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Monday, 3 October 2016

What we’re tracking this week

Also on Wednesday, the Emirates NBD/Markit purchasing managers’ indices for Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are out at 6:15 am CLT. The Egyptian gauge has deteriorated for 11 straight months through August.

And if it does become 12 months in a row we have the solace of Thursday, 6 October being a national holiday in observance of Armed Forces Day. Here’s to one of the shortest work weeks of the year.

We’ll be spending part of the upcoming long weekend mulling Google’s Tuesday, 4 October event. iSheep we may be, but we generally loved Google’s Nexus line of phones running unadulterated Android (Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 6P in particular) and are looking forward to reading about the Pixel phones the G will apparently roll-out to replace Nexus. The Verge’s Dan Seifert has a great roundup on what to expect of Tuesday’s meeting.

El Sisi, Al Bashir to meet: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will discuss the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam with Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir at Ittihadiya on Wednesday for the Joint Sudanese-Egyptian High Committee, Al Shorouk reports.

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