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  • Nuke Iran

    Iran nuclear talks “intense” but no breakthrough

    Talks "intense and tough" at first of 2-day talks-EU; Six powers, Iran set out positions in 5-hour meeting; Israel threatens air strikes, new sanctions loom.

    June 19, 2012 10:53
  • Saudi Crown prince Salman

    Prince Salman named Saudi heir at time of turmoil

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has appointed his defence minister, Prince Salman, as heir apparent, opting for stability and a continuation of cautious reforms at a time of challenges for the world's biggest oil exporter.

    June 19, 2012 10:30
  • HSBC

    Fitch cuts HSBC bank Middle East VR rating

    Fitch has cut HSBC Bank Middle East's viability rating (VR) one notch because of asset quality concerns, while keeping its long-term default rating at 'AA-', one notch below the main HSBC group.

    June 19, 2012 10:18