In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the current security situations and political dilemma in the Middle East in view of ISIS savagery. In June 2014, a major offensive launched by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq & Greater Syria...
In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the chronic impotency of UN and failure of the Security Council to maintain world order, resolve conflicts and enforce peace. On January 1920, fourteen months after the end of the First World War,...
Despite spending $11 billion on the World Cup, Brazil has not be been able increase the nation’s visibility and consolidate an image of “happiness and receptivity” to boost its tourist potential. Moreover, its image has taken beating due to...
The unprecedented technological advancements in mass media and telecommunications have broadened the options of knowing what is happening in this turbulent world. Nowadays, people see how terror attacks, kidnapping, bloody armed conflicts and civil wars roam all around the...
Gold – the yellow metal that’s as priceless as the word can imply. Everyone wants to own gold, wants to buy it as an investment for the future. But not many do manage to invest in gold thanks to...
Dubai is the most expensive region for expatriates to rent properties with 30% increase in rental property rates What’s the next best thing to do if we aren’t able to afford our ‘dream home’ in an exquisite foreign location? Of...
In this Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyses President Trump’s decision on Jerusalem, its illegality, and aftereffects in view of the international community and UN invalidation of U.S. policy on Jerusalem. He scrutinizes the official statement and argues against the...
Oil & gas revenues look for safe, long term home in global property, reveals JLL's latest Global Capital Markets Research report. JLL's report provides insights into the investment trends of Middle Eastern oil rich economies including, an estimate of the...
Defence expenditure forms one of the core fiscal expenditures of countries with millions of dollars being spent by governments to ensure that their defence system is up-to date and bolstered with highly refined arsenal. Defence expenditures aren’t however mindlessly...
Findings from Labbrand’s recent survey also indicate an inherent paradox embodied in the nature of tertiary education today. Multiple market forces are creating pull and push tensions, which appear contradictory and difficult to manage. Catering for a diverse international,...
Read this: Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44. Road traffic crashes...
"It is estimated that 30-50% of all food produced on the planet is lost before reaching the human stomach." ~Dr.Tim Fox , Head of energy and environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers~ The global population is estimated to reach 9.5...
Today's ECB meeting and subsequent speech by Draghi will shape the future outlook in the markets and will define future policy directions. Words used by influential policymakers often work effectively to shape the future of the financial markets. ECB Chairman,...
Overall Global Economy to See 3.3% Growth in 2014. IHS Top10 Predictions foresees an end to “wallowing in an economic soft patch." After wallowing in an economic “soft patch” for the past two years, the global economy is likely to emerge...
India is gearing up to offer visas on arrival for national from 180 countries including the UAE and other GCC nations like Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar. India is now offering visas on arrival to passport holders from 180 countries...
Despite the presence of so many transnational problems, Iran’s nuke program and the Syrian dilemma are by far the most controversial issues on the international political theater. Navigating away from discussing over again the machinated failure of the international...
In the hierarchy of schemes that are driven by the intention of controlling the wealth of other nations, financial imperialism is a serious contender. It is a time-tested technique for acquiring wealth from developing or emerging countries without physically...
Scandinavian countries topped the list in the World Happiness Report 2013. In his graduation speech Bill Watterson, the creator of the legendary comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes coerced us to make a distinction between desire and happiness. While a desire stems from attaining...
Declines in commodity prices likely to continue through 2015, says WB report Prices of most commodities, particularly oil, are expected to remain weak for the remainder of this year and through much of 2015, says the World Bank’s recently released...
Taiwan as a hub of tourism is one that remains in relative obscurity. Boasting of myriad cultural legacies, Taiwan however is a must-see tourism locale. Man is a social animal. This popular phrase says it all for the inherent nomad...
EdArabia's latest study on schooling around the world gives an overview of the state of education and literacy in some parts of the world. Education is fundamental to growth and development. Education is one crucial resource for kids all over the world....
Global household wealth increases by 8.3% to USD 263 trillion, driven by wealth growth in the United States and Europe The world's rich is getting richer, with 0.7% of the rich now owning more than 48% of global wealth -...
‘Dull and Old’ economies to see strongest growth since 2010. Emerging markets no longer primary locomotives of global economy. World growth and competitiveness landscape changing. ‘Dull and old’ economies will have their strongest performing year since 2010 and will drive global recovery...
Despite a global decline, Defense spending is on the rise in the Middle East, Deloitte's new report reveals Defense spending also on the rise in India, China, Russia, South Korea, Brazil and Japan Deloitte predicts 2014 to be another record year for...
Greenhouse gas is a catch-all term used to describe a class of gases -- either naturally-occurring or man-made (anthropogenic) which have a detrimental effect on the Earth’s atmosphere. It is no longer in academic dispute that any upset to...
It seems like as more stones are turned over and the aftermath of the global financial crisis keeps unravelling, there is an abundance of fraud and malpractices to be seen everywhere. Only last week, the rating agencies were dragged...
UAE national airline Etihad Airways' Indian dreams hit more turbulence recently with the Indian government's top regulatory authority expressing reservations about the proposed USD 379 million deal with Jet Airways. The troubled Indian airline announced a few months ago that...
With the commodity markets experiencing a fresh bout of volatility, and the Fed unsure of what future stimulus will be offered, and the IMF downgrading global economic growth, there seems to be stagnation in the economy which is proving...
The magic of the movies.They have more power than any other art form to collectively impact a million emotion. As a child, it is the wonder of a larger than life screen ,that comes alive and the beautiful imagery,...
  A new annual report on global internet trends points to the growing use of the internet, along with the explosive growth of tablets and other smart devices. The second edition of this report, titled 2013 Internet Trends, was unveiled by...
IP Global Property Barometer Q2 2013: Jakarta ranked highest among the promising markets of Asia-Pacific  Jakarta, with the fourth largest population in the world has attractive demographics for real estate investors The Australian economy is becoming two phase, with Queensland and...
The recent G-7 summit and announcement has put forward a new question in the economic world and it seems to be one that has been recurring throughout the history of international trade and finance. Is there another currency war...
What do Peru and the UAE have in common? Thriving tourism, free trade, investment opportunities, a tradition of hospitality and the love of good food. With all this in common, it isn't surprising that the UAE was one of...
At the end of the 1980s, there was a feeling in the world that the Communist regime of USSR had imploded under its own internal pressures and that the democratic values and hence capitalism had triumphed. Now it seems...
New market data suggests that global commercial real estate markets have continued to make a solid recovery, largely driven by the Asian and Middle East region. Compared to the same period last year, the transaction volumes are up by 11...
First came the announcement this week by Shell senior executives that oil extraction in the Arctic would be postponed for the second year in a row, and second is yesterday’s announcement foreshadowing the company’s plan for the future, Shell...
Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Payment Transaction Value to Surpass $235 Billion in 2013. Gartner Predicts Asia/Pacific Will Overtake Africa to Become the Largest Region. Worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach USD 235.4 billion in 2013, a 44 percent increase from...
Although GCC investors are scouring the world for bargain deals, London’s real estate market has continued to attract them in huge numbers. According to Paul Preston, director and head of property investment company IP Global Middle East, London has earned...
Booz & Company Chief Executive Study Finds Steep Rise in Planned CEO Turnovers, as Companies Take Active Control of Their CEO Succession Planning Leading global management consulting firm Booz & Company today announced the results of this years Chief Executive...

Doping in Finance

Just like doping is one of the evils of the world of sports, the same goes for insider trading in the world of finance. The outcry over the use of performance enhancing drugs is legitimate in the sense that...