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UK vows tougher stance to counter terrorism

Incumbent British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised a tougher stance...

With Trump in the Oval Office, the world’s direction is a known unknown

Credit must be given, however grudgingly, where it is due. To paraphrase...

Arqaam Capital upbeat about MENA structural reform

Arqaam Capital, a specialist emerging and frontier markets investment bank,...

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Facebook news selection is in the hands of breathing human editors not...

From there to here: The future of Iran sanctions and oil

The 14 July agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme has set in motion a...

Saudi Investment Bank’s ratings lowered

Saudi Investment Bank’s ratings have been lowered but its ‘Stable’...

Saudi-Hollandi Bank faces negative outlook

Capital Intelligence Ratings (CI Ratings), the international credit rating...

Iran wins another credit upgrade

Iran’s sovereign ratings have been upgraded by Capital Intelligence, the...

QNB Alahli weathers Egypt crisis with stable rating

Egypt’s QNB Ahli, part of the QNB’s global investment portfolio,...

Will Lebanese banking defy predictions again?

Amid frequent predictions of Lebanese banking’s imminent demise,...

Syria’s tragedy and the story so far

Europe, not just the European Union, continues to blunder through policy and...

Against all odds: Sudanese literature today

Life under international sanctions in Sudan is glimpsed in contemporary...

Arabic fiction award goes to—a Briton

As art prizes go, the International Prize for Arabic Fiction is no ordinary...

5 decades of transformation: An American-Bedouin story

As Jordan boils over the murder of air force pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh and...

Iran insurance market largely untapped, and now there’s Trump

Insurers are still wary of Iran as the need for foreign capacity grows, and...

CT Capital hit with regulator fine for PPI failings

UK regulator Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined CT Capital Ltd (CT...

EBRD explores Kazakhstan green finance

Green finance is being introduced in Kazakhstan in an initiative involving...

Iran n-deal will ease sanctions burden on banks

The Iran nuclear deal likely will ease pressure on banks to watch out for...

UAE subsidy axe good news for EU exporters

The United Arab Emirates, which has vast investments throughout Europe and...

Amidst war wounded, Syria’s cancer sufferers risk being forgotten

Syria’s numerous hospital patients are an almost forgotten casualty...

London conference aims to counter apathy to war on Yemen

A coalition of non-government organisations active in Yemen and outside the...

The missing accountability in attacks on Syria civilians

Accountability remains elusive in attacks on civilians in Syria, says the...

But is EU listening? Greece-Turkey refugee transfers beset by gross violations

Arbitrary transfers of refugees and migrants from Greece to Turkey need to...

Syria peace talks in Geneva face more delays

The next round of United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Geneva faces...

IFSB rates health of Islamic finance hubs

The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) in Kuala Lumpur announced (27...

UK signals major push into Islamic finance

Britain signalled a major push into Islamic finance, taking on existing...

Islamic finance disputes: Arbitration options

Disputes involving Sharia-compliant financing agreements can be complex and...

GFH signs US$105 million murabaha agreement with KFH

Gulf Finance House has signed a murabaha (Islamic finance) agreement for a...

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