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 3, 2015
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
Posted: January 10, 2015
UAE. In an interview conducted by the GCC Board Directors Institute, Mohammed Al Shroogi also talks about the value of independent board members.
Posted: November 6, 2014
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.
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.
Posted: September 9, 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.
Posted: August 5, 2014
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.
Posted: May 9, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
Posted: March 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
Posted: March 2, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Energy Information Agency has predicted that natural gas production in the US will continue to grow at an impressive pace. Right now output is close to 70 billion cubic feet a day and is expected to reach over 100 billion cubic feet per day by 2040.
Posted: February 12, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The potential for a golden age of gas comes along with a big "if" regarding environmental and social impact. The International Energy Agency (IEA) believes that this age of gas can be golden, and that unconventional gas can be produced in an environmentally acceptable way.
Posted: October 16, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. In this interview, Tharman Shanmugaratnam - Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and Chair of the IMFC -lays out a policy path for all countries for higher growth, incomes, and jobs.
Posted: October 9, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. From Kurdistan to Somaliland, for independent oil companies, getting your hands on new exploration acreage where both technical risk and political risk are low is impossible.
Posted: August 8, 2013
YEMEN. Yemen's economy has stabilized, but recovery remains fragile. In this interview, IMF mission chief Khaled Sakr discussed the challenges Yemen faces in cultivating this nascent recovery in fighting unemployment and poverty.
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.
date:Posted: July 6, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Pretend and extend died last night, hopefully it will be replaced with a normal business cycle, normal ebbs and flows, but first politicians will try to save face by trying to do just one more round of pretend-and-extend, but the patient has died.
date:Posted: July 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo Bank publishes its Q3 Outlook, warns of a false start to the Fed's rate hike cycle; a return to US$100+ oil is not expected for the foreseeable future and this should help the region to focus on attracting and building other sources of revenue.