UAE. Dubai expects two of its main companies to refinance debt this year without government help as economic growth accelerates. "I'm very confident they will manage to sort out these issues on their own," Mohammed Al Shaibani, director general of the Dubai ruler's court, said.
INTERNATIONAL. Economic crime in financial services outpaces other industries; Increased spending on compliance fails to reduce economic crime; 10% of economic crime reported by UK respondents was perpetrated internally.
INTERNATIONAL. Iran received its first delivery of Russian-made S-300 air defense systems in May; Satellite imagery shows intensive construction underway at an air base near Tehran to accommodate the systems.