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The Fourth of July

America This land was made for you and Me.                           [Author: French la Vie]
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OPEC+ Crisis Deepens as #SaudiArabia Refuses to Budge - Bloomberg video

OPEC+ Crisis Deepens as Saudi Arabia Refuses to Budge - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cranked up the tension in their OPEC standoff as the rare diplomatic spat between long-time allies leaves the global economy guessing how much oil it will get next month.The bitter clash has forced OPEC+ to halt talks twice already, with the next meeting scheduled for Monday, putting markets in limbo as oil continues its inflationary surge above $75 a barrel. With the cartel discussing...
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INCREDIBLE CHEWY Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies!

This Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe makes a total of 4 perfect and utterly delicious CHEWY chocolate chip cookies. You only need a tablespoon and a few basic ingredients to make these small batch chocolate chip cookies. Keep this recipe near and dear to your heart because it is a very pushy recipe indeed Dear Reader and I hope you'll give these a go!
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Zucchini Blossoms Updated

  Hi-if you subscribe to my blog you may have received an incomplete version of the Stuffed Zucchini Blossom post. Be sure to check back on my blog site for the complete recipe and a photo of the finished product!
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Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

It’s summer and my farmers market is in full swing. Tables are piled high with heirloom tomatoes, green beans, corn, peppers and of course, zucchini. We’re growing zucchini in our yard too but don’t have enough blossoms yet to stuff. I found these beauties at the market and decided to try something different. Last week […]
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Bayeux

One day (while in Normany) we went to Bayeux to see the famous Bayeux Tapestry (although it is actually embrodery). It depicts a battle in 1066 and was probably done soon after. It is in a darkened room and is 230 feet long. It has 70 scenes with 626 characters, 202 horses, 41 ships and 37 buildings. It’s amazing to see. A copy of a part of it. No photos were allowed. Interesting against a black background I liked the round table. It’s very interesting historically showing a...
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High-Stakes Oil Diplomacy Puts Future of OPEC+ Deal at Risk - Bloomberg

High-Stakes Oil Diplomacy Puts Future of OPEC+ Deal at Risk - Bloomberg A high-stakes game of oil diplomacy pits Saudi Arabia against long-time ally Abu Dhabi. And the result of their fight will shape not just the price of oil for the next year, but the future of the global energy industry.The United Arab Emirates on Friday blocked an OPEC+ deal that cartel leaders Russia and Saudi Arabia hashed out to increase output, demanding better terms for itself. After two days of bitter negotiations, a...
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#Saudi Bank Stocks Rise to Record Amid Mideast Gains: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Saudi Bank Stocks Rise to Record Amid Mideast Gains: Inside EM - Bloomberg Banking and petrochemical stocks led gains in Saudi Arabia as rising crude prices and the prospect of faster growth fanned investor confidence ahead of first-half earnings season.The country’s Tadawul Index rose almost 0.5% on Sunday, snapping two days of declines, as most markets across the Middle East rallied. Abu Dhabi’s main index advanced 0.7%, while Dubai’s retreated 0.4%. Al Rajhi Bank, Alinma Bank and Saudi Kaya...
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Carnival Cruise Line launches first ship from US port since onset of COVID-19 pandemic

Carnival Vista departed Galveston, Texas, Saturday afternoon. It's the first ship from the cruise line to sail from a U.S. port since last year.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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MIDEAST STOCKS #AbuDhabi extends gains as #Dubai eases | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Abu Dhabi extends gains as Dubai eases | Reuters Abu Dhabi's stock market ended higher on Sunday, extending gains for a fifth straight session as International Holding (IHC) continued its rise following the listing of a unit, while Dubai's main index slipped.IHC's market capitalisation hit 201.7 billion dirhams ($54.92 billion) last week, making it Abu Dhabi's most valuable listed company, after the market debut of Alpha Dhabi (ALPHADHABI.AD), in which IHC holds a 45% stake....
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Nems végétariens au four

Bonjour tout le monde ! Je vais faire assez bref aujourd’hui car je tape de la main gauche, mon poignet droit étant cassé et donc immobilisé en ce début de vacances d’été… tout est devenu bien compliqué, pénible voire compromis ! Cuisiner,Lire la suite [Author: MamRanClea09]
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4th of July in Italy

 With our recent trip back to the US to visit our families we brought back only a few items to Italy. Two of them we used to commemorate the 4th of July holiday - obviously something not celebrated in Italy. Stadium mustard that we fondly recall from sporting events in Cleveland and a glass from the brewery that my nephew works for (the beer is my own homebrew). [Author: Bryan]
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Emirate of #Sharjah Said to Hire Banks as Bond Rush Picks Up Pace - Bloomberg

Emirate of Sharjah Said to Hire Banks as Bond Rush Picks Up Pace - Bloomberg Sharjah’s government has picked banks to raise over $750 million from an Islamic bond offering, drawn by historically low funding costs as its finances come under strain.A sale could happen as soon as the coming days, people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified as the matter is private. A representative for the government of Sharjah declined to comment.The third-biggest sheikhdom in the United Ar...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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All eyes on QE as Bank of #Israel expected to hold interest rate | Reuters

All eyes on QE as Bank of Israel expected to hold interest rate | Reuters The Bank of Israel is expected to leave short-term interest rates unchanged this week for its 10th straight policy meeting, as debate continues over inflation gains.All 16 economists polled by Reuters believe the monetary policy committee (MPC) will keep the benchmark rate at an all-time low of 0.1% when the decision is announced on Monday at 4 p.m. (1300 GMT).With the rate expected to remain on hold for at least another...
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#UAE proposes postponing decision to extend OPEC+ pact, WAM says | Reuters

UAE proposes postponing decision to extend OPEC+ pact, WAM says | Reuters The United Arab Emirates on Sunday said it supported an increase in oil output from August but suggested deferring to another meeting a decision by OPEC+ on extending its global oil supply pact beyond April 2022, state news agency WAM reported.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, a group, known as OPEC+, will resume talks on Monday after failing to reach a deal on oil output policy for a ...
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Import rebound behind the decline in #Saudi reserves, c.bank chief says | Reuters

Import rebound behind the decline in Saudi reserves, c.bank chief says | Reuters A recent drop to record lows in Saudi Arabia's foreign reserves, a measure of its ability to support its dollar-pegged currency, was partly due to a lag between import payments and export receipts, the Saudi central bank governor told Reuters.Net foreign assets at the central bank, known as SAMA, dropped monthly by roughly $8 billion to $436 billion in April, their lowest in more than a decade, and dropped further...
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#SaudiArabia plans second national airline - by @Ahmed Al Omran - @RiyadhBureau

Saudi Arabia plans second national airline - by Ahmed Al Omran - Riyadh Bureau Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced plans to launch a second national airline as part of a broader push to turn the kingdom into a hub for transport and logistics to help diversify the economy and decrease dependence on oil revenues. The announcement came Tuesday shortly after the cabinet, chaired by his father the king, approved renaming the “Ministry of Transport” to “Ministry of Transport and Log...
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#Oman’s foreign reserves up by 8.1% in April | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Oman’s foreign reserves up by 8.1% in April | ZAWYA MENA Edition The Central Bank of Oman on Saturday announced that its total foreign assets increased by 8.1 percent to 7 billion Omani rials ($18.2 billion) in April 2021.The total private sector deposits with commercial banks and Islamic financial products in Oman increased by 6.8 percent to 17.2 billion rials, compared to 16.17 billion rials last year.The total loans and financing of commercial banks increased by 3 percent to 27.18 bill...
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Holidays from hell: Naga Munchetty, David Baddiel, Jon Snow and others on their worst breaks

We’re all so desperate to get away. But were our summer trips as good as we remember? Famous travellers tell their sorry tales Continue reading...
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#UAE Rejects Extension of OPEC+ Oil Production Deal to End-2022 - Bloomberg

UAE Rejects Extension of OPEC+ Oil Production Deal to End-2022 - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates said it rejects a plan by other members of OPEC+ to extend the group’s agreement to curb oil production beyond April 2022, unless it’s allowed to have a higher baseline for its own cuts.The UAE on Friday blocked an OPEC+ deal that cartel leaders Russia and Saudi Arabia had hashed out to increase supply, demanding better terms for itself. After two days of bitter talks, and with the UAE the only ...
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Biggest Gulf Wealth Funds Are Faulted for Lagging on Governance - Bloomberg

Biggest Gulf Wealth Funds Are Faulted for Lagging on Governance - Bloomberg The biggest wealth funds in the Middle East are the worst performers relative to peers when ranked by their commitment to governance and resilience.A study of sovereign investors published by Global SWF singled out several of the largest entities in the region for insufficient disclosure and their lack of transparency.“The big three Middle Eastern funds seem to be getting worse at inspiring trust,” it said.The data pro...
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What will the #UAE economy look like in the next few years? | Year Of The 50th – Gulf News

What will the UAE economy look like in the next few years? | Year Of The 50th – Gulf News Coronavirus pandemic pressed pause on the global economy’s progress. The UAE’s open economy hinged on tourism and oil encountered attacks from many directions. As the economy recuperates, its priorities over the next few years are expected to change.A year into the fight between disease and development, the ramifications of the event are apparent. The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre said...
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Party across the road

Our neighbors across the road had a garden party on Saturday. They set up the big tent in the rain on Saturday morning, but the rain stopped (mostly) in the afternoon. They were still at it at 01h00 this morning, but there was no disturbing noise to keep us from sleeping. The neighbors were still setting up when I took this photo from our kitchen window. Most of the 40 or 50 guests had yet to arrive. I turned on the grill to cook yesterday's lunch and nothing happened. The gas bottle, which is...
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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-07-04

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Moody's downgrades Banque #Saudi Fransi and Saudi British Bank | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Moody's downgrades Banque Saudi Fransi and Saudi British Bank | ZAWYA MENA Edition Moody's Investors Service has downgraded two Saudi Arabian banks, Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) and Saudi British Bank (SABB).On BSF, the agency downgraded its local and foreign currency long-term bank deposit ratings to A2 from A1. The bank's Baseline Credit Assessment (BCA) and Adjusted BCA were downgraded to baa1 from a3.“The outlook on the bank's long-term deposit ratings remains negative, reflecting the negativ...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Top 5 Beef Stews!

It's winter in the Southern Hemisphere and beef stew time! These hearty beef stews will have you smacking your lips in gustatory pleasure. Here are the top 5 beef stews from Taiwan, Vietnam, Italy, England and Mexico!
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