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Japan’s economy contracts as natural disasters hit
(Arab News - 14/11/2018)

Japan’s economy shrank in the three months to September, official data showed Wednesday, after a string of natural disasters hit consumer spending and exports, and China’s slowing economy cast a shadow.<br/><br/> Gross domestic product for the

EuroChem to produce lower volumes of potash
(The Gulf Today - 14/11/2018)

Fertiliser producer EuroChem said it would produce less potash than originally planned this year and would delay the launch of its second plant to the first half of 2019, making its entry into the competitive market more gradually than planned.<br/><br/>

New York stocks crumble as Apple's rot spreads
(Gulf News - 13/11/2018)

US stocks crumbled on Monday, with a sell-off initially sparked by fears of weakening demand for Apple’s iPhone spreading to the rest of the market.<br/><br/> The losses compounded declines from the end of the prior week, when fears for global economic

China to further open up economy, slams rising protectionism
(Arab News - 12/11/2018)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday Beijing will further open up its economy in the face of rising protectionism, as he headed for meetings with Asia-Pacific leaders in Singapore that are expected to focus on trade tensions.<br/><br/> Li’s remarks

China’s import expo logs $57.8 billion of deals
(The Gulf Today - 11/11/2018)

Around $57.83 billion worth of deals were agreed for the year ahead at the China International Import Expo (CIIE), the official China Daily said on Saturday.<br/><br/> The Nov. 5-10 CIIE, which brings thousands of foreign companies together with Chinese

UK factories expect dip in output before Brexit
(Oman Daily Observer - 08/11/2018)

Smaller British manufacturers expect their output to dip for the first time in seven years during the next three months, hurt by sagging order books ahead of Brexit, an industry survey showed on Wednesday.<br/><br/> Domestic orders flatlined and

Lebanon central bank says debt threat growing amid political vacuum
(Gulf News - 07/11/2018)

Lebanon is failing to take steps to cut its huge deficit and national debt as its leaders struggle to form a government, the second vice-governor of its central bank said on Tuesday.<br/><br/> “Fiscal consolidation is not in the offing as we had hoped,”

Export orders to US down a third at China's largest trade fair
(The Peninsula - 07/11/2018)

The value of export orders to the United States signed at China's largest trade fair dropped 30.3 percent on the year, its organiser said, as higher U.S. import tariffs made goods from batteries to farm tractors costlier.<br/><br/> The steep fall in

Boeing, Airbus fret over trade war woes
(The Gulf Today - 07/11/2018)

The world’s two largest planemakers signalled on Tuesday that they were keen to see an end to a bruising trade war between Washington and Beijing, as China opened its largest airshow with a display that showcased its aviation ambitions.<br/><br/> Boeing

Britain confident of ‘imminent’ Brexit deal for financial sector
(Gulf News - 06/11/2018)

The United Kingdom is confident it is on the verge of reaching an agreement with the European Union to give London’s vast financial centre access to EU markets after Brexit, Britain’s financial services minister John Glen said on Monday.<br/><br/> Home

Investors slam derailment of markets’ rally
(The Gulf Today - 06/11/2018)

World stocks slipped on Monday, halting a four-day recovery rally as anxiety surrounding global trade conditions and rising US interest rates dampened risk appetite.<br/><br/> European shares managed to reverse losses in choppy trade as investors readied

China seeks to rebrand global image with import expo
(Arab News - 05/11/2018)

Facing a blizzard of trade complaints, China is throwing an “open for business” import fair hosted by President Xi Jinping to rebrand itself as a welcoming market and positive global force.<br/><br/> More than 3,000 companies from 130 countries selling

Merger Mania Grips Oilpatch As Encana Grabs Newfield For $7.7 Billion
(Forbes Middle East - 05/11/2018)

We are seeing a flurry of merger mania in the American oil and gas sector. Today’s deal sees Encana snapping up Newfield Exploration for $5.5 billion in equity and $2.2 billion of assumed debt. Like Chesapeake Energy’s $4 billion buy of WildHorse on

Citi Leads Top 20 Global M&A Financial Adviser League Table For Q3 2018
(Forbes Middle East - 05/11/2018)

Citi has topped the latest M&A league table of the top 20 financial advisers globally for Q3 2018, compiled by GlobalData, a leading data analytics company. <br/><br/> The American bank advised on 68 deals worth $175.4bn, including the quarter’s biggest

Davos 2019: Wef sets tone with inclusive message of Globalisation 4.0 theme for annual meeting
(The National - 05/11/2018)

The theme of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos next year will be Globalisation 4.0 as the Swiss organisation vies to send a more inclusive message in the wake of an increasingly fragmented political landscape in developed countries.

Big Short’s Eisman is betting against 2 UK banks on Brexit
(Blooomberg - 05/11/2018)

Steve Eisman, the Neuberger Berman Group money manager who famously predicted the collapse of sub-prime mortgages before the 2008 financial crisis, is shorting two UK banks over expectations the country will leave the European Union without a trade deal.

Positive momentum expected in US markets ahead of midterm elections
(Gulf News - 05/11/2018)

US markets are likely maintain positive momentum going into midterm election week, thanks to US-China trade talks.<br/><br/> US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were closer to a breakthrough on trade talks after an initial round of

China seeks to rebrand global image with import expo
(Saudi Gazette - 04/11/2018)

Facing a blizzard of trade complaints, China is throwing an “open for business” import fair hosted by President Xi Jinping to rebrand itself as a welcoming market and positive global force.<br/><br/> More than 3,000 companies from 130 countries selling

Stock gains curtailed after US-China trade deal uncertainty
(Gulf News - 04/11/2018)

Concerns that a trade deal between the United States and China may not be imminent reined in a rally in world equity markets and reversed gains on Wall Street on Friday, while strong US wage growth boosted American bond yields.<br/><br/> Markets had

Bank of Japan rules out early rate hike
(The Gulf Today - 01/11/2018)

Japan’s central bank chief on Wednesday ruled out a near-term interest rate hike amid risks from global trade disputes, but also raised a firm warning about vulnerabilities in the financial system from years of loose monetary policy.<br/><br/> The Bank

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