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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: July 25, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. In the last twelve months alone, Airbnb has more than doubled in size in Africa; Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky attends Global Entrepreneurial Summit in Nairobi with Presidents Obama and Kenyatta.
Posted: July 25, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Mobily customers take advantage of high speed data roaming in major travel destinations across the US, Europe, Australasia and the Middle East.
Posted: July 25, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "Clearly the political line that Khamenei and the IRG follow is based on antagonism with the US and its close allies, while the vast majority of the Iranian people have been the direct victims of this ideologically driven menace.
Posted: July 24, 2015
UAE. Meeting held to support sustainable economic development in developing countries.
Posted: July 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Experimental use of the Panasonic autonomous delivery robots, HOSPI, began in February 2015; The four HOSPI at CGH are able to deliver fragile and bulky medicine, medical specimens and patients' case notes 24/7, easing manpower constraints.
Posted: July 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, GeoPoll, the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners throughout sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship.
Posted: July 24, 2015
OMAN. In their report, S&P cited OIC's exceptional liquidity, satisfactory governance framework and market leadership presence in the UAE as some of the rationales for their rating
Posted: July 24, 2015
UAE. ManageEngine marks System Administrator Day with "Know Your Sysadmin" campaign.
Posted: July 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Gold is the safe haven asset when economies are failing, currencies are being battered, geopolitical crises mount and equity markets, pumped up by cheap money, risk crashing.
Posted: July 24, 2015
UAE. 2015 index provides new boost for publishing firm as more of the world's top companies are drawing on data featured in the Group's investment guides and economic updates.
Posted: July 24, 2015
UAE. Women are just as likely as men to find employment in small and medium-sized businesses in the UAE; Under-30 employment seekers also favoured by small business owners.
Posted: July 24, 2015
MOROCCO. Uber teams up with Adyen to enable local users in Morocco to pay with locally issued credit and debit cards; Adyen now powering payments for Uber in more than 50 countries.
Posted: July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The most objectionable part of the Iran deal is that the US did not link the deal to Iran's nefarious activities in and outside the region, which made the nuclear issue acute and unsettling.
Posted: July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "In reality, faith in the dollar is based solely on the belief that the U.S. dominance of the global economy will continue indefinitely, no matter how deeply we go into debt, how low our interest rates remain, and how unbalanced our trade becomes."
Posted: July 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Transparency Market Research, a leading U.S. based market research and analysis firm, has released a new report on the global market for wearable technology.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 27, 2015
UAE. We are looking at the increased prospects of the divergence in economic sentiment between the U.S. and everywhere else returning as a dominant theme in market sentiment again.
date:Posted: July 27, 2015
UAE. New report by Citi and Nielsen reveals key attitudes and trends towards wealth management; Arriving HNWI: Respondents are more focused on making planned investments; Upgrading HNWI: Respondents are pragmatic and less risk averse.
date:Posted: July 27, 2015
UAE. To preserve economic and social stability and continue with development plans, MENA governments are considering tax measures to broaden their revenue base and increase tax yields.
UAE. New report by Citi and Nielsen reveals key attitudes and trends towards wealth management; Arriving HNWI: Respondents are more focused on making planned investments; Upgrading HNWI: Respondents are pragmatic and less risk averse.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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