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Saudi Arabia, UAE see Brexit having little impact on finances
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Saudi Arabia, UAE see Brexit having little impact on finances

Saturday, 25 June 2016 5:20 PM

Saudi Arabia says it had already made some adjustments to assets denominated in sterling and euros in anticipation of the vote

Funding, regulation challenge Saudi private sector drive
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Funding, regulation challenge Saudi private sector drive

Saturday, 25 June 2016 10:21 AM

Tens of billions of dollars of opportunity for private firms, but financing projects may be tough in cheap oil era and austerity policies may make investment less attractive

Saudi GDP growth forecast to hit 14-year low in 2016
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Saudi GDP growth forecast to hit 14-year low in 2016

Friday, 24 June 2016 10:08 AM

New report says growth in Gulf kingdom is expected to rise by just 0.8% this year, the weakest level since 2002

Clouds over Britain's financial sector after Brexit vote
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Clouds over Britain's financial sector after Brexit vote

Friday, 24 June 2016 9:02 AM

Major investment banks have already warned they could move thousands of jobs elsewhere if Britain opts out of the EU

Britain votes to leave EU, PM Cameron resigns
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Britain votes to leave EU, PM Cameron resigns

Friday, 24 June 2016 9:01 AM

Global financial markets plunge as results from a referendum showed a near 52-48 percent split for leaving a bloc it joined more than 40 years ago

Kuwait sues IOC for $1bn over Olympic ban
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Kuwait sues IOC for $1bn over Olympic ban

Thursday, 23 June 2016 7:02 PM

OC suspended Kuwait in October 2015, accusing the gov't of interference in its national Olympic Committee

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German gov't must decide on weapon exports to Saudi Arabia
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German gov't must decide on weapon exports to Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 23 June 2016 3:26 PM

German court rules gov't must decide whether to approve a request by Heckler & Koch to export gun parts to Gulf kingdom

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Video: Germany says Turkey is blocking plans for Incirlik visit

Thursday, 23 June 2016 1:44 PM

Germany's Defence Ministry says Ankara is blocking plans for a senior official to visit the country's 250 personnel stationed at Incirlik air base

Rights group urges Bahrain to reverse cleric deportation decision
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Rights group urges Bahrain to reverse cleric deportation decision

Thursday, 23 June 2016 1:42 PM

Human Rights Watch accuses Bahrain rulers of 'slamming shut the door on political reform'

Saudi king 'to unveil $1.3bn of public projects'
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Saudi king 'to unveil $1.3bn of public projects'

Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:36 AM

Among projects are multi-million-dollar hospital in Madinah, 45 new schools and utilities plants

Bahrain gambles with security by launching crackdown on Shi'ites
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Bahrain gambles with security by launching crackdown on Shi'ites

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 4:35 PM

Ruling family aims to end years of instability with a crackdown on Shi'ite political parties

Saudi Arabia, Microsoft ink technology training deal
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Saudi Arabia, Microsoft ink technology training deal

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 1:46 PM

US firm to train young Saudis and help Gulf kingdom grow nascent sector under new agreement

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Video: Key claims around Britain's EU referendum

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:47 PM

Britons head to the polls to decide on the UK's future in the EU on Thursday, but what are the main claims for remaining or leaving the 28-member bloc?

Ban on credit card payment fees in UAE proposed by ministry
Banking & Finance»

Ban on credit card payment fees in UAE proposed by ministry

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:41 PM

Consumer protection committee considers changing rules on charges

1.5m workers benefiting from wage protection system, says Qatar minister
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1.5m workers benefiting from wage protection system, says Qatar minister

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:03 PM

WPS aims to ensure low-income workers receive wages in full and on time


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