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China Prepares Death Blow To The Dollar

On March 26 China will finally launch a yuan-dominated oil futures contract. Over the last decade there have been a number of “false-starts,” but …

Oil

Saudi Arabia’s first-ever exhibition at the Venice Biennale will offer space to think about the future

Updated 17 March 2018<p>ABEER MISHKHAS<p>March 16, 2018 02:37<p>0<p>Updated 17 March 2018<p>ABEER MISHKHAS<p>March 16, 2018 02:37<p>0<p>LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s participation …

Saudi Arabia

Research: How One Bad Employee Can Corrupt a Whole Team

One bad apple, the saying goes, can ruin the bunch. So, too, with employees.<p>Our research on the contagiousness of employee fraud tells us that even your most honest employees become more likely to commit misconduct if they work alongside a dishonest individual. And while it would be nice to think …

Financial Planning

The richest royals in the world

CAPE TOWN - Oh to be rich and famous!. For many that is the dream, but being royal is in another league.<p>Take a look at the wealth of some of these …

Trump's Jerusalem decision: Arab world has only one way to fight it

U.S. President Donald Trump’s dramatic performance, in which he announced he would move the American embassy to Jerusalem, set off a wave of …

Middle East

Flashback Friday: Queen Rania of Jordan marks ten years of her reign

<p>For this week's Flashback Friday, we take a look back at the iconic cover of <b>Queen Rania of Jordan</b> posing on the tenth anniversary of her reign with …

The Saudi-Russia Factor In Crude Oil

Given the historic summit between Saudi Arabia and Russia in early October - with the first-ever case of a sitting Saudi king visiting the Kremlin - …

The 125 most important finance people you have to follow on Twitter

Bill Ackman, one of the most famous hedge fund managers and founder of Pershing Square Capital, joined twitter last week.<p>While @billackman1 has yet to tweet, some of his rivals and industry counterparts have been tweeting for a while.<p>With huge names like Carl Icahn, Ray Dalio, Lloyd Blankfein, Jeff …

Destabilizing the Middle East (yet more)

The Saudi regime is playing Donald Trump with potentially disastrous consequences<p>At this point, it’s no great surprise when Donald Trump walks away from past statements in service to some impulse of the moment. Nowhere, however, has such a shift been more extreme or its potential consequences more …

Officials claim Saudi football team ignored minute's silence 'because it's not in their culture' - but is that really why?

Football officials claim the Saudi Arabia football team failed to join in on a minute's silence to honour the victims of the London Bridge attacks …

Saudi Arabia

SoftBank and Saudi Arabia tout the world's largest tech fund

It's normally not a big deal if a tech investment fund scores a lot of money (unless you're a startup CEO eager for cash), but the latest windfall is definitely an exception to the rule. After no shortage of hype, Sprint owner SoftBank and the Saudi Arabian government have secured their first major …

Venture Capital

What America’s new arms deal with Saudi Arabia says about the Trump administration

It puts human rights aside to make a buck.<p>President Trump has just announced the sale of a whopping $110 billion to Saudi Arabia which includes “tanks and helicopters for border security, ships for coastal security, intelligence-gathering aircraft, a missile-defense radar system, and cybersecurity …

Donald Trump

Kushner personally intervened in $110 billion arms deal to get Saudi Arabia a better price

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration plans to announce $110 billion in advanced military equipment sales and training to Saudi Arabia this weekend as President Donald Trump visits the country.<p>President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, personally intervened in a …

On this day in 1935: The death of Lawrence of Arabia

Thomas Chapman was an Anglo-Irish landowner. He ran away with his mistress, and moved around Britain and France. The couple adopted the name Lawrence, and Thomas Edward ("Ned") was born in Tremadoc in 1888. The family eventually settled in Oxford.<p>Lawrence attended Oxford High School, then won an …

China's Big Play for Middle East Oil

The deals have been plentiful, but now Chinese companies must show they can deliver.<p>China's Middle East energy footprint has been expanding. In February, it made a deal for a stake in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil. In March, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz travelled to China to strengthen trade …

Saudi king fires ministers, scraps pay cuts

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has sacked key officials, including the head of the army embroiled in Yemen's conflict. He's also erased cuts made last …

Saudi Arabia

‘The Exact Workout I Used to Get These Abs In 8 Weeks’

This PE teacher and marathon runner dropped 21 pounds and finally found his six-pack<p>Tony D’itri is no stranger to a tough workout. The 36-year-old New York resident currently works as a PE teacher, has completed several marathons, and has spent the last 5 years running obstacle course races like …

12 things that can make you less attractive, according to science

There are lots of easy ways to boost your sex appeal: walk a dog, play good music, tell a joke.<p>There are, unfortunately, at least as many easy ways …

Could Saudi Arabia Cancel Aramco’s IPO? (XOM) | Investopedia

As oil prices decline, the lead underwriters of Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering (IPO) must be wondering if the Saudi government will change …

Saudi Fund Is Reportedly Considering a Stake in Six Flags

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which is being transformed into a $2 trillion investment giant, is considering buying a stake in U.S. theme …

Jordan plays it safe

Despite the urging of allies, the kingdom is curbing its regional ambitions<p>IF ONLY he knew which way to turn. Last week King Abdullah of Jordan went …

Middle East

King Abdullah of Jordan to start visit to US tomorrow

UN Photo/Rick Bajornas<p>UN Photo/Rick Bajornas<p>His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan will begin a visit to the United States tomorrow, 30 January.<p>He …

Royal Family

This prefab London backyard studio is as cool as a custom cottage

This modern garden studio outside London looks totally custom, but it’s not. The cedar-clad structure, which does double-duty as a home office and …

Seven Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Lost and Donald Trump Won

Talk radio. Jobs. Sexism. As the fallout over Trump’s presidential victory rages, here’s a deeper look at what made it happen.<p>During her Saturday …

The Collapse of Saudi Arabia and the Cataclysmic Power Shift in the Middle East

<i>This article points out the cataclysmic power shift that would take place in the event of Saudi Arabia’s descent into political turmoil, and briefly</i> …

Former Pimco CEO Mohamed el-Erian: Prepare for the Worst

I was listening yesterday to one of my favorite people, <b>Mohamed el-Erian</b>, chief economic adviser to Allianz and former CEO of Pimco, among other …

An extraordinary London castle home is for sale - just 15 minutes from the City

Here's your chance to be king or queen of your own castle home, while still being within a 15-minute commute of the City - if you have a spare £2.75 …

England

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The UK is the world’s leader in financial services, well ahead of Singapore and Hong Kong, with a narrow lead over New York – and absolutely wiping the floor with Europe. But judging by some of the reaction to the EU referendum result, this is suddenly at risk. The evidence, however, suggests that …

Private equity deal-making keeps pace despite Brexit

Private equity bosses say deal activity has kept pace following the Brexit vote despite concerns that last month’s poll-defying outcome would hinder investment into UK companies.<p>Figures suggest deal-making activity is roughly in line with last year, with 33 private equity buy-outs recorded so far …