Regional Head of Research at Standard Chartered Bank, Marios Maratheftis, discusses the eurozone, Greece and a common currency for the GCC. So, Marios, what do you make of the eurozone? Where is it going? The eurozone is going somewhere, but unfortunately it’s not a very happy place. There is significant issues and significant problems in…

It’s a perfect political déjà vu. What Egypt’s first democratically-elected president Mohammed Morsi has achieved by shunting out top military musclemen is reminiscent of the Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s gradual plucking out of power his country’s men-in-uniform. Contrary to what political pundits predicted about Morsi being a weak leader, the Egyptian president “retired”…

Your backyard is now a satellite picture. Your celebrity street snapshot is now entertaining Facebook friends of friends of friends. Your credit card company knows you’re divorcing before you do. Your phone company can track your every move. Less of your life than you would be comfortable with is private. More than you can possibly…

As new economies develop and grow, so, unfortunately, do the opportunities for fraudsters and criminals. The Internet and its associated technologies may have ushered in a new era of borderless 24-hour trading, networking and sharing, but it has also facilitated a new era of borderless 24-hour crime. National governments, locked within their own geographic jurisdictions,…