Saudi Stocks’ fundamentals not particularly encouraging: Nomura
08 September 2019 | 2:16 pm
Tarek Fadlallah, chief executive officer of the Middle East unit of Nomura Asset Management, talks about international investors' participation in U.A.E. and Saudi Arabian markets, and the outlook for Saudi stocks. He speaks with Manus Cranny and Tracy Alloway on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East."
3 Jul 2021
Drone attacks are causing a crisis in the Mideast and experts are calling for a better regulatory regime. But would more rules even have an impact in the region?
18 Aug 2021
The Taliban's victory in Afghanistan could raise the morale of various Islamist extremist groups. Analysts believe that this will lead to new alliances and an increased danger of terrorist attacks.
14 Sep 2021
Mumbai residents rush to markets ahead of the start of a major 11-day Hindu festival despite warnings of a new Covid-19 wave in India's financial capital. Authorities will limit the height of effigies of the elephant-headed god Ganesha to reduce the number of devotees carrying them during the festival.
16 Sep 2021
Political changes in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey mean Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated parties are facing a crisis. A decade after the Arab Spring, insiders say its time to reboot political Islam.
9 Nov 2021
The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ have all hit records after a better-than-expected jobs report from the US Labor Department.
27 Nov 2021
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has moved to reassure allies of US commitment to the region and said Washington would look at all other options if Iran didn't engage "seriously."
5 Dec 2021
The omicron variant of Covid-19 has added a fresh layer of uncertainty to global stock markets. Rabobank's Senior Market Strategist Christian Lawrence talks us through the latest volatility, and what he expects from central banks in the coming weeks. Also in the show: India's coal mines could hamper the country's efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
21 Dec 2021
‘Tis the season… for emotional manipulation. These images show children seemingly barred from a Christmas market and Father Christmas being dragged away by police. But they are being wielded to pull on people’s heartstrings as the holidays approach, with the fake news mill continuing to twist the facts.
Each week, Ghana receives 15 million items of used clothing sent from the West. But 40% of the products get discarded due to poor quality. They end up at landfills and in bodies of water, polluting entire ecosystems.
It's been a rollercoaster 24 hours on global stock markets, with huge swings on Wall Street and volatility hitting its highest level since October 2020. Investors are waiting for the decision from the US Federal Reserve on when it will start raising interest rates, but are also concerned about the rising tensions at Ukraine's border. Meanwhile, Bitcoin has slumped as low as $33,000, down over 50 percent from its peak in November. Our Business Editor Stephen Carroll has the details.
Stock markets slumped in Asia on Thursday and European shares started the day's trading in the red, after signals from the US Federal Reserve that it could raise interest rates more than three times in 2022. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank's policy committee was "of a mind" to start raising rates in March, and that it would be guided by the economic data. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll looks at market reaction to the announcements.
By 2050, the Middle East and North Africa could be dealing with 400 million more elderly people suffering from dementia. A lack of facilities, specialists and local knowledge means the region is woefully underprepared.
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Holocaust denial has long been illegal in Germany. A new amendment aims to criminalize denial of other war crimes and genocides wherever they happen and would apply to denying atrocities committed in Ukraine.
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Moscow hopes Turkey will refrain from using of "excessive force" following Turkish strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. Ankara is threatening to launch a ground offensive.
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Mishaal Al Kuwari was eagerly awaiting the start of the World Cup opening game between his national team Qatar and Ecuador with mixed feelings.
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An agreement among German government ministers looks to put an end to Germany's military presence in Mali. It follows similar decisions by allies, after a years-long operation that has made questionable progress.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed troops in the newly liberated Ukrainian city of Kherson Monday and said Ukraine is "ready for peace. Peace for all our country."