Companies are less concerned with being on the wrong side of history than hurting their bottom line.
For the older generation, there might be signs of doom, but for the younger lot, there's hope for a turnaround - as well as a desire to cash in while the others wait.
Mustafa al Kazimi will have to pick a side if he wants to enact meaningful change.
Iraq’s leadership has to deal with Covid-19, the Islamic Republic, the Daesh, and the United States.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected more than 4.6 million people, with over 308,000 deaths, according to a tracker. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 16:
Mustafa al Kazimi’s chances of staying in power in a politically fractured country appear to be slim.
Americans stare at a future full of obstacles as unemployment exceeds 16 percent and household debt crosses the $14 trillion mark.
The coronavirus has attacked Russia, another country with a powerful political clout, after China, the US and Western European countries, making its weaknesses apparent.
The London-based charity Interpal described HSBC's decision as an "awful, inhumane and unlawful act”.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extended lockdown until May 3, but said there may be some easing of restrictions on people's movement after one week to help daily wage earners and agricultural workers.
The devil is in the details, but EU leaders this week will wrangle a deal which might be a starter’s pistol for Brussels to fall on its sword.
Islamic finance – an amalgamation of Sharia law and modern banking – has become a $2 trillion business over the past two decades, covering everything from bonds to buying cars.
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