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Negotiations to sell BP's assets in Egypt fail

Negotiations to sell BP's assets in Egypt fail

The UK’s SDX Energy yesterday announced that its recent attempts to buy some of British Petroleum (BP)’s Egyptian assets have failed. “Discussions regarding our [SDX] proposed acquisition of a significant package of assets in Egypt from BP have been terminated by mutual agreement,” SDX said in a statement. The company did not provide further details […]

Khashoggi and the Myth of the 'Liberal' Middle East Crown Princes

Khashoggi and the Myth of the 'Liberal' Middle East Crown Princes

It’s an irresistible narrative. The young and liberal-minded scion of a despotic regime comes to the throne with exciting ideas for opening up the kingdom he is about to inherit. Only it almost never quite works out that way. Power is almost never given up voluntarily and the deceptive ease of conducting state affairs without […]

Middle East Construction Market Outlook

Middle East Construction Market Outlook

Based on current data from MEED projects, it appears that construction companies can look forward to a cautious recovery in the market following a challenging period of subdued performance. Long-term positive factors such as demographic demand drivers and government support combined with a modest rise in oil prices remain key drivers for capital spend and […]

Palestine accuses Australian PM of jeopardising Middle East peace

Palestine accuses Australian PM of jeopardising Middle East peace

A senior adviser to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has accused Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, of destroying the chances of Middle East peace in order to win a byelection, after Morrison said he might recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Nabil Shaath said on Tuesday that Palestinian officials were now lobbying Arab countries to reassess […]

Box office sales exceed $500 million in Middle East

Box office sales exceed $500 million in Middle East

Box office revenue exceeded $500 million in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to a research by PricwaterhouseCooper (PwC), a professional services firm and the knowledge partner of the MENA Cinema Forum.This is about 1.25 percent of the global box office revenue of $39.92 billion recorded last year, up 3 percent from 2016, according to […]

Trump's Middle East ambitions have been exposed as misguided fantasies

Trump's Middle East ambitions have been exposed as misguided fantasies

President Trump during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office in March. (Evan Vucci/AP) Jackson Diehl Deputy editorial page editor and columnist focusing on international affairs Deputy Editorial Page Editor October 14 at 7:38 PM When Donald Trump was unexpectedly elected president, two nations in the Middle East that […]

Iran's point man on the Middle East speaks his mind

Iran's point man on the Middle East speaks his mind

Iran’s point man on the Middle East series by Hossein Jelveh (You can follow Hossein Jelveh on Twitter @hossein_jelveh)   “To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.” That oft-quoted but mischievous characterization of diplomacy and diplomats by American writer and historian Will Durant has a counterexample in Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a […]

Saudi Emir calls for military campaign against Kuwait, sparks backlash

Saudi Emir calls for military campaign against Kuwait, sparks backlash

Saudi Emir Khalid Bin Abdullah Al-Saudi has called for a military campaign against Kuwait, sparking a wave of criticism and calls not to meddle in others’ internal affairs. Al-Saudi wrote on Twitter: “Kuwait needs [a] new ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ to purge it from the dirt of [the Muslim] Brotherhood and the supporters of Hamads [the […]

Advantages of US beef showcased in Middle East

Advantages of US beef showcased in Middle East

As part of an ongoing strategy to promote alternative cuts of U.S. beef in the Middle East, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has partnered with the Emirates Culinary Guild (ECG) and Qatar Culinary Professionals (QCP) to conduct U.S. beef workshops targeting the hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) sector in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, […]

'Best of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East' Full Show (10/11/2018)

'Best of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East' Full Show (10/11/2018)

‘Best of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East’ Full Show (10/11/2018)  Bloomberg Full coverage Source link

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