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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: April 24, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to non-violence, recognition of the state of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations between the parties."
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. The biggest bank by assets in the United Arab Emirates, beat analysts' estimates as interest income and fees growth offset a surge in bad loan provisions.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. The developer of Burj Khalifa expects profit of 3.07 billion dirhams (US$836 million) for this year and 3.7 billion dirhams for 2015, Chairman Mohamed Alabbar told shareholders last night.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. As of March 2014, and including the recent issuance, we estimate the government debt stood at US$54.8 billion (55.9% of GDP), compared to US$50.5 billion (55.5% of GDP) in the same period of last year.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. Application saves client over US$3 million.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. The Abu Dhabi property market is showing strong signs of maturity as the emirate looks towards achieving its 2030 vision, in addition to being identified as one of the world's fastest growing premium real estate markets.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. Discussions tackle the next chapter of Dubai "super-growth", and how it affects employers and talent in the UAE.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. The world's most luxurious hotel is taking romance to new heights 212 metres above the Arabian Gulf.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group (DHCOG) will voluntarily prepay on May 13 the entire outstanding principal (US$319.3 million) along with accrued interest, of the amortizing US$555 million facility originally maturing on December 31, 2015.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. Cityscape Abu Dhabi sees emphasis on live, work, play developments.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. New attractions and marketing initiatives are powered by resort's innovation strategy for 2014; Atlantis The Palm launches first ever brand campaign.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. An integrated railway network is an important catalyst in driving increased economic integration between GCC countries as it fosters the region's development agenda.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. The participants discussed actual restructuring case studies with analysis of risks associated with transactions and lessons learned.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. New service offering strengthens beneficial ownership protection for foreign companies registered in the UAE or Qatar.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. Abu Dhabi's state oil producer is almost finished reviewing technical aspects of international companies' bids to develop the biggest onshore crude deposits in the emirate.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. As of March 2014, and including the recent issuance, we estimate the government debt stood at US$54.8 billion (55.9% of GDP), compared to US$50.5 billion (55.5% of GDP) in the same period of last year.
date:Posted: April 23, 2014
UAE. Managing an internationally mobile workforce can be challenging, particularly as home country and host country laws can be vastly different; Legal compliance with local laws may mean that it is not possible to impose global policies on the workforce.
date:Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. "Adapt to Survive", a global study by PwC, commissioned by LinkedIn, reveals the economic impact of not having the right people in the right jobs.
UAE. As of March 2014, and including the recent issuance, we estimate the government debt stood at US$54.8 billion (55.9% of GDP), compared to US$50.5 billion (55.5% of GDP) in the same period of last year.
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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