UAE. A lot of investors might sell gold because they can, and they might need the liquidity, in order to fill gaps in other asset classes. These potential see-saw moves might be vicious and on a very sizeable scale, says Gerhard Schubert.
INTERNATIONAL. Washington is moving away from the strategy it has followed since the early 2000s - of being the prime military force in regional conflicts - and is shifting the primary burden of fighting to regional powers while playing a secondary role.