Middle East

Riyadh City Skyline, Construction And King Abdullah Financial District

Fitch Degraded Saudi Arabia From AA to AA-

Saudi Arabia just got a negative rating from Fitch, from AA to AA-. The downgrade is due to the oil-rich kingdom's decision to slash its average oil price assumptions from $35 to $45 a barrel for 2016 and 2017.

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Boeing's New No-Drama 737 Jetliner Is Ready For Its Public Debut

Boeing, Iran In Talks For Possible Aircraft Sales and Services

Now that the nuclear sanctions are lifted, Iran is now free to make deals with foreign companies. It is already in talks with Boeing for possible aircraft purchase and services particularly 737 single-aisle jets and 777 long-range planes.

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Iran Policy Oversight Act

US does not plan to grant Iran access to US financial system

The US government doesn't seem be in favor of giving total access to Iran on its financial system. US President Barack Obama said the government is not looking to permit the use of its financial system in dollar-denominated deals with Iran.

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Saudi to Sell Bonds After Tapping on Foreign Debts

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is poised to sell bonds after it has secured syndicated loans. The government is already in talks with the banks and will host Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference on May 3 to 4 to determine the future of KSA market.

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Al Marmoon Heritage Festival Camel Racing

Racing And Breeding Camels Make Millionaires

Camels are being born and bred for special purposes - racing and marketing. This type of industry has already made millionaires and still making more of them.

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Bergermeer Gas Storage Site As Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. Begins Preliminary Commercial Operations

Abu Dhabi's TAQA Slashes Capitex As Oil-Decline Limits Revenue

Abu Dhabi's TAQA is cutting its capital expenditures by reducing its workforce around the globe and sells it assets to recover from its losses.

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U.S. Stocks Fluctuate As Commodity Shares Surge, Tech Declines

Some US energy chiefs make more cash amid oil turmoil

Contrary to a notion that oil rout is impacting everyone in the industry, there are few bosses at energy companies making more money based on their performance. Few top managers are excelling in meeting targets and getting hefty paychecks.

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SAUDI-OIL-ARAMCO

Saudi Arabia to takeover largest US refinery

Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil major Aramco will takeover Port Arthur Texas refinery in the US. Saudi Arabia will refine its oil shipped from Middle East at Port Arthur refinery and also sell it in the huge North American market.

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Images Of Gold Sales In Zaveri Bazaar As Gold Demand Set To Fall

Gold below $1,250/oz on profit booking

Profit booking pulled yellow metal on Monday below psychological mark-$1,250 an ounce. Gold price fell for four weeks in the past five weeks.

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Oil prices in UAE

UAE’s Beco Capital Projects Tech Startups to Boom in The Region Amid Low Oil Prices

UAE venture capital firm BECO Capital expects that the tech sector will spur amid the slowdown in the economy due to low oil prices. Especially in the region, the firm projects that tech startups will face a significant growth as the government seek to achieve diversification to non-oil sectors.

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An Iranian oil tanker is seen floating o

Iranian Crude Oil Exports To Europe Resumes, Breaking Deadlock Since Mid-2012

Ending a sanction on Iranian oil export, The Monte Toledo, an oil tanker appears as the first to deliver crude oil in Europe since mid-2012. Iran’s oil export during February falls short from its earlier announcement for adding 500,000 barrels per day to the global oil market. However, industry insiders presume for Iranian oil exports in larger volume to Europe and Asia during the current month.

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Day 2: 9th World Islamic Economic Forum, Panel Discussions

World's need of hour is Islamic Finance amid global uncertainty

Islamic Finance is catching up among non-Islamic markets also. Economists and finance experts say that Islamic Finance is the need of the hour for the global economy in the wake of sluggish markets and looming uncertainty. Islamic finance assets globally are expected to be $1.8 trillion by 2020.

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EGYPT-CHINA-DIPLOMACY

Egyptian-China industrial zone may get $5-bln investments

Egyptian-Chinese industrial zone in Ain Sokhna may attract $5 billion investments. About 100 companies are expected to set up their operations in the zone paving the way for creation of employment opportunities for about 30,000 people.

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A Chinese supertanker arriving from Saudi Arabia discharges

Saudi Arabia regains top oil exporter status to China

Surpassing Russia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has regained its lost status as top oil exporter to China in January 2016. However, China's oil imports eased during the month, while Russia suffered major drop in its exports. As a result, Saudi's market share rose to 15.9 percent highest since June 2015.

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Fraudulent Oil Fund Sentenced Iranian Billionaire to Death, 2 Others

Iranian tycoon Babak Zanjani and 2 others have been convicted and sentenced to death since they are considered as "corruptor on earth" under Iran's Islamic Penal Code. They have embezzled $2.7 billion and have to pay it back.

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