New Government vs. Social and Budgetary Tensions

Creating three million jobs would require a growth rate between 2017 and 2020 of a minimum of 7 to 8% minimum. The results of the bodies responsible for employment of the ANDI, the ANSEJ as much as of the NACC, are mixed despite their many allowed benefits. This is the New Government vs. social and budgetary tensions dilemma that the country’s newly appointed Prime Minister has to face up to within the remaining time of the president’s mandate.

However, the growth rate is relatively low in reference to public spending of 3% on average between 2000 and 2016.  According to the ONS, quoted by APS, in April 2017, the employed population was estimated at 10.769 million against 10.845 million people in September 2016, registering a negative balance of the 76,000 people where six unemployed on ten on average are long-term unemployed.

Realistic Understanding of the Energy Conundrum

Published conjointly by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE of Nafeez Ahmed and Medium  this beautiful contribution of Jonathan Rutherford explores the fundamental driver of global economic malaise: not debt; not banks; but a protracted, slow-burn crisis of ‘net energy decline.’ It is in the fifth contribution to a symposium, ‘Pathways to the Post-Carbon Economy’. We republish few excerpts in the hope that doing so will disseminate further what is said. It is in a way like the short version of the original article that is all about to discern some clear and realistic understanding of the energy conundrum. 

The MENA region petrodollar economies are best advised to enter into the dialogue and find their own way of a future that is being premised before our very eyes.

Qatar 2008-2014 : du Soft au Smart Power

“Comment la stratégie du Qatar a-t-elle évolué à la suite de la crise de 2008 et depuis les printemps arabes ? M. Lazar distingue trois périodes : 2008 – 2011 : du soft power régional à une stratégie globale ; 2011 : la tentation du hard power ; 2013-2014 : vers un smart power discret.
LE QATAR fait partie des nouveaux acteurs étatiques dynamiques qui bénéficient du processus de globalisation et du basculement du monde vers l’Asie, notamment depuis la crise financière de 2008. Dans le cas spécifique de l’émirat à la perle, cela s’inscrit dans un contexte de forte hausse de son PIB suite à l’augmentation des prix des hydrocarbures durant la décennie 2000 et à ses investissements dans des infrastructures de production de gaz naturel liquéfié.

General Elections in the United Kingdom and the GCC

This article of Jameel Ahmad, Vice President of Corporate Development and Market Research at FXTM and BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies with Accountancy and Finance from the University of the West of England published on AMEinfo of May 31st, 2017 is pertinently about the General Elections in the United Kingdom and the GCC. It was the UK Prime Minister who called for these elections for next Thursday, in fact three years earlier than scheduled.
The reasons were to obviously strengthen the hands of the eventual winner who will be deemed to negotiate the Brexit with the European Union.

Status-Quo or Reform from June 2017 to April 2019 in Algeria

What are the prospects for the newly appointed Government of Abdelmadjid TEBBOUNE?  Will we see the status-quo or reform from June 2017 to April 2019 in Algeria?  Or the latter being the country’s next presidential election, will we as stated in some international media, be focusing on the distribution of rent to temporarily appease the […]

Conflict-hit Syrian hospital going Solar

Syrian civil strife and war of recent years have unfortunately reached such level where it is now difficult to even provide and maintain power at the required level needed by a hospital, let alone a Conflict-hit Syrian hospital going solar.  Despite the doom and gloom of such destruction and clear way to the light at the […]