March 13, 2013
Consumer confidence in the UAE is increasing, according to latest figures from MasterCard.
March 12, 2013
Unemployment in Yemen is currently around 60 per cent, but there is one area where those seeking work can always turn - taxi driving.
The value of new sukuk (Islamic bond) issuance worldwide will once again surge to more than $100 billion this year with GCC issuers dominating the market with bigger issues.
With the continuing growth of Islamic finance across the MENA region, especially in the GCC states, the UK is to create a hub for Sharia compliant banking options.
The UAE is the top performer in travel and tourism competitiveness in the Mena region, followed by Qatar, according to a report released by the World Economic Forum.
High oil revenues and strong non-oil growth will underpin robust GCC economic performance in 2013, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings.
Ahead of the rationing of fuel subsidies in Egypt, the country's black market petrol industry is increasing dramatically, Cairo residents say.
March 11, 2013
Saudi Arabia does not intend to pull out its money from Lebanese banks, Second Deputy Prime Minister Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz said Sunday.
The start of the Syrian civil war will be marked on March 15, in those two years, shipping lanes are to Syria have been disrupted leaving Lebanon to expand its exporting operations.
In the latest incident involving migrant workers in Jordan, Nepali authorities have rescued six women who they say were working under 'inhumane conditions'.
A $6-billion railway project being planned by the Omani government is expected to generate more than 70,000 jobs, according to project statistics
The economies of Gulf hydrocarbon producers will grow by around eight per cent to peak at nearly $1.6 trillion in current prices this year, new statistics show.
Lebanon's Finance Ministry has forwarded an amended 2013 budget proposal to the Cabinet, cutting expenditures by over $1 billion in a bid to curb the soaring deficit, said a statement released by the ministry over the weekend.
March 10, 2013
Egyptian ports have lost most of their transit to Libya business, as suppliers have shifted their trade activities to Lebanese, Turkish and other ports.
Tunisians are outraged by the latest increase in fuel prices, which some suggest could also imperil the country's fragile political environment.