Moody’s to Sell Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services Business

NEW YORK-Wednesday 17 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) — Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has agreed to sell its Moody’s Analytics’ Knowledge Services (MAKS) business to Equistone Partners Europe Limited (Equistone), a European private equity firm. MAKS is a leader in knowledge process outsourcing services, providing high-value research and analytical…

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Iranian official in surprise visit to Lebanon

Iranian official in surprise visit to Lebanon

ANKARA: The European Council’s decision to impose sanctions on Turkey over its drilling activities in disputed offshore territories in the eastern Mediterranean has caused a political earthquake in the country. In the final declaration, the council said it would suspend civil aviation talks and “agree not to hold … further meetings of the EU-Turkey high-level dialogues…

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Ankara faces new wave of biting sanctions, now from Europe

Ankara faces new wave of biting sanctions, now from Europe

ANKARA: The European Council’s decision to impose sanctions on Turkey over its drilling activities in disputed offshore territories in the eastern Mediterranean has caused a political earthquake in the country. In the final declaration, the council said it would suspend civil aviation talks and “agree not to hold … further meetings of the EU-Turkey high-level dialogues…

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K-pop fans call for a BTS show in the UAE

K-pop fans call for a BTS show in the UAE

JEDDAH: More high profile stars are set to perform in Saudi Arabia as part of the Jeddah World Fest, with superstar singer Janet Jackson along with American rappers 50 Cent and Future heading to the Kingdom. “We can’t wait to see this incredible icon in Jeddah,” the Jeddah Season Twitter account said of Jackson, one of the most successful…

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Bahrain family disowns son for appearing on Al Jazeera

Bahrain family disowns son for appearing on Al Jazeera

A Bahraini man has been disowned by members of his family for appearing on a show broadcast by Qatari Al Jazeera satellite channel. The Al-Balushi family issued a statement on Monday announcing their decision to disown Hisham Hilal Al-Balushi who appeared on a show which “included a lot of fabrications to attack Bahrain”, a Bahraini news channel…

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No-deal Brexit looms as race for new British PM wraps up

No-deal Brexit looms as race for new British PM wraps up

LONDON: The battle to become Britain’s next prime minister enters the home straight on Wednesday with both candidates hardening their positions on Brexit, putting the future government on a collision course with Brussels.Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson, the favourite to replace Theresa May, and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, are now both referring to Britain’s departure with no…

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