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JPMorgan Sees Gulf Bond Sales Slipping as Rates, Volatility Rise - Bloomberg

JPMorgan Sees Gulf Bond Sales Slipping as Rates, Volatility Rise - Bloomberg:JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the biggest arrangers of Gulf bond deals, expects sales to slip in 2019 from last year’s $78 billion as issuers turn cautious amid rising interest rates and market volatility.In the past, when there has been uncertainty either “in rates or in spreads, regional issuers tended to become more careful and price sensitive,” Hani Deaibes, the U.S. bank’s regional head of debt capital markets, said...
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‘Coach whisperer’, mind guru propel Aussies at Asian Cup

Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – If Australia successfully defend their Asian Cup title in the United Arab Emirates, two people will be quietly celebrating behind the scenes: a self-styled ‘coach-whisperer’ and the team’s in-house... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Qatar’s leader attends Arab economic summit in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — Qatar’s ruler has arrived in Beirut to attend an Arab economic summit marred by divisions over readmitting Syria to the Arab League. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s government has been one of the main backers of Syrian insurgents trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have […]
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Son boosts Korea’s Asian Cup hopes as Spurs sweat

Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will be like a nervous parent for the next two weeks as Son Heung-min tries to help South Korea end 59 years of Asian Cup hurt. The mercurial Tottenham forward, who played in the London club’s defeat by Manchester United three days earlier, had a hand in both goals as the Koreans beat China 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the last 16 as Group C winners. But Pochettino will be more concerned that Son not only started the game in Abu Dhabi, but comple...
Tags: South Korea, London, China, Russia, Sport, Soccer, Philippines, Manchester United, Kyrgyzstan, Spurs, Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Son, Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates: Protection Of Plant Varieties - STA Law Firm

Protection of plant variety is vital for the development of a nation since it provides for sustainability and the growth of the region.
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United Arab Emirates: Extensive Guide On Employment Law In Saudi Arabia - STA Law Firm

The basis of Saudi Arabia's employment legislative framework is on two pillars. The first pillar is the Royal Decree number M/51 23 Sha'ban 1426/27 September 2005
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Aliph Announces Project to Restore Assyrian Monastery in Iraq

Photo of St. Behnam Assyrian Monastery, in north Iraq, being destroyed by ISIS.Aliph, a Geneva-based global fund to protect cultural heritage in war zones, spearheaded by France and the United Arab Emirates and chaired by the American billionaire Thomas Kaplan, has revealed its first projects.
Tags: News, France, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Geneva, Thomas Kaplan, ALIPH, St Behnam Assyrian Monastery, ISIS Aliph

Crisis infects soccer tournament as Qatar faces Saudi Arabia

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Traveling to the Asian Cup should have been a simple flight lasting barely an hour for Qatar’s soccer players. Instead, it involved a circuitous route to the United Arab Emirates via Kuwait, lasting more than five hours. The journey demonstrates how the Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis is impacting […]
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Sports, Qatar, Ap, Soccer, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates, Persian Gulf

United Arab Emirates: A Speeding Driver Causes Death – Should Insurance Cover This? - Hassan Elhais

The insurance company was also ordered to pay all legal fees.
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Property Slump to Weigh on #UAE Banks as Bad Loans Set to Rise - Bloomberg

Property Slump to Weigh on U.A.E. Banks as Bad Loans Set to Rise - Bloomberg:Lenders in the United Arab Emirates will come under pressure this year as a property and retail slump take its toll.One of the country’s smallest banks is being bailed out, problem loans are expected to rise this year and lenders are exploring mergers to stay competitive. Slow property sales, higher interest rates and a rise in lending amid improved economic growth could mean provisions jump as much as a quarter, accord...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, EFG Hermes Holding SAE, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Shabbir Malik, UAE Banks

GCC Equities Review: #Qatar the star but can momentum be sustained? | ZAWYA MENA Edition

GCC Equities Review: Qatar the star but can momentum be sustained? | ZAWYA MENA Edition:There were several factors behind Qatar's outperformance of other regional markets last year, but the huge inflow of capital from foreign buyers - around $2.3 billion, according to Dubai's Al Mal Capital, more than twice the amount that flowed into Saudi Arabia - clearly played a key role.Some of these inflows were the result of technical factors, Akber Khan, senior director of asset management at Doha-based ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Khan, Doha, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bahrain Egypt Saudi Arabia, Zawya, Al Mal Capital, Al Rayan Investment, Akber Khan, GCC Equities Review

GCC Equities Review: #AbuDhabi ascends despite dramatic #Dubai downfall | ZAWYA MENA Edition

GCC Equities Review: Abu Dhabi ascends despite dramatic Dubai downfall | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Investing in two stock markets in the same country would not usually be considered a way of diversifying assets, but investors who had stakes in both of the United Arab Emirates’ main equities exchanges last year will have noted that that there was little in the way of correlation between them.The Abu Dhabi market index finished the year 10.7 percent higher but, as the head of research at Menacorp, Issam ...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Etisalat, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abudhabi, Abu Dhabi National Energy Co TAQA, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Watania, GCC Equities Review, Menacorp Issam Kassabieh

Loan growth, higher margins boost Emirates NBD Q4 net profit | Reuters

Loan growth, higher margins boost Emirates NBD Q4 net profit | Reuters:Emirates NBD, Dubai’s largest bank, on Wednesday reported a 10 percent rise in fourth-quarter net profit as loan growth and improved margins offset lower income from investment securities and higher expenses.The bank, the first United Arab Emirates lender to report quarterly results, made a net profit of 2.39 billion dirhams ($650.7 million) in the three months ended Dec. 31, 2018, compared with 2.18 billion dirhams in the ye...
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Australia hopeful Andrew Nabbout will be fit for Asian Cup round of 16 clash

Tom Rogic's injury-time winner over Syria confirmed Australia's place in the Asia Cup knockout rounds. After an opening Asia Cup defeat to Jordan, Australia looked much more comfortable in a 3-0 win against Palestine. Jordan beat holders Australia in the opening match of the Asian Cup. Son-Heung min set up both goals as South Korea overcame China 2-0, with both teams still booking their place in the Round of 16. After failing to find the all-importan...
Tags: South Korea, Australia, China, Football, Sport, Syria, Story, United Arab Emirates, Espn, Jordan, Afc Asian Cup, Urawa Red Diamonds, Andrew Nabbout, Tom Rogic, Son Heung, Socceroos

United Arab Emirates: Oman Decree Amending Women Equality Convention Reservations - STA Law Firm

Equality among the sexes has become a larger and more widely considered issue within in the Middle East.
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United Arab Emirates: Overview Of Prospective Amendments To Singapore's Penal Code - STA Law Firm

In July 2016, Singapore established a Penal Code review committee intended to perform a comprehensive assessment of the legal provisions currently protecting marginalized communities and members
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First Abu Dhabi Bank plans to raise $750mln in sukuk | ZAWYA MENA Edition

First Abu Dhabi Bank plans to raise $750mln in sukuk | ZAWYA MENA Edition:First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the largest lender in the United Arab Emirates, is expected to raise $750 million in Islamic bonds, according to a document issued by one of the banks leading the deal.The five-year sukuk offer buyers 130 basis points over mid-swaps, 20 basis points below the indicative price FAB proposed when it started marketing the notes earlier on Tuesday.FAB, rated Aa3 by Moody's and AA-(minus) by S&P and F...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Gulf, Moody, Fitch, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, First Abu Dhabi Bank

#Qatar Airways CEO: not interested in Jet Airways as backed by 'enemy' state | Reuters

Qatar Airways CEO: not interested in Jet Airways as backed by 'enemy' state | Reuters:Qatar Airways will not buy a stake in Jet Airways (JET.NS) as a substantial portion of the debt-laden Indian carrier is held by Etihad Airways, whose owner Abu Dhabi is an “enemy” of Qatar, its CEO Akbar al-Baker said on Tuesday.Abu Dhabi is part of the United Arab Emirates that cut ties with Qatar in 2017 over accusations of supporting terrorism. Doha denies the charges. The UAE, together with Saudi Arabia, Eg...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Bahrain, Etihad, Doha, Uae, Jet Airways, Reuters, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Saudi Arabia Egypt, Akbar Al Baker, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Average Spotify Subscriber Pays $5.50 Per Month And Falling. That's Less Money For Artists, Labels

The average price that a Spotify subscriber pays in dropping, and that has artists and record labels worried. Despite a stated price of $9.99 USD / €9.99 EU , the actual average price paid global is just $5.50 per month and falling. Spotify prices vary from country to country based on local currency, and according to the streamer, what each market will bear.  Logically, subscribers in a developing country will pay far less than in the US.  But in November, when Spotify launched in the...
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UAE, Thailand make Asian Cup last 16, heartbreak for India

AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Thailand’s decision to change coaches continued to prove to be a masterstroke but there was last-minute heartbreak for India at the Asian Cup on Monday. Thailand drew against host side United Arab Emirates 1-1 to qualify for the next round for the first time since reaching the semifinals […]
Tags: News, India, Sports, Ap, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Al Ain United Arab Emirates, UAE Thailand

Mike Pompeo's long, strange tour through the Mideast

What a long, strange trip it has been. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, flew from the US to Jordan to Iraq to Egypt to the United Arab Emirates to Qatar to Saudi Arabia and finally to Oman.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, US, Qatar, Cnn, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, State, Mideast, Mike Pompeo

Too much salt: water desalination plants harm environment: U.N.

Desalination plants pump out 142 million cubic meters (5 billion cubic feet) of salty brine every day, 50 percent more than previous estimates, to produce 95 million cubic meters of fresh water, the study said. About 55 percent of the brine is produced in desalination plants processing seawater in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, according to the study by the U.N. University's Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). Brine, water comprising about...
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Asian Cup: Bahrain eliminate India with injury-time penalty

Bahrain left it late against India. India had their hearts broken by an injury-time penalty as Bahrain handed Stephen Constantine's side a late 1-0 defeat that knocked them out of the Asian Cup on Monday evening. India needed a draw to progress beyond the group phase for the first time in their history, but Jamal Rashed's spot kick a minute into injury time gave Bahrain a victory that sees them advance as to the next round as third place finishers in group A. They join hosts the United...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Afc Asian Cup, India India, Stephen Constantine, Jamal Rashed

Tottenham's Son Heung-Min: 7 reasons Premier League will miss South Korea star at Asian Cup

Son Heung-Min will be missed by the Premier League while he's at the Asian Cup. The Son ain't gonna shine any more, at least not for Tottenham Hotspur over the next few weeks while Son Heung-Min is away captaining South Korea at the 2019 Asian Cup. "Sonny" has travelled to the United Arab Emirates for the tournament after Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley. He joins the squad ahead of their final group match against China on Wednesday, and may well miss Spurs&apos...
Tags: South Korea, China, Football, Sport, Premier League, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Spurs, Tottenham, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Wembley, Abu Dhabi, Blog Post, Blog - The Toe Poke, Afc Asian Cup

Saudi's Falih meets Japan economy minister, discusses how to meet Japan oil requirements

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih met with the Japanese Minister for Economy and Trade in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi on Monday and discussed energy security.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Khalid al Falih, Falih

Stephen Fry and PEN urge UAE to free Ahmed Mansoor ahead of book festival

In a letter to the Guardian, authors and activists draw attention to plight of jailed human rights activistStephen Fry is among a range of signatories, including British MPs and campaign groups, to a letter calling for the release of jailed Emirati human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor.The letter to the Guardian comes as a spotlight falls on the authors planning to attend this year’s Emirates Airline festival of literature in Dubai, tickets for which went on sale at the weekend. Continue reading.....
Tags: Books, Human Rights, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Stephen Fry, Freedom Of Speech, Pen, Uae, Literary Festivals, Antony Beevor, Ahmed Mansoor, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum

United Arab Emirates: New Pedestrian Radar System Arriving In Abu Dhabi - STA Law Firm

Pedestrian safety is of great importance within any city, and this is especially the case in areas which experience significant levels of pedestrian congestion.
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Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Featured, Air Travel, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Cruises & Boat Travel, Health & Safety

With Trump’s nominee in limbo, envoy post in UAE stays empty

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, no U.S. ambassador was there to welcome him. The post has been vacant for nine months. The Republican donor President Donald Trump chose for the job, John Rakolta Jr., hasn’t been approved by the Senate. Trump has frequently […]
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Australia international Milos Degenek signs three-and-a-half year deal with Al Hilal

After an opening Asia Cup defeat to Jordan, Australia looked much more comfortable in a 3-0 win against Palestine. Socceroo Milos Degenek has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with Saudi Arabian powerhouse club Al Hilal. The central defender took a break from his Asian Cup duties with Australia in the United Arab Emirates to confirm his switch from Serbian club Red Star Belgrade. The 24-year-old impressed earlier this season during Red Star's Champions League campaign against Paris St Ge...
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