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: June 30, 2013
TUNISIA. Loan aimed at preserving macroeconomic stability, boosting growth, protecting the vulnerable; Program ownership, political and societal buy-in are key to success; Private sector development crucial for sustainable growth and job creation.
Posted: June 27, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Williams' corrected economic indicators show the U.S. is nowhere near a recovery and the Fed will have to increase rather than decrease bond buying to prop up the banks and push off inevitable dollar debasement. That could be very bad for savers, but good for gold.
Posted: June 6, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. In this exclusive interview, Chris Faulkner, CEO of Breitling Energy Companies discusses how Bakken has turned the US into an economic powerhouse and how the US can compete with Saudi Arabia.
Posted: March 6, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Nothing new is coming online anytime soon and movement on developing renewable energy resources has been sadly inadequate. The idea that shale reservoirs will lead the US to energy independence will soon enough be recognized as unrealistic hype.
Posted: March 6, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Some people may look at the stock market and see economic recovery. Eric Sprott of Sprott Asset Management and Sprott Money looks at myriad other economic indicators and sees an economy still in decline.
Posted: February 1, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. True to form, the chairman of Casey Research doesn't mince words. "Most Europeans believe the state owes them a living; the society is corrupt through and through." "Government acquires income by theft;" "Nobody reads a book from the classical era in school; it's now mostly committee-approved pablum."
Posted: December 11, 2012
INTERNATIONAL. There's been plenty of talk about potentially radical US foreign policy changes as a result of the shale boom. While one shouldn't expect any dramatic US foreign policy move away from the Middle East, factors are influencing a greater focus on Asia.
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.
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UAE. Transaction levels falling across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah; Oil price decline impacting job creation affecting real estate; Affordability and supply levels impacting villa market; Rental market weak but strong tourism sector and Expo 2020 boost medium term outlook.