The army that turned into a political party

In Algeria today, while a succession of cold air waves is planned from Sunday on the north of the country, the current president called the Electoral Corps for the next presidential elections due on April 18, 2019. Certain members of the opposition stated that as off the country’s independence, it was always the armed forces […]

Some countries are far more unequal than others

Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others Hyejin Kang / Shutterstock Sandy Brian Hager, City, University of London Why do the richest 1% of Americans take 20% of national income, but the richest 1% of Danes only 6%? Why have affluent British people seen their share of national income double since 1980, […]

Sleepwalking towards the next financial crisis?

Sleepwalking towards the next financial crisis? Here are the five biggest risks Nafis Alam, University of Reading Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on September 15, 2008, triggering the most significant global financial crisis since the great depression. Lehman’s collapse was not triggered in a day but over a much longer period, with […]

The world’s richest countries to date

The FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast for the Middle East & North Africa is the most dependable source of economic information available for the region. You get the essentials of research conducted by the leading economists for MENA within a single publication. This monthly publication gives you a precise picture of both the current state of affairs […]

Qatar’s competitive economy OK’d by World institutions

Per one of the Gulf’s local media recent publications, Qatar’s competitive economy OK’d by world institutions gets this global endorsement whilst since June last year, the country is still under Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic, financial and trade links blockade with land, air and sea borders closed. This situation […]

Gulf Arab neighbours Footballing away any Compromise

Simon Chadwick, Professor of Sports Enterprise, University of Salford explains how the still on-going dispute between the Arab Gulf neighbours not only endures but manages to affect every aspect of their respective life. We did previously dwell, as in Saudi Arabia’s standoff with Qatar continues, on the issue that is more of a financial affair […]