Politics & Economics

FEATURED REPORT...
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: May 25, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Cities are the engine rooms for economic advantage on the chessboard of global competition; A radically different paradigm is in order. It will require big picture thinking.
Posted: May 18, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. The company will initially manufacture products and provide services across: Air Systems; Land Systems; Weapons & Missiles and Defense Electronics.
Posted: May 16, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Britain's Labour Party has announced that if elected it would introduce a 45% income tax rate on incomes over 80k pounds, and a 50% rate over 123k.
Posted: May 12, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Riyadh seeking private investment and partnerships for ambitious development programme outlined in Vision 2030.
Posted: May 10, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. It's a catch-22: democracy has given people a voice who in turn expect service delivery, but want a say. As a consequence, service delivery is severely impacted.
Posted: May 9, 2017
UAE. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study shows gender gap still persists when it comes to global talent mobility; 44% of women with children were willing to move abroad. Yet despite this, less than 30% of women who were willing to move had actually done so, compared with 40% of men in similar situations.
Posted: May 9, 2017
The arrangement will serve as a vehicle to deliver innovative solutions that drive sustainable development in the UAE.
Posted: May 4, 2017
LEBANON. Findings from latest ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller survey released: Young Arabs view unemployment and extremism as the biggest problems holding the Middle East back, with the region increasingly divided by access to opportunity; 77% of young Lebanese say Daesh has become weaker over the past year.
Posted: May 3, 2017
LEBANON. Promundo-US and UN Women study reveals that although traditional attitudes about gender equality dominate, at least one quarter of men hold more open and equitable views, supporting women's economic, social, and political equality.
Posted: April 27, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Increase in foreign direct investment seen as part of efforts to diversify the economy and boost investment inflows into the kingdom; National Transformation Programme updates to be revealed at Saudi Forum 2017.
Posted: April 25, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. New Open Europe research published today reveals there is enough untapped UK trade potential to offset the possible effects of Brexit on exports to the EU.
Posted: April 23, 2017
LEBANON. latest Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index shows recovery in sentiment in the first three months of the year remains tentative at best.
Posted: April 19, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Private sector is having more impact at the primary level - with stronger growth levels seen against a decline in public sector enrolment. Pressure on provision creates an opportunity for greater collaboration between the public and private sectors.
Posted: April 18, 2017
UAE. The UAE in particular continued the trend of performing markedly better than other countries in the Middle East, with the survey indicating an increase in confidence, government spending and employment.
Posted: April 17, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. As consumption triples to US$4 trillion over next decade, wealthy householders will represent biggest share of spending; Urbanization and more nuclear and digital households will also shape new spending patterns.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 25, 2017
UAE. Over 25% of successors think they will lose market share to new entrants; Quicker than ever, the past is being left behind - a tendency that in the perception of many goes against the tradition of family-owned businesses.
date:Posted: May 25, 2017
UAE. 88% of executives surveyed in the Gulf region experienced a fraud incident in the past year compared to 62% in 2015, according to the Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report - the highest increase of any region.
date:Posted: May 18, 2017
UAE. 2020 Expo key to 'lukewarm' construction market in UAE with costs forecast to rise by 2% in 2017; Rest of the region including Qatar and Oman seeing construction slowdown and stable costs, reflecting oil prices.
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