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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
Sport»

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

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

Saudi Arabia, Microsoft ink technology training deal
Technology»

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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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

Dollar takes the lead as sterling stalls ahead of Brexit vote
Currencies»

Dollar takes the lead as sterling stalls ahead of Brexit vote

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:56 AM

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen expressed general optimism about the US economy

Brexit: The global market thread that could be unravelled by UK voters
Politics & Economics»

Brexit: The global market thread that could be unravelled by UK voters

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:20 AM

Why one country’s referendum will have such a profound impact on global markets

Dubai, Abu Dhabi among world's most expensive cities for expats
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Dubai, Abu Dhabi among world's most expensive cities for expats

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:16 AM

Dubai placed 21st in the annual Cost of Living Survey from consultancy firm Mercer, while Abu Dhabi was 25th

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French carmaker PSA clinches $451m Iran Khodro deal in bid to rebuild sales
Transport»

French carmaker PSA clinches $451m Iran Khodro deal in bid to rebuild sales

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 9:28 AM

50-50 JV will between state-owned Iran Khodro and the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars will invest in new production, research and development

Egyptian court rejects deal to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
Politics & Economics»

Egyptian court rejects deal to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 9:28 AM

Maritime demarcation accord to transfer Tiran and Sanafir islands to the kingdom caused public uproar and prompted rare protests in Egypt

German hostage held in Yemen evacuated to Oman
Politics & Economics»

German hostage held in Yemen evacuated to Oman

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 9:21 AM

Oman, which is not part of the Saudi-led alliance, has played an active role in efforts to negotiate an end to the conflict


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