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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 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.
Posted: November 20, 2014
UAE. Conares is the second largest private sector steel plants in the Gulf region; "Local steel manufacturers are capable to offer internationally competitive costs in the UAE," says Bharat Bhatia.
Posted: November 20, 2014
BAHRAIN. More than 100 potential entrepreneurs to benefit from this year's signature events.
Posted: November 20, 2014
UAE. Transaction attracted an order book of over US$ 3 billion, more than 6 times oversubscribed, from a high quality and diversified investor base.
Posted: November 20, 2014
UAE. When drafting dispute resolution clauses, it is common for parties to fail to specify the law that should be used to determine the validity of the arbitration clause itself.
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. McKinsey Global Institute research paper puts the global cost of obesity, at around US$2 trillion or 2.8% of world economic output, about the same as smoking or armed conflict.
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Both countries posted freedom scores of 8.1, according to the annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute. Bahrain dropped from first place last year to third place and a score of 8.0 in this year's report, which is based on 2012 data, the most recent available.
Posted: November 20, 2014
UAE. Physical Security Information Management at the forefront of integrated security systems at Intersec 2015.
Posted: November 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Market debates if Saudis will no longer defend oil prices; Private briefings, long Naimi silence puzzle OPEC experts; Conspiracy theories abound about what Riyadh is up to.
Posted: November 19, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Prince Miteb, minister of the National Guard and a son of King Abdullah, arrived in the US this week for talks on Mideast conflicts with President Obama and senior officials.
Posted: November 19, 2014
UAE. Women In Leadership Economic Forum (WIL) opens; 16th Edition Spotlights Womenomics; "Businesses today operate in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous - sometimes called a VUCA environment."
Posted: November 19, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia is the single-largest food market in the Gulf, accounting for more than 60% of the region's total food consumption.
Posted: November 19, 2014
UAE. Financing to support the company's strategy of creating the Middle East's first mega leisure and entertainment destination.
Posted: November 19, 2014
UAE. Speaking at the ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter's 26th Annual International Seminar, Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank gave a keynote address on "Uncertain times: Can GCC Banking take off?"
Posted: November 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Mr. Naqvi will lead one of the Foundation's five global initiatives as part of its global mandate to develop public-private partnerships in enhancing international police and law enforcement.

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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