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Thai king gets control of Crown property

Will directly administer his private and Crown assets
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No evidence that US wage growth is picking up

However, much like a tube of toothpaste being squeezed a little too hard, wage growth can...
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Millennials revamping the Indian residential...

Adaptation is a key factor behind the shift in Indian real estate market
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Overseas investors only read about Vietnam...

Many are yet to participate in this opportunity to increase their wealth
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EU Parliament condemns Brexit proposals on...

Two year negotiations to tighten further
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Africa digs ports, trade gushes in

In line with the 2040 Vision for Africa’s transport sector, African Ports Evolution Forum...
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Eurozone equity rally continues

But ECB set to change monetary policy’s direction of travel
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GST is next big step for India after the...

According to a paper by the US Fed, GST can boost India’s GDP growth by 4.2%
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OECD upgrades Panama’s financial transparency...

OECD Global Forum announcement reflects reform accomplishments of President Varela's...
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India makes historic change in tax regime,...

Will align laws with those of a majority of countries that have a single tax across the nation
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ifo Business Climate Index hits new record

Results of the ifo Business Survey for June 2017
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AI to drive GDP gains of $15.7 trillion with...

Productivity improvements are expected to account for half of all gains to 2030
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Greece is putting debt crisis behind

2017 looks set to provide the necessary springboard for sustainable economic growth and...
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Oil price slopes upwards while volatility...

After a period of slumping, energy professionals are expecting prices to increase to about...
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Job losses, inflation could tip British credit...

Growth percentage of consumer credit cards is still high
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Ifo Institute expects higher GDP growth in Germany

The forecast for 2017 and 2018 expects a growth in employment
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Clear majority for President Macron in France

His party won more than half the seats in the 577-member national assembly in the second...
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Why Indian stocks are soaring despite less than...

The movement was based on expectations of improvement in the macroeconomic situation
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Retail rents remain flat across major Indian...

Aggregate APAC rental index edges up; fast fashion and F&B to drive demand in India
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EconPol Europe – the European Research Network...

It is expected that the collaboration will provide additional impetus to research on...
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Dun & Bradstreet rate UK risk at DB2d

Advice businesses to wait and watch
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UK general election: Now what, May?

Party colleagues question snap poll decision as result puts question mark on Brexit...
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‘A hard Brexit is now at risk’

Monica Defend, Head of Global Asset Allocation Research at Pioneer Investments, discusses...
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All quiet on the hiring front as city awaits...

While there is 11% decrease in jobs available, year-on-year; professionals seeking jobs sees...
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Good start in 2017 in major equity markets

CAMRADATA Investment data highlights the latest global investment trends
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UK election result: Four different scenarios

Turbulence in financial markets is likely to intensify in the short-term as Britain readjusts
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Business Architecture Guild and International...

Both have signed a MoU to work on business architecture and business analysis
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ifo Business Climate Index hits all-time high

Results of the ifo Business Survey for May 2017
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Germany’s trade surplus falls

Germany’s trade surplus falls,“…trade surplus is already far below its record level to date...
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Theresa May assures pensioners of protection...

Protection for the pensioners and a word of caution for the individuals trying to mismanage...
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£266 billion of SME turnover locked up in late...

Over half (55%) of SMEs who receive payment late for invoices admit payment is regularly...
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British businesses being throttled by growing...

Skills and talent shortages was the top growth risk cited by 39%
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Ecuador benefits from new aqueduct and...

The two major infrastructure projects were executed by Odebrecht
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Myanmar to accelerate reforms for stable...

The World Bank-supported program includes reforms to address challenges such as rising...
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Ministry of Economy and KIPO signs new...

The UAE has implemented strategic steps to attain a leading intellectual property...
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Nasdaq reports record quarterly earnings;...

A detailed financial report for the first quarter of 2017
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Trumponomics – the markets and President...

The 20th of January 2017 saw Donald Trump inaugurated as the 45th President of the United...
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Growth in the non-oil domestic exports of...

The growth areas in the non-oil sectors and the apparent intimidation given by Singapore’s...
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Japan higher activity, but no increase in prices

Japan CPI, jobless rate, and IP (March 2017)
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CIER announced a probable 2.11% growth in...

Apprehensions of economic instability persists
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Saudi Stock Exchange Officially Transitions to...

Shift strengthens the Saudi equity market and provides global investors with greater asset....
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Brexit marks shift in risk appetite of UK...

Two-thirds of investors confident of Brexit’s impact on their financial strategy
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Nasdaq launches venture investment program

Dedicated unit will focus on fintech investment and strategic partnership opportunities
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Saudi Arabia generated $9 billion from its...

Official media says it reflectsthe strong fundamentals of the Saudi economy
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UK PM Theresa May announces early elections

General elections will be held on June 8, she announced after chairing a meeting of the...
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IMF Optimistic about Global Economy in 2017 and...

But Managing Director Christine Lagarde expressed apprehension beyond the near term
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Nasdaq Signs New Market Technology Deal with...

HKEX to upgrade derivatives market platform to Nasdaq Financial Framework architecture for...
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Saudi Stock Exchange Updates on Major Capital...

• Improvements further align Tadawul with international exchange standards • Qualified...
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Joint Economic Forecast Spring 2017

Upturn in Germany strengthens in spite of global economic risks
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UK prime minister visits the Saudi stock...

Part of initiative to deepen economic relations between the UK and Saudi Arabia
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Nigeria hampered by fiscal indiscipline and...

Necessitates reduction of incentives for fiscal indiscipline at subnational government level
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UAE launches app showing economic and foreign...

Ministry of Economy launches interactive & smart online platform showcasing economic and...
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Emerging market economies are currently less...

Forecasts for growth in the emerging markets and developing economies have generally improved
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‘Dutch election result hint at more...

Interview with Matteo Germano, Global Head of Multi Asset Investments, Pioneer Investments
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May likely to deny Scottish independence...

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants Scots to have a say over their relationship...
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UAE Ministry of Economy looks to strengthen...

Non-oil trade between two countries reached $2.8 billion in 2015
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Trump lauds Exxon efforts to create local jobs

The oil producer plans to invest $20 billion through 2022 on the US Gulf Coast
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UAE to reinforce partnership with Dutch...

Ministry of Economy signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Netherlands, to further...
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US Fed to raise rates soon

US Fed Chair Janet Yellen feels it’s unwise to wait for too long
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Free trade with Russia could bring benefits...

A free trade agreement could boost Russia’s exports to the EU by around €71 billion
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Amazon pledges to create jobs in the UK

Recruitment will take US company’s workforce in the UK to more than 24,000; signals another...
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‘UAE is second largest FDI recipient in West...

Annual Investment Meeting AIM 2017 welcomes Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) as key advocate...
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Why poor countries should invest first in...

A country’s development prospects can be hurt if investment in domestic infrastructure is...
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UK troubled by inflation and weak pound

How inflation and a weak pound are beginning to take hold of the UK economy
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Nigel Green launches campaign to repeal...

‘Trump must show his mettle and reverse a fatally flawed, misguided law’
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UAE delegation in Turkey

Joint Economic Committee meeting being held in Ankara
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DUQM Special Economic Zone

Duqm Special Economic Zone has ultimate advantages in positioning your business within...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May Attends...

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the Grand Master's Palace on February 3, 2017...
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Starbucks CEO Schultz plans to hire 10,000...

This is in response to Trump’s executive order banning citizens from 7 Muslim countries
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Germany emerges as capital export world...

USA comes out top in capital imports
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Zimbabwe offers workers land instead of bonuses

Zimbabwe offers workers land instead of bonuses ,Cash crunch is unlikely to ease in 2017
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Mexico Cenbank flags potential risks to growth...

The country's central bank governor made a presentation to opposition lawmakers
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Japan's PM will keep seeking Trump's...

Plans to visit the US at the earliest for talks with new president
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US withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership

Met union leaders to explain his position and reasons
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Mexico ready to discuss NAFTA rules

Will try to avoid a disruptive fight with the United States over commerce
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Chinese media warns that Trump administration...

The People’s Daily devoted an entire page to critiquing Western democracies
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World Bank cuts Indian GDP growth to 7%

Says reduction in GDP due to ‘unexpected demonetisation’
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US interest rate hike could come sooner than...

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says the economy is almost at full employment and inflation is moving...
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China reaches out to the new US administration

Seeks healthy ties with the world’s largest economy
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China Q4 performance better than expectations

Infrastructure investment and housing market were the main drivers of growth
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European auto sales jump to 9-year high

The positive trend has proved that despite Brexit and the Italian referendum, consumer...
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Saudis see no need to extend OPEC deal beyond...

Following the announcement by Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih on Monday, oil...
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Bankrupt US retailer American Apparel starts...

It has laid off 2,400 employees in Southern California
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Mark Carney sees Brexit consumer slowdown ahead

Bank of England governor said interest rates could go up or down
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IFM Financial Award Winners 2016

Meet the winners and trend-setters
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Banco Nacional Ultramartino

BNU aims to provide the highest customer satisfaction levels and service quality in an...
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Now is the time to prepare for a hard Brexit

The largest worry for savers, investors and expats is that company pension schemes will...
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Jack Ma out to revamp Chinese retail landscape

Alibaba founder hopes to develop a new model of offline and online retail
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GM expects earnings growth again in 2017

US auto major increases stock repurchase program
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WSJ report: Walmart may lay off hundreds of...

Says the move is an attempt to cut costs and improve efficiency
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Volkswagen to close $4.3 bn deal for penalties

This would resolve one of the last obstacles for the company in the US ahead of the...
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Mexico to maintain dignified approach in talks...

Foreign Minister says will negotiate the US with intelligence and common sense
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma promises to bring one million...

Met US president-elect Donald Trump to discuss his plans
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‘Immediate risk posed by Brexit has declined’

However, BoE governor says, overall risk level remains Europe
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‘Demonetisation has not hurt Indian economy’

According to the Finance Minister, the country’s tax figures show little disruption due to...
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US labour market continues to tighten

Wage growth raises inflation expectations
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US luxury department store withdraws its IPO

This follows plummeting sales at Neiman Marcus in December
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Tesco to lay off 1000 jobs

This is part of changes that will reduce the number of distribution centres in UK from 25 to 23
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Eurozone maintains strong momentum

Retail sales in November also add to optimism
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Fall in unemployment benefits claimants in US

Fewer claims than anticipated in the last week of December
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Bank of England executive admits misjudging...

Says bank did not anticipate resilience of consumer spending
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US December auto sales strong

Consumer confidence and low fuel prices supported the industry
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Japan: Growth stable for the time being

Unemployment at two-decade low while industrial production has picked up
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New $1.485 billion package to support Iraq

Expected to help counter cost of war, low oil prices
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Trump to play a big role in shaping China policies

Protectionist policies may hamper growth of the Asian economic giant
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Swedish six-hour workday proves expensive

An experiment allowed the participants to work for 6 hours but maintain the same salary...
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US office vacancy rates fall in Q4

The vacancy rate in the fourth quarter declined to 15.4%
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What to expect from US in 2017

The markets have moved beyond protectionist rhetoric from Trump campaign
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UK appoints new ambassador to EU

However, not all quarters are happy with the appointment of Tim Barrow
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Saudisation: 800 telecom shops shut down

However, lack of local talent is leading to flouting of rules
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China critic to be US trade negotiator

Trump names Robert Lighthizer for the position
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UFX.com enters the Scandinavian market

Scandinavia the first step in their plan for global expansion
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‘Malta’s growth has been exceptionally strong’

IMF report following a 10-day mission for an in-depth evaluation of the economy
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Most anticipated IPOs of 2017

One of them is that of Snapchat, which could be the most high profile stock debut since...
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Lira crashes to historic low

Inflation, string of terror attacks in Turkey to be blamed
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Ford cancels plan to open plant in Mexico

Move comes after Trump gets elected as the President
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Remittances to Mexico jump by most in 10 years...

Possibly triggered by fear of US president-elect’s protectionist policies
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Travel to Turkey is down

This is the outcome of a string of terror attacks in the nation
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‘The top three risks for investors in 2017 are…’

According to Nigel Green, they are the Fed, elections in the EU, oil price impact
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Lloyds Bank sees improvement in business...

Bounces back from the four-year low seen in September 2016
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UK PM promises affordable homes for first-time...

Work on these homes will begin this year and they will be available to buy from 2018
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What to expect in 2017

OMFIF believes Trump’s ‘wayward behaviour and rhetoric’ will exacerbate the damage in...
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Saudi’s plan to tax expats on hold for now

Country accounts for second highest volume of remittances after US
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Iran sealed Boeing deal at half the price

Aircraft makers offering heavy discount due to downturn of orders
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Africa’s youth bulge

Many analysts expect significant growth opportunities in the continent, which has the...
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If you feared 2016 would be bad, you could be...

Advanced and emerging economies contributed to an upturn in the world economy
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India Outlook 2017

India’s GDP projected to grow at 7.6% in 2017
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£6.6bn per year set to disappear from UK’s cash...

With inflation hitting 1.2% and savings rate struggling to exceed 0.25%, British savers’...
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Fall in China’s exports and imports

Exports are not expected to contribute to the nation’s growth in the next few quarters
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Bank of England keeps interest rate unchanged

Makes no change to its bond buying programme
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Tsipras confident of winning dispute with...

Says there is room for breakthrough without blackmail
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Investors may soon find Iraq interesting

According to World Bank, economy is expected to grow by 7.2% despite the hurdles
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End of era of very low inflation and interest...

Many investors believe there are more hikes to come due to the strength of the US economy...
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US Fed hikes interest rate

The hike is only the second since 2008
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UK CEOs fear EU privacy rules will impact...

Nearly 60% believe their ability to do business will be hindered once Brexit takes place
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Businesses fear post-Brexit era, plan for a...

64% of businesses say Brexit vote has negatively impacted their growth potential
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Iran auto market up for grabs

It gains in importance being the only auto market in the Middle East and Africa region
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Italy votes ‘NO’ in referendum

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns
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UK troubled by inflation and weak pound

How inflation and a weak pound are beginning to take hold of the UK economy
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Brexit may change growth rate from 2.2% to 1.4%

UK companies to benefit from cut in corporation tax
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Brexit means Brexit, EU tells UK

EU voices impatience with a lack of clarity from UK PM on what she expects
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The real shopping season sales killer

Chargeback volumes can increase by as much as 50% during the holiday season
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UK Black Friday growth may surpass that of US

Global online retail analysis reveals rise in UK spending while US shoppers migrate to cyber...
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Autumn Statement is just what business needs

Chancellor Hammond is not about fancy initiatives, meddling too much or tweaking things for...
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Italy to push for ties with Iran

Remains undaunted by Trump’s election as US president
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Trump plans to quit Pacific deal

But silent on Obamacare and building a wall along the border of US and Mexico
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Mexico’s central bank hikes interest rates

Rates have been raised to the highest since 2009
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Economy slows as Indians queue up at ATMs

As they wait to withdraw money or exchange old currency, people complain that government and...
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IFM award ceremony in Singapore

IFM award ceremony in Singapore
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IFM award ceremony in Dubai

IFM award ceremony in Dubai
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Emirates Islamic comes up with first green...

This applies to products on the Green Deal website
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The Italian referendum: What is really at stake

Implications for the country and for foreign investors
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53% of APEC business leaders plan to increase...

One third of CEOs expect new sources of revenue from digital data on connected devices
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Cracks within Europe over Trump

But, the UK is sitting tight as it appears to be benefiting from the overall uncertain...
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Fed governor Daniel Tarullo hints at rate hike

One reason is the increase in core inflation
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Make the best of an India, US reset

India’s move to curb black money will impact the economy positively in the long run
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Why Japan posted unexpectedly strong Q3 growth

Increased exports accounted for the largest share of the output
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‘Waging a trade war would backfire on the USA’

Says Ifo Institute, a German think tank in its latest report
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Brexit ruling is now in the hands of Parliament

This ruling could potentially delay the process of separation from the European Union
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Iran says reversal of nuclear deal not possible

Other Arab leaders welcome Donald Trump’s victory
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India demonetises currency to move away from cash

But this is not the first time a country has opted for demonetisation
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India withdraws high denomination currency...

Aims to counter corruption, counterfeiters and people who avoid taxes
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Greece calls for continued Arab investment

EU-Arab World Summit drew more than 40 companies and financial institutions of the Arab world
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France, Iran ink deal for South Pars gas field

Total, along with CNPC and Petropars, would develop part of a giant gas field in South Pars
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Hiring on the decline in UAE

Highest decline is in the hospitality and oil & gas industry
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EU and Canada sign historic free trade agreement

CETA was almost derailed by objections from the Wallonia region in Belgium
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Employment grows in the US

Businesses added 175,000 jobs to the US economy in October
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US Fed hints at rate hike

Will wait ‘for some further evidence of continued progress toward its objectives’
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China’s service sector expands at a rapid pace

Findings of survey by financial information service provider Markit
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US economy posts strongest growth in 2 years

Third quarter sees the American economy grow at an annual rate of 2.9%
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US stocks fall on hint of Trump win

ABC/Washington Post poll on presidential race gave one point lead to the Republican candidate
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Brexit: UK grows faster than expected

The economy grew by 0.5% in the three months following the Brexit vote
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China’s investment in Indonesia up from $600...

Boost for President Joko Widodo’s ambitious program to build infrastructure
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Singapore’s economy to stay sluggish in 2017

Growth in 2017 expected to be only slightly higher than this year, just above 2%
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Ease of Doing Business: New Zealand grabs top spot

Toppled Singapore, which had led the World Bank’s index for 11 years
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Brexit: Sterling appears more vulnerable than...

Its value in foreign exchange markets is reliant on purchase of UK financial assets by...
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Oil price down cycle ‘nearing end’: Saudi minister

“Market fundamentals, in terms of supply and demand, have begun to improve”
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Canadian economy at stake over landmark trade...

Canada and the EU remain hopeful that CETA, the EU’s most ambitious free trade deal, can...
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Next US president may have to deal with recession

WSJ survey reveals odds of a recession within next 12 months is about 21%
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Iraq refuses to cut oil production

Says the country needs funds as it is embroiled in a war with Islamic militants
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UK’s €40 billion bill could be EU’s first...

UK could put the budgetary contributions at the forefront of negotiations, in the hope of...
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Things are finally looking up for Asia

Asia has managed to stabilise itself thanks to China’s improved economic performance
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Paris launches campaign to attract talent from...

Advertisement to target London airport, train stations, UK national newspapers
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‘Payment companies should be able to absorb...

Craig James, CEO, Neopay, says that until a formal announcement is made, it should be...
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Post-Brexit, small businesses in UK are bullish

But the challenge to growth is finding skilled staff
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China to be world’s first trillion dollar...

Airbus and Boeing are best placed to take advantage of this growth
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KPMG: Post-Brexit CEOs buzzing with confidence...

72% of CEOs voted to remain but also agree that loss of trust in big business was a factor...
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US Fed monetary policy: A moving target

Interest rates unchanged following the September meeting
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Brexit: So far so good for the UK

Among other things, it is more price competitive in global markets, thanks to the...
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Companies optimistic over next 12 to 18 months

However, few firms are preparing for the worst, says research by Willis Towers Watson
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Inflation in Venezuela is expected to touch 700%

Many citizens can no longer afford to feed themselves leading to protests
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Iran trims aircraft deals

Citing delay by US, reduces Airbus order by six and Boeing by one
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Bank of Japan keeps rate steady

Will target 10-year interest rate committing to keep it around zero
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United States, Canada and UK are best countries...

Sector steadily growing but lack of understanding and Brexit may hamper growth
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Vietjet opens Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh City route

The route will commence operations from 9 December, 2016
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EU likely to make it tough for UK

A wrong step in the negotiations may fuel demand from other countries to exit
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Avis Budget Group to acquire France Cars

Will make the company second largest light commercial vehicle fleet in France
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Iran needs FDI to crank up mining sector

So far, the country has retained its 14th rank among steel producers
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Getting closer to US interest rate hike

Fed Chair says data is moving in the right direction and she is philosophically inclined to...
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Confidence among UK businesses improves post...

However, not much excitement about the economy
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Iran minister to attend OPEC’s September meet

He will defend the country’s right to regain market share
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Germany says Britain must take responsibility...

Brexit has resulted in the world viewing Europe as unstable, says German minister
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Fitch downgrades Turkey

Move may hamper investment from foreign investors
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Iran to sign first IPC-based oil deal in 2017

Iran Petroleum Contract will replace the buyback scheme
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Terror attacks: Limited impact on Europe

Impact more political than economic
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Post-Brexit, UK is doing better than expected

Central Banks, the UK markets post EU Referendum and European inflation
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Coup attempt: Turkey taking stock

Possibility of improved transparency in public sector, but ties with UK and US might be hit
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Informal OPEC meet in September does not raise...

Experts do not expect a major impact on oil price
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UAE leads Arab countries in 2016 Global...

UAE ascends six places to 41 globally
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Rio Olympics to cost £1.6bn to British economy

Research finds employees watching 24 minutes of the Olympics each day in the office
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BoE cuts interest rate

Announces other measures to prevent the economy from falling into recession
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What does the rate cut mean for you?

The BoE announces a cut in interest rates to record low of 0.25 percent
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India clears historic GST Bill

Likely to benefit through growth in investments and revenue
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Business lessons from British companies

Four firms give out tips that can help a business grow
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‘Bill for Turkey coup attempt is $100 billion’

Minister says rebels made Turkey look like a Third World country
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‘China’s shift to services not good in long run’

The country is going through premature deindustrialisation, say experts
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Flying through the eye of a storm

Expect UK to enter technical recession between second half of 2016 and first half of 2017
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‘Brexit will cut global economic growth by 0.1...

Also, the referendum may distract EU decision makers from core areas
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‘Political agenda is influencing financial...

Pioneer Investment’s Head of Global Asset Allocation Research Monica Defend on the economic...
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IMF cuts its global growth

Predicts increase in uncertainty after Brexit
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Brexit: £50,000 per employee cost for relocation

Banks and other financial services firms considering relocating parts of workforce away from UK
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BOE keeps rates unchanged

Move surprises many; however, cuts may take place in August
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UBS may shift its base outside the UK

Banks worry about losing passporting rights
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Saudi Arabia mulling over income tax on expats

However, economists do not think the plan will see the light of the day
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UAE National Committee for the WTO holds...

Discusses outcomes of ministerial meeting and trade policy review results
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Brexit presents big opportunities for the UK

It will now be able to embrace more market-friendly policies
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Milltrust appoints SEDCO Capital for its MENA...

Fund aims to achieve returns for international institutional investors
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Surf Air comes to Europe

The membership airline club will offer European travellers smart and affordable travels
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Greenspan, gold, and the banality of evil

The former chairman of the US Fed is warning against an inevitable crisis resulting from the...
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Post-Brexit, BoE may cut interest rate

Move aimed at boosting the economy
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Turner & Townsend opens new hub in Kenya

Company is involved in more than 40 projects across Africa
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Iran sees record FDI

Climbs three rankings with a market share of 11.11 percent among Middle East nations
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Saudi Arabia cuts back its solar target

No concrete reason given; wants to concentrate on gas
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Brexit: flatex records 80,000 trades at full load

FinTech Group expects new business through financial institutions migrating from London
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Iran shifts tactics to lock in global energy...

Adopts fresh approach to crude oil blending, ropes in collaborators
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India eases FDI norms to boost employment...

Decision helps government regain investor confidence
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Brexit: Visa to visit or passport to stay?

EU ‘equivalence’ offers UK banks a narrow back door to Brexit
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IMF: Austerity measures not always good

Says benefits in terms of increased growth difficult to establish
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Iran to buy around 100 aircraft from Boeing

However, the deal may take time to come through as there are objections from various quarters
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Iran’s aviation market is waiting to be tapped

There is pent-up demand after years of sanctions but risks remain
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World Bank cuts global growth outlook

Move prompted by low commodity prices and sluggish growth in advanced economies
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Indian aviation market to be third largest by 2020

Main drivers for now are low fuel price, expanding middle class and high GDP growth
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50% of oil & gas companies in UK cut jobs

One-third of companies plan further lay-offs this year, says a report
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Ministry of Economy heads UAE team at Astana...

Representatives from private sector also participate
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OPEC meet maintains status quo

Oil output levels won’t change; members say market should influence price
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Lack of sugar forces Coca Cola to halt...

Latin American country is in the midst of one of the worst economic crisis in recent history
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Saudi is having a bearish impact on oil prices

Is defending market share and simultaneously ushering changes at home to avoid political unrest
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Oil at $50 is not a cause for concern

Experts say the quantum of price increase is not difficult to absorb
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Who will win over the Iranians?

The battle for investment opportunities has just begun as the Middle East superpower opens...
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India to be among top five in manufacturing by...

Interestingly, China may be dislodged by the US from the number one position
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Republic of Panama to host Japanese delegation

To launch negotiations on bilateral agreement
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Panama requests France to work under equal...

Shares steps taken to reform its legal framework and strengthen service centre
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EgyptAir flight missing

Sixty six people were on board
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Delegation from Panama to meet OECD

Will discuss strengthened collaboration on financial transparency
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Saudi Arabia gets its first women business park

Aim is to create 21,000 jobs by 2025
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‘Every Airbus is partly made in India’

European company awards A320neo titanium parts contract to Aequs
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Saudi announces Vision 2030 to transform its...

The aim is to make a smooth transition away from dependency on oil revenue
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Panama papers: Joint statement on waked...

Regarding a ten-year investigation
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Obama warns against Brexit

Says it may take Britain a decade to strike a deal with the US
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Panama and Japan reach $2.6 billion agreement...

Project will benefit more than 500,000 people; represents first Japanese monorail in the...
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Dubai to host creative ideas, entrepreneurs at...

The groundbreaking of first global incubator for innovation in Islamic economy took place on...
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Why Saudi will not be comfortable with high oil...

The reasons are the US shale industry, and the rise of Iran and Russia
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Investment agreement signed for TAPI pipeline

It exemplifies ADB’s role in promoting regional cooperation
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IMF downgrades UK growth

Impact of anxiety over Brexit
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China slowdown is bad news for Asian countries

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More concern about Chinese economy

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UK property continues to surge ahead

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Egypt unveils the new Suez Canal

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Chinese government’s reaction to stock prices...

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US reports optimistic hiring

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The Icelandic economy is back on its feet

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London secures £200 mn for extension to...

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Argentina sues and suspends Citibank

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Attributes success to robust business model
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Thousands of Argentines take to the streets

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ECB puts €1.1 trillion on the table

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Hope for Cuba’s oil industry

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Everest Industries picks RAKIA for first...

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Japan dips into recession

GDP shrank 1.6% on an annualised basis as firms held back on capital investment
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Kenya rings in competition

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Visa to open tech centre in India

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The surprise was the comfortable margin of victory for those favouring staying in the UK
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Trina Solar in power project in Chile

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Nigeria reports first Ebola death outside Lagos

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WTO rules against Argentina’s protectionism

Says South American country’s import restrictions breach global trade rules
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Portuguese economy surprises with good performance

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India opens its doors a little more

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UK output finally exceeds pre-recession levels

ING believes that BoE will end up tightening monetary policy sooner rather than later
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UK manufacturing orders and employment on...

Domestic orders power manufacturing recovery
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Canadian institutional investor buys portfolio of 18 assets
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India’s industrial output in May highest since...

Independent survey of manufacturing sector indicates that uptrend continued in June with...
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Singapore’s factory output dips, drags down Q2...

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UK’s growth to slow down in second half: The...

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German June inflation up, but price rise stays...

Independent survey shows factory output declining to an eight-month low, reports Team IFM
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Concerns about stagnation in Germany

The ZEW index, which measures investors’ confidence, continued its recent downward trend and...
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Mexican inflation rate up, but stays below...

Independent survey says manufacturing sector witnessed moderate improvement in business...
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French woes continue, industrial output falls...

Unofficial survey brings no good news for June as output levels and new orders witness sharp...
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French trade deficit widens in May, growth crawls

Central bank keeps sentiment indicator for manufacturing sector unchanged below long-term...
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Germany’s trade surplus widens, but exports fall

Euro zone’s largest economy also sees manufacturing turnover fall 1.9 percent in May,...
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China June inflation up, but in line with...

HSBC survey shows factory output rising for the first time since January, reports Team IFM
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UK factory output dips in May, stuns experts

Explanation sought in ‘seasonal influences’ and British business lobby says this is enough...
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Germany’s industrial production plummets in May

Latest official data reflect grim tidings of independent reports that said business...
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Australian business confidence on upward curve

Budget blues dissipating and mood in industry improving as conditions become better, reports...
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FIFA World Cup fails to lift Brazil, shows apex...

Monthly budget deficit in May almost touches all-time high while HSBC survey signals further...
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UK: A bounceback in June is possible

According to key surveys, business order books are at high levels.
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European unemployment stays stable in June

However, a flash estimate suggests Euro zone economic growth could be easing and impact...
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Oil dips, gold resilient despite US economic cheer

Risk of Iraqi oil disruptions faded and in Libya, two major oil terminals are going to...
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ECB maintains status quo, but remains alert

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US non-farm payrolls rise in June exceeds...

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Irish economy bounces back

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UK economy trots at healthy pace, trend to stay

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Strong Euro is hampering German export growth

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Norway’s exports in May increase more than $5 bn

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US builders upbeat for the first time this year

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Brazil continues on sluggish growth path in April

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Euro zone on course for best quarter in three...

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Nigeria’s Q1 growth slows to 6.6%, new GDP sums...

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India’s April exports up 5.26%, trade gap narrows

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UK growth finally surpasses pre-meltdown peak

Industrial production up in April, while business activity picks up pace across regions in...
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Argentina faces Cup of woes

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India’s April industrial output jumps 3.4%

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French factory output recovers in April, dips...

Central bank now expects economy to grow only 0.2 percent in the second quarter, reports...
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Japan’s April industrial output revised, shows...

Analysts say implementation of sales tax increase negatively impacted Japanese manufacturing...
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Subdued auto sector drags down Singapore’s...

Fast food outlets break overall trend to record increase in receipts in April, reports Team IFM
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Canadian factories belie growth forecasts to...

Petroleum, aerospace sectors witness declines while auto parts at highest level since...
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Japan’s first quarter growth tops initial...

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UK’s April trade deficit widens sharply

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US help-wanted ads hits seven-year high in April

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China notches trade surplus as exports go up,...

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German factories on a roll in April, see orders...

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European retail sales rebound to pick up in April

Independent data for May show lower sales in Italy chiselling away gains by Germany and...
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Meltdown-hit Greek factories see May output expand

Finance Minister Stournaras, who was once ‘gifted’ a bullet for his austerity measures,...
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US regains lost jobs as economy picks up

Employment indicators reveal that the recession-hit economy is slowly getting up on its...
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Canada rides demand for temps to see job pool...

Payroll increase subdued since last August, with bulk of growth over past year being in...
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Brazil’s industrial output down in April

Manufacturing proves to be a drag on broader economic growth as Brazil tries to come to...
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Euro business growth eases in May, ECB takes steps

Lacklustre growth characterised by a slowdown plagues the EU while its central bank tries to...
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Mexican factory output swells seven months running

Increased manufacturing activity attributed to new work inflows from domestic and foreign...
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Mexico to End Oil Monopoly

Mexico’s constitution forbids private sector contracts and puts all exploration and...
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UAE’s non-oil firms gallop, Saudi Arabia’s canter

Survey reports say private sector output in the emirate at near-record pace, while those in...
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Australian factories remain in the red in May

Confidence dampened following Federal Budget despite a rise in production, reports Team IFM
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Indonesia sees April trade deficit on low...

But new order growth gains further momentum in May giving manufacturing a boost, reports...
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Funds flee Brazil as demand falls and growth...

In the run-up to the football World Cup, ETF investors have been busily trimming their...
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South African trade deficit widens, tops...

Falling auto exports, strikes in mines blamed even as survey report says business conditions...
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India’s growth up a tad at 4.7%

Marginal growth in GDP is quite challenging for the new dispensation that promises to boost...
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Sense of optimism sweeps UK as jobs increase

Squeeze on household finances weaken as employment loss fears dwindle, reports Team IFM
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U.S. economy contracted more than expected in the first quarter of the year, leading to the...
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Economic, consumer confidence up in euro zone, EU

Anti-establishment attitude towards European Parliament polls have little impact on business...
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Japan retail sales decline in April, recovery...

The plunge, the fastest in three years, was a direct fallout of April sales tax hike,...
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Americans upbeat about future as recruitments...

Companies also believe first quarter winter blues are over and that the economy will...
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UK business sector most bullish since September...

Acquisitions rise in first quarter at briskest pace, while Easter festivities push up rate...
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US home prices up in first quarter

Despite weak real estate transaction activity, purchase cost goes up for 11th straight...
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Hong Kong trade deficit goes up 29.5%

Fall in exports to Mainland and the rest of Asia as well as lower demand from advanced...
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German recovery on expected lines, says data...

The government believes economy gaining momentum while respected think-tank maintains...
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Higher auto prices push up Singapore’s April...

Housing sees prices falling, but central bank predicts inflationary trends to continue in...
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The Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party by winning a majority on its own, the first...
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Japan’s trade deficit shrinks 7.8%

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India getting back on track

The resounding victory by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led alliance in Indian elections...
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China’s industrial output and retail sales...

Conditions at factories down triggering calls for state leg-up, but surging online shopping...
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Tax hike pushes Japan’s March industrial output

Spurt in activity comes on heels of weak February data, and independent economy tracker says...
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Euro zone industrial output takes a dive

March production dragged down by growth dips in ‘big-four’ economies and the energy demand...
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Indonesian factory situation gallops ahead in...

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The hybrid business model, reflects the reality of many established companies.
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Mexico’s industrial output show mixed results...

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Global economic growth falters at start of Q2

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Pre-meltdown stability by June beckons UK

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China factory output, new orders contract at...

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Australian overnight interest rates kept...

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Euro area unemployment rate stabilises, but...

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German factory output accelerates in April

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UK construction grows in April, concerns remain

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Yellen ignores growth numbers, pushes tapering

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Erdogan government declares war on social media as polls approach and opposition gathers...
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Yellen springs no surprise, monthly stimulus...

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US home builders more confident as spring...

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The US reinvents itself, yet again!

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