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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 2, 2016
UAE. Leading Dubai-based property developer's first hotel property, managed by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, has marked its official opening.
Posted: May 2, 2016
UAE. Average villa yields of 4.7% and apartments at 7.5% put affordable units at top of investor and tenant wish list; villa and apartment sales remain flat with prices down just 1.1% and 0.7% respectively, according to Chestertons MENA latest report.
Posted: May 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. PE firms exited 44 companies in 2015, compared to 39 in 2014 and 2013; Hold period exceeds six years as macroeconomic uncertainty increases; Financial services remains the most common sector for exits.
Posted: May 2, 2016
UAE. PwC expands its Construction Disputes and Claims capabilities in the Middle East.
Posted: May 1, 2016
UAE. Unless we see a significant improvement in U.S. labor market data, such as 250K+ added jobs, average hourly earnings increasing by 0.5%, the dollar isn't likely to change course.
Posted: April 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. SAGIA announced in early 2016 their plan to focus on priority sectors identified as having a direct impact on economic and human development, including healthcare.
Posted: April 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Nearly two dozen major acquisitions in first four months of 2016 already eclipsing 2015's record run rate; Cisco, IBM & Intel are among top buyers.
Posted: April 29, 2016
UAE. A partner in the firm for 20 years, Kevin has held numerous leadership roles including head of advisory from 2008 to 2012.
Posted: April 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The investment community is significantly more likely than CEOs to consider misaligned performance incentives as a barrier to change: almost half (49%) of investors surveyed in the report flagged this as a major concern compared to only 17% of chief executives.
Posted: April 28, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Smart home, beacon, wearable, and other nascent IoT applications including energy management and smart cities are to propel the wireless IoT connectivity market forward.
Posted: April 28, 2016
UAE. 51% of all Dubai hotels in mid-market segment versus 89% in New York; PwC research released at ATM 2016 touts construction figure of US$80k per room as incentive for developers looking for solid returns in high demand segment.
Posted: April 28, 2016
UAE. Company strengthens presence in the region with five new deals and five openings in 2016 across the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Posted: April 28, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Key sessions include speeches from CEOs of Shell and Saudi Aramco, OPEC and UNFCCC leaders and a welcoming address from the President of Turkey.
Posted: April 28, 2016
OMAN. With two Autoclave lines for medical waste treatment having a capacity of 150 kg/hr and 200 kg/hr, the daily treatment capacity is expected to double.
Posted: April 27, 2016
UAE. Residential values drop 2.2% in Q1 2016; Strongest quarterly decrease in five years and the seventh consecutive quarterly decline, according to Cluttons.

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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