A global trade war was apparently averted over dinner in Buenos Aires a couple of weeks ago when President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping called a cease-fire in the escalating commercial confrontation between the world’s two biggest economies.
December 10, 2018
It cannot be often that the MENA Economic Monitor, a publication of the World Bank, can lay claim to being inspirational, but the authors of the most recent issue had a decent attempt.
November 20, 2018
The lanyards have all been put away, the chairs stacked in the Great Ballroom of the Capella Hotel in Sentosa, Singapore, and the inaugural New Economy Forum has been wrapped up.
November 07, 2018
Brace yourself for the battle of the forums. The challenger, the global news brand Bloomberg, is about to take on the long- reigning champion, the World Economic Forum (WEF), for the title of the world’s leading talking shop.
November 05, 2018
While the UAE wants the world to put its cash into the country, it is becoming increasingly choosy where that money comes from.
November 01, 2018
With all that is going on in Saudi Arabia, it was understandable that those at last week’s Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh did not pay too much attention to global markets.
October 30, 2018
For all that was said in the build-up to the 2018 “Davos in the Desert,” from where I’m sitting writing this — the foyer of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh — it does not look very deserted.
October 25, 2018