Middle East Economy
- Obama To Announce Crackdown On Oil Market Manipulation
April 17 2012 9:40 AM
President Barack Obama will announce a plan on Tuesday to increase oversight and crack down on oil market manipulation, the White House said.
- Japan Vows $60 Billion To Boost IMF Firepower
April 17 2012 9:01 AM
Japan said on Tuesday it will provide $60 billion in loans to the International Monetary Fund, becoming the first non-European nation to commit money to boost the fund's financial firepower to contain the euro zone debt crisis.
- Earnings Preview: Flat Revenue Expected At Yahoo
April 16 2012 4:52 PM
Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), the beleagured No. 2 search engine, is expected to have flat revenue and earnings in the first quarter as it seeks to turn around stagnant advertising and search divisions under its new CEO.
- World Bank Selects Jim Yong Kim As President
April 16 2012 1:17 PM
The World Bank on Monday selected Jim Yong Kim as its next president. The World Bank presidency has gone to a U.S. candidate since the organization was founded at the Bretton Woods conference.
- Australia Eases Sanctions Against Myanmar
April 16 2012 8:59 AM
I can announce that we are lifting sanctions considerably, Carr said.
- WTO Warns Global Trade Will Shrink Again In 2012
April 12 2012 11:32 AM
Trade growth is expected to slow for a second year in 2012 amid severe downside risks that could push it even further below the 20-year average of 5.4 percent, the Geneva-based body forecast Thursday.
- US Trade Deficit Plunged To $46 Billion In February
April 12 2012 9:32 AM
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed unexpectedly in February as exports hit a record high, imports from China and other key suppliers declined and oil import volume fell to the lowest in 15 years, a government report showed on Thursday.
- Fed's Dudley: Too Soon To Say US Economy Out Of Danger
April 12 2012 9:15 AM
The disappointing performance of the U.S. labor market in March shows it is too early to conclude the economy is out of the woods, despite months of encouraging economic data, New York Federal Reserve Bank president William Dudley said on Thursday.
- US Reclaims Top Rank From China In Clean Energy Investments
April 12 2012 8:06 AM
The US reclaimed the top position as the biggest investor in clean energy last year, with clean energy finance and investment witnessing a growth $48 billion, a 42 percent increase over 2010, according to a global rank list published in a report by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
- Iran Dismisses Sanctions Ahead Of Nuclear Talks
April 10 2012 11:01 AM
The United States is hoping that new sanctions targeting Iran's central bank and its oil industry will pressure the Islamic Republic to stop enriching uranium, but Iran is defiant, claiming that it can withstand any oil embargo for two or three years.
- Iraq In 'Serious Crisis,' Says Kurdish Leader; Oil Ambitions Complicate Ethnic Tensions
April 07 2012 12:13 PM
Iraq is facing a serious crisis, Kurdistan's leader Massoud Barzani said during a recent visit in Washington -- and his semiautonomous region's ambitions in the oil-and-gas business aren't going to help defuse potentially explosive ethnic tensions.
- India To Overcome US, China In A Few Decades: Report
April 07 2012 6:48 AM
According to the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2012, China will overtake the U.S. to become the world's largest economy by 2020, but by 2050, India will surpass both.