x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

'Principles enshrining the internet will be broken'

QUOTES OF THE DAY: Take a tour through the most thought-provoking business content of the day.

The US commnications authorities upheld the concept of net neutrality for fixed-line broadband, and not for mobile networks. Bloomberg
The US commnications authorities upheld the concept of net neutrality for fixed-line broadband, and not for mobile networks. Bloomberg

Analytical, informative and provocative, commentators featured in The National's Business section have much to say.

Here is your interactive guide to some of most eye-catching content of the day. Simply click on the author to read the stories behind the quotes:

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"The internet is moving through a new phase of the cycle, as Prof Wu would put it. But it is one in which the principles that have been enshrined in the internet from inception are going to be broken." Rehan Khan

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"It is entirely possible the historic rivalry between the two New York giants could be played out via their proxies in the Gulf, with the ultimate ownership of the LSE as the great prize." Frank Kane - The National.

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"We are using the money [Dh420 million] to invest in the company." Mohammed Helal al Muhairi, a vice chairman of Asmak.

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"We have ambitions to become more of a regional player. Dubai is going to be a springboard into the region for us." Saad Mohseni - 'the Rupert Murdoch of Afghanistan'.

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"This gives us a clear sense of policy direction and suggests that the government is committed to an expansionary stance." Liz Martins, a senior economist for HSBC Middle East.

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"Gold stands to gain the most in our analysis of commodities." RBS Coutts private banking house.

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"Emirates has been able to raise so much money in airplane financing [because] its entire fleet is exclusively all wide-bodied - these nearly always command good residual prices and hold value for much longer than narrow-body airplanes." Saj Ahmad, an analyst at FBE Aerospace.

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"With the dragon economy enjoying close to double-digit growth, it seems many people are prepared to pay 150 yuan for a cinema ticket." Daniel Bardsley - Foreign Correspondent