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Arab News: Economy

  • newTaps and reservoirs run dry as Moroccan drought hits farmers

    Taps and reservoirs run dry as Moroccan drought hits farmers

    Author: Thu, 2020-10-22 02:08RABAT: Two years of drought have drained reservoirs in southern Morocco, threatening crops the region relies on and leading to nightly cuts in tap water for an area that is home to a million people.In a country tha…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 7:12pm -
  • newSaudi investment minister stresses importance of public-private partnership for sustainable growth

    Saudi investment minister stresses importance of public-private partnership for sustainable growth

    Author: Thu, 2020-10-22 01:33RIYADH: Saudi Investment Minister Khalid Al-Falih on Wednesday stressed the need for a strong public-private partnership to ensure sustainable growth.He was addressing a session at the World Digital Summit organized…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 6:38pm -
  • newIraqi Kurds look to diversify in face of energy crunch

    Iraqi Kurds look to diversify in face of energy crunch

    Author: Thu, 2020-10-22 01:04MEER ROSTAM, Iraq: Iraq’s Kurdish region has for decades lived off its oil wealth, but plummeting energy prices amid the pandemic and financial mismanagement are forcing locals to return to long abandoned farms.C…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 6:10pm -
  • newThailand welcomes tourists clad in rubber gloves and face shields

    Thailand welcomes tourists clad in rubber gloves and face shields

    Author: Thu, 2020-10-22 00:59BANGKOK: Thailand received a group of tourists from China on Tuesday, its first such arrivals since commercial flights were banned in April to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the visitors seemingly undeterred by esca…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 6:03pm -
  • newBank of Japan member calls for ‘swift action’ to ease coronavirus shock

    Bank of Japan member calls for ‘swift action’ to ease coronavirus shock

    Author: Thu, 2020-10-22 00:56TOKYO: Bank of Japan board member Makoto Sakurai said on Wednesday the central bank must take “swift and appropriate” action if the coronavirus shock delays the country’s economic recovery.If the pandemic tak…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 5:59pm -
  • newUK borrowing set to reach record high

    UK borrowing set to reach record high

    Author: Thu, 2020-10-22 00:52LONDON: Britain’s government borrowing exceeded forecasts in September and over the first half of the financial year was more than six times higher than a year earlier, due to the huge cost of the coronavirus pandem…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 5:54pm -
  • newIberdrola to forge $20bn US clean energy titan

    Iberdrola to forge $20bn US clean energy titan

    Author: Thu, 2020-10-22 00:47MADRID: Spain’s Iberdrola announced a deal worth $8.3 billion including debt on Wednesday, adding PNM Resources to its Avangrid business to create the third-largest US renewable energy operator.Absorbing PNM into…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 5:51pm -
  • newAlgerian entrepreneurs to help diversify economy, minister tells World Economic Forum

    Algerian entrepreneurs to help diversify economy, minister tells World Economic Forum

    Author: Wed, 2020-10-21 21:55DUBAI: Young innovators are helping diversify Algeria’s economy away from a reliance on oil and gas, a minister told the World Economic Forum’s virtual conference on Wednesday.Despite COVID-19 challenges and a…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 3:16pm -
  • newMiddle East airlines in four-year holding pattern as passenger numbers plunge again

    Middle East airlines in four-year holding pattern as passenger numbers plunge again

    Author: Wed, 2020-10-21 18:45LONDON: The global aviation body has downgraded its air traffic forecast for the Middle East with passenger numbers to reach only 30 percent of last year’s level.The International Air Transport Association (IATA)…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 11:49am -
  • newOman discusses replacing foreigners with locals in government companies

    Oman discusses replacing foreigners with locals in government companies

    Wed, 2020-10-21 16:17MUSCAT: Oman's labor minister discussed plans for replacing foreign workers with Omani workers in government-run companies on Wednesday, state news agency ONA said.The minister discussed the plans, which include a program t…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 9:20am -

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  • Khalifa Haftar is losing ground and lashing out in Libya
    KHALIFA HAFTAR’S self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) says it will cease fire for what remains of the holy month of Ramadan. But friends of General Haftar say he is doubling down on the civil war he started six years ago. His year-long siege of T…
    - 30 Apr 20, 10:54am -
  • Saudi Arabia stops flogging
    “THE FORNICATRESS and the fornicator—flog each of them with a hundred stripes; and do not let pity for them hold you back from carrying out God’s law.” So says the Koran, which dates back to the seventh century. Prince Muhammad bin Salman, th…
    - 30 Apr 20, 10:54am -
  • Separatists and Yemen’s government are at it again
    WHEN IT INTERVENED in Yemen’s civil war, Saudi Arabia hoped to make quick work of the Houthis, an Iranian-backed group that had swept down from the northern highlands to seize the capital, Sana’a. Five years later the Houthis are still in control…
    - 30 Apr 20, 10:54am -
  • How Sudan’s warlords buy their gun trucks
    THE TOYOTA HILUX is a sturdy vehicle. That makes it especially popular in Africa. It outsells all other pickup trucks, or “bakkies”, in South Africa. In Mali and Niger smugglers transporting people and goods across the Sahara will accept no alter…
    - 30 Apr 20, 10:54am -
  • Zambia was already a case study in how not to run an economy
    “I FEEL YOUR PAIN,” said Edgar Lungu in a televised address on April 24th. The president of Zambia claimed that covid-19 had “thrown into disarray” the country’s finances. He mused about whether the government could afford to pay for pensio…
    - 30 Apr 20, 10:54am -
  • Some African politicians risk spreading covid through quackery
    Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For our coronavirus tracker and more coverag…
    - 30 Apr 20, 10:54am -
  • The race to feed Africa during a pandemic
    Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For our coronavirus tracker and more coverag…
    - 23 Apr 20, 10:50am -
  • Israel has a new government at last
    COVID-19 HAS caused much misery. But on April 20th it helped end Israel’s political deadlock. After three inconclusive elections in the span of a year, the country’s two biggest parties, Likud and Blue and White, put aside their differences and a…
    - 23 Apr 20, 10:50am -
  • Migrant workers in cramped Gulf dorms fear infection
    Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For our coronavirus tracker and more coverag…
    - 23 Apr 20, 10:50am -
  • Abba Kyari, who tried to clean up Nigeria, dies of covid-19
    Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For our coronavirus tracker and more coverag…
    - 23 Apr 20, 10:50am -

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