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Arab News: Economy

  • newResearchers find new security flaw in Intel chips

    Researchers find new security flaw in Intel chips

    Author: AFPID: 1534303656838159500Wed, 2018-08-15 03:16WASHINGTON: Researchers have discovered a new security flaw that could let hackers pry information from supposedly secure virtual vaults in Intel chips, the company warned on Tuesday.Intel…
    - 5 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 11:31pm -
  • newUK’s Quercus pulls plug on $570m Iran solar plant as sanctions bite

    UK’s Quercus pulls plug on $570m Iran solar plant as sanctions bite

    Author: ReutersID: 1534252377293015500Tue, 2018-08-14 12:13OSLO: A British renewable energy investor Quercus said it will halt the construction of a 500 million euro ($570 million) solar power plant in Iran due to recently imposed US sanctions on…
    - 19 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 9:17am -
  • newUK jobless rate falls to new 43-year-low, but pay growth weakens

    UK jobless rate falls to new 43-year-low, but pay growth weakens

    Author: ReutersID: 1534247668552664800Tue, 2018-08-14 11:48LONDON: Britain’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest in over 43 years in the three months to June and fewer workers made do with insecure jobs, but there was little upside for most as…
    - 21 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 8:01am -
  • newSingapore has 1MDB-linked jet, but no Malaysian request for its return

    Singapore has 1MDB-linked jet, but no Malaysian request for its return

    Author: ReutersID: 1534238102302053900Tue, 2018-08-14 09:08SINGAPORE: Singapore police said on Tuesday an aircraft linked to an investigation into a multi-billion scandal at Malaysian state fund 1MDB is parked at the city-state’s Seletar Airpor…
    - 23 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 5:31am -
  • newDamac Properties ‘holds its nerve’ amid Dubai real estate slump — CFO

    Damac Properties ‘holds its nerve’ amid Dubai real estate slump — CFO

    Author: ReutersID: 1534236768801993400Tue, 2018-08-14 08:47DUBAI: Dubai’s Damac Properties, owner and operator of the only Trump-branded golf club in the Middle East, is confident of its financial position despite registering its worst quarter…
    - 23 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 5:22am -
  • German economy defies trade gloom with strong growth

    German economy defies trade gloom with strong growth

    Author: APID: 1534234679111916700Tue, 2018-08-14 (All day)BERLIN: The German economy accelerated in the second quarter despite the US move to impose new tariffs on Europe, official data showed Tuesday, performing slightly better than economists h…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 18, 4:21am -
  • Oil edges up on Saudi output cut and Iran sanctions

    Oil edges up on Saudi output cut and Iran sanctions

    Author: ReutersID: 1534230273391753300Tue, 2018-08-14 06:59SINGAPORE: Oil prices inched up on Tuesday after a report from OPEC confirmed that top exporter Saudi Arabia had cut production to avert looming oversupply, although concerns over a slowd…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 18, 3:10am -
  • Beijing appeals to US for fairness under investment law

    Beijing appeals to US for fairness under investment law

    Author: APID: 1534228554401716300Tue, 2018-08-14 (All day)BEIJING: China appealed to Washington on Tuesday not to misuse security concerns to hamper business activity after President Donald Trump signed a law that expands the jurisdiction of an i…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 18, 2:49am -
  • Apple contractor Foxconn posts below-forecast profit on soaring operating costs

    Apple contractor Foxconn posts below-forecast profit on soaring operating costs

    Author: ReutersID: 1534225509921663900Tue, 2018-08-14 05:40TAIPEI: Foxconn posted second-quarter net profit well below expectations as a rise in component costs and unsold inventory weighed on the performance of the Apple supplier and world’s t…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:49am -
  • Indian rupee hits record low of 70 to the dollar

    Indian rupee hits record low of 70 to the dollar

    Author: AFPID: 1534224638891641800Tue, 2018-08-14 05:28MUMBAI: The Indian rupee hit a record low of 70 to the dollar on Tuesday as emerging market currencies are sold off by investors spooked by the Turkish financial crisis.The under-pressure…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:34am -

fDiIntelligence: Middle East & Africa

  • newMozambique tops 2017 Greenfield FDI Performance Index
    A study by fDi Intelligence reveals which countries outperform their size when it comes to generating greenfield FDI
    - 19 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 10:09am -
  • AGCO looks to unlock Africa's agriculture potential
    Africa's agricultural potential is widely acknowledged but the task of unleashing it is vast, curtailing any continent-wide ambitions that the major global companies in the industry may have. However, US-based AGCO is looking to change that, as Phil…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • Cities hold key to Africa's future FDI, says UN report
    Africa must harness the competitive strengths of its cities if it is to maximise its full FDI potential, argues a UN-Habitat report.
    - 19 days ago, 27 Jul 18, 7:37am -
  • What lies behind Ethiopia’s privatisation push?
    After years of Chinese-backed, state-led development,Ethiopia is opening up to foreign investment, but it is unclear whether Addis Ababa is in the throes of changing its economic model or just looking to raise desperately-needed funds. Yigal Chazan…
    - 34 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 12:23pm -
  • Egypt FDI on the rise between 2013 and 2017
    In spite of political and social upheaval, Egypt has enjoyed a strong few years when it comes to attracting FDI. 
    - 34 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 9:36am -
  • Next Google AI centre will be in Africa
    Google siting of a new artificial intelligence centre in Ghana is testament to Africa’s hi-tech capabilities. Erika Morphy reports  
    - 48 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 5:41am -
  • OPEC keen to show it’s on board with UN sustainable energy targets
    Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries threw their weight behind UN sustainable energy goals – along with the “bedrock” of petroleum – at a recent forum. Courtney Fingar reports.
    - 55 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 6:28am -
  • DRC’s minister of planning builds up energy
    Modeste Bahati Lukwebo, minister of Planning for the Democratic Republic of Congo, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the country's vast renewable energy potential, privatisation programme and need for infrastructure investment.  
    - 61 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 11:50am -
  • One Africa Place gives Nairobi a foundation to build on
    The building of the One Africa Place development in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi is, its backers say, the first grade A project in east Africa. It is also, as Wendy Atkins reports, a vote of confidence for a country and region that have a turbulent…
    - 62 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Palestinian entrepreneur looks to fund his Rawabi vision
    One of Palestine’s wealthiest businessmen, Bashar Masri, has built a city – Rawabi – from scratch in the West Bank, valued at $1.5bn. But misperceptions are widespread and the historic project needs more FDI, as he explains to Sebastian Sheh…
    - 68 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 7:00am -

Financial Times: Middle East Home

IBT: Middle East

The Economist: Middle East and Africa

  • Saudi Arabia picks a pointless fight with Canada

    Saudi Arabia picks a pointless fight with Canada

    QUEBEC’S proudly Francophone separatists may want to learn some Arabic. On August 5th, as Canadians enjoyed a long weekend, Saudi Arabia abruptly expelled their ambassador and froze bilateral trade and investment. Its state-run funds have report…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 10:50am -
  • A crackdown in Zimbabwe exposes the instability of the Mnangagwa regime

    A crackdown in Zimbabwe exposes the instability of the Mnangagwa regime

    Who ordered this?IN THE early hours of August 5th four men broke into a house in eastern Zimbabwe known to be home to activists for the MDC Alliance, the country’s main opposition bloc. They dragged the husband and wife outside before beating t…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 10:50am -
  • Is the Western Wall falling down?

    Is the Western Wall falling down?

    Between a rock and a holy placeEVER since the Roman army tried to topple it in the 1st century, knocking a few slabs from the top, the Western Wall in Jerusalem has remained largely intact. A relic of the second Jewish temple, most of which the R…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 10:50am -
  • Joseph Kabila says he will not run again in Congo

    Joseph Kabila says he will not run again in Congo

    THE Democratic Republic of Congo has never had a peaceful transition of power. Mobutu Sese Seko, the president from 1965 to 1997, fled his jungle palace shortly before it was ransacked by looting soldiers; his successor, Laurent Kabila, was shot b…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 2:37pm -
  • American sanctions bring more agony to Iran’s dysfunctional economy

    American sanctions bring more agony to Iran’s dysfunctional economy

    IT TOOK two years to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran—and a few strokes of a pen to undo it. On August 6th President Donald Trump signed an executive order restoring sanctions aimed at Iran’s car industry, its trade in gold and its access to…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 1:03pm -
  • A bubbling Islamist insurgency in Mozambique could grow deadlier
    RESIDENTS of Naunde village were woken by gunshots at around 2am on June 5th. Two of the attackers carried guns. The other three, armed with machetes, set houses on fire. Then they chased down a local chief and hacked off his head in front of ho…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 12:29pm -
  • Why Hamas jails people who can’t pay their debts

    Why Hamas jails people who can’t pay their debts

    In the red? Free bedZIAD AL-ZAYYAN traded his home for his freedom. For years he ran a profitable business importing ceramic tiles to Gaza. In 2016 he took out a loan to pay for an order worth 80,000 shekels ($20,830). But in a besieged territory…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 12:07pm -
  • Refugees have become a pawn in the struggle for Syria

    Refugees have become a pawn in the struggle for Syria

    The courageous fewFEW believed President Bashar al-Assad would survive the rebellion that swept his country seven years ago. But Syria’s blood-soaked dictator is on the brink of defeating those who tried to topple him. The only rebels left are…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 12:07pm -
  • Eritrea, Africa’s most repressive state, begins to open up

    Eritrea, Africa’s most repressive state, begins to open up

    ERITREA, one of Africa’s newest countries, was born in battle. First it fought for 30 years to break away from Ethiopia, its bigger neighbour to the south, achieving that goal in 1993. In 1998 it was embroiled in another bloody war that cost per…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 12:07pm -
  • Saudi Arabia may relax its ban on Christian churches

    Saudi Arabia may relax its ban on Christian churches

    FOR a generation the Saudi antiquities authority has kept it under wraps. The ruins remain out of bounds behind metal gates and wire fencing. A guard shoos the curious away with threats of arrest. But if independent studies are correct, tucked in…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 12:07pm -

WSJ: Middle East

  • Iran's Ayatollah Rules Out U.S. Talks in Trump-Style Tweet
    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ruled out direct political talks with the U.S. on Monday, rejecting an offer from Donald Trump in the president’s own style—a strongly worded, all-caps tweet.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 11:21am -
  • Calls Grow for Investigation of Deadly Attack in Yemen That Hit School Bus
    Calls grew louder for an investigation into airstrikes in Yemen that killed at least 29 children, as the United Nations and Western officials weighed their response to the attack by the Saudi-led military coalition.
    - 4 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 5:50pm -
  • Iraq Election Results Unchanged After Recount on Fraud Allegations
    The allegations paralyzed Iraq’s politics and increased popular anger, and the recount result is unlikely to restore confidence in the democratic process.
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 1:57pm -
  • For Saudi Arabia's Growing Hip-Hop Scene, It's Tricky
    Saudi Arabia is easing its tight grip on popular culture as it tries to diversify the economy, and the kingdom is one of the biggest markets for rap music in the Arab world. Yet it is finding that rap, like other art forms, can be difficult to contai…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 11:50am -
  • Airstrikes Kill Dozens Including Children in Yemen
    Airstrikes on a market in northern Yemen killed dozens of people, including children in a school bus, drawing international condemnation and putting a spotlight on a U.S.-backed Saudi military coalition.
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 11:21am -
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