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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 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, GeoPoll, the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners throughout sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship.
Posted: July 24, 2015
OMAN. In their report, S&P cited OIC's exceptional liquidity, satisfactory governance framework and market leadership presence in the UAE as some of the rationales for their rating
Posted: July 24, 2015
UAE. ManageEngine marks System Administrator Day with "Know Your Sysadmin" campaign.
Posted: July 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Gold is the safe haven asset when economies are failing, currencies are being battered, geopolitical crises mount and equity markets, pumped up by cheap money, risk crashing.
Posted: July 24, 2015
UAE. 2015 index provides new boost for publishing firm as more of the world's top companies are drawing on data featured in the Group's investment guides and economic updates.
Posted: July 24, 2015
UAE. Women are just as likely as men to find employment in small and medium-sized businesses in the UAE; Under-30 employment seekers also favoured by small business owners.
Posted: July 24, 2015
MOROCCO. Uber teams up with Adyen to enable local users in Morocco to pay with locally issued credit and debit cards; Adyen now powering payments for Uber in more than 50 countries.
Posted: July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The most objectionable part of the Iran deal is that the US did not link the deal to Iran's nefarious activities in and outside the region, which made the nuclear issue acute and unsettling.
Posted: July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "In reality, faith in the dollar is based solely on the belief that the U.S. dominance of the global economy will continue indefinitely, no matter how deeply we go into debt, how low our interest rates remain, and how unbalanced our trade becomes."
Posted: July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Transparency Market Research, a leading U.S. based market research and analysis firm, has released a new report on the global market for wearable technology.
Posted: July 23, 2015
UAE. Deregulating oil prices should support the national economy in the longer term whilst also helping consolidate government finances. The context - of sustained lower oil prices - means that the UAE has chosen the right period to adjust oil subsidies.
Posted: July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Performance and underlying levels of excellence vary widely across and within markets; Location has a strong bearing on the achievable performance of banks in general and on corporate banking in particular - the difference between the best and worst performing market is 31%.
Posted: July 23, 2015
UAE. Innovation involves more than just a bright idea. It needs education, government and business initiatives to lay the basis for talent, infrastructure and entrepreneurial appetite.
Posted: July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. 2.3 million euro (US$2.6 million) project, under A.C.P.-European Community Partnership, aims to promote inclusive political, economic and social development.
Posted: July 23, 2015
UAE. Reverse relocation trend to Dubai gains momentum; Steady demand and stable occupancy rates for Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 28, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Study by Glowork highlights women's perceptions before graduation, shows regional differences within the Kingdom, and the need to develop part time jobs and internship programs.
date:Posted: July 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector; It all translates into lower prices of refined fuels that will eventually benefit Asian customers who will pay less for transportation, basic commodities and essential services.
date:Posted: July 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Too often, we see the future as we see the past - through the distorted lens of the present; But whatever the time, direction or dimension we are operating in when forecasting geopolitical events, we must simultaneously exist in the past, present and the future to prepare for a world that we have yet to know.
INTERNATIONAL. The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector; It all translates into lower prices of refined fuels that will eventually benefit Asian customers who will pay less for transportation, basic commodities and essential services.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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