ISSN: 1817-5880

Volume 26, Issue 17

Volume 26, Issue 17, Autumn 2009, Page 12-252


The Banking System and its Effect on Economic Stability Variables in Iraq.

Ahmad Hassan Atshan; Prof . Dr. Abd AlHussain Galeel Al Galiby

Gulf Economist, Volume 26, Issue 17, Pages 12-51

The banking system is regarded as an important tool to achieve the economic stability in any of the worlds developed economics through providing the suitable environment for the economic policies in general and the monetary policies in particular to achieve its tasks actively, If this system had the needed depth and the suitable density it will be able to leave its effect on the monetary policies aiming at achieving the economic stability.
The banking system has a great effect on the economic stability variables (Gross domestic product, Inflation and unemployment) by being characterized of a good degree of development coping with the modern technology in the banking area; it gives a positive effect on the Gross domestic product through credit and another effect limiting the inflation and unemployment in economy.
This research aims at revealing the effect of the banking system on the economic stability variables all over Iraq through (some variables expressing the reality of this system.
The research reached a result, which states that (Iraq) the contrary with the undeveloped and dependent banking system during period of study which led to the decline of all the signs through which a decision can be made about the nature of the economic stability in Iraq

Using the Balanced Scorecard with SWOT Analysis to strategy Formulation: Attesting Study in the Arab Bank

Al- Zaitona University - Jordan; Dr. Taher M. Mansoor Al Galiby

Gulf Economist, Volume 26, Issue 17, Pages 52-87

The Study aims at developing a new approach for linking the stages of formulation and evaluation in the organizations strategic options. In addition to building a strategic map through linking SWOT results with the objectives of the Arab Bank, as derived from the balanced scorecards. A number of statistical techniques, such as the weight mean and mean were used to arrive at the most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and the working to meet such points with a view to formulating the ideal strategy, and then translating it with the BSC framework. The study reached a number of conclusions and results, namely:
1. To turn SWOT analysis into a practical and scientific formula, one ought to link this analysis to the BSC, as it gives real indications that should be stressed upon in the light of the Arab Bank Priorities.
2. The inability of the Arab Bank to rely on a clear – cut methodology to conduct SWOT analysis. Theoretical studies tend to dominate the analysis.
3. Pure financial indications are relied upon to measure performance results away from the comprehensive perspective of performance, whereas the bank relies to a certain extent on non-financial indications.

Towards a Natioual Strategy to Attract Foreign Investment

Dr. Yusif Ali Abid Al-Asadi

Gulf Economist, Volume 26, Issue 17, Pages 88-117

In spite of importance of issuing of Investment Law no. 13 for the year 2006 , that organizes the local and foreign investment process in the Country , the process of attracting the foreign investment needs a lot of components that are directly connected to the suitable climate . These components are either connected with the economic factors or with the social factors in addition to the legal and political ones .
Iraq is one of the countries that entered the competition to attract foreign investment , nevertheless , these countries stepped forward in that space , because Iraq needs to build national strategy to attract investments taking in to consideration all components and economic resources which available in it . Besides , it will benefit from these investments especially in increasing the competitive capacity of the goods and services at the centre of those investments

opportunities investment in Iraqi economy

Dr.Ikhlas Baqir AL - Najjar

Gulf Economist, Volume 26, Issue 17, Pages 118-147

Investment is considered to be the main factor in the economy . that is because it is composed to be the base to establish and expand the productive capacity in the national economy . Iraq has many requirements and capacities to investment in all economic sector . there fore the FID has a great role in improving the Balance of payment through increasing out puts and reducing unemployment , besides its role in transforming the technology and development export .

The analysis of some economical variables effect in the electrical energy consumption Variabls in the United Arab Emirates for the period 1995 – 2005

Lecturer. Hussain Ali Ahmad

Gulf Economist, Volume 26, Issue 17, Pages 148-170

The spread of Electrical energy consumption is considered the most importout aspect of development and civilization, also it is a measure for rise and welfare in any society because it introduces magnificent services . For these reasons , the index of individual's proportion average from the consumed and produced electrical energy is considered as the most important point through which it is possible to infer the individuals welfare achievement .
United Arab Emirates is witnessed a big development in all fields and especially in the production and consumption of electrical energy . This is attributed to the state philosopher in promotion this sector through economical development projects in order to up rise the level which serve the Emirati individual .
The electrical energy consumption in UAE is effected by many ecumenical variables as population , individuals income … etc. . All these led to disparity in electrical energy consumption between sectors . The paper deals with the following topics :
1. The development of electrical energy sector in UAE .
2. The development of the relationship between generating capability and the maximum demands on electrical energy.
3. The development of produced electrical energy amount from the stations in UAE.
4. The development of consumed electrical energy in sectors .
5. The effects of some economical variables on electrical energy consumption function in UAE.
6. The estimation of consumption function of electrical energy in UAE

Foreign Labor in the Gulf Cooperation Council states (A case Study of the United Arab Emirates

Assist Lecturer. Suhad Ahmed Rashid

Gulf Economist, Volume 26, Issue 17, Pages 171-210

The need for foreign labor was situation to be in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), especially after the rise in oil prices since the seventies of the twentieth century as a result of the ambitious plans adopted by the Council in that period. Therefore, they attract skilled foreign workers and ordinary by the desire to provide modern life for citizens and create Suitable conditions for expansion in infrastructure projects and various other services. As the national employment is not available in all the (GCC) states, in suitable quantity and quality, for Economic and social development projects. The need emerged for foreign labor to multiple sources, including Arab and foreign, and are increasing employment year after another year, as the number of people in the GCC states 35 million people with rate of 37% of them foreign labor. we find that the problem of foreign labor in the States Council Cooperation is the problem unsolved so far as, it can not dispense with the Gulf Cooperation Council on that employment there is no alternative to national employment in addition to accept foreign workers to pay far less acceptable, including a citizen of that State in addition to a capacity and skill to work with foreign labor, the Although the Gulf Cooperation Council attention rehabilitation programs and training of the national workforce.
Foreign labor have played in the UAE in the wake of the oil flow and returns a significant role in the process of accelerating economic development by establishing the infrastructure of the State of modern facilities and the provision of public services which were not available before, due to the small size of community population scarcity supply of labor force Local meet the growing needs of the work element, UAE economy faced in the early stages of development deficit in the labor force, operation and maintenance of infrastructure and social services, also the rapid expansion of the construction sector and related activities led to the acceleration in the demand for labor force flowing all levels and skills, The number of people at the end of 2006 approximately 5 million and 631 thousand inhabitants, the proportion of citizens UAE Limits 4.15% and the proportion of 2.18% of the total manpower in the country in general and be different between the seven emirates, but the high numbers of incoming manpower in the UAE state gives special status, since these contribute to employment in the rehabilitation of the economy through their remittances play. Despite the impact of these transfers have a negative impact on the economy of the UAE as well as the effects of cultural values and norms related to foreign labor, which could affect one way or another in the social fabric of the state in population composition.

The situation of the electric power in Oman and future prospects

Assistant lecturer . Khulood Musa Omran

Gulf Economist, Volume 26, Issue 17, Pages 211-233

The government of Oman tries to develop the electric sector and supply a steady electric power to all parts of the state within its total efforts to achieve cultural progress. This study discusses the role of the private sector in developing the situation of the electric power of Oman and shows the important factors which affect the increase of demand of electric power such as the economic developments , the income increase , and the increase of population growth. The study gives the future prospects of electric power demand in Oman for the next years.

Using time management to deal with management problems:An Application study in Basrah Technical Institute

Assist Lecturer. Ali Gabaish Mohammad

Gulf Economist, Volume 26, Issue 17, Pages 234-252

Research about using time management to deal with management problems is based on the scientific method by the questionnaire which is used to nature the relationship between the main and secondary variables .
The data have been gathered systematically to explain natural relationships between many variables. In this article the recommendations are focused on solving the problems about :-
SLAVE : Time worries you , yet you have little idea of how to manage it.
BALANCED : you are neither slave nor master of time.
MASTER : you have learned how to manage time .
OBSESSION : time management is your obsession.