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Arab News: Economy

  • newSaudi Arabia starts selling triple-tranche dollar bonds

    Saudi Arabia starts selling triple-tranche dollar bonds

    Author: ReutersID: 1579593076731924400Tue, 2020-01-21 05:21DUBAI: The government of Saudi Arabia started marketing on Tuesday US dollar denominated bonds split into tranches of seven, 12 and 35 years, a document showed.The kingdom is offering i…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • newMiddle East chief executives share global gloom on economic prospects

    Middle East chief executives share global gloom on economic prospects

    Tue, 2020-01-21 10:35DAVOS: Global business chiefs are more pessimistic about prospects for the world economy than for many years, and senior executives in the Middle East are among the most gloomy, according to the annual survey of chief executive…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Jan 20, 2:41am -
  • newMaryam Forum launched at Davos to promote leadership expertise

    Maryam Forum launched at Davos to promote leadership expertise

    Tue, 2020-01-21 10:07DAVOS: A new organization to develop leadership expertise has been launched under the guidance of Arab businessman Khalid Abdulla Jahani on the eve of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.The Maryam Forum was ina…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Jan 20, 2:20am -
  • newDavos 2020: Ministers, top executives in Saudi delegation to WEF

    Davos 2020: Ministers, top executives in Saudi delegation to WEF

    Tue, 2020-01-21 00:10DAVOS: Some 3,000 leaders from the worlds of business, public policy, culture and technology are due to arrive in the Alpine town of Davos for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which begins on Tuesday.The…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Jan 20, 10:25pm -
  • newDavos mattered once; it can matter again

    Davos mattered once; it can matter again

    Tue, 2020-01-21 00:42DUBAI: It would be fair to say that in 1996, even after 25 years of its glittering annual gatherings, the World Economic Forum (WEF) rarely troubled the front pages — or indeed any pages — of the British tabloid press.Wh…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Jan 20, 9:52pm -
  • newCan Davos masters of the universe save the planet?

    Can Davos masters of the universe save the planet?

    Tue, 2020-01-21 00:56LONDON: Davos is about framing narratives. If you run a company or country and you want to look forward to the big sweep of history before it happens, this is the place to start.Recent meetings of the World Economic Forum (WE…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Jan 20, 9:25pm -
  • newCapitalism doing ‘more harm than good’ says global survey

    Capitalism doing ‘more harm than good’ says global survey

    Author: Tue, 2020-01-21 01:08LONDON: A majority of people around the world believe capitalism in its current form is doing more harm than good, a survey found ahead of this week’s Davos meeting of business and political leaders.This year was…
    - 16 hours ago, 20 Jan 20, 5:12pm -
  • newClimate change pushes investors to take their temperature

    Climate change pushes investors to take their temperature

    Author: Tue, 2020-01-21 01:03LONDON: Move over revenue growth and dividend payouts: It’s time to take your portfolio’s temperature.Policymakers are pushing investors to do more to ensure their choices help to meet the 2015 Paris Agreement t…
    - 16 hours ago, 20 Jan 20, 5:07pm -
  • newFrustration mounting over dual exchange rates in Lebanon

    Frustration mounting over dual exchange rates in Lebanon

    Author: Tue, 2020-01-21 00:44BEIRUT: As banks have rationed working with dollars, refrained from exchanging Lebanese pounds into the US currency and vice versa, and decreased cash flow to customers, the Lebanese money changers’ market has recov…
    - 17 hours ago, 20 Jan 20, 4:47pm -
  • newMiddle East share of India’s oil imports falls to 4-year-low

    Middle East share of India’s oil imports falls to 4-year-low

    Author: Mon, 2020-01-20 23:41NEW DELHI: Indian imports of Middle Eastern oil plunged to a four-year low in 2019, tanker data shows, as the energy-hungry nation diversifies its supplies to cut costs and shield itself from geopolitical tensions.…
    - 18 hours ago, 20 Jan 20, 3:50pm -

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  • How to get beer around Congo, a country with hardly any roads

    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 11:35am -
  • Ethiopia embraces the power of positive thinking

    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 11:35am -
  • The new sultan of Oman hopes to lead as well as the last one
    SULTAN QABOOS of Oman left little to chance. Long before he died he sealed two envelopes containing the name of his chosen successor—and a back-up, just in case. Hours after his death was announced on January 10th, relatives gathered to open the en…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 11:35am -
  • Iran’s leaders risk being overwhelmed by crises they created
    SO UPSET WERE they over the crash of a Ukrainian passenger jet that not one but two officials in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including its leader, said they wished they were dead. The IRGC, the regime’s Praetorian guard, sh…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 4:54pm -
  • Turkey is set to send troops to Libya
    FROM WEAPONS purchases to energy deals to Syria, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have had no shortage of things to ponder in the past couple of years. At a meeting in Istanbul on January 8th, they added a…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 10:50am -
  • Why Muslim leaders like building grand mosques
    IN THE EARLY days of Islam, mosques were modest affairs. The first ones had neither domes nor minarets. The Prophet Muhammad used his courtyard as a prayer hall. But Arab autocrats now see things differently. Many hope to leave a legacy in stone in k…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 10:50am -
  • A sticky patch for Isabel dos Santos, Angola’s princess
    ISABEL DOS SANTOS lives modestly these days. Or so the billionaire daughter of a former Angolan president, José Eduardo dos Santos, says. She arrived on foot to meet your correspondent at a smart hotel in London; and at the end of the interview she…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 10:50am -
  • African governments are trying to collect more tax
    WHAT IS IT like being a taxman in Africa? “A lot of sleepless nights,” says Yankuba Darboe, the Gambia’s top revenue official, describing the pressure to meet targets. Politicians across Africa are asking ever more of their tax collectors, with…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 10:50am -
  • An attack on American forces in Kenya raises questions and concerns
    TOURISTS VISITING Kenya’s lovely Lamu archipelago are normally stirred from their slumber by pleasant sounds, such as gently lapping waves or the call to prayer drifting across the water. But on January 5th some were woken by the less melodious rat…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 10:50am -
  • The new generation trying to overhaul a once racist and sexist club
    WHEN ALICIA THOMPSON was a student in Johannesburg before the end of apartheid, she would often walk past the beautiful cars parked outside a club she was not allowed to join. It was not by chance that the Rand Club, the oldest private-members’ clu…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Jan 20, 10:50am -

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