Politics & Economics

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Posted: 19-07-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Something extraordinary, albeit not unexpected, is happening in the Persian Gulf region. The United States, lacking a coherent strategy to deal with Iran and too distracted to develop one, is struggling to navigate Iraq’s fractious political landscape in search of a deal that would allow Washington to keep a meaningful military presence in the country beyond the end-of-2011 deadline stipulated by the current Status of Forces Agreement. At the same time, Saudi Arabia, dubious of U.S. capabilities and intentions toward Iran, appears to be inching reluctantly toward an accommod
Posted: June 14, 2019
EQUATORIAL GUINEA. In 2018, the Bank earned US$214 million in allocable income, 48% of which has been reinvested in the institution to reinforce reserves and its business growth capacity.
Posted: June 14, 2019
EQUATORIAL GUINEA. Central Africa's real income could increase by as much as 7% in one of the scenarios that researchers describe in the 2019 African Economic Outlook.
Posted: June 13, 2019
LAGOS. Tiffany Trump wears Jovadi Jewellry to historic Buckingham Palace visit.
Posted: June 11, 2019
EGYPT. PMI in line with survey average; Egypt's non-oil private sector dipped back into contraction as PMI falls to 48.2; Output and new orders record modest falls.
Posted: June 11, 2019
UAE. The event is organised in collaboration with the Federal National Council and the Higher Colleges of Technology.
Posted: June 10, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Headline PMI climbs to 17-month high of 57.3 amid sustained acceleration in output growth; Lacklustre job creation in non-oil private sector.
Posted: June 10, 2019
UAE. Marked accelerations in growth of activity and new business; Price discounting helps to drive expansion in new orders; Employment index close to "no-change" level; Wages are stagnant.
Posted: June 2, 2019
UAE. The UAE has started issuing 10-year residence visas to select group of investors, professionals and scientists - as the country begins liberalising residency permits to gradually allow permanent residency.
Posted: May 30, 2019
JOHANNESBURG. Angola, the second-biggest oil producer in Africa after Nigeria, has just released a new oil licensing strategy; This current state of play now presents an opportunity for North American companies to re-engage and re-invest in the Angolan market.
Posted: May 29, 2019
UAE. In a big and bold step, the UAE government announced the "Golden Card" visa, for foreign nationals in the UAE.
Posted: May 29, 2019
THE NETHERLANS. The Robot and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Unit of the 13th Light Brigade of the Royal Netherlands Army received the two UGVs for their Concept Development and Experimentation Project.
Posted: May 29, 2019
NIGERIA. Both appointments are effective from July 1, 2019.
Posted: May 27, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. KSA's broader economic and social development plans mapped out by Nasser Al Nasser, CEO of STC Group, in an interview with Oxford Business Group's online channel, Global Platform.
Posted: May 24, 2019
UAE. Private equity boss says setting up business has never been easier in UAE, "land of opportunity where a true entrepreneurial spirt can bring great rewards."
Posted: May 24, 2019
KUWAIT. Global and regional yields trended lower in the first quarter; About US$30 billion in fund inflows expected following EMBI index inclusion.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 14, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. thyssenkrupp Materials Services relies on Microsoft for in-house solution development; AI as an essential component of the holistic digitalization strategy; Customers benefit from individualized offers and more efficient processes.
date:Posted: June 13, 2019
UAE. Cyber-crime is one of the biggest risks to businesses to date and globally its estimated costs will reach US$6 trillion by 2021.
date:Posted: June 12, 2019
UAE. Millions of files that are sitting out in the open across various file storage technologies are actually encrypted by ransomware; The analysis detected many files containing highly sensitive information.
INTERNATIONAL. thyssenkrupp Materials Services relies on Microsoft for in-house solution development; AI as an essential component of the holistic digitalization strategy; Customers benefit from individualized offers and more efficient processes.