Yemen President agrees to quit under GCC deal
Source: BI-ME with Reuters , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Sun April 24, 2011 12:12 pm

YEMEN. Yemen's ruling party has informed the Gulf Arab sponsors of a political transition plan that it accepts the proposal in full, party spokesman Tariq Shami told Reuters.

"The ruling party informed the foreign ministers of the GCC of their acceptance of the Gulf initiative in full," he said.

The Gulf Cooperation Council Plan stipulates that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has faced months of mass protests, will hand over power to his vice-president one month after an agreement is signed with opposition forces, and be granted immunity from prosecution

 

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.
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