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    The UAE 6 month labor ban needs to change. Now.

    The UAE needs to deliver on its promises of matching international labor practices, if not for humane reasons then for the health and benefit of its own economy.

    September 9, 2012 6:19
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    Why Kurdish oil deals have Baghdad in a bind

    But barking threats at Exxon may be all Baghdad can do; foreign oil firms and Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan have tested Shahristani's patience for months by drawing up oil accords the central government dismisses as illegal. Baghdad insists it alone has the right to export Iraqi crude.

    September 6, 2012 6:14
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    DEMANDING RESPECT: Qatar flexes its muscles with Xstrata strategy

    By holding out against Glencore's bid for mining giant Xstrata, Qatar is not just gunning for more profit from its stake, but showing Western financiers it won't be pushed around.

    September 6, 2012 5:23