Are we there yet?
“…investors did not take the remarks as a sign that the dispute was moving closer to resolution.”
“Remember: all of this so Saudi Arabia can deflect blame for Riyadh’s support of Sunni extremism and punish Doha for adopting a more conciliatory stance toward Tehran.”
If you have any ideas on how to get negotiations up and running again, please contact the appropriate parties in Riyadh and Doha – just make sure you don’t say they called you.
Well that escalated quickly.
“Sorcerers from Senegal and Mauritania get millions of dollars after sheikhs in Qatar offer to bring down spirits and harness genies to solve the crisis.”
Well, the won is at four-month low against the dollar on Thursday because, well, because a mushroom cloud over Seoul isn’t an entirely far-fetched proposition. “The won is under pressure as it appears North Korea is getting closer and closer to its nuclear program and that is causing tension and apprehension in the Korean peninsula,”…
“I worry about Qatari bonds more than equity. Every major bond fund has Qatari bonds on their portfolios.”
Ok, so Shinzo Abe’s LDP suffered a stunning loss in Tokyo assembly elections over the weekend, winning their lowest number of seats ever, and that prompted calls for a cabinet reshuffle. “It looks like a tough situation,” LDP Secretary General Toshihiro Nikai said on Sunday. “This is major, it’s serious,” independent political analyst Minoru Morita added. “He…
“There is no fear from our direction. We are ready to face the consequences.”
“We have been accused of bias, of catalysing the Arab Spring, of having an agenda, and of favouring one group over another. We reject these allegations and our screens are a testament to our integrity.”
“The implications are far reaching, with scarcely a country in the region not at risk of being drawn in.”
“There is no question that these individuals are connected to Qatar, but the question of whether they are “terrorists” or not is essentially political.”
“Ambassador Otaiba must certainly be aware that the United Nations and the U.S. Treasury Department list 10 times as many suspected terrorists and terrorist financiers from the boycotting countries as from Qatar.”