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UK, China regulators discuss financial projects (The Gulf Today - 31/07/2016)

British and Chinese securities watchdogs are discussing an agreement that will pave the way for landmark financial services projects between the countries, sources said, easing fears that Britain could be a less attractive partner for such deals after

Global stocks steady before US rate talks (The Gulf Today - 27/07/2016)

European stocks tentatively rose and Wall Street was little-changed Tuesday as investors adopted a wait-and-see approach on the eve of a US interest rate decision and oil prices weakened. London increased 0.3 per cent as dealers also awaited Wednesday’s

Global deals may drop $1.6 trillion if Brexit talks lag (Arab News - 26/07/2016)

Global mergers and acquisitions may drop by as much as $1.6 trillion over the next five years unless Britain quickly agrees to leave the European Union under terms that give it continued access to the single market, according to a report released Monday.

IMF approves $3.47 billion for Morocco under the precautionary (CPI Financial - 25/07/2016)

Moroccan authorities have stated that they intend to treat the arrangement as precautionary The new PLL provides Morocco with useful insurance against external shocks as authorities pursue reform agenda aimed at higher and more inclusive growth which are

G20 to use ‘all policy tools’ to lift growth (Saudi Gazette - 25/07/2016)

The world’s biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, policymakers said on Sunday after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain’s exit from Europe and fears of rising protectionism. Philip Hammond,

G20 pledges more steps against Brexit headwinds (Arab News - 24/07/2016)

The world's leading economies will do more to lift global growth and share the benefits more broadly, top policymakers said on Saturday as they sought to deal with fallout from Britain's Brexit vote and counter dissatisfaction with globalization. Finance

UK unemployment falls below 5% for first time since 2005 (Gulfnews - 21/07/2016)

The UK labour market showed continued strength before the country’s decision to leave the European Union. The unemployment rate fell to 4.9 per cent in the three months through May, the lowest since the third quarter of 2005, the Office for National

German investor morale dips on Brexit worries (Arab News - 20/07/2016)

Unease about Britain's EU farewell sent the mood among German investors plunging in July to its lowest since November 2012, according to the first major sentiment snapshot of the post-Brexit era in Europe's largest economy. The Mannheim-based ZEW

London, US markets rise but Europe mostly down (Gulf Times - 19/07/2016)

European stocks mostly slid yesterday after a failed coup in Turkey but a mega takeover of a British iPhone chip designer propped up London equities, while Wall Street also firmed slightly. Markets appeared to have been left largely reassured by the

Nigeria inflation 16.5% (The Gulf Today - 19/07/2016)

Nigerian inflation accelerated to the highest rate in almost 11 years in June, complicating the task of the central bank in an economy which is at risk of contracting this year. The inflation rate in Africa’s largest economy increased to 16.5 per cent

Australia wants UK free trade deal soon (Khaleej Times - 18/07/2016)

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told his British counterpart Theresa May he would like to see the two countries strike a free trade deal as soon as possible following Britain's vote to leave the EU, May's office said on Sunday. The two leaders

New trade deals for Brexit in 2019 eyed (Saudi Gazette - 18/07/2016)

The minister charged with securing new trade deals for Britain outside the EU said Sunday he was aiming for a Brexit date of January 1, 2019, as London made overtures towards Australia and Canada. “That’s the date I’m working to, which could be brought

G20 summit to focus on green finance (Arab News - 17/07/2016)

Climate change and the funding of “green” initiatives will form a major part of this year’s G20 summit in China in September, Mark Carney, governor of Bank of England, said, emphasizing China’s commitment to environmental issues. “If anyone is in any

Global equities remain high; US stocks climb further (The Gulf Today - 14/07/2016)

Equities kept on pushing higher around the world on Wednesday, with US stocks climbing further into record territory, even though it appeared this week’s rally was running out of steam. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.2 per cent in the first

European shares rise for fourth straight session (The Gulf Today - 13/07/2016)

European shares rose on Tuesday, with Italian bank stocks outperforming on expectations of measures to tackle their bad debts, while better earnings also helped carmakers’ shares. The pan-European STOXX Europe 600 index and the similar FTSEurofirst 300

US, EU resume trade talks despite doubts (Arab News - 12/07/2016)

The United States and the European Union on Monday resumed talks to clinch a trade deal this year, despite rising opposition and Britain’s shock vote to exit the bloc. Negotiators met in Brussels for the 14th round of negotiations on the proposed trade

Sensex jumps nearly 500 pts to touch new 2016 high (First Post - 11/07/2016)

Key benchmark share indices, Sensex & Nifty, witnessed stupendous rally thanks to sharp uptrend in other Asian gauges as investors took cues from the Friday's upsurge in the US markets. Here are the key points that fuelled a massive rally in domestic

EU banks need $166 billion bailout fund (The Gulf Today - 11/07/2016)

Europe urgently needs a 150 billion-euro ($166 billion) bailout fund to recapitalise its beleaguered banks, particularly those in Italy, Deutsche Bank AG’s chief economist said in an interview with Welt am Sonntag. “Europe is extremely sick and must

G20 must tackle ‘grim’ global economy: China (Reuters - 10/07/2016)

The global economic situation is grim and major economies must lead the way in tackling problems including sluggish growth and weak trade, China's trade minister Gao Hucheng said on Saturday. Gao made the remarks at the start of a two-day meeting of

U.K. Economy Could Start To Pick Up As Brexit Fearmongers Change Tune (Seeking Alpha - 10/07/2016)

Well, some economic indicators - notably the parity of the pound sterling against the U.S. dollar - have tanked since the British public voted to withdraw from the European Union. Conversely the FTSE 100 larger companies stock market Index has risen

How Will Brexit Impact MENA Countries? (Press Release - 10/07/2016)

The consequences of the UK's leave vote on 23rd June have far reaching consequences that go well beyond Europe and the UK itself. The outcome of the referendum took the global financial markets by surprise as a remain vote appears to have been expected.

Global economy ‘grim’ and G20 must step up to fix it — China (Saudi Gazette - 10/07/2016)

The global economic situation is grim and major economies must lead the way in tackling problems including sluggish growth and weak trade, China’s trade minister Gao Hucheng said on Saturday. Gao made the remarks at the start of a two-day meeting of

German businesses cut outlook for UK exports (Arab News - 08/07/2016)

Germany’s chambers of commerce lowered its sights for exports to Britain, forecasting a darkening trade outlook as the impact of Britons’ vote to leave the European Union seeps into the euro zone economy. Trade ties between Britain and Germany, Europe’s

Islamic banks in London reject Brexit fear (The National - 07/07/2016)

Islamic banks and asset managers based in London have played down the impact of the UK vote to leave the European Union, amid wider fears the move could spell an exodus from the world’s financial capital. The Brexit result has caused turmoil in the

Four U.S. investment banks offer support for London after Brexit vote (Reuters - 07/07/2016)

Four U.S. investment banks promised British finance minister George Osborne on Thursday that they would try to help London keep its top spot as a financial centre, but gave no commitment on jobs following Britain's vote to leave the European Union. One

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