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Arab News: Economy

  • newRise of the machines: Will a robot take your job?

    Rise of the machines: Will a robot take your job?

    Author: OLIVIA CUTHBERTMon, 2017-11-20 03:00ID: 1511124673777877200LONDON: A once-distant future of flying cars, household robots and talking appliances is rapidly approaching and no one is sure what to expect.Technology companies developing innov…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 3:51pm -
  • newDriverless cars just round the corner

    Driverless cars just round the corner

    Author: AFPMon, 2017-11-20 03:00ID: 1511124673567876900LONDON: A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite laggin…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 3:51pm -
  • newSaudi non-oil revenues up 80% as reforms pay off

    Saudi non-oil revenues up 80% as reforms pay off

    Author: ARAB NEWSMon, 2017-11-20 03:00ID: 1511124626627864100LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s economic reform plans are paying off, with an 80 percent hike in the country’s non-oil revenues in the third quarter of 2017, figures published Sunday show.The…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 3:51pm -
  • newTurkey’s central bank should keep policy tight, deputy PM says

    Turkey’s central bank should keep policy tight, deputy PM says

    Author: ReutersMon, 2017-11-20 03:00ID: 1511124626847864700ISTANBUL: Turkey’s central bank should keep monetary policy tight, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Sunday, in contrast to President Tayyip Erdogan’s repeated calls for loose…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 3:50pm -
  • newAirbus faces tricky hurdles over stalled A380 Emirates deal

    Airbus faces tricky hurdles over stalled A380 Emirates deal

    Author: ReutersSun, 2017-11-19 20:58ID: 1511115122186995300DUBAI: A preliminary deal to sell 36 A380s to Emirates blew up in an Airbus hospitality chalet moments before the Gulf carrier was expected to shower $30 billion (SR112.5 billion) on the pl…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 1:17pm -
  • new“No fireworks” at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress

    “No fireworks” at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress

    Author: ReutersSun, 2017-11-19 05:31ID: 1511087256894572900MEXICO CITY: Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough US demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, but the current round of talks are progressing with…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 6:30am -
  • EU slashes Turkey’s pre-accession funds by $124m

    EU slashes Turkey’s pre-accession funds by $124m

    Author: MENEKSE TOKYAYSun, 2017-11-19 03:00ID: 1511040400590573900ANKARA: After several calls from German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a cut to the EU’s pre-accession assistance to Turkey, the bloc announced on Saturday a significant decrease in…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 17, 4:27pm -
  • US rejects Ford petition to delay recall of 3m vehicles

    US rejects Ford petition to delay recall of 3m vehicles

    Author: ReutersSun, 2017-11-19 03:00ID: 1511040400660574200WASHINGTON: The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co. to delay recalling about 3 million vehicles with potentially d…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 17, 4:27pm -
  • Distillate fuel oil market set to tighten in 2018

    Distillate fuel oil market set to tighten in 2018

    Author: JOHN KEMPSun, 2017-11-19 03:00ID: 1511040400540573600LONDON: US refineries are struggling to meet booming demand for distillate fuel oil at home and in export markets which will leave the distillate market very tight in 2018.Even if the no…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 17, 4:27pm -
  • Keystone pipeline leak won’t affect last regulatory hurdle

    Keystone pipeline leak won’t affect last regulatory hurdle

    Author: The Associated PressSun, 2017-11-19 03:00ID: 1511040400490573300LINCOLN, Nebraska: Discovery of a 210,000-gallon oil leak from the US Keystone pipeline would seem to be poor timing four days before regulators in Nebraska decide whether to a…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 17, 4:27pm -

fDiIntelligence: Middle East & Africa

  • Israeli FDI set for record year in 2017
    Investment into Israel reached its highest since 2003, with another quarter still to go. Cara Lyttle reports.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 10:44am -
  • Iraq's Kurdistan plunged into financial uncertainty
    The failed independence referendum and resignation of president Masoud Barzani have rocked the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Natasha Turak looks at how this could affect its investment potential.
    - 11 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 12:05pm -
  • Hilton increases sub-Saharan Africa expansion
    The Hilton hotel group is spending $50m on buying and rebranding sub-Saharan African hotels in the wake of increased business travel growth in the region. Louis Bearn reports.
    - 28 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 7:45am -
  • View from the Middle East and Africa: FTZ pitfalls to avoid
    Iran is doubling its number of free-trade zones in a bid to boost development quickly. But rather than a licence to print money, FTZs take time and attention to detail in order to flourish, says Mazdak Rafaty.
    - 39 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • In Dispute: lessons from the over-ruling of Ghana's constitution
    International arbitrators appear to have ruled against Ghana’s constitutional provisions designed to ensure the country's parliament signs off major contracts, and have awarded a foreign investor a huge settlement. Luke Peterson reports.
    - 39 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • What could Kurdistan independence mean for FDI?
    Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly backed independence in September’s referendum, though neither Baghdad nor the international community recognised the outcome. Now all parties are bracing themselves for challenging negotiations with the future of the re…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • ViMa reveals towering vision for Madagascar
    Developer Vision Madagascar (ViMa) is building a high-rise tower in its Explorer Business Park, which it hopes will spark hi-tech investments, as company president Zouzar Bouka tells Natasha Turak.
    - 39 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Kurdish referendum increases uncertainty
    The Kurds’ ever-louder calls for independence threaten to exacerbate an already tense situation. Olivia Azadegan reports.
    - 46 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 9:28am -
  • South Africa and the EU: a mutually beneficial partnership
    South Africa’s strategic partnership with the EU helps spur investment, innovation and job creation. Paolo Borzatta of think tank The European House-Ambrosetti and Stavros Nicolaou of pharmaceutical company Aspen discuss how both parties can stre…
    - 75 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 6:32am -
  • Delivering infrastructure in Africa
    Essential ingredients for private sector investment, by Dario Musso
    - 75 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 5:12am -

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  • Iran and Saudi Arabia take their rivalry to Lebanon

    Iran and Saudi Arabia take their rivalry to Lebanon

    Hi stranger. It’s been a whileSAAD HARIRI is an unlikely hero for Lebanon. Despite inheriting a powerful surname—not to mention a vast construction company, Saudi Oger—he often bemoaned his lot. He seemed to live in the shadow of his father…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • How Robert Mugabe held on to power for so long
    IT WAS the dismissal and flight abroad of Robert Mugabe’s oldest and trustiest lieutenant that finally led to his downfall. Grace Mugabe, the 93-year-old president’s avaricious wife, was thought to be behind the sacking. Younger than her hus…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 6:18am -
  • A South African trader finds an artful way to protest about Jacob Zuma

    A South African trader finds an artful way to protest about Jacob Zuma

    JAMES GUBB was finishing off the knuckles when the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) shut him down. Trading single shares between two accounts, Mr Gubb had managed to “draw” the image of a fist with an upright middle finger onto the share-pric…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:48am -
  • African herders have been pushed into destitution and crime

    African herders have been pushed into destitution and crime

    AT THE start of every dry season fires creep southwards across the Central African Republic (CAR). Kasper Agger, a Dane who works for African Parks, a South Africa-based conservation group, can see them on his laptop thanks to a piece of NASA-made…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:48am -
  • Bibi Netanyahu has some ideas for the Iranian nuclear deal

    Bibi Netanyahu has some ideas for the Iranian nuclear deal

    NO LEADER was more vocal in his opposition to the nuclear deal signed in 2015 by Iran and six world powers than Binyamin Netanyahu. The Israeli prime minister gave a speech to America’s Congress denouncing the pact, under which Iran accepts limi…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:48am -
  • Muhammad bin Salman has swept aside those who challenge his power

    Muhammad bin Salman has swept aside those who challenge his power

    NO ONE is quite sure what to call it. The arrest of scores of people in Saudi Arabia on November 4th has been variously dubbed a coup, a counter-coup and a purge. Those detained range from billionaire businessmen, such as Prince Alwaleed bin Talal…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:48am -
  • The Saudi purge will spook global investors and unsettle oil markets

    The Saudi purge will spook global investors and unsettle oil markets

    DOING business in Saudi Arabia has long involved accepting a trade-off between stability and sclerosis. Although power-sharing among the ruling family has kept the kingdom united, rule by elderly monarchs and a corrupt system of cronyism, or wasta…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:48am -
  • The Saudi hand in Saad Hariri’s resignation as Lebanese prime minister

    The Saudi hand in Saad Hariri’s resignation as Lebanese prime minister

    Can I go now?AS IF shuffling one government were too slight a task, Saudi Arabia’s ambitious young crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman, has changed two. On November 4th, the same day as the Saudi purge, Lebanon’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, un…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:48am -
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi is the Gulf’s new go-to cultural destination

    Louvre Abu Dhabi is the Gulf’s new go-to cultural destination

    Build it and they will comeAS EMMANUEL MACRON and Muhammad bin Zayed, the president of France and the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), walked towards the Louvre Abu Dhabi (LAD) for its grand opening on November 8th, their eyes were…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:48am -
  • Despots are pushing the Arab world to become more secular

    Despots are pushing the Arab world to become more secular

    DURING Friday prayers the congregation of Muhammad Yousef, a young puritanical preacher in the Egyptian town of Mansoura, once spilled out into the alleys surrounding his mosque. Now Sheikh Muhammad counts it a good week if he fills half the place…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 11:51am -

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