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  • Ban Skype, discourage business

    Ban Skype, discourage business

    With the region’s least competitive mobile market and some of the slowest internet in the world, Lebanon’s move to ban VoIP communications is wildly unpopular.

    June 18, 2010 8:33
  • The economics of energy subsidies

    The economics of energy subsidies

    Heavily subsidized energy in the GCC failed to encourage responsible use or investment in efficiency, now energy demands are beginning to tax and outweigh the production capacity in some areas.

    June 16, 2010 5:20
  • To be served and protected

    To be served and protected

    In emerging economies, the consumer is surrounded by hazards: shoddy goods, counterfeit products, inflated prices. Governments are slowly beginning to address the lack of protection afforded to the average shopper.

    June 15, 2010 5:06