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The Middle East Point of View issue #5

Heavy Fuel
Kenneth McKellar

Given the recent catastrophic events in Japan and unrest in a number of Middle Eastern countries, it is reasonable to assume that the significant progress made in almost every country in the Middle East to promote nuclear power generation will come to a halt.


Now what?
George Najem

Before analyzing the impact of the recent upheavals in the Middle East North Africa(MENA) region on the real estate sector, it is essential to first shed light on their economic, financial and market-related effects.


Clearly, very unclear
Wissam Moukahal

The numbers look good, so what, if anything, is ailing the banking sector of one of the strongest economies in the region?


An employer's nightmare
Rym Dimashkieh

“Our people are our greatest asset” has become a cliché that executives have been keen to repeat to anyone willing to listen, but much has changed since the latest financial crisis with business leaders having to rethink their talent strategies.


It's not what you think it is
Zahi Zeini

Fluctuations in world economies the past few years have prompted organizations to rethink the way they define, assess and measure corporate performance. Board members and executives are continually seeking ways to enhance the tools that link corporate strategy to performance and so to improve effective communication with investors and stakeholders in their narrative reporting.


Beyond the numbers
James Guszcza & John Lucker

Uncovering the realities that lie behind the data is what business analytics is all about. Precisely because they are hidden to the casual observer, they lend competitive advantages to the organizations that discover and implement them in business first.


It's not the quantity
Assem P. Haddad

Auditors have suffered their fair share of criticism as a result of the financial crisis. So how can they re-instill confidence in a profession whose reputation has been tainted by a series of errors and scandal? There are several drivers, but delivering quality is the only way to ensure continuity and growth.


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