Participants in Bahrain's new-look National Dialogue have expressed optimism after two days of meetings between the Royal Court and those taking part.
They have now been asked to come up with their visions for five key subject
Most people around the world are optimistic that 2014 will be better than last year and that the global economy will be stronger, according to a poll.
Seventy-six percent of people in 23 countries questioned by the global research
CFO optimism has rebounded from historic lows in many countries as several political and economic “uncertainties” have been resolved or eased, according to the Q4 Global CFO Signals survey by leading professional services firm Deloit
Chief financial officers (CFOs) in the Middle East reported the highest level of optimism during the second quarter of 2012, compared to 11 other geographies surveyed, a report said.
Entitled ‘Retrenching Again,’ the Deloitt
The CFO optimism in the Middle East dropped to a two-year low in the fourth quarter of 2011, thanks to the continued social upheaval in the region coupled with uncertainty and risk aversion in business dealings, said a recent survey.
Optimism for the year ahead lifted Egypt's stock market on Monday, while Gulf bourses were mixed in muted trade as many investors were still away on holidays.
Egypt's benchmark index rose 1.6 per cent as some investors took new pos
Kuwait's Zain climbed to a five-week high on Thursday on talk the telecom firm was closer to a $950 million sale of its stake in Zain Saudi , as regional bourses ended mixed amid uncertainty in global markets.
Zain climbed to at its highes
The Arabian Travel Market (ATM), a premier travel and tourism event, has mirrored the strength of the regional tourism industry through its impressive post show figures despite unrest in parts of the Middle East, said the organisers.
Optimism for economic recovery is high among Qatar’s SOHO and SMEs, says a research commissioned by Qatar Telecom (Qtel).
While concerns over the economic crisis hampered spending and expansion plans in the past year, the market is poised
78 per cent of UAE businesses are optimistic about the country's economy in 2011 on balance, as opposed to a global average of 23 per cent, according to a new survey.
This figure places the UAE as the joint fourth most optimistic count