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Posted: 19-07-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Something extraordinary, albeit not unexpected, is happening in the Persian Gulf region. The United States, lacking a coherent strategy to deal with Iran and too distracted to develop one, is struggling to navigate Iraq’s fractious political landscape in search of a deal that would allow Washington to keep a meaningful military presence in the country beyond the end-of-2011 deadline stipulated by the current Status of Forces Agreement. At the same time, Saudi Arabia, dubious of U.S. capabilities and intentions toward Iran, appears to be inching reluctantly toward an accommod
Posted: March 6, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Netanyahu is correct in suggesting that the traces of Iran's mischief are visible throughout the Middle East, including its financing of jihadist groups and other violent extremists, its meddling in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen.
Posted: March 5, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Prince Saud al-Faisal said the involvement of Iran alongside Shi'ite militias to retakeTikrit from ISIL was a "prime example" of what worries Saudi Arabia. He said Iran was taking over Iraq.
Posted: March 5, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. US companies remain optimistic, but worry about China's economic slowdown, pace of reform and perceptions of regulatory bias against international companies.
Posted: March 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The real issue, that no one is fully prepared to address, is whether Greece's decades-long experiment with failed debt-financed socialism will be allowed to survive much longer.
Posted: March 4, 2015
UAE. The strong fiscal positions of most GCC sovereigns curb the need for debt or sukuk issuance to meet financing needs for infrastructure projects or deficits.
Posted: March 4, 2015
UAE. Egyptian Investment Minister Ashraf Salman joins the 11th Annual EFG Hermes One on One in Dubai to send the message that Egypt's pro-business reform agenda is bearing fruit
Posted: March 4, 2015
UAE. Roundtable to support investments goals and development of knowledge-based economy.
Posted: March 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Unexpected developments can catch the herd wrong-footed and spark major movements when the masses scatter at the same time. When that occurs, those who resisted the herd may find themselves rewarded. We believe that we are approaching such a point.
Posted: March 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "We've got to be very careful and we need to resist trying to put a timeline on it," said John Allen, the retired U.S. general appointed to coordinate the coalition against ISIS.
Posted: March 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. In an open letter, EDHEC-Risk Institute has expressed its concern about the new draft text which is being proposed for a vote on March 9, which plans to remove all obligations of transparency from the initial project for regulation of indices used as benchmarks.
Posted: March 3, 2015
UAE. Doha Bank Group CEO says the fall in oil price will impact economic growth and impact liquidity in GCC economies. Liquidity in both the Government sector and private sector will be affected.
Posted: March 3, 2015
QATAR. QNB Group report examines recent developments and the outlook for the Qatari economy as it continues its strong growth based on large investment spending.
Posted: March 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. This isn't about Netanyahu and Obama, and both know it. It is about the reconfiguration of a region the US cannot subdue and cannot leave. It is the essence of great power strategy: creating a balance of power in which the balancers are trapped into playing a role they don't want.
Posted: March 2, 2015
UAE. Fiscal pressures on GCC economies are mounting with dropping oil prices accelerating the need to broaden and strengthen non-oil revenues, according to a new ICAEW report.
Posted: March 2, 2015
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date:Posted: March 6, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Classic cars (+16%) were again the top annual performer in the index, which tracks the price growth of 10 luxury investment sectors
date:Posted: March 6, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Netanyahu is correct in suggesting that the traces of Iran's mischief are visible throughout the Middle East, including its financing of jihadist groups and other violent extremists, its meddling in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen.
date:Posted: March 6, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Some 5,181 people saw their wealth rise beyond the US$30 million bracket, while 53 individuals became billionaires in 2014, taking the world's total billionaire population to 1,844.
INTERNATIONAL. Some 5,181 people saw their wealth rise beyond the US$30 million bracket, while 53 individuals became billionaires in 2014, taking the world's total billionaire population to 1,844.
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