Category: Business Intelligence

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China Seeks Uranium Ore in Kazakhstan

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Eurasian Daily Monitor: Future prospects for cooperation between China and Kazakhstan were high on the agenda during President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s visit to Beijing on February 21. This overshadowed all other complicated and long-drawn out issues like the water sharing on Ili…

UAE economy: More oil coming

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The onshore arm of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded contracts worth US$3.6bn in total for the expansion of production capacity in three fields. The decision to go ahead with the project indicates that Abu Dhabi remains…

Middle East economy: Key issues for 2011

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will record economic growth of 4.3% in 2011, a modest increase on estimated growth of 4.1% in 2010, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. The rate of…

Argentina politics: What next?

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Two days after the death of Néstor Kirchner, it is deeply uncertain who will fill the void left by the departure of the most important figure in Argentinian politics in the past decade. Key questions…

Armenia, Iran Forge Ahead With New Energy Projects

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Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 7 Issue: 172 Armenia and Iran are pressing ahead with the long-awaited implementation of fresh joint energy projects that will cement closer ties amid Tehran’s deepening standoff with the West. The two neighboring states are…

Will OPEC remain relevant?

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT OPEC marked its 50th anniversary on September 14th—an occasion that invites assessment of what the future holds for the organisation’s unique position in the global oil market. Often maligned in the Western press as a…

Blackberry in a bid to avoid Saudi ban

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By Souhail Karam and Diana Elias RIYADH/KUWAIT (Reuters) – BlackBerry maker and Saudi mobile firms are testing three servers to send communications and data through Saudi Arabia before Canada to address Riyadh’s concerns over security, a Saudi official said on…

World economy: No double dip

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Recent disappointing data releases in the US relating to jobs, retail sales and housing have revived fears of a double-dip recession. Yet the recent economic news from elsewhere—even the euro zone—has been better than expected,…