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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 15, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "This crime is a tragic reminder of the increasing dangers humanitarian personnel face every day in Syria. It also once again demonstrates the brutality of ISIL, which is responsible for thousands of abuses against the Syrian and Iraqi people."
Posted: September 15, 2014
QATAR. QNB Group's total stake in Ecobank Transnational Inc, the leading pan-African bank, is now 23.5%; Aquisition in continuation of QNB's strategy of international expansion and growth.
Posted: September 15, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. In Paris, 25 countries and Iraq said they're "committed to supporting the new Iraqi government in its fight, by any means necessary, including appropriate military assistance."
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. Investors will have a chance this month to own part of a dancing fountain, an underwater zoo and an ice-skating rink in Dubai.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. In the rental market, Cluttons expects affordability to remain central to the rental value growth equation, with rises likely to slow further in the coming months; Residential values in Dubai rise by 3.8%; 19% growth in Abu Dhabi residential capital values over the same period.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. Leading property services company to franchise its 30-year old brand and successful business model to independent real estate agents and start-up brokerages.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. CEO Awards ME 2014 recognizes outstanding CEOs and business leaders across the Middle East.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. Law firm Eversheds has bolstered its Middle East Consulting offering with the hire of Principal Management Consultant Shery Ramezanian.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. Japanese architect to design projects in Dubai and Saudi Arabia; creative boundaries pushed with innovative, culturally aesthetic building developments.
Posted: September 15, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The adverse impact on commodities from a rising dollar has added another negative dimension; Brent crude traded down to a two-year low before finding support at US$96.75.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. The energy industry presents unique attributes that make it more vulnerable than others to cyber attack; Preventive security measures imperative to protect critical infrastructure.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. Major strategic acquisition presents opportunity to enhance exhibition organiser's retail offering to customers.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. As part of his new role, Damak will be responsible for developing the next phase of growth of S&P's Islamic Finance ratings and research worldwide.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. Informa Middle East and the Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, have joined forces to be the first providers of ATD's courses in the Middle East.
Posted: September 15, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Investors with more than US$8 trillion in aggregate AUM will seek first-hand insights into compelling Middle East and North Africa investment opportunities at face-to-face meetings with C-suite executives from top listed companies in the Arab world.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The upcoming Scottish election, whichever way it goes, demonstrates the enormous power of the desire for national self-determination. If it can corrode the British union, it can corrode anything.
date:Posted: September 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Sentiment towards Europe has picked up in the wake of recent monetary policy easing by the ECB; U.K. unpopularity deepens as Scottish independence vote looms.
date:Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. In the rental market, Cluttons expects affordability to remain central to the rental value growth equation, with rises likely to slow further in the coming months; Residential values in Dubai rise by 3.8%; 19% growth in Abu Dhabi residential capital values over the same period.
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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