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In Memory of My Brother, Christian Harry Bauer IV

(Venice, Italy) My brother, Chris, died on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. I loved him very much. He was only 46-years-old. He was kind and compassionate, a sensitive soul who got dealt a bad hand in life, long before he was born.I am the oldest of five. The next three children were also girls. When my brother was born, my mother said, "Finally, he has his boy. Born on his birthday." She was not referring to my father, Christian Harry Bauer III. She was speaking about my grandfather, Christian Baue...
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#Saudi Stocks Slump as Minister Warns of ‘Painful’ Measures Ahead, May 3, 2020 - Bloomberg

Middle Eastern Stock News for Sunday, May 3, 2020 - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabian stocks dropped the most in almost eight weeks after the kingdom’s finance minister said “painful” measures -- including deep spending cuts -- were needed to respond to the coronavirus crisis and crash in oil prices.The Tadawul All Share Index closed down 7.4%, the most since March 9. Oil giant Saudi Aramco retreated 5.2% to 30 riyals per share, while major lenders including Al Rajhi Bank, National Commercial Bank and Sau...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Bank, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Aramco, Al Arabiya, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mohammed Ali Yasin, Mohammed al Jadaan, Al Jadaan, Al Dhabi Capital Ltd, Al Rajhi Bank National Commercial Bank


Distressed Debt Deals May Rise to 2009 Levels in Crisis-Hit Gulf - Bloomberg

Distressed Debt Deals May Rise to 2009 Levels in Crisis-Hit Gulf - Bloomberg:The fallout of the coronavirus and oil-price collapse will offer a once-in-a decade opportunity for distressed debt investors in the Persian Gulf, according to Sancta Capital Group Ltd.“2020 will present us with the most lucrative deep value and distressed debt investment opportunity set since the global financial crisis,” said Ahmad Alanani, chief executive officer of the company, which invests in the debt and equity o...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Persian Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ahmad Alanani, Sancta Capital Group Ltd


#Saudi Stocks Slump as Minister Warns of ‘Painful’ Measures Ahead - Bloomberg

Middle Eastern Stock News for Sunday, May 3, 2020 - Bloomberg:Middle Eastern stocks slumped on Sunday, with Saudi Arabia’s falling the most in almost eight weeks after the kingdom’s finance minister said “painful” measures -- including deep spending cuts -- were needed to respond to the coronavirus and crash in oil prices.The Tadawul All Share Index lost as much as 7.6%, the most since March 9. Oil giant Saudi Aramco retreated 6% as of 11:01 a.m. local time to trade below 30 riyals per share. T...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Abu Dhabi, Al Arabiya, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mohammed Ali Yasin, Mohammed al Jadaan, Al Jadaan, Al Dhabi Capital Ltd


#UAE's BPGIC leases oil storage tanks to France's Total in Fujairah - sources - Reuters

UAE's BPGIC leases oil storage tanks to France's Total in Fujairah - sources - Reuters:Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Co (BPGIC) has leased oil storage facilities in the United Arab Emirates to France’s Total, industry sources familiar with the matter said, as global crude storage rapidly fills up.The company is leasing six storage tanks in the UAE emirate of Fujairah for six months and this could be renewed for another six months, one of the sources said.The tanks, which store oil products...
Tags: Travel, France, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Fujairah, Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Co BPGIC, BPGIC


Rose, Pistachio & Pandan Two Toned Bundt Cake For Mother's Day!

This two toned bundt cake is visually striking and pretty as well as delicious to eat! The pink cake is delicately rose flavoured while the green is pandan flavoured. It is draped in pink rose icing, slivered pistachios and rose petals! This cake is also perfect for Mother's Day coming up. I called her Aya.
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#AbuDhabi's Mubadala in early talks for potential dollar bond issue - sources - Reuters

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala in early talks for potential dollar bond issue - sources - Reuters:Abu Dhabi’s state fund Mubadala is in early discussions with banks for a potential dollar bond issue, two banking sources said, as the region seeks liquidity amid the double blow of historically low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic.Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Saudi Arabia last month raised a combined $24 billion to bolster their finances amid the low oil prices and lockdowns that could lead to a deep recessio...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Abu Dhabi Qatar


#Saudi minister urges private sector to ease poor nations' debt burden -FT - Reuters

Saudi minister urges private sector to ease poor nations' debt burden -FT - Reuters:Saudi Arabia Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan on Sunday urged private creditors to match a move by the G20 major economies to suspend debt payments for the world’s poorest countries, freeing up funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic.Many private creditors have indicated that they are seriously considering debt suspension, said current G20 chair al-Jadaan, adding that such a move has to be voluntary and the G2...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, G20, Reuters, Jadaan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mohammed al Jadaan


Travel 3

As expected, they have extended our confinement here in Paris (this was written on April 29) but we don’t have an actual date of when it might end. If we stay at or below 3000 new cases a day, we might be able to get out more normally starting the end of May. Testing will be available for anyone with symptoms. It’s a strange and confusing time. Again, here are some photos, some going back ten years, of voyages we have taken. Those were the days. A pretty pub entrance in London. The g...
Tags: Travel, Photos, London, Rome, Paris, Maldives, Porto Portugal, White Sands New Mexico, White Sands Monument


MIDEAST STOCKS- #Saudi index sees biggest daily fall in nearly two months - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi index sees biggest daily fall in nearly two months - Reuters:Saudi Arabia's stock market fell sharplyon Sunday, snapping three sessions of gains as the prospect ofmore stringent measures to cope with the coronavirus and Moody'sdowngrading of the kingdom's outlook soured investor sentiment.The kingdom's finance minister on Saturday said the countrywill take strict and painful measures to deal with the economicimpact of the coronavirus pandemic and "all options for dealingwith...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Reuters, Moody, Moody s Investors Service, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg:Updated stock indexes in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Get an overview of major indexes, current values and stock market data in Europe, UK, Germany, Russia & more. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Lockdown in Paris: Day 50 - The Harvest

  Bonjour from the 50th Day of my Paris confinement in the 13th arrondissement! The past week I received the delivery of the fabric masks I ordered online, they’re very cute although I’ll need to tighten the elastic (I have a tiny head) and figure out how to wear them without fogging up my glasses. I could wear contacts, but the glasses keep me from touching my eyes. I only went outside once to pick up some food from my coop and a loaf of bread at the bakery. I’m more than happy to stay ind...
Tags: Travel, Google, France, Netflix, Paris, Castorama, Fred, Ile de France, Fontainebleau, Around Town, ARTE, Yann Tiersen, Leroy Merlin, Coronavirus, Areosmith, COVID-19


Tartelettes tatin à l'ananas caramélisé

Tartelettes tatin à l'ananas caramélisé J'ai réalisé cette recette , il y a déjà un moment quand je préparais un peu plus assidument mon CAP de cuisine . Maintenant que je sais que l'examen est reporté en septembre , j'avoue être un peu moins assidue ....  J'avais adoré cette recette toute simple , gourmande et assez élégante . Ce qui est très bon c'est la tranche épaisse d'ananas caramélisé et la base en pâte sablée qui est plus ...
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Confinement

I have been quite lazy when it comes to posting lately… I have of course some real excuse since a couple of weeks. I have been very careful about following the confinement rules, have hardly left my flat (my little garden has been of great help…). Even the River seems to follow the confinement rules, totally at rest! Yesterday evening I decided for a little walk, within the rules - not more than 1 km, not exceeding an hour… This is what this part of Paris looks like at the moment. Hardl...
Tags: Travel, River, Paris, Financial Times, Sacré Cœur, PeterParis


My next TOI blog post: Testing and contact tracing can’t eradicate SARS-CoV-2

Two parts: Testing and contact tracing can’t eradicate SARS-CoV-2 – Part 1 Testing and contact tracing can’t eradicate SARS-CoV-2 – Part 2 If you want the original articles with URLs, write to me.
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A quiet Sunday morning in suburban Tokyo

A quizzical stare, supermarket bread rolls, and the oddly reassuring ordinariness of suburban Tokyo on a quiet Sunday morning.
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#Oman’s sovereign wealth fund under pressure

Oman’s sovereign wealth fund under pressure:In the aftermath of the 2014 oil bust, Oman repeatedly tapped international debt markets to finance unprecedented budget deficits. Thus, its debt to GDP spiked to nearly 60% last year. Assets held by Oman’s sovereign wealth funds, in contrast, were largely safeguarded.But the double shock caused by the coronavirus pandemic and plunging oil prices is leaving the indebted Gulf state with fewer options to finance its soaring 2020 annual budget deficit.“Om...
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Oil's Recovery from Coronavirus Could Take Decades, Not Years - Bloomberg

Oil's Recovery from Coronavirus Could Take Decades, Not Years - Bloomberg:Who knows what the new normal for oil demand will be once Covid-19 is firmly in the rear view mirror? Not me, that's for sure. But it is likely to be lower than it was in 2019, and it could be that way for many years. That’s going to create overcapacity throughout the oil supply chain and weigh on prices.While signs are emerging that we might have passed the worst of this historic oil demand rout, they’re very tentative. N...
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Goldman Says #Saudi Fiscal Adjustment Preferable to a Devaluation - Bloomberg

Goldman Says Saudi Fiscal Adjustment Preferable to a Devaluation - Bloomberg:A currency devaluation would be too costly for Saudi Arabia and the better option is to adapt to the oil shock through fiscal changes, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.“Unlike a devaluation, fiscal policy can shift the burden of adjustment on those more capable of bearing it through, for example, taxes on luxury goods,” Farouk Soussa, a Goldman Sachs economist, said in a report. “This is not to say there would be no...
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Middle East, #Dubai News: Emaar Malls to Extend Relief Measures - Bloomberg

Middle East, Dubai News: Emaar Malls to Extend Relief Measures - Bloomberg:Dubai-based retail and mall operator Emaar Malls PJSC is taking further steps to ease the financial burden of tenants affected by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a document viewed by Bloomberg.The new set of policies include waivers for tenants whose stores have been forced to shut by the government. Dubai restricted movement since mid-March, culminating in a full, three-week lockdown through most of April.The city...
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Outlook: Reasons why #Dubai's real estate will remain slumped until 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Outlook: Reasons why Dubai's real estate will remain slumped until 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition: Dubai’s real estate sector will remain in the doldrums at least until 2021, with the coronavirus likely to spur further price declines despite wide-ranging government initiatives to limit the economic impact of what could be the worst global pandemic in a century.Dubai’s residential property prices fell for a fifth successive year in 2019. Prices then dropped a further 7 percent year-on-year in the firs...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Lynnette Abad, Data and Research at Property Finder Group


Rakbank sees 43% drop in Q1 profit due to Covid-19 impact - Arabianbusiness

Rakbank sees 43% drop in Q1 profit due to Covid-19 impact - Arabianbusiness:The National Bank of Ras Al-Khaimah (RAKBANK) has witnessed a 43.2 percent drop in net profit in Q1 2020 at AED153.5 million compared to Q1 2019 as a result of higher IFRS 9 provisions that are set as precautionary measures to combat the economic impact of Covid-19.The provisions are the International Accounting Standards Board's (IASB) response to a financial crisis.The bank’s total income of AED1.0 billion remained fla...
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Wizz Air's #AbuDhabi joint venture to start flights this year - Reuters

Wizz Air's Abu Dhabi joint venture to start flights this year - Reuters:Wizz Air’s planned Abu Dhabi-based joint venture carrier is expected to start flying this year, the European budget airline said in a statement on Sunday.The joint venture with Abu Dhabi state holding company ADQ, announced in December, aims to start flights to Europe, the Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa, Wizz Air said.Wizz Air will also start flights from European cities to Abu Dhabi from June, which it said wou...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Middle East, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Wizz Air, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ADQ, Africa Wizz Air


MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf stocks slide as U.S.-China trade tensions simmer - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf stocks slide as U.S.-China trade tensions simmer - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Most major bourses in the Gulf fell sharply on Sunday with Saudi Arabia falling the most, mirroring Friday’s slide in global shares after President Donald Trump’s revived threat of new U.S. tariffs against China dampened risk appetite.Trump’s threat to impose new tariffs in retaliation for China’s handling of the novel coronavirus outbreak soured investor sentiment.Saudi Arabia’s bench...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, China, Donald Trump, Gulf, Trump, Saudi Electricity Company, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank, Major Gulf, Agricultural Commodities Reuters, Saudi Aramco Amongst


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg:Updated stock indexes in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Get an overview of major indexes, current values and stock market data in Europe, UK, Germany, Russia & more. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Europe Middle East Africa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Europe UK Germany Russia, Bloomberg UAE SaudiArabia Qatar


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Following #Dubai, more #UAE malls, restaurants reopen - Reuters

Following Dubai, more UAE malls, restaurants reopen - Reuters:Malls in the United Arab Emirates’ capital Abu Dhabi began reopening to a restricted number of customers this weekend as the UAE eases lockdown measures imposed more than a month ago to combat the novel coronavirus.Three Abu Dhabi malls reopened on Saturday at 30% customer capacity after adopting safety measures, including installing thermal inspection devices, the government media office tweeted and Sharjah emirate said it would reop...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Sharjah, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


We Do What We Can and Best When We Do It Together

  Gabriel is ten months old and he loves to crawl up to his mom and dad and take their hand so he can walk. He loves to walk and walk and walk but not by himself not just yet. He knows who he can trust and who to turn to when he wants to walk. Simply by going towards them and taking their hand. We are stronger together than alone. And if we can not be together physically we must reach out to one another. We do what we can and it amazes me what we can do when we do it together. Standing stron...
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Again with the seedlings

If all works out, we'll be planting these seedlings in the ground in a couple of weeks. I've thinned out the tomatoes and kept four of each variety (except for the yellow toms that didn't germinate). I plan to plant three of each (and maybe six romas), so the fourth is just insurance in case something happens to one of the three. Remember my tomato tripods from last year? My plan is to use them again, one for each variety. Most of the toms, the zukes, and the pumpkins. There are some tiny haba...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Garden Flowers Plants


Axe Intestin-Cerveau

Ces scientifiques de Berkeley qui explorent les liens entre la génétique, le microbiome intestinal et la mémoire, ont découvert chez la souris, une molécule couramment produite par les microbes intestinaux et qui semble améliorer la mémoire. Au-delà d’apporter un nouvel « exemple » du lien entre le cerveau et ...
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