Politics & Economics

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: February 22, 2018
UAE. Middle East Sovereign Wealth funds (SWF) increasing allocation to alternatives; Almost a quarter (23%) of their assets under management invested in private equity, real estate, gold and infrastructure.
Posted: February 21, 2018
UAE. Stakeholders have a valuable role to play in helping draw up the regulatory framework needed to accommodate a more diverse economy, says Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak; Plans outlined on Oxford Business Group's Global Platform.
Posted: February 20, 2018
MUMBAI. Signs historic agreement with Virgin Hyperloop One; Pune-Mumbai route will support 150 million passenger trips per year and help India boost its economic competitiveness.
Posted: February 18, 2018
LONDON. Under the terms of the transaction, BGIS will acquire a portfolio of UK contracts for the delivery of services in the hospital, education, justice, transport and emergency services markets.
Posted: February 17, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Organized by the King Salman Humanitarian and Relief Centre (KSrelief), the forum takes place 26-27 February 2018.
Posted: February 17, 2018
UAE. The labour market across the GCC and globally is changing dramatically and the nature of new jobs being created does not always match the skills-set of the existing labour pool.
Posted: February 16, 2018
UAE. New opportunities emerge with the returning of semblance of political stability and initiation of redevelopment plans.
Posted: February 16, 2018
UAE. BCG and World Government Summit propose an indicative direction for governments in evaluating the requirements for talent to survive in the 21st century labor market.
Posted: February 15, 2018
UAE. Last year's submitted ideas spanned Blockchain applications in a wide range of topics from energy, real estate, asset management, payments, education, healthcare, and supply chain management to social behaviour.
Posted: February 14, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Family-run businesses in the GCC countries remain, by and large, highly resilient at the start of 2018, proving once again that this important segment of the economy will continue to drive the regional growth.
Posted: February 13, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. How much have stocks been overvalued? And when the new reality sets in, how healthy, with debt still extremely high, is the actual global economy?
Posted: February 13, 2018
UAE. Governments are moving away from simply being enablers of private sector innovation, to become co-contributors, participants and even pioneers of innovation.
Posted: February 11, 2018
UAE. The Middle East is expected to account for 2% of the total global benefits from Artificial Intelligence in 2030; The greatest gains from AI are likely to be in UAE (contribution of up to 13.6% GDP in 2030) and KSA (12.4%).
Posted: February 11, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Output growth continuing to slow; Survey respondents commented on softer rises in new business intakes following the VAT introduction in January.
Posted: February 11, 2018
UAE. Regional indexes all reported losses during the week; Saudi Arabia was the worst performer during the week with losses of 3.3%, followed by 2.5% in Dubai and 1.8% in Bahrain.


date:Posted: March 20, 2018
UAE. 79% of regional CEOs confirm that consumer behaviour will be disruptive to their business over the next five years, compared to 68% globally; 81% are working to create transparency around their organisation’s values, compared to 73% globally.
date:Posted: March 20, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Public-sector employees embrace government use of AI at a higher rate than other citizens.
date:Posted: March 19, 2018
LONDON. Corporate board diversity will be key for companies' long-term success; EY announces global innovation garage to meet demand for disruptive technologies.