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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: November 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif yesterday reversed plans to leave the Austrian capital for briefings with allies and national leaders.
Posted: November 22, 2014
LEBANON. Lebanon's government has decided to cancel Independence Day celebrations for the first time since the 1975-1990 civil war because of the country's presidential vacuum.
Posted: November 22, 2014
OMAN. One of the world's most advanced fuel efficient LNG carriers; The 162,000 cubic metres capacity vessel was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea.
Posted: November 22, 2014
UAE. ICT spending in the Middle East would top US$96 billion by the end of the year, with education being one of the top three sectors driving the industry's growth.
Posted: November 22, 2014
UAE. During event keynotes, Samsung shows upcoming line of FreeSync-enabled Ultra-High Definition Displays and Capcom announces evaluation of AMD Mantle API.
Posted: November 22, 2014
UAE. DuBiotech has conducted a high level event focused on the challenges of stimulating the biotechnology industry in the UAE.
Posted: November 22, 2014
UAE. Over US$60 million investment in four ship-to-shore container cranes and 12 rubber tyred gantry cranes; Sophisticated cranes with user-friendly interfaces adopt the highest standards of safety
Posted: November 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said he was still unable to provide "credible assurance" Iran had no undeclared nuclear material and activities.
Posted: November 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "We would step up the pressure and broaden even more the channels through which we intervene, by altering accordingly the size, pace and composition of our purchases."
Posted: November 20, 2014
QATAR. "We've been created to avoid the volatility in oil price," Ahmed Al-Sayed, CEO of the Qatar Investment Authority, said. "We are already adjusted and ready for such a scenario."
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The trajectory of Japan's economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of Keynesian policies. Those who are not blinded by left-wing dogma should take a good look at where the road of permanent stimulus ultimately leads.
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Kellogg made the offer to buy Bisco Misr, outbidding competitor Abraaj Group.
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The path to the acceptance of the participatory approach to development was forged, through trial and error, over several decades until the 1990s, when its global recognition by development practitioners became well-established.
Posted: November 20, 2014
UAE. Security is one of the top priority area for many business leaders. The key question however, remains how aware are CIOs of whether they are doing the needful and what that in essence entails?
Posted: November 20, 2014
UAE. The Dubai utility issued a tender for the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, a 100MW photovoltaic plant that will be developed and operated by a qualified Independent Power Producer (IPP).

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The trajectory of Japan's economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of Keynesian policies. Those who are not blinded by left-wing dogma should take a good look at where the road of permanent stimulus ultimately leads.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The path to the acceptance of the participatory approach to development was forged, through trial and error, over several decades until the 1990s, when its global recognition by development practitioners became well-established.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. There is a high degree of uncertainty over how the Iranian negotiations and the OPEC meeting will play out, but the end of November will be hugely important for energy markets.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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