June 26, 2014
FDI flows to transition economies recorded a 28 percent increase, to $108 billion. But FDI flows to Kuwait are estimated to have decreased by 41 percent in 2013.
Proponents of the curse believe that each time someone somewhere builds a tower taller than the existing tallest, it is an omen pointing to an impending crisis.
June 25, 2014
Wrong for so many moral and amoral reasons: why state spending on illegal settlements is even bothering Israelis themselves
Unpublished official data reviewed by Reuters suggests state spending on settlers rose by a third after Netanyahu took office in 2009 and critics complain that the cost of settlements has long remained hidden in thickets of budgetary convolution.
The short answer is exactly the same if we ask ‘Does everyone need a dentist?’ No, but you are probably better off with professional help than without it.
Is it a matter of corruption or waste at the NSSF? The public prosecution of the Audit Bureau will have the answer soon, after its investigations of two issues - forging quittances and travel to Geneva - are over.
June 24, 2014
Leading real estate developers revealed a trend toward downsizing apartment space Tuesday, expressing optimism over the continued success of the real estate market despite security tensions.
The long-standing practice of borrowers issuing blank cheques to lenders as guarantee of payment is one of the reasons people end up in prison, Dubai Police said on Tuesday.
The wars for Iraq’s fabulous oil wealth has led to American invasions, massacres, the brutal Baathist dictatorship, sanctions, ethnic war, conflicts with Iran, Kuwait, Turkey and the US.
Time for some basic labour rights? Why hiring Filipino housemaids just got almost impossible in the UAE
The move has led to a shortage of maids from the Philippines, which imposes strict measures in maid deployment
This reclassification decision had been three years in the offing before the announcement was made on June 12 last year.
June 23, 2014
Sisi’s Gulf Arab allies have sent billions of dollars in aid to Egypt after Mursi’s fall which analysts said had saved Egypt from bankruptcy.
June 22, 2014
The road less traveled: how alternative tourism is proving to be a viable option for the Egyptian economy
El-Decken's group – and other like it – won't replace the value of the main tourism sector, but they are growing and attracting more locals and foreigners every day
he ever more rising status of the GCC, and the role of their sovereign wealth funds in economies affected by the repercussions of the global financial breakdown, has led to GCC states becoming more assertive in their relations with the EU.
As the largest exporter in the world, Qatar is likely to benefit from higher LNG prices, resulting in large current account surpluses for years to come, it added.
Iraq had been a popular play with some frontier investors because of the oil producer's low debt and high foreign reserves. But the unrest changes that.