Global Inequality is on the Rise at different Countries Rates

It is manifestly obvious that Global Inequality is on the Rise at different Countries Rates, but how different is today’s situation to that of any time in the past. Is it due to the quasi omnipresence of all the internet networks that allow information to be gathered at a lightning speed as well as at […]

Saudi banning foreign employment in gold and jewellery shops

An interesting article of Gulf Business posted on December 4, 2017 on how Saudi Arabia in its multi-facetted program of “Saudization” is getting down to the nitty-gritty of specialized retail business. As if the country does have enough things to worry about these days, this recently included Saudi banning foreign employment in gold and jewellery […]

Happiness the emotional ingredient lacking the most in the MENA

Is happiness the emotional ingredient lacking the most in the MENA countries? Or would as acknowledged by many, unhappiness be recognized as one of the main factors that cause emotional volatility in the MENA region whether in past or recent years?  As for the 2 other ingredients as asserted in “emotional intelligence is key in the digital age”, the proposed article written by Mushtak Al-Atabi, of Heriot-Watt University studying the effects of the on-going technological advances on happiness generally, sounds quite affirmative. Would emotional intelligence being the key ingredient of happiness all over the world be adopted and be the same for all regions of the MENA?

Money Supply, Exchange Rate and Inflation

There are dialectical relationships between a country’s monetary supply, exchange rate and inflation that in turn impact on its central bank interest rate determining, thus bearing on the productive sector (growth rate, employment rate, etc.) and on the general purchasing power.
As we all know any economic policy ought to, whilst avoiding any monetary illusion, synchronize the real and the financial spheres, the economic and social dynamics.  It goes without saying that all petro economies of the MENA region find themselves in similar traumatic convulsions between fiscal shortcomings and rising domestic and international demand for money.

Saudisation means limiting all expatriates’ employment

Saudi Arabia unlike all its partners within the GCC and for many in the world would have been a terrible country, were it not for it to have been sitting on one of the world’s largest reserves of fossil oil.  Moreover and, according to western common knowledge, it sponsors a strong feeling-filled version of Islam that is conducive to all sorts of redicalisation.  And it denies its citizens whether nationals and / or resident expatriates many basic rights.  Here is a good example in an article written by Ahmed Al-Arfaj of Al-Madina published on Saudi Gazette of July 2, 2017.  It is about that other aspect of the country where a Saudisation means limiting all expatriates’ employment is being proposed.  Expatriates accounted in 2014 for little less than 33% of the country’s 30 million inhabitants.

Qatar’s standoff with its neighbours is turning sour by the hour as the ultimatum of a month has elapsed.  An extra 48 hours was granted though but it is believed would not alter anything in the blockaded country’s stance.

Meanwhile, it’s no secret for anyone that the oil and gas markets are at a critical turning point.  Shale gas of the US has completely disrupted the dynamic in the market, brought prices crashing down.  Natural Gas of Qatar as a palliative and / or a cleaner substitute would presumably anchor those prices at a level that would prevent any up movement.

How To Secure Employee Loyalty In The Middle East

Suhail Al-Masri wrote on June 12th, 2017 on Entrepreneur Middle East about How To Secure Employee Loyalty In The Middle East. This is a very important topic that is often overlooked in the workplace. Please find below the extensive version of the article. Once you have got the best people on board your enterprise, it’s then […]

6 Leadership Lessons From World Champion Steve Kerr

There are leaders, then there are great leaders. When you experience a great leader in everyday life, it’s a different experience.
Enter Steve Kerr, head coach of the 2017 NBA World Champion Golden State Warriors. His team battled the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, and beat them 4 games to 1.