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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: August 18, 2015
UAE. Energy usage in the UAE has grown at an annual average of 4% over the past 6 years, with projections that it will increase to 5% through 2020; An integrated energy efficient strategy comprising of three key aspects - smart cities, building efficiency and water usage can significantly reduce consumption.
Posted: August 18, 2015
UAE. GCC governments understands the urgent need for fiscal-sustainability in the long-term. This urgency, according to Deloitte's latest report, would be addressed if GCC governments could commit to the domestic implementation of a broad-based Value Added Tax on goods and services.
Posted: August 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Survey finds companies and sector stakeholders optimistic about a range of key African electricity issues.
Posted: August 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. A condemned Turkish stadium harbours a dark warning of the long-term consequences of ethnic cleansing or what Turks euphemistically call the population exchange.
Posted: August 16, 2015
KUWAIT. The sharply lower oil price environment since mid-2014 significantly reduced S&P's forecast of Kuwait's fiscal and external surpluses. However, Kuwait has built up very large fiscal and external net asset positions over many years, which will help it weather the current environment; The outlook is stable.
Posted: August 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL.The Saudi miscalculation has several sources. One is the negative feedback loop between oil production, GDP, and national budgets that plagues many non-Western oil producers. As a result, the revenue shortfalls incentivize them to produce as much oil as possible to mitigate the shortfall.
Posted: August 14, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Thanks to its generous public spending and a costly war in Yemen, one of the major worries for Saudi Arabia is that it is burning through its foreign reserves at an alarming pace. According to the IMF, Saudi Arabia's fiscal deficit could rise to around $140 billion by this year end.
Posted: August 13, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The world is largely watching with apathy, and those with unique interests in the conflict play politics with the lives of hundreds of thousands of Syrians who died in vain as there is no salvation in death while unspeakable anguish and pain still awaits the living.
Posted: August 13, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Hedge funds are fleeing gold-backed ETPs as the fear of a prolonged, oil-style rout makes its way through world markets; Surprise event could see massive short covering.
Posted: August 12, 2015
UAE. Transborder rail transport in the Arabian Peninsula dates back to the early 20th century and the Hejaz Railway which linked Damascus in Syria to Medina in Saudi Arabia; Over a century following its closure, the GCC is now embarking on one of the largest modern cross-border rail networks in the world.
Posted: August 12, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. World Bank report projects lower export earnings and revenue for MENA's other oil exporters, such as the Gulf States and Libya, while oil importers in the region, such as Egypt and Tunisia, will benefit from lower world prices.
Posted: August 10, 2015
UAE. Despite the deterioration in Abu Dhabi's government balance, the emirate's large net asset position gives it a considerable buffer to support the economy; The outlook is stable.
Posted: August 10, 2015
UAE. Private sector companies operating in Dubai are nonetheless still highly upbeat about their business activity prospects for the year ahead.
Posted: August 6, 2015
EGYPT. Dignitaries and heads of state pour into Egypt as President Al Sisi officially opens new shipping lane.
Posted: August 6, 2015
UAE. S&P continues to expect that the likelihood of extraordinary support to Mubadala Development Co. from the Abu Dhabi government would be almost certain if Mubadala comes under financial stress.

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date:Posted: August 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Suspected anchors on the gold price, such as an interest rate increase and devaluation of the yuan, could actually be a rallying cry for commodities, he says in this interview with The Gold Report.
date:Posted: August 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Turkish Football Federation in a demonstration of the inseparable ties between sports and politics, has effectively declared its support for renewed Turkish-Kurdish hostilities.
date:Posted: August 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "Now, that multi-trillion-dollar money-pumping bubble, which overinflated equity markets, is quickly deflating. And so, too, are the economies and commodities pumped up with it."
INTERNATIONAL. Leaving them to their own devices is no longer a viable option as the continuation of the conflict is hazardous and potentially explosive. The resumption of bilateral peace negotiations with US mediation alone will not succeed any more than the Obama administration's two previous efforts.
INTERNATIONAL. Suspected anchors on the gold price, such as an interest rate increase and devaluation of the yuan, could actually be a rallying cry for commodities, he says in this interview with The Gold Report.
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