April 2016

Notable 29 April Events

Put on your dancing shoes – today is International Dance Day.   The ever eloquent heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali was stripped of his world title on t...

28 April Through History

On this day in 1937 former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was born. The date is shared by Athletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, who celebrates his 46th birthda...

Leading Global Oil Producers – Russia

Russia   Russia has a similar breakeven price requirement to Saudi Arabia ($105), but its economy has been hit by factors beyond the barrel price, li...

MERI Economic Forum Opens In Erbil

The Middle East Research Institute (MERI) opened its latest conference on 27 April, with a direct focus on the economy in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The high...