Middle East Economy
- Economic Events This Week: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
October 28 2012 4:44 PM
The U.S. employment situation summary Friday will carry the most weight, because it will be the last jobs report before Election Day.
- FOMC, Q3 GDP, Housing: Economic Events For Oct. 22-26
October 22 2012 12:32 PM
Key reports this week include the preliminary release of U.S. Q3 GDP, October FOMC rate decision and China HSBC PMI data.
- US Presidential Debate Among Economic Events For Oct 15-19
October 14 2012 7:16 PM
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will cover both domestic and foreign policies during the second U.S. presidential debate Tuesday.
- Fedspeak Tops The Economic Calendar Oct 8-12
October 05 2012 3:33 PM
The U.S. Federal Reserve's assessment of current conditions, as well as data on inflation and trade, will highlight the economic calendar this week.
- This Week's Economic Events: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
October 02 2012 6:02 AM
Friday's jobs report will carry the most weight, since this is the penultimate report before the elections.
- UAE Restricting Visas For Immigrants Workers From Asia
September 18 2012 5:23 PM
The UAE is making it more difficult for immigrant laborers to enter the country on tourist and other short-term visas in a bid to prevent foreign criminals from entering the country under the guise of looking for work. The rapidly developing country has been built up with immigrant labor mostly from South Asia, who form a majority of the Gulf nation's 8 million plus population.
- QE3 Reviving Fears Of Global Currency Wars
September 14 2012 4:33 PM
Thursday's announcement by the U.S. Federal Reserve that it would be engaging in a third round of open-ended bond-buying, known as QE3, to energize the economy saw a resoundingly positive reception in the foreign financial markets, where indexes rose Friday. But market-watchers were expecting the global equity party would lead to an inevitable hangover soon, in the form of intervention by central banks around the world, to stop massive inflows of dollars into non-U.S. economies -- in short, a...
- Ahmadinejad Accuses West Of Creating Drought Conditions In Iran
September 10 2012 12:50 PM
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is claiming that Western nations are conspiring to throw Iran into a serious drought (and thereby threaten its agriculture) by deliberately destroying rain clouds headed toward the country.
- Reflecting On The Towers: At The Center Of The World
September 10 2012 11:08 AM
Originally viewed in the 1970s as a project that added too much office space to Lower Manhattan, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center became a symbol not only for New York, but for the United States, for capitalism, for the cosmopolitan / urban life, for modernity itself.
- Saudi Arabia May Run Out Of Oil By 2030: Citigroup
September 05 2012 12:04 PM
A new report from Citigroup says that Saudi Arabia, the world's eighth-largest exporter of oil, could become an oil importer by 2030.
- Gaza May Be Unlivable By 2020
August 27 2012 4:11 PM
Over the next eight years, the population in the narrow band of land will increase by half a million people to 2.1 million
- Tiffany, Heinz, Pandora, Joy Global, Splunk: Earnings Reports To Watch, Aug 27-31
August 24 2012 4:30 PM
While the second-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, investors will still see a trickle of companies reporting results next week. They include Heinz, Joy Global, Pandora Media, Splunk, and Tiffany.