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  • turkey somalia soft power

    The quintessential soft power? On Turkey’s foray into Somalia

    Turkey's "Arab Spring" forays into Middle Eastern diplomacy, have drawn much attention on the international stage. Its launch into Africa, however, has gone little noticed by a world more focused on China's involvement in the sub-Saharan region.

    June 3, 2012 5:42
  • uae banking lending limit extension

    Why a grace period is the only option as the lending cap looms for UAE banks

    The United Arab Emirates' central bank will probably have to grant extensions to a September deadline for imposing a cap on bank lending to sovereign and government-related entities as some lenders will be unable to make the adjustments in time.

    June 2, 2012 8:10
  • egypt wheat fraud

    Fraudsters fleece Egypt using foreign wheat

    Top wheat importer Egypt's decision to increase the price premium paid to its own farmers has given fraudsters a golden opportunity to pass off cheap foreign grain as locally grown and profit at the country's expense.

    June 2, 2012 8:00