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  • For Iran, the sanctions may be worth it

    For Iran, the sanctions may be worth it

    Iran continues to see nuclear programme as a matter of prestige and regime survival. That's why the government will stay defiant, despite economic pain, says Fredrik Dahl.

    November 30, 2011 2:30
  • UAE Central Bank is buying US Govt Debt…Again

    UAE Central Bank is buying US Govt Debt…Again

    EU may not be asking for UAE aid but the Emirates is looking at investing in Greece. Meanwhile the UAE resumes investing in US Treasury bonds at “reasonable” interest rates.

    November 30, 2011 2:05
  • Shortage of skilled staff worry GCC bankers

    Shortage of skilled staff worry GCC bankers

    Without enough skilled staff, banks are just about falling short of catering to increasingly demanding customers. Will the local market make up for the shortage or will banks look abroad?

    November 29, 2011 4:08
 
  • Arab media anxious over Egypt vote, Syria

    Arab media anxious over Egypt vote, Syria

    Arab media coverage of Egypt's first democratic elections reflected nervousness over a historic vote that could raise pressure for more reforms and bring to power Islamists who could change traditional foreign policies.

    November 29, 2011 2:22
  • Syria’s neighbours may soften sanctions blow

    Syria’s neighbours may soften sanctions blow

    Iraq, Lebanon voted against sanctions on Syria; Syrian economy already reeling from 8 months of unrest; Jordan says economic pain is price for pressure on Assad

    November 28, 2011 4:54
  • Egypt’s political mess holds back aid, economic growth

    Egypt’s political mess holds back aid, economic growth

    Egypt needs cash, quickly. But without a recognisable government and a ruling military council criticised for its protest crackdown methods, it’ll be very hard to secure investment and assistance.

    November 28, 2011 4:26