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Wednesday outlook: Asian shares edge lower on signs of slowing global growth

Wednesday outlook: Asian shares edge lower on signs of slowing global growth

Trade tensions and a slowing global growth weighed on Asian shares on Wednesday. Middle East markets were mostly dragged lower by a drop in oil prices. More commentary on oil prices, currencies and precious metals

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Mounting debt: Moody's 'hasty' decision to downgrade Lebanon presses for fiscal reform - analysts

Mounting debt: Moody's 'hasty' decision to downgrade Lebanon presses for fiscal reform - analysts

After credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Lebanon’s rating to Caa1 from B3 on Monday evening, citing heightened risk of default on its debt obligations, the country faces rising financial pressure to end the political stalemate that has paralysed much-needed reforms.

And while the rating agency’s decision to downgrade Lebanon was seen as ‘hasty’, according to analysts who have spoken to Zawya, its negative impact on the economy cannot be denied.

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Lukman Otunuga

Will Brexit 'Plan B' impact the UAE?

At present, markets appear to be ruling out the prospect of a 'hard Brexit'.

Mohamed Damak

Weekly Q&A: "Green sukuk allow issuers to access not only the pool of conventional investors interested in green projects but also Islamic investors"

Mohamed Damak - Senior Director & Global Head of Islamic Finance- Financial Services Research at S&P Global Ratings

Carsten Menke

Palladium & China's car market stimulus: Short-term gain, long-term pain

The strong growth of electric vehicles in China is another factor at play

Isaac Kwaku Fokuo

Golden green

Africa's renewable sector offers opportunities for Gulf investors

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