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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: October 29, 2014
UAE. The investment firm, owned by Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund, is talking with lenders about refinancing stake valued at US$2.2 billion.
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. The agreement includes setting up Real museums and expanding their soccer schools around the world, as well as creating content for digital media platforms.
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Macy's will open its first namesake location outside the US in 2018, a four-level store slated to anchor a new shopping center in Al Maryah Island.
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Net income rose to 701 million dirhams (US$191 million) from 581 million dirhams a year earlier, the Dubai-based developer said.
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Q3 2014 quarter-on-quarter increases of 2% in Sharjah, 5% in Ras Al Khaimah, 4% in Ajman and 6% in Umm Al Quwain - rental growth rates set to top out as relocation demand from Dubai reduces.
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Event is a tremendous opportunity for Dubai to further develop its role as a financial hub and gateway for China.
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. compareit4me.com survey results come as UAE banks' personal loans portfolio reaches US$80.5 billion.
Posted: October 29, 2014
QATAR. Qatar to establish itself as a strong tourism hub in the Middle East, according to Deloitte's latest "Middle East Hotel Market Intelligence Report."
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Ranking largely owed to position as region's leading trade and financial hub; BVI and Cayman Islands retain number one status; Hong Kong and Singapore gain tractions as demand shifts from offshore to mid-shore; Asset protection and wealth management are primary drivers for using offshore entities.
Posted: October 29, 2014
OMAN. "OCF14 is not about theory, it is about real life issues. Issues that impact each and every one of us. In my view, innovation is not about new or complex ideas, products or services. It is about crafting something that works better, leads to better results and creates a better pathway forward."
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Total wealth in the GCC stood at US$ 1.7 tillion in 2014, up 4.75% from 2013; Total wealth in Saudi Arabia and UAE grew by 5%; Global household wealth up 8.3% to US$263 trillion, driven by the US and Europe, according to Credit Suisse Research Institute.
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. New Marketing & Communications function created to support business growth, build brand and company transformation; Helena Norrman appointed Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.
Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Significant increase in inflows of private capital into UAE in 2014; UAE seen as hub between Africa and Asia; Political stability remains a major factor driving flows; UAE clear winner in the region, as other GCC countries see net outflows of private capital.
Posted: October 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Foreign policy is what a president wishes would happen; foreign affairs are what actually happen; the problem that Obama has, which has crippled his foreign policy, is that his principles have not been defined with enough rigor to provide definitive guidance in a crisis.
Posted: October 28, 2014
UAE. The market for water and wastewater treatment equipment in the GCC is estimated to be US$$2.2 billion in 2014, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.6% up to 2020 to reach US$$4 billion.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. In his latest interview with The Gold Report, the 321gold.com founder delivers a frank overview of U.S. international policy and lambasts commentators who look to their tea leaves in search of the next market moves.
date:Posted: October 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. If Russia's "pivot to Asia" results in Moscow and Beijing trading oil between them in a currency other than the dollar, that will represent a major change in how the global economy operates and a marked loss of power for the U.S. and its allies."
date:Posted: October 30, 2014
UAE. GCC corporate earnings strength intact; Regional bonds unaffected by global shocks; Central Banks support financial markets.
INTERNATIONAL. If Russia's "pivot to Asia" results in Moscow and Beijing trading oil between them in a currency other than the dollar, that will represent a major change in how the global economy operates and a marked loss of power for the U.S. and its allies."
INTERNATIONAL. In his latest interview with The Gold Report, the 321gold.com founder delivers a frank overview of U.S. international policy and lambasts commentators who look to their tea leaves in search of the next market moves.
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