East Africa will lose out in battle between Islamist militants – BDlive

NAIROBI — Competition between al-Qaeda and the Islamic State for a foothold in East Africa will fuel attacks in the region by the Islamist militants, Control Risks Group said. Islamic State was trying to make inroads into Somalia, where the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab group had been waging an insurgency for the past decade, as well as […]

The Many Mideast Solutions – New York Times

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Markets may weaken as oil slips near $30 – Reuters

DUBAI Feb 11 Stock markets in the Middle East may come under pressure on Thursday after oil prices reversed back near $30, although Egypt may find support from a blue-chip lender’s strong earnings. Brent futures are now slightly above $30 a barrel – a psychologically important level for investors in the Gulf. Since the start […]

The Mideast countries hardest hit by oil prices – CNBC

Of the individual players in the region, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, and Kuwait are more resilient to oil shocks than Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Bahrain. Their high per capita hydrocarbon production has ensured they can break even fiscally even if oil prices are low and has enabled them to accumulate ample foreign exchange assets. Their policy […]

NATO says it’s adding a significant number of troops in Eastern Europe – Washington Post

People gather around an U.S. Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment “Stryker” armored fighting vehicle in Bialystok March 24, 2015, which is a part of the U.S. military “Dragoon Ride” operation. (REUTERS/Marcin Onufryjuk Agencja Gazeta) BRUSSELS–In a move sure to anger Russia, NATO announced on Wednesday firm plans to deploy a significant number of troops into Eastern Europe. After a day […]

Europe not taking off, no bright 2016: Publicis CEO – CNBC

“We are concerned about the situation in Europe,” he told CNBC. “If you look at the macroeconomics, they are expecting GDP (gross domestic product) growth of 1.6 per cent – which is rather low.” “Germany is doing well. The U.K., from a macro standpoint is doing extremely well. Less so in our own situation and […]

US and Europe Reach Agreement on Derivatives Regulation – New York Times

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Staples-Office Depot Merger Approved in Europe, With Concessions – New York Times

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