Palestinian Territories

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Posted: 13-12-2005
INTERNATIONAL. A private sector working group, consisting of representatives from the Palestinian and Israeli business community, met yesterday in London to finalise a Joint Declaration and Action Plan for revival of the Palestinian economy. The Declaration identifies priority areas, such as movement of people and goods, protection of the activities of investors, good governance, transparency and accountability. The private sector will be the driving force for economic growth and development. The Declaration will be presented at the Conference on 'Promoting Economic Growth in the We
Posted: August 11, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. The Palestinians said Israel's new plans for settlement construction showed it was "not serious" in efforts to negotiate peace and urged Washington to intervene as sponsor of the talks.
Posted: August 6, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Israel has always sought maximum Palestinian geography with minimal Palestinian demography. Their aim is to demographically engineer a Jewish majority at all costs. Perpetual occupation allows Israel to have its cake and eat it too while leaving crumbs for the Palestinians.
Posted: August 2, 2013
IRAN. "Some Iranian media quoted him as saying that this wound should be 'cleansed', but the transcript of his remarks does not reveal that sentiment, the BBC Persian service said.
Posted: August 1, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. If there was even a small chance of success in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, they would have to be based on three fundamental tenets.
Posted: August 1, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Historic meeting parallel activities encouraging negotiations happening in Palestine and Israel.
Posted: July 30, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held their first peace talks in nearly three years in a U.S.-brokered effort that Secretary of State John Kerry hopes will end their conflict.
Posted: July 29, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. "Going forward it is no secret this is a difficult process. If it were easy, it would have happened a long time ago," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Posted: July 25, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Although the prospect of success of these negotiations is very slim, if there is any opportunity for a breakthrough, it will ultimately depend not only on major concessions both sides must make, but also on other critical elements, without which the prospect of success stands at zero.
Posted: July 20, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry anticipated Israeli and Palestinian envoys would come to Washington soon for what a U.S. official said would mark the launch of direct negotiations.
Posted: July 18, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. An Israeli official had earlier said that if the Palestinians accepted the formula, John Kerry could announce the relaunch of peace talks.
Posted: July 18, 2013
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Posted: July 18, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. "That what complicates it, obviously, is that you had an extraordinary situation in Egypt of life and death, of the potential of civil war and enormous violence, and you now have a constitutional process proceeding forward very rapidly." - John Kerry
Posted: July 16, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Jordan today on his sixth trip to the Middle East in as many months to push Israelis and Palestinians back to peace talks.
Posted: July 1, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. "What's happening in Egypt is another manifestation of what's happening across the region - the era of the strong, centralized Arab state giving way to decentralization, sectarianism, and violence."
Posted: June 29, 2013
JORDAN. Direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in late 2010 in a dispute over Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 17, 2014
KUWAIT. According to a newly released report by Kuwait Finance House Research, the global sukuk market saw a modest volume of US$31.14 billion in new sukuk issuances in 1Q2014. This volume represents a drop of 9.82% compared to US$34.53 billion worth of issuances in 1Q13.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The WGC pointed out that the Chinese bank savings amount to US$7.5 trillion but only about US$300 billionn is allocated to gold, signifying the potential for gold demand to grow as Chinese wealth climbs.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. "A similar drop to 2013 is unlikely. Those who wanted to get out of gold did, and the rest of 2014 will probably be a year of sideways trading."
SAUDI ARABIA. The GCC said in a statement that foreign ministers of the six-member body had met in Riyadh for a comprehensive review of measures used to implement foreign and security policies.
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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