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Section: Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)

    Russia’s hybrid war against the West
    Dec25

    Russia’s hybrid war against the West

    The United States FBI and CIA have both concluded that Russia ran a hacking and disinformation campaign aimed at influencing the US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favour. We may never know how successful Russia’s cyber operation was, but we do know that the Kremlin got the result it wanted. Time magazine was wrong to name...

    Israel hits back after UN settlement vote
    Dec25

    Israel hits back after UN settlement vote

    Israel yesterday summoned representatives of states that supported a UN resolution demanding it halt settlement activity, while cutting civilian co-ordination with Palestinians by way of rebuke.Ambassadors from 10 of the 14 countries that voted in favour of the resolution and have embassies in Israel – Britain, China, Russia, France, Egypt,...

    Russia M&A bucks global slowdown for bank deals
    Dec25

    Russia M&A bucks global slowdown for bank deals

    Investment banking deal volumes in Russia rose almost 50% in 2016, with domestic advisors leading the charge, but continued sanctions and the economic contraction mean the industry remained a shadow of its former self.According to Thomson Reuters data up to December 14, equity capital market (ECM) volumes in Russia have more than doubled to...

    Kazakhstan said to weigh its biggest bank bailout since 2009
    Dec24

    Kazakhstan said to weigh its biggest bank bailout since 2009

    Kazakhstan has extended an emergency loan to the country’s biggest bank, the first step in what could be a rescue that may reach 1.5tn tenge ($4.5bn), according to people familiar with the plans.A bailout is among the alternatives under discussion between officials from Kazkommertsbank JSC and the central bank as Kazakhstan edges closer to...

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria
    Dec23

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday appeared to cosy up to US President-elect Donald Trump while stamping his authority as the key powerbroker in Syria.At his annual end-of-year press conference, the confident Kremlin strongman praised Trump for tapping into the public mood in the US to claim his surprise win in the elections.“He went to...

    EM currencies and stocks book cautious gains in thin trading
    Dec21

    EM currencies and stocks book cautious gains in thin trading

    Emerging markets struggled for direction in thin pre-holiday trade yesterday, though a pause in the dollar and higher oil prices helped Russia’s rouble to hit a one-week high. MSCI’s emerging market stock index eased 0.3%, with gains in Russia, Poland and some Asian bourses but seeing losses in Asian heavyweights Taiwan and South...

    The coming Brexit tragedy
    Dec21

    The coming Brexit tragedy

    This past year changed everything, except how governments think. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the pre-negotiations for Brexit. With both sides ignoring the far-reaching implications of Donald Trump’s election as US president – namely, the decline of the liberal world order – the process seems set to produce a tragedy for the United...

    Heavy artillery and tank fire returns to the front lines in Ukraine
    Dec20

    Heavy artillery and tank fire returns to the front lines in Ukraine

    Five soldiers killed and 16 wounded during daylong battle marked by thousands of explosions …read more Source: Gulf...

    Ukraine takes over its largest bank; president urges calm
    Dec19

    Ukraine takes over its largest bank; president urges calm

    Ukraine took over its largest bank yesterday in a move backed by Kiev’s international donors to protect the country’s financial system and accompanied by an appeal from President Petro Poroshenko for calm and assurances to depositors. In one of the biggest shake-ups of the war-torn country’s banking system since Ukraine plunged...

    EM currencies gain ground against dollar; stocks drop
    Dec19

    EM currencies gain ground against dollar; stocks drop

    Emerging market currencies gained ground against a weaker dollar while stocks hit a two-week low, still feeling the impact of last week’s Federal Reserve meeting. Ukrainian dollar-bonds soared after the country moved to privatise its biggest lender. MSCI’s emerging market index weakened 0.3% in its fourth straight day in the red with...

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