Articles from August 2016

Book review – Native


Native By Sayed Kashua Published by Saqi Books ISBN 9780863561962 Price £12.99 paperback Native gathers together for the first time a selection of personal essays, first published by Haaretz between 2006 and 2014, exploring questions of identity, cultural divides and the … Continue reading

Category: Travelog

Turkey’s Afken boosts renewables portfolio with international investment

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TURKEY BUSINESS/ TURKEY RENEWABLES/ EBRD IN TURKEY/ International investment in Turkey Continue reading

Category: Business

Algerian refugee goes from rags to riches


Daniele Henkel decided she had to flee Algeria because she felt her children were no longer safe. “Islamists were starting to attack girls in the street,” she says. “I had to think about my daughters, so I decided to move … Continue reading

Category: Mosaic, Travelog

JORDAN: Standing Strong


  Jordan has survived some tough times in the last five years. It has stoically endured the stresses and strains of regional upheavals and wars despite the opinion of a number of prominent commentators who warned that the country might … Continue reading

Category: News and Views

Multi-million dollar Saudi companies pledge to pay impoverished workers soon


The Saudi Arabian Binladin Construction Group has started repaying pending salaries to its workers, the kingdom’s Labour and Social Development minister Mufrej Al Haqabani has said. The minister also stated that the company – which has been struggling financially – will … Continue reading

Category: Letter from The Editor

EGYPT: Economic crisis deepens


The Egyptian Central Bank’s failure to manage foreign currency reserves and the government’s in­ability to control inflation or offer innovative solutions are deepening Cairo’s economic crisis. “The Central Bank has been pursuing policies that are making things worse,” economist Rashad Abdo … Continue reading

Category: News and Views

Our top fifty Arabs

MONDAY Alwaleed top 50

Our Top 50 most influential Arabs  With a business empire that has at one time or another involved banking, finance, real estate, the world’s most exclusive hotels, construction, technology, retail, aviation and media, Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin … Continue reading

Category: Featured

Saudi Arabia: domestic bond sell-off gains pace

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The Saudi Arabian government is raising up to SAR20bn ($5.3bn) from banks in this month’s sale of domestic bonds, financial website Maaal reported. The government began the regular monthly sales in mid-2015 to help cover a budget deficit caused by … Continue reading

Category: Business