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Arab News: Economy

  • newFried chicken to crayfish wraps: Philippines’ Jollibee eyes deals to grow

    Fried chicken to crayfish wraps: Philippines’ Jollibee eyes deals to grow

    Author: ReutersMon, 2017-09-25 03:26ID: 1506312057803941000MANILA/SINGAPORE: Filipino billionaire Tony Tan Caktiong, who has built Jollibee Foods Corp. into a near-4,000 store purveyor of sweet-style spaghetti, burgers and fried chicken, is looking…
    - 40 mins ago, 25 Sep 17, 12:01am -
  • newSaudi Arabia on course in big Maldives investment program

    Saudi Arabia on course in big Maldives investment program

    Author: FRANK KANEMon, 2017-09-25 03:00ID: 1506284985549611900NEW YORK: Speaking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York last week, Mohamed Shainee said that relations between the Republic of Maldives and Saudi Arabia are “at thei…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 4:32pm -
  • newDana Gas shares down as London sukuk trial set to resume

    Dana Gas shares down as London sukuk trial set to resume

    Author: ReutersMon, 2017-09-25 03:00ID: 1506284985489611600DUBAI: Shares of Abu Dhabi-listed Dana Gas fell sharply on Sunday after news that a London court hearing on its maturing sukuk issue would resume.After several delays last week, a London Hi…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 4:32pm -
  • newUK negotiator dismisses reports of $54bn Brexit bill

    UK negotiator dismisses reports of $54bn Brexit bill

    Author: AFPMon, 2017-09-25 03:00ID: 1506284744819568200LONDON: Brexit negotiator David Davis on Sunday dismissed a report that Britain was prepared to pay a £40 billion ($54 billion) divorce bill on leaving the EU.The Times quoted a “Brussels so…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 4:28pm -
  • newInternet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in Washington

    Internet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in Washington

    Author: ReutersMon, 2017-09-25 03:00ID: 1506284744869568500WASHINGTON: Internet giants, including Alphabet’s Google and Facebook, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 4:28pm -
  • newFood delivery firm Deliveroo raises $385m for expansion

    Food delivery firm Deliveroo raises $385m for expansion

    Author: ReutersMon, 2017-09-25 03:00ID: 1506284744759567900LONDON: British takeaway food delivery firm Deliveroo has raised $385 million in new funding, the firm said in a statement on Sunday which set out that the money would help establish operat…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 4:28pm -
  • newLufthansa seen offering to pay €200m for Air Berlin assets

    Lufthansa seen offering to pay €200m for Air Berlin assets

    Author: ReutersMon, 2017-09-25 03:00ID: 1506284744689567600FRANKFURT: A Lufthansa bid price of €200 million ($239 million) to buy assets from insolvent Air Berlin plus €100 million to meet operating costs is roughly correct, a source familiar w…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 4:28pm -
  • newIraq oil minister says committed to respecting its OPEC production quota

    Iraq oil minister says committed to respecting its OPEC production quota

    Author: ReutersSun, 2017-09-24 13:34ID: 1506250926856080500BAGHDAD: Iraq is committed to respecting its reduced oil production quota as agreed with the OPEC and other exporters, Oil Minister Jabar Al-Luaibi told a news conference on Sunday in Baghd…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 7:05am -
  • newWorld Bank arm to invest $150 million in Egypt’s agriculture sector

    World Bank arm to invest $150 million in Egypt’s agriculture sector

    Author: Arab NewsSun, 2017-09-24 16:47ID: 1506250105786004400DUBAI: International Finance Corporation (IFC) has agreed to invest $150 million (SR562.5 million) in Egypt’s agriculture sector in partnership with the country’s private sector, UAE…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 6:51am -
  • newChinese cities impose new property controls to curb speculation

    Chinese cities impose new property controls to curb speculation

    Author: ReutersSun, 2017-09-24 15:20ID: 1506244828285640900BEIJING: A number of provincial capitals across China have rolled out new curbs to further slow home property sales, and bear down on lingering speculators that could destabilize markets ah…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 5:22am -

fDiIntelligence: Middle East & Africa

  • 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…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 6:32am -
  • Delivering infrastructure in Africa
    Essential ingredients for private sector investment, by Dario Musso
    - 19 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 5:12am -
  • Africa: the next frontier for growth in pharmaceuticals
    With its massive pharmaceutical export market, South Africa represents a significant opportunity for investors looking to break into the African continent
    - 19 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 5:11am -
  • Sub-Saharan Africa real estate becoming more transparent
    Transparency in the sub-Saharan real estate market has improved, which is helping to pull in international investment. Louis Bearn reports.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 6:55am -
  • View from the Middle East: the PPP problem
    Public-private partnerships might seem tailor-made for the Middle East and Africa region, but the success rate is low. So what is going wrong, asks Mazdak Rafaty.
    - 39 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:01am -
  • Israel hopes Innovation Box will bring R&D investment
    With its new Innovation Box tax regime Israel is among the countries looking to capitalise on new global tax rules that are expected to encourage greater alignment of intellectual property registration and R&D activity. Courtney Fingar reports.
    - 39 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Qatar crisis forces investors to rethink Gulf risk
    The ongoing crisis surrounding Qatar, in which a group of countries led by Saudi Arabia are enforcing a blockade, is a worrying development for investors in the Gulf. Jacopo Dettoni looks at the options available to them.
    - 39 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Zuma survives no-confidence vote amid corruption scandals
    South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, has survived a no confidence vote in the country National Assembly. However, the country is still reeling from a wave of high-profile corruption and malpractice scandals.
    - 46 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 7:04am -
  • Ongoing Qatar blockade stifles investment
    Sanctions against Qatar are affecting the business viability of the whole Middle East, analysts warn
    - 48 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 11:09am -
  • Iraqi port receives its largest cargo vessel
    Container ship berth marks Umm Qasr’s arrival on the China-Gulf Express route
    - 48 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 10:54am -

Financial Times: Middle East Home

IBT: Middle East

The Economist: Middle East and Africa

  • Africa is a smugglers’ paradise for North Korean diplomats

    Africa is a smugglers’ paradise for North Korean diplomats

    THE face that stares from Kim Jong Su’s passport shows a rather woebegone man in suit and tie. In fact, Mr Kim is a taekwondo master and, allegedly, a North Korean spy. In 2015 he was detained in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, along with a c…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Muhammad bin Salman cracks down on his perceived opponents

    Muhammad bin Salman cracks down on his perceived opponents

    Prince Muhammad spots a criticTHESE are jittery times in Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy that prefers to script its political changes many years in advance. Over the past two weeks, police have arrested dozens of public figures who seem to hav…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • The president of Togo is under pressure to resign

    The president of Togo is under pressure to resign

    They’re not flaggingASSOUGEY, a technician from Lomé, the capital of Togo, was arrested on September 7th. His crime: participating in one of the anti-government protests that have rocked the country in recent weeks. A policeman beat him with t…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Western officials are trying to avert the next war in Iraq

    Western officials are trying to avert the next war in Iraq

    AS THE jihadists of the so-called Islamic State (IS) retreat, the Arab and Kurdish forces allied against it in Iraq are turning their arms towards each other. Rather than celebrate victory, Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, called…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Egypt is making renewed efforts to reform its economy

    Egypt is making renewed efforts to reform its economy

    THE train north from Cairo winds through the lush fields and meandering canals of the Nile Delta, before chugging into Alexandria. The scenery is pleasant on a 180km journey that can drag on for more than four hours. It is slow enough that EgyptAi…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:54am -
  • Congolese art is recovering from its lowest days

    Congolese art is recovering from its lowest days

    Worth a thousand wordsJOSEPH KINKONDA, one of the most famous artists in the Democratic Republic of Congo, lives in a dank bedroom in Ndjili, a scrubby neighbourhood of Kinshasa. At the end of his bed sits a plate with a few balls of paint wrappe…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:54am -
  • War and dysfunctional politics threaten Iraq’s marshlands

    War and dysfunctional politics threaten Iraq’s marshlands

    THE recovery of southern Iraq’s marshlands is arguably one of the great environmental triumphs of recent times. Reduced to dust and withered reeds when Saddam Hussein drained them to flush out rebels in the 1990s, the wetlands once again buzz wi…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:54am -
  • Donald Trump’s efforts to end a feud in the Gulf get nowhere

    Donald Trump’s efforts to end a feud in the Gulf get nowhere

    THIS time Donald Trump seemed to back his braggadocio with results. On September 7th he met the ruler of Kuwait, who has tried to mediate the three-month feud between Qatar and his Gulf neighbours led by Saudi Arabia. Mr Trump suggested a new medi…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:54am -
  • Another defeat for Islamic State

    Another defeat for Islamic State

    The Syrian army pushed into the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor on September 5th, breaking the three-year-old siege of a government-held enclave by Islamic State (IS). It is a victory for Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s blood-soaked dictator, and yet anoth…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • A report card for Liberia’s charter schools

    A report card for Liberia’s charter schools

    Laughing and learningWHEN 14 years of civil war ended in 2003, Liberia was left with decrepit schools. Many children carried Kalashnikovs rather than textbooks. Since then Liberian governments have tried to start afresh. But, in part because of t…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 10:44am -

WSJ: Middle East

  • newU.S.-Backed Forces Seize Conoco Gas Plant From Islamic State
    U.S.-backed forces said they were advancing through eastern Syria after seizing the Conoco gas plant there from Islamic State, striking a blow to the terror group’s dwindling finances, which rely heavily on its control of Syria’s oil and gas fiel…
    - 46 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 11:55pm -
  • newIran Tests Ballistic Missile Amid U.S. Tensions
    Iran said it had tested a new medium-range ballistic missile, the day after unveiling it in defiance of U.S. criticism over its disputed nuclear program.
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 1:49am -
  • Iran Shows Off New Ballistic Missile in Defiance of U.S.
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will continue to build up its ballistic missile program and other capabilities, as it showed off its military hardware in defiance of U.S. criticism.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:02am -
  • Trump Administration Debates Options on Iran Nuclear Deal
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other officials are urging Mr. Trump to certify Iran’s compliance with the accord but make changes to it that would address U.S. concerns, while others like Sen. Tom Cotton want Mr. Trump to decertify Iran’s c…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:09am -
  • Iraq Launches Offensive to Retake Hawija From Islamic State
    Iraq has launched an offensive to drive Islamic State from Hawija, one of the group’s few remaining strongholds in the country.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 9:17pm -
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