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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 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Iran held serious discussions with the U.N. nuclear watchdog about issues that are part of an investigation into suspicions Tehran has conducted atomic bomb research.
Posted: September 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Shift in Kremlin language steps up pressure on Kiev; Use of term 'New Russia' becoming more frequent; Putin keeps Kiev, West guessing over ultimate aim.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. The Middle East's top brands have grown by an average of 38%, according to The Brand Finance Middle East 50; This brings the total value of the top 50 above US$50 billion for the first time; Emirates holds the top spot and remains far ahead of the rest.
Posted: September 1, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Consumer spending also remained robust; Non-oil exports rebound owing to greater production of petrochemicals and plastics.
Posted: September 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Oil markets since 2011 have become less price sensitive to actual supply disruptions, especially to those geopolitical events that have taken place since the Arab Spring.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. Over 80% of Sage and IDG Connect survey respondents say smartphones and tablet usage to rise.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. Alpha Tours bullish about industry prospects amidst government initiatives, mega attractions and anticipation of Expo 2020.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. The question of interoperability will clearly impact how your network and your business will be able to function and evolve in the long-term.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. Emaar Community Management showcases latest initiatives at Cityscape Global.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. Special industry theme for Arabian Travel Market 2015 to focus on family travel segment as new figures reveal annual average growth of 4.75% will value market at $180 billion by 2018.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. Climbing aficionado Rock Republic is officially launching its amazing new bouldering centre - the only one in the GCC - at a special event this week.
Posted: September 1, 2014
BAHRAIN. The number 1 mobile taxi App in the World introduced in Bahrain;Free Taxi Week to be offered as part of the launch.
Posted: September 1, 2014
JORDAN. The market recorded an increase in profit after tax to JOD 13.7 million in 2013, stemming from improved returns on underwriting and investment activities. Partially assisting this recovery has been the bullish performance of the Amman stock exchange.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. Developer completes first new project post-restructuring.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. Research note sees key role for Sukuks over next decade in securing funds for major projects in Dubai.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. The Middle East's top brands have grown by an average of 38%, according to The Brand Finance Middle East 50; This brings the total value of the top 50 above US$50 billion for the first time; Emirates holds the top spot and remains far ahead of the rest.
date:Posted: September 1, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Consumer spending also remained robust; Non-oil exports rebound owing to greater production of petrochemicals and plastics.
date:Posted: September 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Oil markets since 2011 have become less price sensitive to actual supply disruptions, especially to those geopolitical events that have taken place since the Arab Spring.
UAE. The Middle East's top brands have grown by an average of 38%, according to The Brand Finance Middle East 50; This brings the total value of the top 50 above US$50 billion for the first time; Emirates holds the top spot and remains far ahead of the rest.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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