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Danger zone: what would the wider impact of a slowdown in China have on the Gulf?
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Danger zone: what would the wider impact of a slowdown in China have on the Gulf?

Saturday, 29 August 2015 12:55 AM

Last week’s stock market crash in China sent shockwaves through global markets. We analyse what this means for the Middle East, which is already reeling from the fall in the price of oil.

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The case for free trade in the GCC
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The case for free trade in the GCC

Friday, 28 August 2015 1:31 AM

An unprecedented number of free trade agreements are being signed globally, but the GCC remains far behind. With the decline in oil revenues, the emphasis on closer economic ties could become more urgent

FOCUS - Bahrain’s fiscal tightrope: the island state's battle to regain lost ground
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FOCUS - Bahrain’s fiscal tightrope: the island state's battle to regain lost ground

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 10:56 AM

Once the region’s trendsetter, Bahrain has been falling behind its Gulf neighbours on numerous counts, as it struggles to recover from a domino effect of the economic downturn, political unrest and lower oil prices. But is the island kingdom really down and out?

Gulf's days of easy money ending under oil price pressures
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Gulf's days of easy money ending under oil price pressures

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 8:02 PM

Money market rates start to rise, partly because of the damage which cheap oil is doing to gov't finances

Dubai ruler to attend opening of Suez Canal expansion
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Dubai ruler to attend opening of Suez Canal expansion

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 7:23 PM

Project is the centrepiece of President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's plans to revitalise Egypt's economy

Kenya: How Gulf investors can benefit from opportunities in Obama's African fatherland
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Kenya: How Gulf investors can benefit from opportunities in Obama's African fatherland

Saturday, 1 August 2015 2:41 PM

US president Barack Obama’s recent visit to Kenya drew welcome attention for one of Africa’s emerging leaders as it strives to attract foreign direct investment, particularly from the Gulf.

“This is the wealth of the Libyan people and it has to come home”
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“This is the wealth of the Libyan people and it has to come home”

Saturday, 1 August 2015 2:41 PM

How the new chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority is fighting to recoup the ravaged nation’s billions of lost wealth.

Saudi Arabia considers its own nuclear options after Iran deal
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Saudi Arabia considers its own nuclear options after Iran deal

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 5:16 PM

Kingdom is engaged in a contest for power with the Islamic republic stretching across the region

Greening the desert: How the UAE aims to change its carbon footprint
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Greening the desert: How the UAE aims to change its carbon footprint

Sunday, 19 July 2015 12:45 PM

The UAE has set laudable targets to reduce energy use and ensure new schemes are environmentally friendly, but it is battling negative public perceptions and the fact it has one of the largest carbon footprints in the world.

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How should Iran spend $100bn windfall?
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How should Iran spend $100bn windfall?

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 6:34 PM

It sounds like a pleasant problem to have but it is one of several economic policy headaches looming for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Shuttered banks, ATM queues and $77 daily limits: Greece plunges into crisis
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Shuttered banks, ATM queues and $77 daily limits: Greece plunges into crisis

Monday, 29 June 2015 4:45 PM

Breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis

Inside Abu Dhabi's thought laboratory
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Inside Abu Dhabi's thought laboratory

Friday, 26 June 2015 10:20 AM

A government-backed scheme in Abu Dhabi aims to kick-start the emirate’s knowledge economy by filing international patents to protect reams of scientific inventions — from the seemingly trivial to the technologically critical

Gulf states get more assertive as Iran closes in on nuclear deal
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Gulf states get more assertive as Iran closes in on nuclear deal

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 1:10 PM

Biggest concern is what they see as Shi'ite Iran's regional expansionism, say security analysts

Navigating the economic highway in Ghana
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Navigating the economic highway in Ghana

Friday, 19 June 2015 1:38 AM

The beginning of oil exploration off its coast four years ago gave Ghana an economic light, but the subsequent fall in prices has seen its budget for major transport projects slashed by 30 percent. Unable to build the infrastructure needed to reach its potential, the African state is turning to foreign investors

Crunch time coming for Saudi campaign as options narrow in Yemen
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Crunch time coming for Saudi campaign as options narrow in Yemen

Thursday, 11 June 2015 2:42 PM

After 11 weeks of airstrikes that have failed to change the balance of power in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is running out of options


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