April 10, 2013
Lebanon’s GDP is expected to grow at 1.4 percent in 2013 in the face of mostly poor economic indicators, according to a report by global bank HSBC.
The UAE's GDP will rise by more than 15 per cent by 2022 to amount to $75.4 billion on annual basis, according to a report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
April 9, 2013
The regional capital markets in the Middle East and North Africa recorded a twenty-fold increase in capital raised during the first quarter through three IPOs.
As Egypt cancels its planned capital gains tax changes, the decision shows an economy in disarray.
Officials in Cairo hope increases in household electricity prices will take some pressure off national power grid this summer, amid mounting concerns over Egypt's ability to import enough fuel to meet energy needs.
The UAE’s $20 billion civil nuclear programme is on schedule with the country’s first nuclear reactor slated to start operations in 2017.
With enabling ICT policies and focus on digitization, the South Asia and the Mena region can realize a $1.3 trillion cumulative impact on its GDP by 2020, creating more than 7.2 million new businesses and 13 million new jobs, a report said.
April 8, 2013
Despite lucrative gas fields in Algeria's south, unemployment remains an issue that the government is struggling to resolve.
As the Syrian civil war continues, Western sanctions on the regime are hurting the population while the regime appears unfazed.
At a Cairo conference, opposition figures and left-leaning economists are denouncing the current government's commitment to free trade, call for ending Egypt's 'neo-liberal' agenda.
Brazil is looking to conquer the lucrative Saudi market, to give the Kingdom some of its famous lust for life.
Healthcare spending in the six nations that make the GCC is expected to reach $79 billion by 2015, new research suggests.
Lebanon’s ailing economy is expected to receive a badly needed “positive shock” if newly appointed Prime Minister-designate Tamam Salam brings about a balanced Cabinet that above all tackles security, business leaders said over the weekend.
April 7, 2013
Lebanon and Cyprus could be on the verge of dramatic change with the discovery of lucrative offshore gas fields, but the two small nations need to forget politics and move together.
The first ever female head of an Islamic bank, Nevine Loutfy, ponders her passion for banking and what it takes for women to reach and stay at the top.