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British PM moves on to UAE as part of Gulf tour

Monday, 3 November 2008 3:00 PM

Gordon Brown speaks to petrol conference in Abu Dhabi, following visits to Saudi Arabia, Qatar.

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Mideast firms' expansion not hit by crisis - survey

Monday, 3 November 2008 2:31 PM

Only 13% see financial crisis as problem, no major impact on investment, KPMG says.

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Iraq cuts interest rates in bid to fight global crisis

Monday, 3 November 2008 12:14 PM

Central bank reduces rates by 1% to 15% in effort to stave off economic impact.

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Gulf, US trade jumps 60%

Monday, 3 November 2008 11:23 AM

Trade between GCC members and US reached $47.8bn in Q2, with trade driven by Saudi, figures show.

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Fears over Dubai debt 'overblown'

Monday, 3 November 2008 10:12 AM

EFG-Hermes says external debt currently stands at $60bn, but little to suggest level unsustainable.

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Saudi inflation drops to 10.35% in Sept

Monday, 3 November 2008 9:33 AM

Kingdom's rate falls from 10.9% in August but cost of living index still higher compared to Sept 2007.

Energy»

All eyes on Saudi as oil price strengthens to $68

Monday, 3 November 2008 6:32 AM

Traders look to world's largest producer to cut back output in line with OPEC deal.

Regulatory»

Oman central bank to supply dollars to local banks

Monday, 3 November 2008 1:07 AM

'Current situation on world markets' prompts regulator to intervene in forex transactions.

Culture & Society»

Iraq to sell Saddam Hussein's luxury yacht

Sunday, 2 November 2008 11:46 PM

Late Iraqi dictator's pleasure vessel has been put on the market for $34.5mn.

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Iranian gov't aide banned over bribes scandal

Sunday, 2 November 2008 5:16 PM

Mohammed Abbasi banned for seeking to pay MPs not to impeach interior minister.

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Region needs $100bn of PPP investment over next five years

Sunday, 2 November 2008 3:17 PM

Ernst & Young: Public-private partnerships crucial to fill gap in infrastructure capital.

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Brown expects Saudi to contribute to IMF

Sunday, 2 November 2008 2:54 PM

British PM says Saudi will give IMF cash to help deal with financial crisis, but it will take time.

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Mandelson: Getting Saudi to boost IMF coffers will take time

Sunday, 2 November 2008 1:07 PM

British business minister gives strong signal that no promise of cash expected this weekend.

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UAE remembers late Sheikh Zayed

Sunday, 2 November 2008 10:23 AM

Founder of UAE remembered on fourth anniversary of death, book released to mark occasion.

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India in unexpected rate cut

Sunday, 2 November 2008 7:29 AM

Central bank cuts key lending rate for second time in two weeks and took other steps to spur growth.


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