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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 21, 2014
UAE. Nearly 60% of families-run businesses globally are struggling to find external finance; KPMG identifies HNWIs as a highly underutilised route for investment.
Posted: September 21, 2014
UAE. New developments put country at the epicentre of retail revolution, says Prakash Menon, Executive Director of Thought Leaders Middle East and leading retail expert.
Posted: September 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Luxembourg (AAA/Stable/A-1+), plans to issue euro-denominated sukuk (trust certificates) via a leasing contract.
Posted: September 21, 2014
OMAN. Orascom Development Holding unit had a loss of OMR19.8 million in the comparable period; Positive performance will allow for further investment in the development of Muriya's two destinations of Jebel Sifah and Salalah Beach.
Posted: September 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Against the backdrop of a rising dollar, uneven developments in global economic growth and interest rates commodities suffered broad-based selling across most sectors.
Posted: September 21, 2014
UAE. Communicators must deliberate carefully over brand messages to captivate online audiences, was one of the top lessons shared by social media specialists.
Posted: September 21, 2014
UAE. Appointment follow a competitive pitch. Blue Apple takes up the post with immediate effect in September 2014.
Posted: September 21, 2014
UAE. Average residential rents dipped marginally by 1% during Q3 this year; Office rents across the CBD area remained unchanged while secondary locations grew by 3% quarter-on-quarter; Average villa rents have witnessed a single digit growth of around 8%.
Posted: September 19, 2014
KUWAIT. The global Islamic finance industry reached approx. US$1.9 trillion in assets as at end 1H2014; The report analyses the role of Islamic finance in supporting economic growth.
Posted: September 19, 2014
UAE. Emirate's long-term tourism plans & economic growth seen as key catalysts; Start-ups and the Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) are most likely to be the biggest beneficiaries.
Posted: September 19, 2014
UAE. Saudi IT market set to top US$14 billion by 2017 with government sector fastest-growing industry; More than 500 of Kingdom's organisations set to attend GITEX Technology Week 2014.
Posted: September 19, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. "Saudi Arabia's return on built assets is relatively low. We also have a huge issue in the quality of the infrastructure we are building in Saudi Arabia."
Posted: September 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Australia's largest ever counter-terrorism raids on Thursday detained 15 people and foiled a plot by Islamic State jihadists, reportedly including beheading a member of the public on camera.
Posted: September 19, 2014
UAE. As an ecosystem for global design and creative minds, d3 will bring local talent and international luxury brands together in an inspiring, intelligently-curated space located in the centre of Dubai.
Posted: September 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Unionists had warned independence would usher in financial, economic and political uncertainty and diminish the UK's standing in the world.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 21, 2014
UAE. Nearly 60% of families-run businesses globally are struggling to find external finance; KPMG identifies HNWIs as a highly underutilised route for investment.
date:Posted: September 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Against the backdrop of a rising dollar, uneven developments in global economic growth and interest rates commodities suffered broad-based selling across most sectors.
date:Posted: September 21, 2014
UAE. Average residential rents dipped marginally by 1% during Q3 this year; Office rents across the CBD area remained unchanged while secondary locations grew by 3% quarter-on-quarter; Average villa rents have witnessed a single digit growth of around 8%.
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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