INTERNATIONAL. In a robust critique of a recent paper by the public interest group Finance Watch, EDHEC-Risk Institute has taken issue with a number of positions that this paper deems to be self-evident.
UAE. Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait all ranked in the top 10, with the three nations performing especially well on the basis of their propensity to spend on imported luxury goods and healthy appetite for premium travel.
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.