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Saudis and #UAE Are Caught in the Middle of the U.S.-China Cold War - Bloomberg ht @Ibishblog

Saudis and UAE Are Caught in the Middle of the U.S.-China Cold War - BloombergPreventing a potential U.S.-China Cold War has emerged as a top foreign policy priority for Gulf Arab countries, especially Washington's key partners: Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. But, as illustrated by the recent controversy over a secret Chinese port being built in the UAE, balancing relations between the established superpower and the rising one is getting harder for smaller states.Construction of the ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Washington, Saudi Arabia, China, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Donald Trump, Muslim Brotherhood, Uae, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Middle East That


#Saudi bourse sees biggest weekly loss in over a year | Reuters

Saudi bourse sees biggest weekly loss in over a year | Reuters Saudi Arabia's stock market gave up early gains to end lower on Thursday, registering its fourth weekly loss in five and its biggest since October 2020, while other Gulf bourses traded mixed.Losses on the Saudi index followed tensions with Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis, who claimed responsibility on Nov. 20 for drone attacks in several parts of the kingdom, including at Saudi Aramco facilities in Jeddah. read moreOn Wednesday th...
Tags: Travel, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Mohammed, Jeddah, Gulf, Ankara, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, Tayyip Erdogan, Sanaa


Major Gulf bourses rise in early trade | Reuters

Major Gulf bourses rise in early trade | ReutersMajor stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Thursday, with the Saudi index on track to extend gains for a second session.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) advanced 0.7%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) rising 1.6% and oil giant Saudi Aramco (2222.SE) up 0.6%.The index on Tuesday ended three sessions of declines triggered by tensions with Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis, who claimed responsibility on Nov. 20 for drone attacks in several pa...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Mohammed, Jeddah, Ankara, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, Tayyip Erdogan, Sanaa, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#Saudi bourse outperforms most Gulf markets | Reuters

Saudi bourse outperforms most Gulf markets | Reuters Saudi Arabia's stock market ended higher on Wednesday, buoyed by gains in financial shares, while the Dubai index snapped three sessions of losses.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) advanced 1%, extending gains from the previous day, boosted by a 2.9% rise in Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) and a 4.7% leap in SABIC Agri-Nutrients (2020.SE).On Tuesday, the index ended three sessions of declines triggered by tensions with Yemen's Iran-aligned ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Jeddah, Gulf, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, Adi, Sanaa, SABIC, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#Saudi index leads major Gulf bourses higher in early trade | Reuters

Major stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trading on Wednesday with the Saudi index leading the gains on the back of its financial shares.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) was up 0.9%, on track to extend gains from the previous session.On Tuesday, the index snapped three sessions of declines triggered by tensions with Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis, who claimed responsibility for drone attacks in several parts of the kingdom, including at Saudi Aramco facilities in Jeddah. read moreAl Raj...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Qatar, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Jeddah, Gulf, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, Sanaa, Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Saudi stocks bounce back, major Gulf markets end mixed | Reuters

Saudi stocks bounce back, major Gulf markets end mixed | Reuters Saudi Arabian shares closed higher on Tuesday, snapping three straight sessions of losses, while major Gulf stock markets ended the day mixed.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TARSI) closed about 0.8% higher after three days of declines triggered by regional tensions with Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis, who claimed responsibility for drone attacks in several parts of the kingdom, including at Saudi Aramco facilities in Jeddah. r...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Jeddah, Gulf, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, Etisalat, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emaar Malls, Al Rajhi Bank, Reuters Saudi Arabian


#Saudi leads major Gulf bourses higher | Reuters

Most major stock markets in the Gulf rebounded in early trade on Tuesday, with the Saudi index on track to end three sessions of losses.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) gained 0.6%, helped by a 1.9% rise in Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) and a 1.5% increase in Alinma Bank (1150.SE).The kingdom's Tourism Development Fund said on Monday it had deployed 2 billion riyals ($533.13 million) on tourism projects worth a total of around 6 billion riyals from its establishment last year until the end of Se...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Gulf, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, Sanaa, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Al Rajhi Bank, Khaldoon Khalifa al Mubarak, Dubai South, First Abu Dhabi Bank FAB


#Saudi stocks sees biggest fall in over a year after drone attacks | Reuters

Saudi stocks sees biggest fall in over a year after drone attacks | Reuters Saudi Arabia's stock market posted its biggest one-day drop in more than a year on Sunday, a day after Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis said they had fired 14 drones at several Saudi Arabian cities, including at Saudi Aramco facilities in Jeddah. read moreThe Saudi-led coalition battling the Houthis in Yemen had on Friday said it destroyed three drones launched towards southern Saudi Arabia and a fourth over Yemen. It ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Jeddah, Reliance, Reuters, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Adi, Reuters Saudi Arabia, Houthis


#Saudi market tumbles in early trade after drone attacks | Reuters

Saudi market tumbles in early trade after drone attacks | ReutersSaudi Arabia's stock market fell sharply in early trade on Sunday, a day after Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis said they had fired 14 drones at several Saudi Arabian cities, including at Saudi Aramco facilities in Jeddah. read moreSaudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) dropped 1.6%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) retreating 2.2% and Saudi Aramco (2222.SE) losing 1.6%.The oil giant was also under pressure after India's Reliance Industrie...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Iran, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Jeddah, Reliance, Reuters, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Houthis, Commercial Bank, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QSI


Political risks to watch in the UAE

In the opinion of AlertNet. [Author: John B. Chilton]
Tags: Travel, Iran, Arab Spring, Uae, John B Chilton


Shake

I am reading in internet that the singer of Gangnam style has new song. The name of this new song is Gentleman. When I read this I think how this singer is become so famous with one song. No one is even understand what Gangman style song is meaning but still everyone is singing it. and dancing like they are on horse. Even small children like two and three years old is doing gangnam style in park. I know it is silly dance. but even I just want to dance like that when I am hearing the song. Las...
Tags: Travel, Iran, Dubai, Sara, Sally, Vicky, Dubaisally, Maam, Rayan


Oil flips to gains ahead of OPEC+ meeting | Reuters

Oil flips to gains ahead of OPEC+ meeting | Reuters Oil prices flipped to gains on Thursday as investors expect top producers to stand pat on output policy, shrugging off earlier concerns about the resumption of Iran nuclear talks that could result in more oil exports from Tehran.Brent futures and U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude pared losses of more than 1% as traders shifted focus to a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, including Russia, a grou...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Iran, United States, Wti, Tehran, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Vienna Iran


Oil slips towards $84, heads for weekly drop as supply concerns ease | Reuters

Oil slips towards $84, heads for weekly drop as supply concerns ease | Reuters Oil slipped towards $84 a barrel on Friday, heading for its first weekly loss in about two months after a rise in U.S. crude inventories and the prospect of more Iranian supply eased concern of a tight market.U.S. crude stocks rose by 4.3 million barrels in this week's report. Iran has said talks on reviving the international deal on its nuclear programme will restart by the end of November, bringing it a step close...
Tags: Travel, Iran, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Commerzbank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, U S West Texas Intermediate, Carsten Fritsch Brent


Oil hits two-week low on Iran talks resuming, U.S. crude build | Reuters

Oil hits two-week low on Iran talks resuming, U.S. crude build | Reuters Oil prices fell about 1% to their lowest in two weeks on Thursday after Iran said talks with world powers on its nuclear programme would resume by the end of November and on rising U.S. crude inventories.Brent crude was $1.06, or 1.2%, lower at $83.52 a barrel by 12:31 p.m ET (1631 GMT), having hit a two-week low of $82.32 earlier in the session and falling 2.1% on Wednesday.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 7...
Tags: Travel, Iran, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ali Bagheri Kani


Oil drops ahead of stocks data, Iran talks | Reuters

Oil drops ahead of stocks data, Iran talks | Reuters Oil prices edged lower on Tuesday after rising earlier in the dayand analysts said prices were set to sustain a rally driven by strong demand in the United States, the world's biggest consumer of oil and its products.Brent crude was down 5 cents at $85.94 a barrel by 0631 GMT, after gaining 0.5% on Monday. U.S. oil dropped 12 cents to $83.64 a barrel, having finished unchanged the previous session after testing new highs.While China's red-ho...
Tags: Travel, China, Iran, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Edward Moya


Meet #UAE Leader Sheikh Mohammed's New Royal Troubleshooter - Bloomberg ht @ghoshworld

Meet UAE Leader Sheikh Mohammed's New Royal Troubleshooter - Bloomberg If you’re interested in the geopolitics of the Middle East, chances are you know Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the national security advisor of the United Arab Emirates. In this role, he’s been pivotal to the country’s military operations in Yemen and Libya, and in its recent efforts to mend fences with regional rivals like Turkey, Qatar and Iran.If you’re interested in the business of the Middle East, you may have ...
Tags: Travel, Iran, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Uae, Mohammed, Gulf, Arabian Peninsula, Mohammed bin Zayed, Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Turkey Qatar, Sheikh Tahnoon


#UAE, Syria agree on plans to enhance economic cooperation - ministry | Reuters

UAE, Syria agree on plans to enhance economic cooperation - ministry | Reuters The United Arab Emirates' economy ministry said on Sunday that the Gulf state and Syria had agreed on future plans to enhance economic cooperation and explore new sectors.The ministry wrote on Twitter that the value of non-oil trade between the two countries in the first half of 2021 was one billion dirhams ($272 million).The UAE re-opened its mission to Damascus in late 2018 in a bid to counter the influence of non...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Damascus, Uae, Bashar Al Assad, Gulf, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Syria


#Iran Plans to Sell Oil in Exchange for Investment and Goods - Bloomberg

Iran Plans to Sell Oil in Exchange for Investment and Goods - Bloomberg Iran plans to offer oil and gas condensate to “any investor” in exchange for either goods or capital investment in the Islamic Republic’s sanctions-hit energy sector, the country’s oil minister said. The ministry would welcome investment in both Iran’s upstream and downstream industries in exchange for oil or condensate, Javad Owji said in comments shown on state TV, without specifying whether the initiative is aimed at do...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Iran, Tehran, Donald Trump, Islamic Republic, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ebrahim Raisi, Javad Owji, Owji, Goods Bloomberg, Goods Bloomberg Iran


MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses end higher; #Qatar falls | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses end higher; Qatar falls | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Thursday, in line with global equities, although the Qatari index bucked the trend to close lower.World stock markets got their foot back on the gas as hopes grew that Washington could resolve its debt-ceiling squabbles and a global drop in energy prices tempered deepening fears of "stagflation".Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) added 0.2%, helped by a 0.9% gain in Al Rajh...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Cbre, Gulf, Reuters, Riyadh, U S Federal Reserve, Adi, Hossein Amirabdollahian


Barclays raises 2022 oil price view on likely supply deficit | Reuters

Barclays raises 2022 oil price view on likely supply deficit | Reuters Barclays on Tuesday raised its 2022 oil price forecasts reasoning that a continued recovery in demand could widen a 'persistent' supply shortfall.The bank raised its 2022 Brent crude price forecast by $9 to $77 per barrel driven in part by "reduced confidence" for a revival of the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal.Expectations of tight supply, coupled with surging coal and gas prices, pushed oil prices higher for a sixth straight sess...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Iran, Barclays, Brent, Reuters, Reuters Barclays, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil prices rise, hit 2-month highs on supply worries | Reuters

Oil prices rise, hit 2-month highs on supply worries | Reuters Oil prices rose on Thursday, with Brent crude touching its highest level in more than two months, supported by growing fuel demand and a draw in U.S. crude inventories as production remained hampered in the Gulf of Mexico after two hurricanes.Supply concerns had funds taking longer positions, analysts said.Brent crude settled up $1.06, or 1.4%, at $77.25 a barrel, its highest price since mid-July. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI)...
Tags: Travel, White House, Iran, Chicago, Brent, Gulf of Mexico, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Phil Flynn, Price Futures Group


Taliban replace ministry for women with ‘virtue’ authorities

By KATHY GANNON KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed the Women’s Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers on Saturday as part of the forced move. It was the latest troubling sign that the Taliban are restricting women’s rights as they settle into government, just a month since they overran the capital of Kabul. During their previous rule of Afghanistan in...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, Islamic State, Qatar, Sport, World news, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Unesco, Soccer, Taliban, Pakistan, Dubai


How a Young Guy from India Became A World Leading Surrogacy Physician

  Dr. Said Daneshmand is an internationally recognized fertility specialist with extensive experience in providing third-party reproductive services. In his second year of studying medicine, he had a profound experience that changed his life forever. Intro : You’re listening to the Australian Family and Fertility Law Podcast. Here’s your host, Stephen Page. Stephen Page: Good day. I’m Stephen Page from Page Provan. And this is another podcast in our series, Australian Famil...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Podcast, England, Australia, La, India, US, Los Angeles, Society, Iran, Earth, University, United States, New Zealand, San Diego


#UAE's Dana Gas secures U.S. agency funding for Iraqi Kurdistan project | Reuters

UAE's Dana Gas secures U.S. agency funding for Iraqi Kurdistan project | Reuters United Arab Emirates energy firm Dana Gas (DANA.AD) said on Wednesday a consortium it co-leads had secured $250 million in financing from the U.S. development agency to fund an expansion of gas production at the Khor Mor plant in Iraqi Kurdistan.Pearl Petroleum, a consortium co-led with UAE's Crescent Petroleum, secured the 7-year financing from the International Development Finance Corp (DFC), Dana said in a stat...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, Iran, Kurdistan, Uae, Reuters, Dana, Dana Gas, Reuters United Arab Emirates, Crescent Petroleum, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dana Gas DANA AD, International Development Finance Corp, Kurdistan Pearl Petroleum, Kurdistan Regional Government Pearl Petroleum


US officials helped an American citizen and their family escape Afghanistan across an overland route

Afghanistan refugees walking at dawn. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty An American citizen and their family fleeing Afghanistan were helped across the border by the US, according to the Associated Press. The group fled the Taliban-controlled country via an "overland" route. Biden administration officials say "around 100" Americans remain in Afghanistan after the US pulled out troops. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration confirmed that it helped with...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi Telecom aids #Saudi bourse; blue-chip selloff dents Egypt | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi Telecom aids Saudi bourse; blue-chip selloff dents Egypt | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf were mixed on Sunday, with the Saudi index extending gains from the previous session, while Egyptian stocks retreated due to a broad selloff in blue-chip shares.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) edged up 0.1%, helped by a 1.7% rise in Saudi Telecom Company (STC) (7010.SE) after its unit Arabian Internet and Communications Services Co set an indicative price range for...
Tags: Travel, Budget, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Jeddah, Gulf, Reuters, Aramco, Red Sea, ACWA Power, Reuters Major


Oil Prices Should Be Higher Into Year End: Energy Aspects's Sen - Bloomberg video

Oil Prices Should Be Higher Into Year End: Energy Aspects's Sen - Bloomberg Amrita Sen, head of research at Energy Aspects, discusses the decision by OPEC+ to hike supply by 400,000 barrels-a-day, oil market fundamentals and adding Iran production into the supply. She speaks on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.” (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Europe, Opec, Bloomberg, Iran, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Energy Aspects, Sen Bloomberg, Sen Bloomberg Amrita Sen


OPEC+ Ministers Recommend Sticking With Planned Output Increases - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Ministers Recommend Sticking With Planned Output Increases - Bloomberg OPEC and its allies agreed to stick to their existing plan for gradual monthly oil-production increases after a brief video conference. Ministers ratified the 400,000 barrel-a-day supply hike scheduled for October after less than an hour of talks, one of the quickest meetings in recent memory and a stark contrast to the drawn-out negotiations seen in July. “OPEC have proven once again that they can meet and do things ...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Bloomberg, Iran, Islamic Republic, JPMorgan Chase Co, Bloomberg TV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg OPEC, Christyan Malek


MIDEAST STOCKS #Saudi market shrugs off China data as most Gulf bourses retreat | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi market shrugs off China data as most Gulf bourses retreat | Reuters Saudi Arabia's stock market outperformed its regional peers on Tuesday, while most other Gulf bourses remained pressured on worries about China's slowing economic growth.GCC bourses were under the weight of international economic concerns. The Chinese manufacturing index is softer than expected signalling a slowing economy and U.S. consumer confidence in the economy is expected to be a little lower, sa...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, China, Iraq, Qatar, Iran, GCC, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Baghdad, Gulf, Reuters, Reuters Saudi Arabia, Emaar, Tasi, Saudi Telecom Company


‘We need jobs, we need a strong economy’: Covid and Biden allay Middle East tensions | Financial Times

‘We need jobs, we need a strong economy’: Covid and Biden allay Middle East tensions | Financial Times Secret talks between longtime foes. Letters exchanged between leaders who have been adversaries for years. Television networks typically critical of opposing regimes now moderating their language.  All have fed into a mood of de-escalation taking hold in the capitals of some of the Middle East’s perennially competing powers — one that would have been unimaginable 18 months ago in ...
Tags: Travel, US, Joe Biden, Iran, Middle East, Biden, Donald Trump, Financial Times, Arab, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, COVID



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