April 18, 2013
Egypt’s poor need to be compensated in cash transfers for the removal of subsidies, said an official from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at a press conference in Washington on Tuesday.
April 17, 2013
In a move that is likely to provoke officials in Baghdad, Kurdistan is set to export oil to the world via Turkey as debates rumble on over who should see the cash windfall.
A high-level delegation of Egyptian officials left Cairo on Wednesday, bound for Washington DC to take part in the semi-annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank later this week.
GCC countries will soon pass a law regulating foreign labor in the Gulf countries, including returning to their home countries “marginal” and unskilled foreign workers, a Gulf official said.
Cyprus is due to withdraw restrictions on deposits as Lebanese are urged to deposit their savings in backs back at home.
Inflation in Saudi Arabia rose by 3.9 per cent in March compared to the same month the previous year
As protests increase in the run up to the Bahrain Gran Prix, new figures show that the race has generated $1.3 billion for the small island nation in the nine years since it first hosted the race.
Lebanese authorities are set to reimburse farmers and exporters for delayed subsidies, originally due to be paid in 2011.
Jordan and Iraq have signed an agreement on basic principles to build a pipeline to export crude oil from Basra to Aqaba.
The International Monetary Fund cut its 2013 growth forecast for the Egyptian economy to 2 percent in its April 2013 World Economic Outlook report, down from the 3 percent initially predicted last October.
April 16, 2013
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states need to involve their private sectors in the activation of the customs union, said a GCC report issued on Monday.
Syria’s central bank set the exchange rate of the pound at $95.30 Monday, in a move aimed at propping up the country’s currency after it lost nearly half its value since the start of the ongoing conflict in 2011.
Major oil producers from the region, analysts say, would be closely watching the fast-dropping commodity prices on the international markets which saw the benchmark Brent crude fall to near $101 a barrel yesterday.
Bank employees in Lebanon vowed Monday to stage fresh protests and sit-ins on April 28 to press their demand for the renewal of a 2008 collective labor agreement.
Egypt's unemployment rate for 2012 grew to 12.7 percent, mainly due to the "circumstances that followed the January 25 Revolution," the country's official statistics agency, CAPMAS, said on Tuesday.