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  • Cash under the mattress: a new chapter for regional banks

    Cash under the mattress: a new chapter for regional banks

    Everyone’s got a theory about where best to keep money. And even though banks used to be the go-to alternative, its future remains uncertain. That is, if they don’t change.

    March 25, 2012 3:55
  • Investors hope UAE Q1 earnings justify stock rally

    Investors hope UAE Q1 earnings justify stock rally

    As the first quarter of the year draws to a close, investors are looking ahead to the announcement of corporate earnings for the period. In the United Arab Emirates, they are seeking justification for the sharp rally in local stocks over recent weeks.

    March 24, 2012 4:06
  • Iran sanctions bring unintended, unwanted results

    Iran sanctions bring unintended, unwanted results

    Western sanctions have so far failed to deter Iran from pursuing its nuclear programme and their unexpected and unintended side-effects are producing a new collection of challenges.

    March 24, 2012 3:58
 
 
 
  • Syrian Turmoil Erodes Confidence And Savings

    Syrian Turmoil Erodes Confidence And Savings

    Bankers say Syria's central bank is reluctant to continue the kind of major intervention in support of the pound that it is believed to have carried out in the first eight months of the unrest, as it seeks to reduce depletion of its foreign reserves, estimated at $17 billion before the protests began.

    March 17, 2012 8:50