Qatar’s Response to Gulf Neighbors Demands “Very Negative”

Qatar’s Response to Gulf Neighbors Demands “Very Negative”






Qatar’s Response to Gulf Neighbors Demands “Very Negative” Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Wednesday that Qatar’s response to the demands of Egypt and Gulf countries was “very negative.” Shoukry’s comments came during a press conference after his meeting in Cairo with his counterparts of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to […]






Qatar: Stocks on the Nation’s Exchange Drops, Arab Deadline Looms

Qatar: Stocks on the Nation’s Exchange Drops, Arab Deadline Looms






Qatar: Stocks on the Nation’s Exchange Drops, Arab Deadline Looms Qatar is accused by it neighbors of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the Gulf region, while at the same time hosting the regions largest US Military base. Issues on Qatar’s stock exchange have dropped following an extended Holiday closure as the small Crude Oil and Nat […]






Qatar Signs $12-B Deal to Buy F-15 Jets from US

Qatar Signs $12-B Deal to Buy F-15 Jets from US






Qatar Signs $12-B Deal to Buy F-15 Jets from US $BA Qatar’s Ministry of Defense said Wednesday the country signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from the United States for $12-B. The deal was completed despite the Gulf country being criticized recently by US President Donald Trump for supporting terrorism. US Defense Secretary […]






The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness

The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness






The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness The decision by some Persian Gulf and Arab nations to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar is indicative of the deep crisis brewing in the region over the lack of real Sunni leadership. This situation could represent an opportunity for Israel if it treads lightly. The decision by Saudi Arabia, […]






The Boardroom is Different in the Gulf Countries

The Boardroom is Different in the Gulf Countries






The Boardroom is Different in the Gulf Countries GCC boards do not necessarily stick to international corporate governance standards There are 2 ways to look at the gap between where most corporate boardrooms (boards) are in the Gulf today and where the current international best practices for corporate governance are considered to be. One implies […]






Pure Harvest Plans UAE Tomato Farm after $1.1-M Shorooq Investment

Pure Harvest Plans UAE Tomato Farm after $1.1-M Shorooq Investment






Pure Harvest Plans UAE Tomato Farm after $1.1-M Shorooq Investment The company said its climate-controlled growing system can be used to grow fruit and vegetable year-round in the Gulf Agricultural technology firm Pure Harvest Smart Farms has announced plans to launch operations in the UAE after a $1.1-M investment from Abu Dhabi’s Shorooq Investments. Under […]






Dubai to Overtake London as Top Pick for Wealthy GCC Investors

Dubai to Overtake London as Top Pick for Wealthy GCC Investors






Dubai to Overtake London as Top Pick for Wealthy GCC Investors Softening prices in Dubai was cited as the top reason for its increase in attractiveness Dubai’s property market is set to overtake the international destinations of London, New York and Singapore as the Top choice for the GCC’s wealthiest investors next year, a report […]






Winners at the Gulf Business Awards 2016

Winners at the Gulf Business Awards 2016






Winners at the Gulf Business Awards 2016 A total of 25 awards were handed to the winners during the event Tuesday The 5th Edition of the Gulf Business Awards was held in a glittering ceremony at Taj Dubai Tuesday evening and hosted some of the biggest business leaders in the UAE. A total of 25 […]






Saudi Arabia is Buying Gold

Saudi Arabia is Buying Gold






Saudi Arabia is Buying Gold Reinforcing the bullish view HEFFX has on Gold, Saudi Arabia seems to be stepping up their Gold acquisitions. A recently-released Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry special report has revealed that the UAE is becoming increasingly competitive in Saudi Arabia’s import market, as the Kingdom constitutes the 2nd largest destination […]






Saudi Arabia Engaged HSBC Banker to Manage Bond Sale

Saudi Arabia Engaged HSBC Banker to Manage Bond Sale






Saudi Arabia Engaged HSBC Banker to Manage Bond Sale Fahad Al Saif has become the 2nd HSBC banker to be appointed to a government role in recent months It was reported Tuesday that Saudi Arabia has engaged HSBC Holdings banker Fahad Al Saif to start a debt management office responsible for the Kingdom’s 1st international […]






Gulf Borrowers Turn to Private Bonds, Sales Surge

Gulf Borrowers Turn to Private Bonds, Sales Surge






Gulf Borrowers Turn to Private Bonds, Sales Surge Gulf bond sales have increased by 33% so far this year Gulf borrowers are increasingly turning to privately-placed sovereign bonds for funding following a 32% rise in YTD sales, according to reports. Private transactions are seen as a means of avoiding public documentation and the marketing process […]