As part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China has been offering many countries foreign aid in the guise of loans to build critical infrastructure. Dr. Omar Al Ubaidly discusses the impacts of this policy …..
As the technology revolution sweeps through all aspects of our lives, how is it impacting the world of education? Analyst, Ghada Abdulla looks at how Bahrain is adapting its education system to embrace these changes for the future .
The importance of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are discussed by Dr. Omar Al Ubaidydli following the recent Gulf-German Forum on security and cooperation, organized by the German Federal Academy for Security Policy and the German-Arab Friendship Association
As the Federal Reserve gets ready to cut interest rates, Analyst, Abdulaziz AlDosseri, looks back to the 2008 global financial crisis and the importance of interest rates to financial markets, currencies and commodities.
Following an article that sampled civic honesty, Dr. Omar Al Ubaydli notes the importance of trust and honesty to a thriving economy. The article ranked a sample of 40 countries in civic honesty, where people voluntarily refrain from opportunistic behavior and which saw Arab and Islamic countries dominate the lowest rankings.
The Bahrain Economic Association (BEA) organized a seminar on Tuesday 18th June, 2019, entiled, ‘What are the best investments in the oil and gas sector during the next five years?’. which was moderated by Dr. Omar Al Ubaydli, Deputy Chairman of the Association and Research Director at DERASAT.
As Bahrain gears up to focus on becoming a knowledge-based economy, analyst, Ghada Abdullah looks into what this means for Bahrain and how it can be achieved.
Dr. Omar Al Ubaydli discusses the impacts of increasing certain wages in noting that an increase in public sector salaries should be in a very narrow range, and should be applied in a carefully selected group of jobs….
Dr. Omar Al Ubaydli notes that Gulf countries should work toward eliminating customs taxes, switching exclusively to VAT. The primary benefit will be in opening markets for the Gulf countries’ new non-oil exports as they implement their economic visions…..
Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council just approved a special residency permit for entrepreneurs, investors, and skilled expatriates. Dr. Omar A-Ubaydli discusses this potentially positive step for the economy ……