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Oman oil minister slams OPEC policy on prices, market share

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  Oman’s oil minister Mohammad bin Hamad Al Rumhy (above) sharply criticised OPEC’s production policy on 21/01/15, saying it was creating volatility in the market without benefiting oil producers and that his country was suffering. In November, OPEC decided to … Continue reading

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Sukuk market set to remain solid in 2015

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The global sukuk market is heading into another solid year in 2015, even though some emerging headwinds could slow its progress compared to 2014, said Standard & Poor’s in “For Sukuk Issuance, Emerging Headwinds May Cause Turbulence in 2015″ report … Continue reading

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Regional mergers and acquisitions soared in 2014 reports The Times of Oman

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Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals has confirmed that Middle Eastern Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) touched $50.3 billion in 2014, an increase of 23% compared to 2013 of announced transactions in the region, the Middle … Continue reading

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Exclusive to The Middle East Online

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Kingdom reinforces its stance re: OPEC Saudi Arabia’s decision not to cut development spending in its 2015 budget, despite a sharp fall in oil revenue, indicates that the kingdom will resist pressure from other oil producers to reduce output in … Continue reading

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Lebanon attempts to redress the environmental balance

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The Middle East Online has reported on how Lebanon’s environmental catastrophe has resulted in widespread health problems and caused friction between the indigenous Lebanese population and, what is now, well over a million Syrian refugees.  Here, Federica Marsi outlines how tentative beginnings … Continue reading

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EBRD, EIB & EU aid Egypt

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), alongside the European Investment Bank and the European Union’s Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF) will help improve the living standards of around 500,000 Egyptians with a €55 million loan for the expansion of wastewater … Continue reading

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Inspiration of the Orientalists and the Alhambra

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  Inspired by the work of the famous 19th century Orientalists David Roberts and Frederick Lewis, as well as the Moorish architecture of his Andalucian hometown of Malaga, Jose Gonzalez Bueno is currently among Europe’s leading contemporary Orientalist painters.   … Continue reading

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Film Review – The President

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By Beverly Andrews   Moshen Makmalbaf is one of Iran’s most celebrated artists and among the world’s most intriguing film makers. Under his influence, his family, including his wife, two daughters and one son, have all become filmmakers in their … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Kabul Café

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I know Heidi Kingstone, writes Pat Lancaster. I wouldn’t say we were exactly friends but we bump into each other at certain events and I have always enjoyed chatting to her. One such event was a New Year’s Day party … Continue reading

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Exclusive to The Middle East Online – Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s first exhibition

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Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s first exhibition showcases renowned international and regional artists, together with an alluring series of talks, events and workshops held throughout the exhibition period. Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s pre-opening exhibition, Seeing Through Light: Selections from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi … Continue reading

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