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What Does 2017 Hold for Middle East Investors?

By Ali Janoudi and Simon Smiles In 2017, Middle Eastern investors will confront a world marked by policy shifts and a rising likelihood of reflation. In certain respects, the Middle East itself has also contributed to this trend. Coupled with potential fiscal stimulus in the U.S., OPEC’s decision to cut oil output for the first

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Banks planning to move 9,000 jobs from Britain because of Brexit

By Anjuli Davies and Andrew MacAskill LONDON, May 8 – The largest global banks in London plan to move about 9,000 jobs to the continent in the next two years, public statements and information from sources shows, as the exodus of finance jobs starts to take shape. Last week Standard Chartered and JPMorgan were the

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Iran Summons U.K. Envoy Over “Divisive” May Remarks to Gulf Arabs

DUBAI, Dec 11 – Iran summoned the British ambassador on Saturday to protest against remarks by Prime Minister Theresa May who accused Tehran of “aggressive regional actions” in a speech to a Gulf Arab summit. Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said the move was prompted by May’s “irresponsible, provocative and divisive remarks” at the summit

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U.K. Government Facing new Brexit Court Case

LONDON, Dec 11- Opponents to Britain leaving the European Union will launch a fresh legal action this week, which could further hamper Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans, The Sunday Times reported. The newspaper said campaigners will write to the UK government on Monday saying they are taking it to the High Court in an

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Queen to Invite Trump to Britain for State Visit

LONDON, Nov 20 – Queen Elizabeth will invite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for a state visit to Britain next year to try to cement close ties between the two countries, The Sunday Times newspaper said. Citing two ministers and a senior official close to Downing Street, the Sunday Times reported that discussions between British officials

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U.K. PM May Says Can Deepen India Trade Ties Before Leaving EU

By Kylie MacLellan and Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI, Nov 7 – Britain should not wait until it leaves the European Union to develop deeper trade ties with India, Prime Minister Theresa May said in New Delhi on Monday, promising to ease access for Indian business travellers but not for its students. Making her first visit

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Parliament Must Accept Brexit Vote was Legitimate – U.K. PM May

By Kylie MacLellan and William James LONDON, Nov 6 – Parliament must accept that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was legitimate and let the government get on with delivering Brexit ‘in full’, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. May has said she is confident of overturning a British court ruling that the

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U.K. PM May Seeks to Boost Trade Ties with India Before Brexit

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON, Nov 6 – British Prime Minister Theresa May will use her first bilateral trade trip since taking office to try to boost ties with India before leaving the European Union. May’s office said the visit starting on Sunday night would focus on breaking down barriers to trade and investment and paving

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Parliament Must Accept Brexit Vote was Legitimate: U.K. PM May

LONDON, Nov 6 – Parliament must accept that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was legitimate and let the government get on with delivering Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. May has said she is confident of overturning a British court ruling that the government needs parliamentary approval to start the process

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