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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 22, 2014
UAE. Nature-starved offices affect health of EMEA office employees; 42% have no natural light in their working environment, 55% don't have access to any greenery.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. Middle East investment banking fees reached US$138.2 million during Q3 2014; debt issuance reached US$6.3 billion; The UAE was the most active nation accounting for 45% of the debt issuance activity.
Posted: October 22, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The Jeddah-based lender pledged to dispose of all non-Islamic assets to meet a goal of becoming fully Shariah-compliant in five years.
Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. A panel of influential players in the UAE's real estate market have unanimously agreed that the country can fend off its global competitors to become a global business hub for the 21st century.
Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. INSEAD hosted the 2014 Global Business Leaders Conference in Abu Dhabi to drive debate so as to nurture leaders and entrepreneurs who create tangible, long-lasting value.
Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. STME gears up for a promising future as the IT industry surges towards sustainable growth.
Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. CIOs are faced with balancing the needs of workers to be more mobile and have more choice with the needs of the enterprise to protect its data regardless of the delivery channel.
Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. End-unit prices have surpassed their peak of 2008, however land prices are still at 50% of their peak levels.
Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. Workshop on funding and fund-raising strategies.
Posted: October 21, 2014
QATAR. Euromoney Qatar Conference set to examine funding opportunities of Qatar's US$250 billion investment budget.
Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. Airlines in the Middle East will require 2,610 new airplanes over the next 20 years; Local commercial financing totals more than 65% of regional deliveries in 2013.
Posted: October 21, 2014
UAE. The relationship between companies and consumers has been radically transformed in recent years in line with the escalating number of communications channels.
Posted: October 21, 2014
QATAR. QInvest witnessing marked growth of interest in the GCC real estate sector; Craig Cowie recently discussed investment opportunities at SuperReturn Middle East.
Posted: October 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "It is a crisis moment, an emergency where we clearly do not want to see Kobani become a horrible example of the unwillingness of people to be able to help those who are fighting ISIL."
Posted: October 20, 2014
UAE. An international fund which provides aspiring social entrepreneurs with US$1 million of financial assistance, global exposure for their company or idea and support from world-famous business mentors.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. 47% of Middle Eastern respondents indicated that they are considering a proactive shareholder engagement policy which can open and sustain a productive dialogue with investors.
date:Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. HSBC global expat survey highlights job prospects, better salaries, higher personal security as primary factors attracting expats to the country.
date:Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. The total number of IPOs in Q3 2014 was lower than the previous quarter where we saw seven offerings. However, the total value in Q3 2014 was US$ 1.6 billion, which is a 78% increase in total value compared to Q2 2014.
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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