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  • newFrance wants end to US-Europe trade spat

    France wants end to US-Europe trade spat

    Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 23:49PARIS: The EU and the incoming administration of US President-elect Joe Biden should suspend a trade dispute to give themselves time to find common ground, France’s foreign minister said in remarks published on Sund…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Jan 21, 3:55pm -
  • newMost Mideast stocks in red ahead of earnings season

    Most Mideast stocks in red ahead of earnings season

    Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 23:41DUBAI: Most major stock markets in the Middle East ended lower on Sunday, ahead of the usual flurry of quarterly and full-year corporate results over the next few weeks, with the Qatari index leading the losses.Sau…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Jan 21, 3:49pm -
  • newMichelin rates French restaurants amid criticism

    Michelin rates French restaurants amid criticism

    Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 23:34PARIS: The Michelin Guide reveals on Monday its annual pick of France’s top restaurants despite criticism over its decision to hold the awards while establishments remain closed in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Jan 21, 3:37pm -
  • newSwissport expands further into Saudi Arabia

    Swissport expands further into Saudi Arabia

    Sun, 2021-01-17 20:38DUBAI: Swissport has signed an agreement to manage airport ground handling services in Saudi Arabia for the Air France-KLM Group until 2025.The new agreement will see the Swiss firm handle all flights for the European carrie…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Jan 21, 12:40pm -
  • newVirtual showroom helps Japan’s Infiniti to record surge in Mideast sales

    Virtual showroom helps Japan’s Infiniti to record surge in Mideast sales

    Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 19:49DUBAI: Japanese carmaker Infiniti’s launch of the virtual “showroom of the future” last year helped the brand to record an increase in sales in the Middle East, despite the financial impact of the coronavirus (CO…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Jan 21, 11:53am -
  • newExpo 2020 gets go-ahead as signature pavilion opens doors

    Expo 2020 gets go-ahead as signature pavilion opens doors

    Sun, 2021-01-17 19:10DUBAI: Expo 2020, the long-awaited World Expo hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, originally scheduled for Oct. 20, 2020 through Apr. 10, 2021, is now taking the first steps towards opening to the public, despite risin…
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Jan 21, 11:15am -
  • newAtaa Educational grants discounts on tuition fees in Saudi Arabia

    Ataa Educational grants discounts on tuition fees in Saudi Arabia

    Sun, 2021-01-17 19:03RIYADH: The Ataa Educational Company announced on Sunday that its board of directors has decided to grant special discounts on tuition fees for the second semester of the 2020-2021 academic year.This marks the second time th…
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Jan 21, 11:08am -
  • newSaudi support fund to provide economic stimulus for Tadawul-listed companies

    Saudi support fund to provide economic stimulus for Tadawul-listed companies

    Author: Sun, 2021-01-17 18:59RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Projects Support Fund Initiative has signed an agreement with Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange, to provide economic stimulus for listed companies.The initiative targets private sector compa…
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Jan 21, 11:03am -
  • newSaudi Arabia launches $270m company to develop the holy sites

    Saudi Arabia launches $270m company to develop the holy sites

    Author: Zaynab KhojjiID: 1610898753621037000Sun, 2021-01-17 18:52RIYADH: A $270 million company to develop Saudi Arabia’s holy sites has been launched.Kidana will be headquartered in Mina and is the first closed joint-stock company owned by t…
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Jan 21, 10:55am -
  • newGoldman Sachs nudges US growth forecast higher on Biden stimulus plan

    Goldman Sachs nudges US growth forecast higher on Biden stimulus plan

    Sun, 2021-01-17 14:11Analysts at Goldman Sachs Group raised their U.S. growth forecast for the second time this month on expectations that President-elect Joe Biden’s fiscal stimulus plan will hasten the economy’s recovery from the COVID-19 pan…
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Jan 21, 6:18am -

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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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