INTERNATIONAL. Global Innovation Index (GII) 2012, a ranking of 141 countries co-produced by INSEAD and WIPO, measures the degree to which countries and economies integrate innovation into their political business and social spheres.
UAE. Inbound deals rise 255% to US$3.9 billion; Total value of MENA M&A increases 76% to US$17.3 billion; Saudi Arabia and UAE lead; Telecom sector leads M&A domestic deal value, according to EY report.
OMAN. Annual HSBC Middle East Economist Roadshow in Oman saw seasoned HSBC experts, David Bloom, Global Head of Foreign Exchange Strategy, and Simon Williams, Chief Middle East Economist, discuss the most important global and regional economic trends to watch in 2014.