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The War in Yemen Tests Saudi Arabia's Clout

Derek Abrams  |  Economics

In Yemen, hardened rebel fighters remain undeterred by heavy Saudi bombing. In addition, Saudi-backed Syrian fighters have lost major ground in Aleppo. Both these conflicts have been costly distractions for Saudi Arabia, whose economy is feeling the pinch of austerity measures.

Using DNA Markers To Spot Bogus Fabrics

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  Entrepreneurship

While difficult to fully ascertain once in the product, Egyptian cotton commands a premium price in the fabric markets. Media stories of fake goods sold claiming this expensive fabric but really using less expensive and inferior cotton have given consumer confidence a negative hit. Using DNA testing technology, it is now possible to validate samples to alleviate the concerns. A small company operating from a business incubator in New York is specializing in this process.

Using DNA Markers To Spot Bogus Fabrics

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Egyptian cotton is known for its long fibers that help make fabric particularly smooth and comfortable. Many retailers and brand name designers proudly label their bedding as being made with Egyptian cotton. Unfortunately, given the small scale of the Egyptian cotton production, it is simply mathematically impossible for all the bedding labeled as Egyptian cotton to actually have come from Egyptian cotton. As cotton goes through the various stages of production, it is common for cheaper varieties to be used. Now steps are being taken by retailers and designers to have the cotton they purchase be marked, and then subsequently tested, to make sure they are ending up with fabric that uses the cotton they paid for.

A Tech Ecosystem Built on Rubble

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D.  |  Operations Management

A pioneering startup accelerator is building businesses in one of the world’s toughest places. The drive and focus of the citizens in the Gaza Strip is helping create a tech hub there.

Syria's Small Factories Struggle to Survive

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Manufacturing output in Syria has shrunk as the civil war has shuttered (and bombed) factories.

Turmoil in Egypt Batters Turkish Exports

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Tension in Syria and Egypt puts a damper on Turkish exports to other Middle Eastern countries.

Korea’s Daring Bet on The Arctic Sea Lanes

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

Despite considerable risks and costs, Korea wants a commercial presence in the Arctic.

How Egypt’s Economy Toppled a President

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

Mursi couldn’t stop the hoarding or save the currency.

Innovator Howie Choset: The Robot-Snake Charmer

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  Entrepreneurship

Snakes that heal hearts and perform rescue operations? Robotics expert Howie Choset says yes.

The Millionaires in the Mosque

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

How will economics impact Egypt's future?

The Drug War in Mexico, Now on the Blogosphere

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D.  |  Information Technology

With the press cowed by gang reprisals, blog posts and tweets fill an information void.

Apache Drills Deep Into Egypt's Shifting Sands

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Apache's $8 billion investment in Egypt has boosted output (and profits), though its success may be impacted by the country's political transition.

On the Saudi Streets, Silence Speaks Volumes

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

What about the economics of oil in the tumultuous Middle East?

An Uprising—and an Opportunity

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

Egypt is in turmoil, and most Egyptian businessmen are staying out of the limelight. Naguib Sawiris is not.

If Demography Is Destiny, Then India Has the Edge

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

Research shows working-age populations are slipping in the U.S. and other industrialized nations while those of other countries are growing faster.

Behold!

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

The stock market in Peru went from 23 to 23,000 in 16 years. Surprised? Your next money-making opportunity is in the last place you

Behold!

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The stock market in Peru went from 23 to 23,000 in 16 years. Surprised? Your next money-making opportunity is in the last place you

Behold!

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

The stock market in Peru went from 23 to 23,000 in 16 years. Surprised? Your next money-making opportunity is in the last place you

The New Silk Road

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

How are the Middle East and Asia responding to their new wealth?


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