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Issue 846 - 30 January 2009

Saudis look to North African projects

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Among the Gulf investors that have looked for upside in the Maghreb’s hydrocarbons industries, London-based Xtract Energy Plc, which has Australian and Central Asian energy interests, last year announced a joint venture with the Saudi-owned Alraed Limited Investment Holding Company.

Saudi Arabia
Issue 846 - 30 January 2009

Sultan Bin Fahd: Outburst

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Prince Sultan Bin Fahd Bin Abdelaziz has attracted some unwelcome attention following a reported outburst against journalists who were participating in a live call-in programme.

Saudi Arabia
Issue 846 - 30 January 2009

Muscat bourse to receive boost

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The Investment Stability Fund (ISF), intended by the government to restore confidence in the Muscat Securities Market (MSM), was expected to be launched on 1 February.

Oman
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The credit crunch is slowing down the pace of investments, but the announcement that a Dubai government flagship is to ‘invest $16bn’ in Nigeria serves as a reminder of the extent to which Gulf investors have sought out new business in Africa. GSN has tracked the move of Gulf business players into the continent over a long period, and can record some real investments as well as the usual welter of statements of intent that mark the entry of apparently ever more Arab investors into African business.

Nigeria | United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Qatar
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Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (MBR) and his sons Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority chairman Sheikh Majid have held talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmed Badawi.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Busy as usual; Ever prominent, Al-Abdullah alliance; Marriage to KBS daughter; Kuwait visit; Funerals of prominent mothers; Marriages in the cadet branches

Saudi Arabia
Issue 870 - 29 January 2009

Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum

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Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Regional tour spurs Petrobras talk; Algerian business and Congo-B visit; Spring marriage

Qatar
Issue 845 - 16 January 2009

Al- Maktoums, MBR and others

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Al Maktoums: Family wedding attracts big guns but is then postponed, MBR and others: Victory in the new sport of kings

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Five country ratification is the first hurdle. Policy and structural detail will have to follow soon if markets are to take the GCC’s monetary union plan seriously.

Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | Bahrain | United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Qatar
Issue 845 - 16 January 2009

Emir Sheikh Hamad, Sheikh Abdlaziz

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Emir Sheikh Hamad: Lack of co-ordination over Gaza, Sheikh Abdelaziz: Barclays settles claim

Qatar
Issue 845 - 16 January 2009

Surviving the credit crunch

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Recent bank reports have given the Qatari economy the thumbs up. Saudi Arabia's Samba Financial Group predicted strong growth in 2009.

Qatar
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King Abdullah’s increasingly high-profile daughter Princess Adila has spoken about family violence in the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia
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Nawwaf Bin Abdelaziz: Term extended, Turki Al-Faisal: Gaza comments, Princes: Marriages, Princess Al-Jauhara: Death, Al Sudairi: Death

Saudi Arabia
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A new briefing paper from the International Crisis Group asks: How is one to engage Damascus? France's recent experience offers useful lessons for an incoming US administration

Syria