productivity, and attract more foreign direct investment into high value industries, and step up more diverse export industries that are not dependent on commodities."
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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