Qatar

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World War 3 Could Start This Month: 350,000 Soldiers In Saudi Arabia Stand Ready To Invade Syria

By Michael Snyder 350,000 soldiers, 20,000 tanks, 2,450 warplanes and 460 military helicopters are massing in northern Saudi Arabia for a military exercise that is being called “Northern Thunder”.  According to the official announcement, forces are being contributed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Sudan, Kuwait, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, Oman, Qatar, Malaysia … Continue reading

Erdoğan’s Neo-Ottoman Vision Meets Xi’s Silk Road Dream In The Middle East

By Christina Lin The ancient Silk Roads crossed Eurasia to link trade between China and its Greco-Roman trading partners until the Ottoman Empire cut it off in the 1400s.  With the newly revived One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiatives under Chinese President Xi Jinping, will it meet the same fate as Turkey’s President Erdogan asserts his … Continue reading

Sovereign Wealth Funds In The New Era Of Oil

By Rabah Arezki, Adnan Mazarei, and Ananthakrishnan Prasad As a result of the oil price plunge, the major oil-exporting countries are facing budget deficits for the first time in years. The growth in the assets of their sovereign wealth funds, which were rising at a rapid rate until recently, is now slowing; some have started … Continue reading

Qatar’s Energy Profile – Analysis

By EIA Qatar is the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, and the country’s exports of LNG, crude oil, and petroleum products provide a significant portion of government revenues. Like many of its neighbors, Qatar relies on its energy sector to support its economy. According to the Qatar National Bank (QNB), … Continue reading

Introducing An Emerging Market ETF That Excludes China

By James Eugene Looking to gain exposure to emerging markets while simultaneously avoiding China? Well you’re in luck. Emerging Global Advisors have launched a new emerging market exchange traded fund (ETF), the EGShares EM Core ex-China ETF (XCEM), that has one unique feature: the complete exclusion of the world’s largest emerging market, China. Emerging market ETFs … Continue reading

Russia Is Taking The Middle East From The USA

A number of recent major international developments suggests that Washington has recognized Moscow as an equal partner. US officials sat down at the negotiating table with their Russian counterparts. This is evidenced by the statement from the chief of the Russian Airborne Troops about possible assistance to Syria. What are they negotiating? Western sources say … Continue reading

Persia’s Approaching Gold Rush

By Pepe Escobar You may have heard of the N-11. Yes, it’s another clever Goldman Sachs concoction, to the benefit of that prized specimen – the “global investor”. These are the next BRICS, the new emerging powers. The N-11 is made up of: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, South Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam.  Some … Continue reading

Flying Blind: Gulf Subsidies Debate Ignores Regional Realities

By Francis Wilson The ongoing debate over the fairness and transparency of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the Middle East intensified in March when three of America’s largest airlines entered the fray. In a 55 page white paper released to the public in April, American, Delta, and United attacked what they believed to be the unfair business … Continue reading

Russia, Qatar May Lose Rights To Host World Cup If Evidence Of Bribery Found

Russia and Qatar could be stripped of their rights to host the World Cup if evidence of bribery in the bidding process is found, said Domenico Scala, the independent chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee, during an interview published on Sunday by Swiss newspaper Sonntagszeitung. Both countries have denied any wrongdoing in their bidding processes and Scala … Continue reading

Red Card For FDI In Qatar?

By Sam Doo Within the tumultuous geopolitics of the Middle East, Qatar stands as an oasis of relative calm. Thanks to a stable government, vast oil reserves, and favorable investment climate, FDI has been pouring into the country. In 2010, Qatar reached another milestone in announcing itself to the world by securing the right to … Continue reading

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