The BI-ME Interview

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Posted: 02-03-2008
INTERNATIONAL. A new business book by Aamir A Rehman shatters many myths about the Middle East. He offers an easy-to-read guide at a strategic level for firms seeking to do business in the six nations of the GCC. He explains why Dubai has become a major hub for the region as it experiences an unprecedented expansion in energy, financial services, consumer goods, hospitality, retail, real estate and countless other industries. Here he speaks with BI-ME about his inspirations and insights for tapping into Gulf capital and opportunities. If you read just one book this year, we recommend that you
Posted: November 17, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. Investors could be in for a bumpy ride the rest of the year as politicians navigate a difficult path toward a solution to what is being billed as the fiscal cliff of US$720 billion in expiring tax cuts and mandatory spending cuts.
Posted: October 21, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. Why cheap energy is not vital to economic growth; Why high oil prices aren't necessarily a bad thing; Why subsidies for renewables are just plain wrong.
Posted: September 20, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. John Mauldin says the EU is only left with choices that range from bad to disastrous. Republicans and Democrats will have to hold hands and walk off the cliff together to solve U.S. economic problems.
Posted: September 19, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. What strategy the rebels need to adopt to be successful? Why Al-Qaeda's growing presence benefits Assad? How to rid the rebels of extremist forces?
Posted: September 14, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. "Ultimately, over the long term, we think inflation always wins. The government is between the rock and the hard place. Inflation is the easiest way out. We remain extremely bullish for all commodities, particularly the precious metals."
Posted: September 1, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. Mixed messages, poor reporting and a media hungry to sensationalize anything it thinks can grab a headline have led to many wondering what the true energy situation is.
Posted: August 29, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. The dire economic situation that persists globally leads Eric Sprott to say it's time for investors to take matters into their own hands and that means pushing further into precious metals equities as well as physical gold and silver.
Posted: July 20, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. Speaking to IMF Survey, Mahmood Pradhan, Deputy Director of the IMF's European Department, discusses recent economic developments, the outlook, and the policies needed to arrest escalating risks. He also looks at what it would take to spur the growth potential of the euro area.
Posted: July 12, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. If oil goes further down, it'll just be setting up an even more bullish scenario for the duration of the bull market; If gold goes down a lot, I'll buy a lot more. I'm certainly not selling my gold, because I suspect gold will be much, much, much higher over the next decade.
Posted: June 24, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. In an interview with the UN News Centre, US actor/director and conservation activist Edward Norton, spoke about the importance of learning how biodiversity affects our daily lives, and why he remains optimistic about the world's chances to make a positive impact in the environment.
Posted: June 12, 2012
UAE. Mr. Philip Anderson, a professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, shares his views with Dalius Budvytis from Delta Partners about entrepreneurship in the Middle East and in the space of Telecoms, Media and Technology in particular.
Posted: May 17, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. Ever the contrarian, Bob Moriarty, is picking up stocks when everyone else is dumping them; he plans to cash in when the mass of sellers morphs into a mass of buyers and drives prices up.
Posted: March 21, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. As the world economy teeters on the brink and rising oil prices threaten to derail the delicate roots of recovery we asked legendary investor Dr. Marc Faber to join us and give his views on the shale boom, alternative energy, developments in the Middle East and much more.
Posted: March 4, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. "I have argued for the last 12 years that investors should buy a little bit of physical gold every month and put it aside without concerns about corrections. If you don't own any gold, I would start buying some right away, keeping in mind that it could go down."
Posted: February 11, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. Greg Weldon, publisher of Weldon's Money Monitor newsletter and Grant Williams, a portfolio advisor at Vulpes Investment Management in Singapore, share their insights in this exclusive interview. They answer the question: How low and high can gold go?

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 29, 2014
KUEAIT. There is plenty of potential in the Kuwaiti market, should investor interest remain and the government carries out its proposed spending plans. The government's 2014/15 budget is expansionary, with expenditure growth of 3.2% to US$77.3 billion.
date:Posted: August 28, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The Saudi Arabian index is the region's most diverse capital market due to its size and maturity; Jadwa Investment views the opening up of the Tadawul as an overall positive but believes a cautious and considered path to reform is the best way forward, much like the Chinese example.
date:Posted: August 28, 2014
LEBANON. The results of the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index show a marginal improvement in January and February, picking up pace in March and April, and regressing in May and June 2014.
KUEAIT. There is plenty of potential in the Kuwaiti market, should investor interest remain and the government carries out its proposed spending plans. The government's 2014/15 budget is expansionary, with expenditure growth of 3.2% to US$77.3 billion.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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