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#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 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


Reopening of La Samaritaine

Now that Paris is fully open, including stores, museums, live theater, cinema, and restaurants and cafes, I am catching up on my to do list. In the past week I’ve been to a number of cultural events, exhibitions, and cafes, and will continue to do so in the coming weeks.   Last Wednesday I visited the newly reopened La Samaritaine on rue de Rivoli, near the Louvre. Once the Art Nouveau jewel in the crown of Paris department stores, La Samaritaine was bought by the LVMH Group in 2001, and ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Fashion, Shopping, Architecture, Paris, Michelin, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Ernest, Sanaa, La Samaritaine, Maison Plisson, Richard Nahem, Eric Kayser


‘Literally Melting’: Medieval Buildings Of Yemen’s Capital Are Collapsing In Rain And Floods

The multistory, ochre-and-white mud-brick houses in the UNESCO-listed old city of Sanaa had already been weakened by bombs and artillery during Yemen’s six-years-and-counting civil war. But this year’s monsoon season, the rainiest in recent memory, is seeing some of those buildings simply fall to pieces. – France24 (AFP)
Tags: Art, Unesco, Yemen, Visual, Sanaa, 08.13.20


Oil gains 2% as Middle East conflict intensifies - Reuters

Oil gains 2% as Middle East conflict intensifies - Reuters:Oil prices jumped 2% on Thursday as tensions in the Middle East grew, with a Saudi-led coalition launching air strikes in retaliation for recent attacks on its oil infrastructure.Brent crude futures were up $1.53, or 2.1%, at $73.30 a barrel by 11:58 a.m. (1558 GMT); it touched its highest level in three weeks. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained $1.35, or 2.2%, to $63.37 a barrel.The Saudi-led military coalition in Y...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Yemen, Reuters, Sanaa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf falls back after negative news on Yemen, Qatar

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf falls back after negative news on Yemen, Qatar:"Gulf stock markets fell back on Tuesday after geopolitical news from Yemen and Qatar that has heavily influenced the bourses for weeks turned negative.Markets rose early this week after former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh offered to ally with a Saudi Arabian-led coalition in his country’s conflict, and because of hopes that Qatar’s diplomatic isolation might end.But Saleh was killed by Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Sanaa...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Iran, Yemen, Sanaa, Saleh, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Yemen Qatar


10 local portraits of Sioux Falls

[EDITOR’S NOTE]: A proud local for the past two decades, Wes Eisenhauer is a professional musician and photographer who knows Sioux Falls just about as well as anyone can. That includes where to see killer public art, the best parks for taking his kids to, where to grab an incredible meal and a local pint, and how to get pretty much anywhere by bike. Scroll down to check out 10 of Wes’s portraits of his home town, and learn a little about what makes Sioux Falls such a special place.     This ...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Instagram, Washington, Wes, United States, South Dakota, Photo Essay, Wells Fargo, Liz, All, Falls Park, Parker, Joseph, Sanaa, Nikki



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