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World Economic Forum 2009 - Jordan

Queen Rania uses Twitter to tweet on WEF

Queen of Jordan set up her Twitter profile two weeks ago and has 50,000 followers.

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Israel to move forward with two-state solution
Politics & Economics
President Peres tells World Economic Forum Netanyahu will adopt Roadmap for Palestine.

Dubai gov't denies living in 'state of denial' - official
Politics & Economics
Dubai finance boss says monetary support will continue for gov't related entities.    

Gov't approval for Tamweel, Amlak merger due in weeks
Banking & Finance
Tamweel chairman says merged firm may look to markets for extra funding later in year.


Hedge fund bubble bursts in time for swine flu
Will Asian markets be in for an even rougher 2009 than seemed possible some time ago? William Pesek answers.

William Pesek  

Crisis control
Auguste Kouame, lead economist for the MENA at the World Bank discusses the effects of the economic crisis on the region.

Claire Ferris-Lay

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Do you think the global crisis will result in an end to the economic liberalisation the region has adopted in the past 20 years?   

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    Jordan signs $540m oil exploration deal with Shell

    Shell will spend $540m on preliminary exploration, expects many years of study.

    UAE may make more changes to expat visas - Dubai official

    Dubai's finance chief says emirate is discussing visa overhaul with federal gov't. 

    Daman uncovers fraud at healthcare providers

    Abu Dhabi state-owned health insurer makes finds after 'mystery-shopping' tests.

    SABIC kept afloat by domestic economy - Prince Saud

    World's largest petrochemicals firm by crisis, but national industries helping. 

    DIC believes crisis still to hit bottom

    CEO of Dubai International Capital, owned by Dubai ruler, says recession will take a few years more.

    Kuwait's Agility sees boost from US govt spending

    EXCLUSIVE: Logistics co denies media report it is eyeing a “major” Asian buyout.

    EXCLUSIVE: Etisalat sees surge in iPhone sales after price cut

    New prices to save customers up to 22 percent from their initial asking prices.

    Legal Skype would raise cost of UAE calls - Etisalat

    EXCLUSIVE: Much of company revenue comes from international calls.

    Etisalat to bid for Morocco's Meditel stake

    Telecoms giant seeks buyouts in the MidEast & Africa after asset prices decline.

    Rift with Iranian partner behind licence loss - Etisalat

    Etisalat still in talks with Iranian regulator for telecom licence - chairman.


How do you think the world will remember the global economic crisis?

World leaders responded in a well thought out and timely way to prevent a full-on global depression.
World leaders have failed to make the banks take enough responsibility for the crisis.
Western leaders were too protectionist in their response, worsening the crisis in poorer parts of the world.
World leaders failed to respond effectively and the world is still suffering as a result.
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