November 25, 2013
Lack of Clarity in Communicating Monetary Policy to the Public So while unifying the two exchange rates was necessary, the manner in which it was done was ill-considered.
IMD Professor Nuno Fernandes on how optimistic assumptions have paved the way for an expensive investment
November 24, 2013
One of the first celebrity endorsements came from Lindsay Lohan, who tweeted: “Help support Dubai to win the World Expo in 2020 & support @HHShkMohd’s vision @DubaiExpo2020.” She added “I do”.
The future of the Middle East economy: will energy subsidies' short-term gains outweigh projected inefficiencies?
Energy subsidies in the Middle East may create short-term gains for stakeholders, but will these gains outweigh projected long-term inefficiencies that could undermine the region's economy in the future?
The establishment of Dubai's International Finance Centre in 2004 has launched a global competition to "grab a slice" of the Islamic finance pie.
Today, the Gulf is part of a new global industrial revolution, one which is less obvious but which is having impacts that are just as significant.
Over 2,000 entrepreneurs or "changemakers" will be present at the event, highlighting that Egypt has the capacity to undergo the necessary reformations, regardless of the present political, economic and social barriers.
November 21, 2013
If the Arab Spring, or what is left of the Arab Spring, has taught us anything, it is that the youth is a constituency that no one can afford to ignore, banks and governments alike.
The Qatar Foundation's Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings are attracting attention from the Middle East as well as the international community
Expatriates in Saudi Arabia have always contributed to the country's economy and with a projected economic boom, KSA needs them to come back.
Top industry leaders are increasingly calling for the Middle East to promote manufacturing as the region's central economic driver, in conjunction with innovation-led strategies, to ensure a positive and prosperous economic outlook in the future.
Though Saudi Arabia and UAE are the current GCC leaders in sukuk issuances, Oman is increasingly considered the most attractive emerging Islamic finance market for sukuk investment.
The balance of economic power is shifting eastwards, said Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman, assistant minister of petroleum and mineral resources, while addressing a petrochemical conference in Dubai on Wednesday.
"This isn’t a Miss World contest, and we’re not asking for world peace or prosperity. Egyptians are impatient and are wondering when vague rhetoric will translate into solid, targeted actions."
Libya is a vast country of six million inhabitants with access to huge oil and gas deposits making it one of the richest countries in the region. It was supposed to be a hopeful story amid the turmoil that followed the outbreak of the Arab Spring.